EXHIBITIONS

March 2020: AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Bruxels, BELGIUM


May 2019:  solo show, In Arte Veritas Gallery, Angers, FRANCE
Feb 2019: ART'UP, contemporary art fair, Lille, FRANCE

November 2018: "24, BD GUIST'HAU"group show curated by Albane Gallery, Nantes, FRANCE
May 2018: group show, Sept Gallery, Bruxels, BELGIUM

December 2017: group show, Pascal Frémont Gallery, Le Havre, FRANCE
December 2017: group show, Laute Gallery, Rennes, FRANCE
July 2017: group show, Pascal Frémont Gallery, Le Havre, FRANCE
April 2017: solo show, ZonZon Gallery, Brest, FRANCE

Sept 2016:  solo show, Albane Gallery, Nantes, FRANCE
Feb 2016:  ART'UP, contemporary art fair, Lille, FRANCE


Nov 2015:  group show at Albane Gallery, Nantes, FRANCE

June 2015:  solo show "The Mad Hatter" at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
May 2015:  solo show "Lace Zoo, season 2" at ZonZon Gallery, Brest, FRANCE
April 2015:  solo show "All The Beasts Will Fly" at Combustion Espontanea Gallery, Madrid, SPAIN


Nov 2014:  group show at the 37th Salon National des Artistes Animaliers, Bry sur Marne, FRANCE
Oct 2014:  group show "Le Chat Noir" at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
March 2014:  solo show "Lace Zoo"at Albane Gallery, Nantes, FRANCE


Nov 2013:  group show at Concorde Art Gallery, Paris, FRANCE
May 2013:  group show at Albane Gallery, Nantes, FRANCE


Jan  2008:  solo show "MON(des)VETUS" at the Contemporary Art Center Passerelle, Brest, FRANCE

BIOGRAPHY

Born in the remote Armorica, Marc Le Rest turns his back in his early age to a promising career within the Holly church and dedicates himself to the Arts and the kingdom of lingerie in Paris. But soon, he deserts the french capitale for New York, where he becomes an acclaimed garden gnomes designer. After a while he abandons his decorative dwarfs to settle down among a bunch of drug dealers in Mexico, from he flies to Bollywood, hoping to break through in indian cinema. In vain. So he withdraws along an Angels Bay and completly gives in his penchant for scabrous old ladies and lilliputian geishas, to whom he devotes three illustrated books. But he has to rush away from his ocean retreat and goes hiding up the Black Mountains where he ends up by taking care of the dead people. And there, stroke by a sudden compulsion, he undertakes to decorate with lace alligators and quantity of others harmless creatures.
?In the same life, Marc Le Rest contributed as a textile designer to the collections of Hermès, Armani, J.P. Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel and Etro in Europe, but also collections of the major home furnishing textile companies in the United States.
 
Né aux confins de lArmorique profonde, Marc Le Rest renonce très jeune à une carrière ecclésiastique prometteuse pour se vouer aux Arts Appliqués et à la lingerie féminine, à Paris. Pourtant il quitte Paname pour New York, où il devient créateur de nains de jardin, qu'il abandonne finalement à leur sort décoratif pour partager le quotidien de trafiquants de drogue au Mexique, avant de s'envoler pour Bollywood et tenter de percer dans le cinéma indien. En vain. Il se retire alors sur une Baie des Anges et se livre sans vergogne à ses penchants naturels pour les vieilles dames scabreuses et les geishas lilliputiennes, auxquelles il consacre trois ouvrages illustrés. Mais il doit fuir précipitamment sa retraite balnéaire et s'exile dans les Montagnes Noires où il accompagne les macchabées pour leur dernier départ. C'est là que, saisi d'une étrange compulsion, il entreprend de parer de dentelle des alligators et quantité d'autres créatures innocentes.
?Dans la même vie, Marc Le Rest a contribué en tant que designer textile aux collections d'Hermès, Armani, J.P. Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel et Etro en Europe, mais également aux collections des plus grands éditeurs de tissus d'ameublement aux Etats-Unis.