Laetitia Soulier was born in France, studied throughout Paris to receive her BFA from the Art School of Cergy, her MFA from l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, and a degree in philosophy from the University of ParisX. She then earned a master in photography and studio lighting at Les Gobelins-Paris. She moved to New York city in 2006, where she still lives and works. Her installations and larges scales photographs have been exhibited internationally at the Musashino University in Tokyo, the Venice Arsenal, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Miami Art Basel, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and the Aperture Foundation in New York City. She was also selected as the New York Photo Festival’s Multimedia category winner and won the Exposure Award grand prize. Most recently she had a solo show at Claire Oliver Gallery and the Dartmouth Museum of Fine Arts. Her work is in many private and public collections, such as the 21C Museum, the Hood Museum of Fine Art, the West Collection among others.
“I am reminded of the perspectival loom of the Quattrocento period in early Renaissance when viewing the pictures of Laetitia Soulier as though experiencing a subliminal stroboscope that rapidly alternates between a still shot and it’s underlying mathematical lattice-work on which it is constructed. The viewer is plunged into a kinematic rotorelief of pulsating fractals and figures that through a juxtaposition of contrasting scales is effectively internalized, subject to the same perceptive inquisition it employed to examine things. The installation serves as a threshold to an un-folding itinerary from where one emerges like a charged Baudlairean kalaidoscope gifted with consciousness.” Ali Soltani