“I was an illustrator, so you see endless styles popping in and out of the books. The drawings are an unconscious discharge of all the styles and forms that I used as a commercial artist for 30 years — that was my profession — I did it every single day. So, my unconscious has all this stuff in it, and now, because I don’t have to make meaning anymore, I can just use the techniques, like a machine that has long ago stopped making widgets, but the machine is still running. I’m still making stuff. I love the craft of it — of carefully making some little thing.”
- Edward Fella
Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié is an artist and book designer based in Paris.His work often combines photography with a site-specific approach and it is informed by his concurrent practice as a graphic designer. The central themes of his work focus on the reproduction of art works and the context of exhibition as essential conditions to the presentation and knowledge of art. Solo exhibitions include Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris (1996 and 1997), Command-N, Tokyo (1999), Cardenas Bellanger, Paris (2005 and 2007), and MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne (2007), Vitry-sur-Seine. As a graphic designer, he specializes in exhibition catalogues and books by artists. He has worked with the following institutions and publishing houses, among others: Book Works, Centre Pompidou, Christophe Daviet-Théry, La Fabrique éditions, JRP : Ringier, Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Le Point du Jour, Revolver, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. He is also one of the founding editors of the independent journal Irrégulomadaire. He has taught at Université de Paris-8 (fine arts and photography departments), Université de Paris-X (curatorial program Arts de l’Exposition), École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy (art department), and for 9 years at École des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, where he co-funded the master program in graphic design. He is currently a professor of graphic and publication design at École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié holds a master´s degree in photography from Université de Paris 8 and a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.