View ArtistYvonne Domenge

Artist's Biography
Yvonne Domenge was born in Mexico City in 1946.

She studied plastic arts in Mexico City, in Montreal and in Washington DC as well. She has taken part in different workshops on painting, sculpture and material techniques such as gilding, enameling and wood carving under the guidance of professors Kitzia Hofmann, Alberto Pérez Soria and Somsy Smuthart.

Yvonne has also studied Human Development in the Iberoamerican University of Mexico City and has taught, children, teenagers and adults, artistic appreciation as well as art therapy throughout sculpture and drawing.

Some of these courses are Social Projects for low-income communities. Among them is: Among them is:

The New Millennium Program for Emerging Chiapas Housing (Housing Emergency Program for New Millennium Chiapas) in the State of Chiapas, Mexico.
She is currently directing the project “Sculptures created by the Community of the Buenos Aires Neighborhood” (Esculturas Realizadas por la Comunidad de la Col. Buenos Aires), a social-creative project supported by the FONCA from 1999 to 2002.
Sculptors and craftsmen Symposium of Merida Yucatan. Where the sculptures were made out of the fallen trees by Isidoro hurricane in 2002.

Over the last 35 years, Domenge's work has been focused in sculpture. She's had more than 40 individual exhibitions and has also taken part in more than 160 collective shows in several cities across Mexico, and around the world, in Museums such as Modern Art Museum in Mexico City, Contemporary Art Museum of Monterrey (MARCO) and The Louvre Museum in Paris.

Her sculptures are featured in the collections of several Mexican museums, such as the Modern Art Museum INBA, Poplar University Museum, Universum Museum, Light Museum (Museo de la Luz) last three are all UNAM Museums. As well as in Museums of other Mexican cities, such as State of Mexico's Modern Art Museum, Tijuana's Cultural Center, Manuel Felguérez Abstract Art Museum in Zacatecas and the History and Art Museum of Guanajuato.

On the other hand, Yvonne Domenge's sculptures are included in several private and public cultural fonds as: Mexico's National Palace, National Institute of Nuclear Investigations at the State of Mexico.

Energy Temixco Investigation Institute at UNAM, Morelos, Botanical Garden at Culiacan, Sinaloa, The Olympic Park's Sculptor Space of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mandarin Royal Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo and Liverpool of Cuernavaca, Morelos.

Domenge Yvonne has designed the Children's Museum (Children Museum) gardens in Jalapa, Veracruz. Her sculptures are also featured in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Mexico City, the Chase Manhattan Bank, Hewlett-Packard, Televisa and the National Auditorium both in Mexico City.

Her pieces can also be found in many top teaching institutions:

Monterrey Technological Superior Studies Institute at State of Mexico Campus Xochimilco's UAM University, Science and Technology National Library in the National Polytechnic Institute of Superior Studies Faculty Zaragoza UNAM in Mexico City.

Yvonne Domenge's work can be found all over the globe in such diverse places as the World Bank, Washington DC, The General Toyamura Center Abutagun in Hokkaido Island, Japan: PG & Energy Services Company and Novell, Inc., both in San Francisco, California ChevronTexaco in San Ramon, California; As well as in The House of Mexico in the Cité Universitaire, Paris.

She has been honored with awards and distinctions: the Acquisition Award Camille Claudel, La Bresse, France, International Second Place in Ice Art, Fairbanks, Alaska; EUROSCULPTURES Acquisition Award, Bardonecchia, Italy; Piece selected and purchased for the International Sculpture Biennial Toyamura ' 97, General Toyamura Center Abutagun in Hokkaido Island, Japan; First place in the Sixth Mexinox Latin American Industrial Design Award 1996, Mexico City, Mexico; As well as first place in Creativity in Steel, National Chamber of Iron and Steel, Woman's Achievement Award Parchment Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 2003 "And the first place in the International Plastic Arts Contest" Converging Visions "CNN In Spanish. Artist selected for the Second Beijing International Art Biennial 2005, China.

Sculpture selected and acquired by "The International Sculpture and Cultural Year of Zhengzhou" Henan, China. Selected Sculptor for the International Olympic Sculptures Exhibition in Beijing 2008 - "Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Contests and International Traveling Exhibition", China. Selected artist to represent Mexico in the International Sculpture Biennial in Vancouver 2008-2010, Canada. A tribute to her career is evident in the fact that the Galería del Sur (South Gallery) of the UAM University is named after her.

She has been member of the Consultative Commission of the Sculpture CONACULTA (National Cultural and Artistic Council), she has been part of the Creators National System since 1997 and as explained before, she directs, since 1999, the project "Sculptures created by the Community of the Buenos Aires Neighborhood "(sculptures made by the Community of Col. Buenos Aires), a social-creative project supported by the Project Support and Cultural Coproduction Program.

Yvonne Domenge