Astrid Dick currently lives and works between Paris, France and New York, USA




Born (1972) and raised in Buenos Aires

2002 Ph.D. (economics) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts | 1995 B.A. Highest Honors  – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan | 2009 Abandons post as university professor to become a full-time artist | 2002-2009 Assistant professor of economics, INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France (2007-09) | Adjunct professor of economics, New York University and Columbia University, New York, NY (2005-06) | Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY (2004-07) | Economist, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC (2002-2004) | 2004-2007 Life drawing with Samuel Kudish, Bridgeview School of Fine Arts, Long Island City, NY | 1991-2002  Bachelor and doctoral studies in economics | Researcher at Central Bank of Argentina (1995-97)




Exhibitions (selection)

2019 “Colorama,” Galerie Argentine, Argentine Embassy, Paris,  (curators Martin Reyna, Eduardo Carballido) | 2018  “Je[ux] est un autre,” Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (curat. Rebecca Dolinsky, Julian Verhaeghe) | “Sugar High,” Paris, France, (curator Sophie Lambert) [solo] | 2017 “Celebración en el día de los muertos y los santos,” Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, (curator Ariadna Pastorini) | 2016 Space Armiansky, Moscow, (invited by Alexander Povzner) | 2015 “Solely on the side of Peace,” Spinnerei, Leipzig, (invited by Hendrik Voerkel) | Salon Comparaisons, Grand Palais, Paris, France, (curator Jörg Hermle) | Vermont Studio Center open studios, Johnson, Vermont, US | “Silencio,” open studio, Halle 14, Frühlingsrundgang der Spinnereigalerien, Leipzig, Germany | “Hystériques reinvented,” etching installation at a psychoanalyst’s office, Paris | Atlantic Center for the Arts, Residency #156, New Smyrna Beach, FL, US | 2014 “Authentik Energie,” Château du Val-Fleury, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, (curator Laurence D’Ist) | “Artcité,” Hôtel de Ville, Fontenay-sous-Bois, France, (curator Gregor Podgorsky) | “Time Travel,” LIA, Frühlingsrundgang der Spinnereigalerien, Leipzig, Germany | “Authentik Energie”, Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland, (curator Laurence D’Ist) | 2013 MacParis/MAC2000, Paris, France

Residences and grants

2015 Atlantic Center for the Arts, master artist-in-residence with Suzanne McClelland, US, (fully funded by Sally Mead Hands Foundation grant) | Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, US, (partially funded by VSC grant) | 2014 LIA Leipzig International Artist Programme, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany



My work is centered around painting and process.   I do not seek to find a model or a routine — if anything defines me it is the constant striving to make each painting as much of an adventure as possible.  If I can learn to stay with it through the difficult times, lose the painting, even destroy its light and beauty, and yet be willing to start over from the ruins without losing hope nor honesty nor rigor — then I will be transformed and maybe this will translate into my own life with all its defining uncertainty and possibility.  This way of working can be at times extremely frustrating, strenuous, and requires a lot of patience and faith, but for me it is the only way.   That is also why I like to work with oil paint – the lower layers take too long to dry completely so that when I tackle the painting in the following session there will be a tense dialogue between the old and the new strokes.  This creates a framework for a game that is risky but full of opportunity. It is learning to walk on this tightrope that I am most interested in, the only place where art might be encountered.

See more works of Astrid Dick on her website!

“Marcus Garvey Boulevard” oil on wood, 20x16in, 2019
“Must be a summer fling” oil on wood, 20x16in, 2019
Untitled, oil on wood, 20x16in, 2019