ALAIN MAILLAND

Born in Africa in 1959, Alain lived in the suburb of Paris until the end of his studies at the National Art School of Cergy-Pontoise. Then he works in several building companies as mason and carpenter near Paris.

He creates his own enterprise in 1991 : carpentry, wood houses, sun houses,  stairs, cabinets …

After  a first woodturning course with Philippe Bourgeat in 1987, he develops  his own personal production in green wood from the south of France.

He specializes  in green wood hollowing techniques and produces vessels, vases, dishes, salad  bowls, lamps, lampshades, and unique pieces and sculptures known by their thinness.

He takes part in woodturning courses organized by the craft council of Vienne  (France), withAndré Martel (Quebec), Michaêl Hosaluk(Canada), Terry Martin (Australia), Mark Sfirri and John Jordan (USA).

These courses allow him to refine his technique and creativity in woodturned  creations as you can see them  now.

Exhibitions

2015

 Maison et Objet – Espace Craft, Paris, France

Current exhibitions , Del Mano Gallery, Los angeles, CA, USA

Salon Révlations, Grand Palais, Paris

2014

The Future is handmade, Swede

Grovewood Gallery, permanent exhibition, Asheville, NC

                       Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, SOFA Chicago, IL

                             Eclats d’âme, with Maison Parisienne, Bruxelles, Belgium

                        Turned Wood – Small Treasures (Spring), del Mano – A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft,

                        Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, SOFA Chicago, IL

2013

                        Turned Wood – Small Treasures (Fall), del Mano – A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft,

                        Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, SOFA Chicago, IL

                        Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC

Humeur baroque, with Maison Parisienne, Bruxelles, Belgium

Objets du désir,with Maison Parisienne, Bruxelles, Belgium

Rouge Plaza, with Maison Parisienne, Studio Harcourt, Paris, France

2012

                       Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, SOFA Chicago, IL

                        Eunique fair, Karlsruhe, Germany

2011

                        Collect, Saatchi Gallery, with ateliers d’Art de France, London, Great Britain

                        Emerging patterns, North Carolina Arboretum’s Gallery, Asheville NC, USA

       Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, SOFA Chicago, IL

2010

           Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition WEST, Santa Fe, NM

           The Art of Wood: Outside the Box, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

          Turned Wood- Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                        Collect, Saatchi Gallerywith ateliers d’Art de France, London, Great Britain

   Roybet-Fould museum, Paris, France

2009

        Exhibition « Mouvements » , galerie collection, Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris

Demonstrator at AAW Seminar, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, GB

                       Flora & Fauna, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 2008

                                         Rakova Brecker Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

                         Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Scottsdale, AZ

                         Wood show, simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, Washington, USA

                        Far From the Tree, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Landmark Center, St. Paul, MN

Saint-Leu Art Expo,France

2007

                      A en Perdre la Boule…et Pourtant Elle Tourne, Galerie de l’Hôtel de Ville, Yverdon-Les-Bains,                                                 Switzerland

                        Turning Green, Touring exibition, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portlland, USA, AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN

2006

         Alain Mailland, Solo Exhibition, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

              Our Turn Now: Artists Speak Out in Wood, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

Espace Arts et Objets, Saint Prex, Suisse

2005

       Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, Touring

       University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

     Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

         Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

         Del Mano Gallery, SOFA Chicago, USA

2004

                  Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Gallerie Art et Créations, Lyon, France

Del Mano Gallery, New-York, USA

Saint-Leu Art Expo, Saint-Leu-la -Foret, France

2003

Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Galerie Art et Création, Lyon, France

Collectors of Wood Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2002

Del Mano Gallery, SOFA, New-York, USA

SOFA Chicago, USA

Designing future, Craftwest, Perth, Australie

2001

Fine Art of Wood at the Millenium, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan, USA

« Small Treasures », Del Mano Gallery, Los angeles, California, USA

Artistry in Wood, Hannover, Allemagne

MUSEES USA, France

Musée des Pays de l’Ain, France

Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FL

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Foundation H 2000 Collection, France

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

New York Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Woodturning Center, Portland, OR

PUBLICATIONS

2004       Nature Transformed;Wood Art from The Bohlen Collection, Hudson Hills

2000       The Fine Art of Wood: The Bohlen Collection, Abbeville Press

2008                 New masters of woodturning