After eight years in New York (Peter Freeman, Inc.; Parkers Box) and 6 years at the Pinacothèque de Paris (Paris – Singapore), Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin opened H Gallery in Paris in 2016, with her friends and future partners, Benjamin Hélion and Benjamin Lanot. Art historian, graduate of the Ecole du Louvre and La Sorbonne, and independent curator, Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin’s artistic line is based on the discovery and the showcasing of talents that have never or rarely been shown in France: be it European artists or, more specifically, artists who live and work in North America and Latin America.
The careers of established artists live alongside those of emerging artists: Matt Blackwell received the Guggenheim Fellowship, Noa Charuvi, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Caroline Le Méhauté, the Art Collector Prize 2020. H Gallery artists use mediums as diverse as installations, paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, performances or photographs. Across the different continents, H Gallery explores and seeks to bring new blood, unexplored treasures at the crossroads of cultures which nourish as much both the diversity and the contemporaneity of the gallery’s artistic line.
The gallery is also resolutely engaged in the defense and promotion of female artists: it represents around 50% of them. Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin has also collaborated with artists Clara Feder and Liu Bolin on projects around the concept of female solidarity in the art world.
The gallery participates in many prestigious art fairs such as Paris Photo, Art Paris Art Fair, Photo London, Urban Art Fair or DDessin, where it won the First Prize of the fair in 2017 and 2018. The gallery’s exhibitions have been commented as much by Le Monde, Le Journal des Arts, Le Quotidien de l’Art, Connaissance des Arts, Beaux-Arts Magazine or The Washington Post. It has been a member of Paris Galerie Map (PGMAP) since 2019 and of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries since 2017 (CPGA).