2002-Today: Artist involved in Photography, Multi-Media and Perfume Creations
o ‘Tête-à-Tête' Series: intimate portraits, naturally staged, of two adolescent sons.
o ‘Living Masters of Today' Series: portrayal of a living avatar in Southern India.
o ‘Sacred Robes' Series: Saint Francis and Saint Claire of Assisi's Mystical Robes.
o ‘Contemplate': surreal photographic hyperboles on illusionary geometries of light and shadow.
1988-2002: Creative Director of Perfumery
* February 2002 Founder and CEO of MARTINE LUXE, an independent consulting company focused on perfumes and high added value artistic concepts. Staging of multi-sensory installations on fragrances.
* Creative Director of Perfumery at International Flavors and Fragrances.
o 1996-2001: Creative Director of a team of 20 world-class master perfumers in the New York headquarters. «The nose of the noses'' acting as an art critic and editor, spotting the emergence of novel fragrances to key fashion and beauty clients such as LANCÔME, ESTÉE LAUDER and LVMH.
o 1988-1996: Creative Marketing Director for Europe. Conception of multi-sensory theatrics and events to inspire and sell the complexity of an artistic perfume.
o Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, New York (02-28 to 04-12 2008)
o Julia Dean Gallery, Berenice Abbott Prize, LA (02-03-2007)
o AIPAD, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (04/2008).
o ART Cologne, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (04/2008).
o PARIS PHOTO, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (11/2007).
o Les Rencontres d'Arles, Off du Off au Couvent, ‘Sacrée Inde'
curated by Sylvie de la Dure (07-07).
o Les Rencontres d'Arles, Photo Folio Winner. Exhibited in Atelier de Chaudronnerie
o The Parrish Art Museum: 39th Juried Exhibition (09-102005).
o Palais des Congrès in Cannes: Conception of the first multi-media perfume exhibition
o Galerie Acte 2, Prix de la Photographie Paris (06-2008)
o ‘Exposure' 13th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition curated by Lesley A. Martin (05-06-2008)
o 'Fashioned', Minnesota Center for Photography curated by George Slade (05-2008).
o Farmani Gallery, LA, ‘Best of Arles Foto Folio' (12-2007).
o Paris Photo 2007, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff , (11/2007).
o Peer Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, ‘Degrees of Separation', curated by John Bennette (07-09-2007).
o Photographic Center Northwest, ‘Up & Now!' curated by Charlotte Cotton,
o Newspace Center for Photography, ‘Among us and Curious', Portland (07-2007),
curated by Darius Himes.
o PEEK 2007, NYC (10-2007)
o Galerie13 Sevigné, Paris, France: PX3 Group Show (06-07-2007)
o ICP Group Show ‘Photographic Portraits', NYC
juried by Harvey Stein (01-02-2007)
o Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, Colorado (12-2006)
o Daniel Cooney Fine Art, NYC, Auction Artist (11-2006).
o Umbrella Arts, NYC, ‘Passion' Group Exhibition with PWP
juried by Elinor Carucci (11-2006).
o Golden Light Awards: Maine Workshops and the Photo Plus Trade Show in NYC
o The Camera Club of New York: Group Exhibition at the Alfred Lowenherz Gallery
o District Fine Arts Gallery: Group Exhibition ‘The Invisible Age' in Washington DC.
o ICP Group Show Shift: ‘Tête-à-Tête' Series (June-August 2006).
o Broome Street Gallery: il Chiostro Group Exhibition ‘Shoot the Boot: Impressions of Italy' (03/2006).
o The Westport Art Center (06-09-2005).
o Foire de Paris, curated an exhibit on alternative energies-1st prize awarded by Jacques Chirac (1979).
2008: 2008Paris, 2nd Prize for Photo Book Project.
o NYPH 08, New York Photo Festival. Nominated for Fine Art Series and Photo Book.
o PH 08, Foto Espana, nominated for Descubrimientos.
o Fotofest, selected for Tansformations.
o Les Rencontres d'Arles, Photo Folio Review Winner, selected by Grazia Neri.
o Winner of PEEK 2007 by Art + Commerce and American Photography AP23.
o 12th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition, Juror Charlotte Cotton, 2nd place.
o 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Newspace Center for Photography, Juror Darius Himes.
o PX3 First Place Portraiture Category Winner- Prix de La Photographie Paris.
o Selected for PEEK 2007 by Art + Commerce and AP 23.
o Nominated for Critical Mass, Photo Lucida.
o Nominated for The Santa Fe Prize for Photography.
o The Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer juried by Keith Carter, Douglas Kirkland and Gerd Ludwig.
o International Exhibition of The Center for Fine Art Photography juried by Phillip Brookman.
o Les Rencontres d'Arles, Photo Folio Review Winner, elected by Rhonda Wilson and Roberto Koch.
o The Camera Club of New York, National Juried Competition, Antonin Kratochvil, 2nd Place.
o Golden Light Awards: Winner of the ‘Portraiture Portfolio Competition' as well as the ‘Portraits and People Single Image Competition', juried by Kathy Ryan.
o 2004: Golden Light Awards: Landscape Winner.
o 2008: New York Magazine, 'Sleepover', February 25, 2008.
o 2007: New York Magazine, ‘Snooze or Lose', October 15, 2007.
o 2007: New York Times Magazine, 'The First Dance' or `How Would Jesus Dance?' 01/28/2007.
o 2008: Shots 99 Magazine, Spring 2008
o 2007: PEEK 2007 - Capricious #7. Six page excerpts of the Tête-à-Tête Series (10-2007).
o 2006: The British Journal of Photography, 02/08/06.
o 2005: The Photo Review 2005 Competition Winner, volume 27, number 4.
o 2008: The New Yorker, Review by Vince Aletti for Solo Show at Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art (04-14-08) and Photo Credit for Nicolas Resisting (March 24, 2008).
o 2008: 'Intimist Photographer' Interview in France 24 International News.
o 2008: Double Exposure, Interview with Robert A. Scheafer, Jr.
o 2008: MFA, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
o 2008: MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY ( Tete-a-Tete Book)
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
o 2008-2007: Guest Speaker to Allen Frame's Master Class at SVA.
o 2005-2007: Assistant to Frank Franca's Lighting Class and Bill Armstrong's Color Class at ICP.
o 1999-2003: Frequent Speaker in Paris, Milan and New York on ‘The Art of Perfumery', which reveals a passion and knowledge in aesthetics and the arts at the Fashion Group and CEW.
o 1990-1996: Amongst the first Westerners to reach 5th Dan in Kyudo-Japanese archery.
o 1977-1989: One of the first women in France to become a hot air balloon solo pilot.
o 1980-1988: Account Manager and New Business Director, J. Walter Thompson, Paris
o Complete fluency in American, French and Spanish.
o International Center for Photography, ICP, GS Certificate, June 2006.
o Wellesley College, BA Political Science and Spanish, 1975.
o Diplomée de l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 1979.
o Lycée Français de New York, Baccalaureat Cum Laude, 1972.