Delphine Lucielle


Delphine Lucielle was born in France in 1971, and lives and works in San Francisco. She is a highly experimental artist and has a strong interest in multi-layered geological patterns revealed by the cross sections through rocks; she has developed innovative techniques to recreate this imagery on glass.

In her practice, she hand-weaves glass fibers, making strands through liquefying glass then creative glass panels, creating multi-dimensional “canvases”. Rather than synthetic pigments, she uses natural mineral pigments that are silkscreened onto and then fused with glass panels, hence image and medium become one, physically and conceptually. Her glass sculptural paintings reveal the geological patterns hidden inside rocks, the oldest material on the planet and reference cave paintings and writings on stones, the oldest artworks on the planet. The resulting artworks are sculptural paintings, brought to life through pioneering, scientifically informed methods. The artist has exhibited internationally and she has participated in Glasstress (2013), Venice; exhibited at Saatchi Gallery (2013), London; World Economic Forum (2014), Davos; and the Chinese Art Biennale (2014), Sanya.

Template for Life, 2012

Glass on glass canvas

230 x 180 cm

Glasstress 2013

Delphine Lucielle - Template for Life
Delphine Lucielle - Template for Life