Astrid Dick Argentinian, b. 1972
"What interests me about Dick’s paintings is their combination of insouciance and seriousness, and how the balance between the two can shift, adding to the nuances of contradictory feelings that are evoked."
- John Yau
Originally from Buenos Aires, Astrid Dick is a painter based in Paris. She began to paint intensively on her own at the age of thirteen, and later, excited by mathematics and social frictions, studied economics and received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. She was an academic until 2009 when she turned fully to her painting practice after a life as an art double-agent.
She has attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and the Leipzig Spinnerei and shown her work through solo and group shows in Europe, the United States and Argentina, such as the Grand Palais in Paris and the Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland.