Annie Clavel

In my paintings I explore the duality between my scientific perception and my creative life. I imagine mathematical theories in color, shapes, light and movement. Theories are worlds where I like to wander, inventing moments, emotions, and stories. My colorful surfaces depict universes driven by quantum mechanics or mathematical concepts. 

These surfaces also depict my current feelings which depend on my observations, on my readings, and what life brings to me. Looking out from my window, I can see many worlds existing together on Earth and interconnected. Looking at the stars, I can envision galaxies and universes.

Lately, my vision of cosmology has had a deep influence on my art. I have in mind the huge amount of growth and evolution that our Universe underwent from the Big Bang to the present day. Early universe, dark matter, exoplanets, black holes, clusters of galaxies out into space and back in time are a source of inspiration.

In my paintings, the different layers are about infinity and the random mingling of vivid colors helps me to create different interdependent worlds.

Annie Clavel


Annie Clavel grew up in Paris, France, where she studied mathematics and computer science. She gained a Master's degree in both subjects and taught them at schools throughout France and Tunis.

She traveled and lived in Tunisia, Germany and France with her husband and three children. Many of her earlier works portray an expression of realism seen in the day to day life of people, nature and culture of each country.

She moved from France to Long Beach, California, in 2006. Once in the US, she created Les Jolis Trésors Art Gallery in Long Beach and managed it from 2009 to 2014, curating exhibitions, moderating art talks, and teaching art.
Ms. Clavel has had several solo exhibitions in California with C Gallery Fine Art in Long Beach, OCCCA, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, and LA Artcore. 

She is an international artist organizing Artists Exchanges between France and Los Angeles.