As the head of the Admissions team, I am the one with the longest history with Paris College of Art — I received my BFA here in the 80s and then joined the school as Director of Admissions in 1998! An American, I grew up in New Jersey and lived in NYC for many years between doing my BFA and returning to France.
As the only Frenchie on the team, I get to use my love for linguistic challenges on a daily basis – the team calls it the “One minute of French with Marie Breton”. Photographer and story teller, I love to people watch and sublime the ordinary creating abstractions of reality through my lens, or with the help of a piece of charcoal and an eraser. Collector (of notebooks, sea shells, religious objects), ocean lover, singer, I will exchange my extensive travel stories and awkward moments for yours!
Culture, language and music enthusiast; I thrive on seeing communities and individuals exchange ideas, vision and art through working towards common goals. Coming from an Indo-Italian background, having grown up in London and now a fully fledged Parisian, I strongly believe in the impact of moving out of your comfort zone, however hard it may seem at first. And to be honest, how hard is it really, to wake up to coffee and croissants every morning?
I am an artist who makes objects and sound installations in public space. I like to exploit the liminal space that exists when we see or hear something we cannot place. I have a degree in fashion with extensive experience designing women’s wear as well as a Fine Arts Degree completed at the Paris College of Art. A Canadian expatriate I have lived abroad in France and Germany – I currently live in Shanghai. Engaged in anything art & culture, I stay connected wherever I go.