Born and raised in France, Axelle currently lives and works in Savannah, GA.
Her artistic process began as a child while watching her grandfather painting. This experience, with the smell of turpentine forever anchored in her genes, Axelle started to draw and experiment with different artistic medias. More than anything, she loved to make things.
After obtaining a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from the University of Strasbourg, Axelle began her postgraduate work studying the poems Logogrammes by Christian Dotremont, founder of the CoBrA art movement. This research brought her closer to the visual art world, and reawakened her artistic passion. She left academia behind and embraced the career of an artist.
Axelle has exhibited her work in Europe and in the USA. Her work can be found in private collections in France, Belgium, Great Britain (Taubman/ Tolkien family), New York City, and Los Angeles.
Nominated as one of best shows in 2015 by Savannah Morning News and the Savannah Art Informer
First Prize winner for her collage Bestiary II, she is also the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award for her collage Medusa and finalist of the International Contemporary Upcoming Artists Fomenar Prize 2016.
Guest juror at the juried art competition Pieced Together exhibition 2017, voted Best Art Show by Connect
Kolaj Magazine, A Magazine about Contemporary Collage, #22, ISSN1927-6893
Page Rippers, 2018: Library scenarios, 2018, ISBN 9781985051911
Kolaj Magazine, A Magazine about Contemporary Collage, #21, ISSN 1927-6893 Kolaj
Les Monstres qui parlent, Cahier Chronique No. 20 sous la direction de Valerie Etter et Agnes Lloret, Universite de Strasbourg, 2009, ISBN 2-910658-10-9
Book cover Les monstres qui parlent, sous la direction de Valerie Etter et de Barbara Stentz, Esthetiques ->Ars, L’Harmattan, 2014, ISBN 978-2-343-01620-7
Direct Art magazine issue 21, 2015
Le Christ Reenvisage, Variations Photographiques Contemporaines, sous la direction de Jerome Cottin, Nathalie Dietschy, Philippe Kaenel, Isabel Saint-Martin, InFolio Editions, 2016, ISBN 978-2-88474-759-2
Green, Collage collective Co. publication, 50 collage artists around the world
Formenar 2016, catalogue of the finalists, 2017
Tom Patterson, “ Appaling Appartions: artist-curated group show seals Delurk Gallery’s reputation as the go-to venue for connoisseurs of the grotesque”, Journalnow.com, September 21st 2019
Felicia Feaster, "Much notable work in contemporary Southeastern artists exhibit", Altanta-Journal Constitution, May, 20th 2017
Henk Van Nieuwenhove, "Nichegalerie presenteert Sci Art", The Artsenkrant magazine. April 2017
Kristopher Monroe, "Combining the sublime with the grotesque", Savannah Morning News, October 30th, 2016
Allison Hersh, "A look back at 2015's Best Exhibitions" , Savannah Morning News, December 27, 2015
Lauren Flotte, "Axelle Kieffer: Nothing is Static", Connect Savannah, March 25, 2015
Allison Hersh, "Artist Explores Intersection of Body and Soul" , Savannah Morning News, April 4, 2015
Art on the Air, interview on the radio station WRUU, December 6th,2017, Savannah, Ga
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