Genevieve Gauckler lives and works in Paris.
Born in Lyon, France. Graduated from ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in 1991 in Paris. Genevieve Gauckler is a French artist, illustrator and art director who is best known for her ever-evolving procession of lovable characters and technicolour digital mashes. Her works are bright, fun and hectic – often combining symmetrical designs with soft-edged computer generated images laid against photographed backgrounds. Genevieve Gauckler ’s into everything and constantly amazed, handling and creating images and shapes with dexterity and innocence.
When asked about her formative influences, Genevieve Gauckler sites an early childhood fascination with the colourful packaging on her favourite breakfast cereals and the title sequence of her favorite TV series, “Flipper”. Genevieve Gauckler spends any time she has available traveling around the world, giving lectures, exhibiting work and obsessively taking photos for her ever expanding collages. Her favorite places are Japan and India but Genevieve Gauckler also loves spending time in the French countryside accompanied by her faithful dog, Kawa, and of course her laptop.
Geneviève Gauckler can look back on broad experience in the field of graphic design, illustration and art direction. Starting with french record label F Communications (Laurent Garnier, St Germain) she later worked with directors Kuntzel & Deygas on promos for Dimitri from Paris, Pierre Henry and Sparks, as well as commercials (e.g. Yves Saint Laurent’s Live Jazz), tittles for French/German cultural TV-channel Arte and some short movies. She has also art-directed the franco-nippon fanzine « Minimix ». In 1999, Genevieve Gauckler was hired by the Internet company boo.com to create their online fashion magazine. While in London, Genevieve Gauckler worked for the design agency Me Company, developing a number of projects for the web.
Since 2001, Genevieve Gauckler has been focusing on videos (Brigitte Fontaine, some experimental videos with the collective Pleix), art (Mandala Project), illustrations for various magazines (Flaunt, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Le Figaro Japan, IDN, Form, Vogue UK), advertising (Renault, Bourjois, Coca-Cola, Skype, PlayStation, Lane Crawford, Orange, o2 Germany, Adobe) and books, objects, toys & Tshirts (Domestic, Medicom Toys, 2K, BeamsT, Publik) corporate identity (Hip), character design, exhibitions, comic book (L’Arbre Génialogique), animated tittle sequences (German-French Arte Channel).