CAROLINE DECHAMBY

A pop of  color

The story

Born in the Netherlands, the daughter of a father architect and a mother painter, Caroline grew up in an artistic environment.

On the walls and the ceiling of her bedroom, her mother’s reproductions of Magritte’s painting made her dream. Another world opened for her, and she was fascinated by this artist and wanted to learn French. Perhaps, it was in that childhood bedroom that her passion for painting was born.

At 19, after high school, she went to Paris to start a career in modeling, where she stayed for several years, and started to paint. She met many photographers – some of whome still follow her today.

Some time later, though her career was very successful, Caroline yearned to have a family. She got married and moved to Switzerland, where she gave birth to her two children. Painting was then her secret garden, that personal space where she cultivated her bright colors and her good mood.

At the same time, Caroline’s adventurous spirit led her to Florida for a short time, where she learned to fly and obtained her pilot’s license, « Because why not if you can ? ».

While her children grew up, life played a trick on Caroline.

She decided not to be daunted and to focus on the bright side. To take a step away from the negativity, she moved to Crans-Montana for its pure air and nature. Painting became a full-time activity and Caroline truly began her self-taught artistic career.

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The artistic career

  • 1997 : Caroline opens her firs small art gallery and workshop in Crans-Montana. Painting is her official livelihood.
  • 2000 : Thanks to her success, Caroline opens a larger art gallery as she continues painting and creating. Her work expands internationally with exhibitions in London, Milan and Holland. It is during this time that she discovers the painting on Plexiglas technique. From a hyperrealist style, her art evolves to a form of « refreshed Pop Art », incorporating a staging game by combining canvas and Plexiglas.
  • 2006 : Caroline opens an even bigger gallery in the famous Rue du Prado in Crans-Montana. This Gallery, which extends throughout three floors, is designed as a Concept-Store and reflects the growth in Caroline’s success.
  • 2008 : Caroline starts to incorporate gemstones in her plexiglas. These precious stones begin to trancend her art into the world of luxury. At the same time, her paintings are exhibited in Paris, Beirut, Singapore and in the Bologna Fair.
  • Early 2014 : Caroline decides to bring her paint out off the canvas and to put it on women’s arm. She launches her concept « Art and Luxury », creating her leather goods brand and her own line of luxury unique watches. These creations, bags and timepieces in limited edition, are worn as numbered artist proofs.
  • Autumn 2015 : The brand Caroline Dechamby is noticed at the Paris Fashion Week, leading Caroline to negotiate with one of the greatest actors in fashion in New York.
  • Autumn 2016 : Caroline signs Public Relation contract for the United States.
  • December 2016 : Caroline becomes a godmother for the Little Dreams Foundation of Miami and her “Art and Luxury” concept is exhibited at the OC CONCEPT STORE of Orianne Collins in the Miami Design District.
  • January 2017 : Caroline opens a new showroom, workshop and international distribution center for her derived products and to create new major artpieces in her appropriation technique.
  • Spring 2017 : Caroline adds three new leather goods collections at her luxury brand, as well as a new art watches in unique piece.
  • Currently : Caroline is dedicated to the miniature painting of her new watches’ dials and creating new artpieces.
  • Spring 2018 : Caroline opens a Luxury Concept Store in the heart of Saint-Tropez.

  • January 2019: Caroline prepares a new collection of paintings.

  • Spring 2019: After a successful season in Saint-Tropez, the Dechamby Team reopens its Concept Store to present its paintings as well as new collections of merchandise.

  • Summer 2019: Caroline starts her representation in the United States by Top Tier Gallery Long-Sharp Gallery, based in Indianapolis/New York.

  • Fall 2019: Caroline Dechamby is exhibiting at the Seattle Art Fair and her piece is one of the first to be sold at the opening.
  • Winter 2019: Caroline Dechamby is part of the exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum to represent the intersection of contemporary art and fashion. Her painted overalls are incorporated directly into her work.

  • January 2020: Long-Sharp Gallery represents Caroline Dechamby during the Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary Art Fair with great success.

  • February 2020: Long-Sharp Gallery presents Caroline Dechamby at the Art Wynwood Fair in Miami.

  • April 2020: Caroline Dechamby reopens her gallery concept store in the heart of Saint-Tropez with six new pieces and three new wearable art collections. 
  • August 2020: Long-Sharp Gallery exhibit “Tribute to Keith Haring” in a curated show in NYC. 
  • February 2021: Caroline Dechamby starts a new collaboration with Carousel Fine Art in the Miami Design District
  • March 2021: Caroline Dechamby is having a solo exhibition in the Miami Design District with Carousel Fine Art
  • August 2021: Bridgehamptons Art Fair with Carousel Fine Art
  • December 2021: Context Art Miami Fair 
  • December 2021: Re opens of her own gallery in Crans-Montana
  • February 2022: Palm Beach Show  
  • March 2022: 1000 Museum Caroline Dechamby Solo Show
  • March 2022: Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary  
  • December 2022: Context Art Miami Fair  
  • January 2023: Art Palm Beach 
  • February 2023: Palm Beach Show  
  • March 2023: Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary  
  • December 2023: Context Art Miami Fair with Carousel Fine Art

See Caroline’s exhibitions here

LUXURY CONCEPT STORE CAROLINE DECHAMBY

A showcase for art and luxury goods

When the paint comes off the canvas
and places himself on the arm of a woman

Luxury Concept Store

Limited edition luxury bags and accessories, unique art watches hand-painted using a microscope, bright and colorful paintings: this is what you can discover in Caroline Dechamby’s Luxury Concept Store at La Rue Joseph Quaranta 14 in Saint-Tropez.

A showcase for art and the leather goods line

Luxury Concept Store

Opened in 2006, the Maison d’Art is a three-story space designed like a concept store by top avant-gardist Atelier Oï of La Neuveville. The gallery is located on the most prestigious street of the famous ski resort town of Crans-Montana, Switzerland. At the back of the gallery, Caroline Dechamby set up a light-filled atelier where she can paint.

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