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Hadrien Durand-Baïssas

I am a French-born artist living and working in New York City. Trained in the visual arts, graphic design, and art history, I attended l’Atelier de Sèvres before working as an art director for LVMH’s 24S, McIntosh, Pro-Ject, and AG Studios. In 2012, I began to exhibit original artworks at different venues in my hometown of Paris. My hand-drawn artworks have been recognized for their detailed compositions combining mythology, esoteric symbolism, and dreamscapes, they were showcased in over twenty exhibitions, including at the Espace Dali and Soho Arts Club.

I have most recently pivoted towards experimenting with new mediums that merge the worlds of design and technology. Currently developing a series of interactive light installations, I am focused on creating multi-sensory and immersive experiences that can be shared with the public. These new projects are imbued with a sense of wonder and nostalgia for a not-too-distant past when technology and innovation were intimately linked to humanity’s more utopian ideals. As a figure in the contemporary surrealist art scene, I invite viewers to step outside their everyday reality and into the worlds of fantasy and imagination.

Challenging dualistic abstractions is a central theme in my work. As audience members become active participants in the creative experience, boundaries between observer and the observed dissolve. What was once separation becomes unity. Friction turns to alignment. Harmonic balance is restored.


  • Art Direction
  • Visual identity
  • Design Strategy
  • Print Production
  • Web Design
  • Mobile App Design
  • WordPress Development
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Light Sculptures
  • Hand Painted Murals
  • 3D Modelling
  • Music Production
  • Video

I’m passionate about everything I do, and I like to play with a lot of mediums. I’m addicted to all kinds of creative processes.

Select Exhibitions

Etheral Summit. Exhibition + Auction (Artwork Sold)
Pioneer Works
Brooklyn – New York, USA
2019 : May, 10th – 11th

Light. Love. Color. Exhibition
On the Fringe gallery
Tribeca – New York, USA
2019 : January, 16th till march 1st

Pre-scope Miami Exhibition
Salomon Arts Gallery, Tribeca
New York, USA
2018 : November, 10th till november 20th

Contemporary art auction & exhibition Rois Enchères (Artwork sold)
Frejus, France
2018 : July, 11th till august 12th

Huge exhibition tour in China by Wuliangye
Beijing, Shangaï, Shenzen, Chengdu, Wuhan, Xian et Shenyang, China
2017 : February – April

9168 : Paris-Rio
MAC Museum (Maison des Arts de Créteil)
Créteil, France
2016 – 2017 : December – February

Patterns & Motifs
Galerie Akiza, Montmartre
Paris, France
2016 : October, 27th till november, 9th

Exhibition In Chengdu China
Mintown NU Cultural Center
Chengdu, China
2016 : October, 1st till October, 31th

Salon DDESSIN 16 (International Art fair)
Atelier Richelieu
Paris, France
2016 : april 1st – 3rd

Galerie Akiza
Paris, France
2015-2016 : janvuary 15th – february 14th

Black Book Graffiti
Galerie Ycône
Paris, France
2015 : may 16th – june 6th

Dali fait le mur à Grenoble
Galerie NUNC
Grenoble, France
2015 : 11 avril – 23 mai

Dali fait le mur à Strasbourg
La Popartiserie
Strasbourg, France
2015 : february 5th – march 4th

Poupées Russes
Galerie Akiza
Paris, France
2014/2015 : november 28th – january 3rd

Presto Révélations
Slow Galerie
Paris, France
2014 : october 16th – october 20th

Dali Fait le Mur
Espace Dali
Paris, France
2014/2015 : september 11th – march 15th

Le Vent Nous Portera
Galerie Akiza
Paris, France
2014 : september 19th – october 20th

M’Cook Art. Exhibition + Auction – (Artwork sold)
Galerie Chaon, BHV Paris, Pavillon Ledoyen
Grandville / Paris, France
2014 : may 3rd – september 13th

Wall Street, l’Or de la Rue
Bastille Design Center
Paris, France
2014 : april 3rd, 4th, 5th

Madagasc’Art. Exhibition + Auction – (Artwork sold)
L’Alliance Française
Paris, France
2013 : june 4th, 5th, 6th

M’Cook Art. Exhibition + Auction (Artwork sold)
Galerie Chaon, La Pérouse
Grandville / Paris, France
2012/2013 : august 11th – april 15th

Select Live Performances

Live painting for the 3rd anniversary of the restaurant le Pardon My French (PMF)
East village – New York, USA
2018 : April, 29th
Order of a mural in a Sichuan Food restaurant
L’Atelier Mala Paris, France
2017 : November
Order of a giant mural : 9 x 9m, in China in Lan Kwai Fong 
Chengdu Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu, China
2017 : August
Order of a mural : 6x2m in the new LVMH offices (24 Sèvres)
Paris, France
2016 : October
Live Painting Performance @ Hopscotch for Glowee for la Nuit Blanche
Paris, France
2016 : October, 1st
Order of a Giant Mural : 10x3m in China by the National Cultural Center Mintown Nu Art
Kuixinglou Street. Chengdu, China
2016 : august, 27th – september, 7th
Performance live Painting – RITUEL Party Le Pavillon des Étangs
Paris, France
2016 : april 17th

2X Performances live painting for Hanukkah 

Soho Art Club. 76 Wooster Street, former studios of Andy Warhol et Jean M.Basquiat.
Soho, New York – USA
2015 : december 6 & 8th
Performance live painting & exhibition @ Babël dimanche Party
Bowery Hotel
Soho, New York – USA
2015 : november 29th
Play Me I’m Yours. Exhibition & Performance, Painting on street pianos
Maison de la Radio – Café French Flair Paris, France
2015 : june 21st – July 31st