Upcoming Art Auctions & Exhibitions


Mass Art Auction April 3, 2024!


In Open Oceans, has been selected to be a part of the Mass Art Auction for 2024!

2024 MassArt Auction Opening Reception:

April 3, 2024, 6:30- 8:30PM 

MassArt-Design and Media Center

621 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115


In Open Oceans, Cyanobacteria, Oil on Canvas, 30″x 30″, 2022

Plants like seagrass, algae, and cyanobacteria all create oxygen in our oceans. This painting references the upper 200 meters of the ocean called the “Euphotic” zone where photosynthesis occurs. I loved this idea of these blue-green single cell organisms being a powerhouse for converting Carbon dioxide into sugar and oxygen. Basically taking sunlight and water and making food! I painted this buoyant abstraction thinking about this idea of transformation of energy. How this is happening everyday, everywhere,  even while we are sleeping- pretty amazing!


Element Eau, Strasbourg, France

I am thrilled to have one of seagrass inspired works on paper be exhibited in Strasbourg as a part of an international exchange project . The Exhibition will be on view April 20- May 12th, 2024 at the Kleber in Strasbourg.

The“Water element” project brings together 12 artists (6 from Boston and 6 from Strasbourg) around the theme of water. 

Water is not necessary for life, it is life.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry summed up the very essence of water in one sentence: it is both the original crucible and the primordial element of life.

Water scarcity is one of the major challenges of our time. Due in particular to pollution, climate change, overpopulation and poor use of resources, a large part of the planet lacks water, a good that is essential to life.

It makes up around 75% of the human body and up to 90% of the weight of plants.

Biodiversity in aquatic environments is not limited to being a jewel that must be protected for the pleasure of the eyes and tourists. The diversity of life in oceans, seas, rivers and lakes is an essential aspect of the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. …

Sponsored by Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage, 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the “EAU element” project follows “Art on Science: 26 studies” which met with great success with the public in 2020.

From April 20 to May 12, 2024, the “Water element” project brings together 12 artists (6 from Boston and 6 from Strasbourg) around the theme of water. The request was to create a two-dimensional work whose modus operandi and mediums are free, and whose format is 40 x 50 cm. The exhibition at the Kléber bookstore will also feature 5 works by guest artists.

To highlight the diversity of water, the artists used various mediums such as painting, engraving, collage, photography and even embroidery. If certain works offer travel and daydreaming, other artists prefer to address issues such as rising sea levels, ocean pollution or overfishing. The creations are diverse and enriching, raise questions or arouse apprehensions. The works dialogue and resonate with the plurality of the subjects addressed.

Scientific conferences (oceanographer, marine biologist and biologist in biomechanics and bioengineering), a screening of the documentary “The Seine met Paris by Joris Ivens” hosted by an INRAE researcher as well as a concert punctuate and complete the exhibition. 

Alain Eschenlauer

President of the Trafic d’Art association and project coordinator in Strasbourg