Gérard Trignac was born in 1955 in Bordeaux, and initially trained to become an architect - training which is evident in his imaginary cityscapes. Each of his prints begins with a detailed sketch, which is then fully developed on the copperplate. It can take months to complete. Besides individual prints, Trignac has often turned his talents to series of prints used to illustrate classic texts by authors such as Calvino, Borges, and others. His work is in the collection of numerous museums and public collections in Europe and the United States.


2006 Start Art Fair with the Galerie Michèle Broutta, Starsbourg
AAF with the Galleria del Leone, London

Art on paper fair with the Galleria del Leone, London
Art Paris with the Galleria del Leone, Paris
AAF with the galleria del leone, London
One man show, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris

2004 Imprimatur with the Galleria del Leone, Milan
Art Paris with the Galleria del Leone, Paris
One man show, Bordeaux town library, and publishing of the catalogue « Les Portes du Silence »
2003 Art Paris with the Galleria del Leone
2002 One man show, galerie Galerie Michele Broutta, Paris

One man show, Hotel Lacoste à Pézénas
One man show, Château des Izards à Périgueux

2000 One man show, galerie Condillac, Bordeaux
1998 One man show, Galerie Palladion Toulouse.

Pointe et Burin art fair, Galerie C.Dubois, Paris.
Academician Associated, Art District, International Academy of Gerci-Marino, Accademia del Verbano, Italy.


The Den Hague Royal Library buys « Les villes invisibles ».

1995 Intemational print biennial, Plessis-Bouchard.

36th Pointe et Burin art fair, Galerie C.Dubois, Paris.
One man show, Galerie Michèle Broutta.
One man show, Galerie Torculo, Madrid.
One man show, Galleria del Leone, Venice (with François Houtin)
Illustration du livre "Sully" du chateau de Sully-sur-Loire.
Exposition personnelle, Bibliothèque de Bordeaux.

1993 Artist book for Les Amis du Livre Comtemporain, « Les Villes invisibles », Italo Calvino,

One man show, Torculo gallery, Madrid.
One man show, Galerie les Argonautes, Lyon.
Groupe show, « L'éloge du printemps », Galerie Bréheret, Paris.


Acquisition by the FRAC (Contemporary Art Fund for the region) Ile de France.
Catalogue, 10 ans de gravures, texte by Gilbert Lascault, Éditions Natiris.
One man show, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris.


Group show, Fondation Taylor, Paris.
Illustration for the Jorge Luis Borgès « L'Immortel », 11 prints,
published for the Bibliophiles de l'Automobile Club de France.


Group show « Gravures d'aujourd'hui », Archives départementales, Bordeaux.
Invited by the XIXth art fair, Bayeux.
Charles Oulmont prize, Fondation de France.
Pointe et Burin art fair,Galerie Bréheret, Paris.


Acquisition by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Group show « 8 graveurs », Galerie Condillac, Bardeaux.
One man show, Galerie Bemier Paris.
1st prize, Original Print Fair, Bayeux
1st prize, Salon des Méridionaux, Toulouse.


One man show, Galerie K, Lyon.
Pointe et Burin art fair, Galerie Bréheret Paris.
Acquisition by the Spanish Contemporary Art Museum
Box of 5 prints & Phillippe Soupault poem « Ode à Paris » published by the Galerie Bernier, Paris.


56th Independant artits fair of Aquitaine,  1st prize of the town of Bordeaux.
Group show, Saalbau-Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany.
Tristan et lseut published by le Club du Livre.
Group show, "6 graveurs français", Torculo gallery, Madrid.
One man show, galerie « L'Angle Aigu », Bruxelles.


One man show, Galerie Bernier, Paris.
Group show, 7 graveurs de la Casa de Velazquez, Galerie Michèle Broutta, Paris.
Group show, Peintres et graveurs français, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

1983 Montauban city Prize « rencontre d'art en Quercy ».
Mécénart Espace Cardin Paris
1982 Casa de Velàzquez, Madrid.

First Prize of drawing, Bordeaux
Internship for a print workshop at the Paris National Fine Arts School


One man show, Galerie Condillac, Bordeaux.
Group show,Tokyo.

1976 Bordeaux School of Architecture
1975 Assistant achitect degree