For the first 12 years of my life, I lived in Saigon, among fluttering white parasols and deafening bombs. It gave me an acute awareness of the preciousness of life and the cruelty of humans on its negative side. Soon after we returned to France, I was able to attend the Apollo launch that sent men to the moon. Finally, I saw human intelligence used for something other than war, and I saw the positive side of people. And with that, I was inspired to study astrophysics and the mysteries of space and consciousness.
In the meantime, I encountered Ceylon and its British colonial presence, Congo, Morocco with its fantastic gardens, Martinique with its creole and its humor, Paraguay, Polynesia and its fragrances, and Easter Island and its mysteries. Throughout my discoveries of poverty and wealth, of solitude and friendship, I remained inspired by the powerful images of men on the beautiful satellite that is the moon. This gave me the energy to continue studying, through all the years that followed, and to share this information about science through my art. My passion has led me to study philosophy, fine art painting, psychoanalysis (with Carl Jung and synchronicities), astrophysics (Carl Sagan and many others), and consciousness and its links to the universe. I’ve gone in search of the Self through bosons, neutrinos, particles, black holes, gravitational waves, Planck walls, quantum mechanics, double causality, space, and time.
In an article about me in Force One, journalist Mathias Durand-Reynaldo wrote, “Her life is so intense that if a great writer ever decided to make a feature film, he wouldn’t know where to start.” He also pointed out that my “space-time concepts are not necessarily in sync” with those of my contemporaries. I have lived a lot, seen a lot and learned a lot, without having chosen it. If that sounds like a lot to you, I can assure you that for me it has been even more. Life deserves to be lived to the fullest, doesn’t it?
For years, I have painted and sculpted these links, this relationship between being and physics. In 2017, I filed an international patent on my work and sculpture “The Walls of Light” (in front of the city hall in St. Barth), which uses layers of translucency to define the multi-dimensions of the beings within us. In 2022, I continued that journey with the launch of KQuasars, the first NFT collection created on St. Barth, in which I’m using new technology to explore my lifelong curiosity about the relationship between science, art, space, time, consciousness and us.
“Passionate about the relation ship between the Being and Physics I paint the link between our consciousness and the Universe”
She becomes the first St. Barth artist to enter the NFT space with KQuasars, a collection of works based on black holes and quasars, representing her lifelong fascination with the universe.
She undertakes a trip to Polynesia on behalf of the president of St Barthélemy, to offer a trophy representing the sails to the president of French Polynesia.
Doctor Bruce Lipton dedicates a “Spotlight” to her, and on her research on the Universe and Consciousness.
Between Art and Science : A retrospective of her entire career is presented in the Museum of St. Barthelemy. Invited physicist Philippe Guillemant and Quattrocchi organize a kind of game that allows participants to understand the tools of consciousness through synchronicities.
She decorates a residency in London with 17 commissioned paintings.
She registers the patent for “The Wall of Light”. A sculpture concept that combines multi dimensionality, painting and light and can also be used as room dividers or to illuminate pools or exterior spaces.
Quattrocchi realizes and donates a “Wall of Light” sculpture on behalf of the President of St Barthélemy to his Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. It get’s installed in front of the City Hall of Gustavia.
She participates in charitable actions for the WWF, in favor of Tigers. This is a collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Sir Stelios Haji Ioannou Philantropic Foundation.
Caritative Exhibition for the Heart Fund at the Hotel Carl Gustav in St Barth.
Her first exhibition featuring astrophysics paintings called “Neutrinos & Bosons” is shown at the Christopher Hotel in Saint Barthélemy.
2001 – 2021
She creates sculptures and paintings for many private collectors. In St Barth she collaborates with architects on large scale development projects such as Villa Wake Up for which she painted 22 original pieces. She also creates light sculptures installed in swimming pools.
The poster of the festival of music of St. Barthelemy was carried out in pointillism and the painting sold at auction for the benefit of the Festival.
She sold her gallery and painted for the stars and top models such as Izabelle Scorupco, Jeff Goldblum, and many others.
She inaugurated her gallery ‘Espace 21’ and worked with ‘Maitre Pierre Cornette de Saint-Cyr’ on an exhibition of Modigliani, Picasso, Arman, Cesar, Leonor Fini, Chemiakin, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, and herself. She met at the time a very good friend of Madame Hillary Roddham Clinton and carried out a special commissioned order for a portrait of Madame Clinton. From this moment on, she painted many portraits using the pointillism technique.
She arrived in Saint Barthelemy, French West Indies.
Autumn Salon in Paris. Kay Quattrocchi meets with Michael Turovsky who tought her the technique of figure-abstraction. This, she says, was a great experience.
The “Creole Marine” was acquired by the Museum of Martinique.
For the bicentenary of the revolution, Kay Quattrocchi creates the “Marianne of the DOM TOM,” acquired by the president of Martinique’s local council who offered lithographies to Mr François Mitterrand and Mr Jacques Chirac. The “Marianne of the DOM TOM” was presented to the French television along with a song with 40 voices created by Kay Quattrocchi and harmonized by Mr Laouchez.
The Polynesian government and the experts in the art of stamps from the French Post Offices chose one of her works to be presented in the international philatelic collection: the “Stone Carrier” exhibited at Paris’ Porte de Versailles.
1983 – 1988
Kay Quattrocchi traveled and showed her work in many countries and exhibitions such as Paraguay, Isla de Pasqua, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Tahiti. For two years she was the creator and presenter of a program for the French TV, during which time she also performed in two movies. She completed many drawings that depicted Polynesian traditions such as tattoos, dance, etc., and met with Paul Emile Victor who was her hero as a young girl and with whom she made exhibitions. She also met with Joel Blanchard who was a student of Dali and became her tutor.
1979 – 1983
Kay sailed on the legendary “Kriter”with Captain Pierre Daboussy and his best friend Alain Gliksmann. They travelled to St Martin, Açores, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Sicile, Tunisie, Grece, Rhodos with Tahiti as the final destination.
1974 – 1977
She lived in Morocco
1972 – 1973
She lived in Brazzaville, Congo.
1970 – 1971
She lived in Ceylon, Sri Lanka.
1968 – 1969
She lived in Martinique
1957 – 1968
She grew up in Saigon during the Vietnam war. Her father was an engineer and her mother an art teacher. She spent her first years of schooling at the Regina Mundi School, “Les Oiseaux” in Saigon.
Kay Quattrocchi was born in Africa and moved to Vietnam with her family when she was 9 months old.
L’Espace 21 Gallery (Saint-Barthelemy)
“Galerie des Arts” (Saint-Barthelemy)
Maho beach (Saint-Martin)
Lafitte trade show la Batelière (Martinique)
Exhibition of “La Marianne” at the Palace of Congress Paris, 73rd congress of the mayors of France presided by Mr. Jacques Chirac
Botanical Gardens of Montréal
Exhibition of “La Marianne” Impératrice Hotel (Martinique) broadcasted on RFO Martinique
Rétrospective Sofitel Tiare Mooréa (Tahiti)
“Galerie des Formes” Monterey (USA)
Yamanaka Gallery (Japan)
Gallery 21 Sydney (Australia)
Cataratas de Iguaçu (Brazil)
Hinatea Gallery (Tahiti)
Centre of the Arts (Guadeloupe) presentation of La Marianne
Exhibition of the stamp “Le Porteur de Pierre” Porte de Versailles (Paris)
Vaimantic gallery with Paul Emile Victor
OTAC 150 painters for the Festival of Oceania
Fare Manihini with Johel Blanchard (Tahiti)
Heritage museum Tahiti for the stamp “Le Porteur de Pierre”
Heritage museum of the Antilles (Creole Marine)
Local Council of Martinique “La Marianne des DOM TOM”