… For the first twelve years of my life, I lived in Saigon, amongst sprawling white parasols and bombs. I then encountered Ceylon, with its British colonial presence and teatime but also its Buddhas, its magic. Then, I went to the Congo. Morocco and its fantastic gardens, its flowers and fruits, the French West Indian island of Martinique with its Creole and its humor, Paraguay and the Guarani Indians of the Yguaçu, Polynesia and its fragrances, Easter Island and its mysteries, I discovered poverty and wealth, solitude and friendship, treason and loyalty. All of these beautiful countries opened my eyes to the world and to its evolution, they taught me that the World has the beauty of the look we place on it ….
“Passionate about the relation ship between the Being and Physics I paint the link between our consciousness and the Universe”
2001 – 2021
She creates sculptures and paintings for many private collectors.
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 created 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.
Her arrival 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 did many exhibitions in such countries 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 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 during two years.
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
1972 – 1973
1970 – 1971
Ceylon, Sri Lanka.
1968 – 1969
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”