Charles Villeneuve, Nantes (France 1971), architect, designer and painter, defines himself as a craftsman who began working as a cabinetmaker, then studied design in Paris before becoming an architect.
In 1997 he was awarded the “Grand Prix National d’Architecture de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Paris (former Prix de Rome), Prix Charles Abella and Prix Françoise Abella.”
From 1999 to 2001 Charles Villeneuve joined the artistic section of the Casa de Velázquez, presenting his work at the “Espace Pierre Cardin” and at the “Institut de France” in Paris.
After this period, Charles Villeneuve decided to settle in Spain, maintaining close ties with Casa de Velázquez: in 2003 he was curator of the 75th anniversary exhibition, in 2012 he joined the Admissions Committee Tribunal for the selection of new resident artists and finally, in 2020 he was appointed member of the Artistic Council.
Sketcher and traveler, Charles Villeneuve has received numerous national and international awards, such as the “Best of the Best” and “Best of the Best” awards.George Wildenstein“of the Institut de France, the National Prize for the “44ème Salon de la Marine“(Musée National de la Marine de Paris), or the First Prize AXA of the XV and XVIII National Contest of outdoor painting among others.
His graphic work is present in prestigious collections such as: Permanent Collection of the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) Barcelona, Casa de Velázquez, Institut de France, French Embassy in Spain, among others.