General info
Visual Artist
Brussels, Belgium / Europe
Ludivine Lechat, born in 1979 California (USA), was raised and educated in Belgium. She graduated in the Transmedia Postgraduate program in Art + Media + Design (Brussels), has now years of experience in her field and started a Phd in the Arts (Antwerp). Currently working as a visual Artist and Researcher in the Arts. Specializing in Digital Illustrations inspired by nature. Her work is applied in various domains such as the graphic design industry (corporate identity and illustration), interior design, computer games and healthcare.
Contact Info.
Contact Me
E-mail: ludivine.lechat@gmail.com
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Adress: La Lustrerie - Business Centre / Rue des Palais 153, 1030 Bruxelles

www.ludivinelechat.be
Research
Digital Artwork / Modular Design
A lot of my work deals with nature: plants, insects, creatures, behavior, evolution. To me there is nothing more fascinating. I adore the small details that seemingly fall outside of the general system. Research and analysis are an integral part of my artistic frame. I tend to examine each assignment thoroughly. Then I slice it up into comprehensible pieces and create artwork for each of these pieces. The result is a library of building blocks: not one single panoramic composition, but a graphic set of components. Things I can recombine again and again into new compositions. it's not just about creating one piece of art. My work is about evolution, reusability, recombination.
Beauty / Nature
I do believe in the impact of visual beauty in our surroundings. I create designs & illustrations to enhance products, services & spaces that we daily deal with. To improve the conditions in which we live and to provide tangible art experiences.
My main goal is Creative stimulation; to inspire others and give them a moment of wonder.
We all are touched by the beauty of nature and it is therefor my greatest inspiration source.
Interactive Fairytales (2016-2020). The aim of my PhD research is to study the effects of new media art (digital illustration inspired by nature) and interactive play on the major stressors of young patients.
www.emrg.be/projects/interactive-fairytales.html
Exhibitions, Publications ...
Exhibitions
2016 - Botanical Garden Meise,Brussels (BE)
2016 - Heimtextil Xeikon Booth,Frankfurt (DE)
2015 Northmodern, Copenhagen (DK),
2015 - B Classic - Music Festival, Tongeren (BE)
2014 - Design Exhibition 2014, Jemeppe Castle (BE)
2014 - Interior designers & Artisans d'Art 2014, Bourlingster (LUX)
2013 - Fresh! New Textile Talents, Design September, Brussels (BE)
2013 - Valence, World Maker Faire, New York 2013 (US)
2012 - Valence at Design Biennale, Kortrijk (BE)
2012 - Open Doors, Design September, Brussels (BE)
http://www.designseptember.be/
2012 - Valence, TEDX Brainport, Eindhoven (NL)
http://www.tedxbrainport.nl/
2011 - Nanophysical, Tender Buttons, Gent (BE)
2011 - Valance, Creativity World Forum, Hasselt (BE)
2010 - Nanophysical, Palace of Academies for Science & the Arts, Brussels (BE)
2010 - Creativity World Forum, Oklahome (USA)
www.stateofcreativity.com/press-release-9-9-10/
2010 - Cityinabottle, E-Culturefair 2010, Dortmund (DE)
www.eculturefair2010.eu/
2010 - Wallflower, International Design Biennal of Liege, Liege (BE)
www.designliege.be/
2010 - Self-replication, Art Museum, Lathi (FIN)
2010 - Nanophysical, Imec, Leuven (BE)
http://www2.imec.be/be_en/education/outreach-projects/nanophysical.html
2009 - Superfolia & Creature, World Wide Wonders, Gent (BE)
2008 - Superfolia, Dag van het Artistiek Onderzoek, Gent (BE)
2008 - Fascinating Little things!, Matuvu, Brussels (BE)
www.matuvubxl.wordpress.com/tag/new/
2007 - Evolution, AB +Torino (IT)
2007 - Evolution, G.C.D. & Latifolia, Soylent White, Brussels (BE)
2007 - Superfolia, Sint Lucas Antwerp (BE)
2006 - Evolution & G.C.D., Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
www.beursschouwburg.be/agenda/detail/nl/459/2006/03/
2006 - Evolution, DorkBot, Gent (BE)
www.dorkbot.be/
Publications
2013 - feature in Publish, Magazine
2011 - publication of Generative art inspired by nature, in NodeBox.
By De Smedt T., Lechat L., Daelemans W.
2010 - Creativity World Forum, Catalog
2010 - Travelling Letters, Catalog
2010 - Design Nature, Catalog
2009 - City in a bottle in champdAction issue 2009-10
www.champdaction.be
2007 - Evolution in Add!ct magazine #27 (Gaming issue)
2007 - GCD and Superfolia in Add!ct magazine #28 (Nano issue)
http://addictlab.com/index.php/Publications
2007 - Superfolia in ADD-magazine #6
2006 - ADD-magazine #2 on Graphic Cellular Domestication
www.addmagazine.be/index.php/Add2movie?en


Lecture & Others
2015 - Workshop - Toekomst Atelier de l' Avenir
2013 - Exhibition organiser - Fresh! Design September 2013 (BE)
2012 - Lecturer - This happend, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
http://www.thishappened.org/city/amsterdam
2012 - Project evaluator at Transmedia, Sint Lukas Brussels (BE)
2011 - Lecturer - Evomusart, Conference on evolutionary Computing, Turin (IT)
2010 - Lecturer - LAB -0, Researchday, Sint Lucas Antwerp (BE)
2007 - Member of the jury, Graphic Design, Sint Lukas Brussels (BE)
2006 - Visiting Artist at Transmedia, Sint Lukas Brussels (BE)

Experience
Based in Brussels, Belgium
Dec 2009 - Present
Belgian Artist & Illustrator
Field: Digital Art / Design & Illustration

Projects: Corporate Identity & Illustration / Wall-designs / Multimedia
Research: Collaboration with the Experimental Media Group, Antwerp

Leuven, Belgium
Dec 2006 - Nov 2009
Employee - Graphic Designer
Projects: Corporate Identity & Illustration
Belgium
Jan 2004 - Dec 2004
Freelance - Graphic Designer
Project: Graphic designs for a magazine portraying artists
Vilvoorde, Belgium
Aug 2002 - Sep 2002
Internship - Illustrator
Project: Artwork for an interactive game “Jump For a Job"
Education
Brussels, Belgium
Nov 2003 - Jun 2005
Postgraduate - Program in Media + Art + Design (with honors)
Brussels, Belgium
Oct 1999 - Jun 2003
Master - Program in audiovisual + plastic arts / Graphic Design
Favorite Quote
Mindset
The relation of work and play, is the source of style and beauty - by Malcolm McCullough