Dominique Peysson

Dominique Peysson lives and works in Paris. She’s a plastic artist, after being a scientist. She began her professional career as a lecturer in physics for three years, after doing a post-doc at Cambridge University (England) and a thesis at ESPCI. She has worked on the properties of polymer materials with a liquid crystal nature. She then became a self-taught illustrator and published numerous illustrations in newspapers or books, and created or illustrated a dozen children’s books. She then returned to university training and followed the L3, M1, M2 courses at Paris 8 (Saint Denis) in contemporary art and new media (with honors). She is currently a visual artist and has just joined EnsadLab’s DRii program, now Reflective Interaction, at École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, where she aims to make the link between physics laboratories and contemporary art research. In October 2011, she began a doctoral thesis at Paris 1 Sorbonne directed by Olga Kisseleva: “Aesthetic experience, physical experience: new materials in the test of interactivity”. She has been teaching since 2012 at École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) with the teaching team of the course “Arts, sciences, Technologies, Society: Practices of Scientific Mediation”. She has organized Art/Science events. She has been giving art classes to children and adults in the cultural centres of Rueil-Malmaison since 2005.