Françoise Ley was born in Luxembourg in 1977. She currently lives and works in the Grand-Duchy. Her passion for colours, drawing and painting started at a very young age. As a teenager, Françoise mainly focused on abstract painting. Soon after that, her interest for acrylic painting quickly became more than just a passion. After studying German and History at the University of Freiburg, Germany, she constantly felt the urge to create art. While completing her studies at the Europäische Kunstakademie in Trier, Germany in 2005, she benefited from the teachings of renowned professors such as Volker Altrichter, Ruth Clemens, Christine Henn, Jochen Wassong, Dagmar Wassong and many more.

In 2007, she exhibited for the first time in Spain. From 2012 to 2013, Françoise Ley worked in Marie-Esther Baryga’s workshop and in Christine Henn’s workshop in Trier where she resumed her training. She set up her first solo exhibition in Luxembourg at Ralph Weis’ premises in 2014.

Françoise Ley is now the proud owner of a workshop called 1535°C, a dynamic artistic hub located in the south of Luxembourg.


    • Since 2014
        • Atelier au sein du pôle créatif 1535°C à Differdange (


    • 2013-2014
        • Atelier Christine Henn à Trèves, Allemagne


    • 2012-2013
        • Atelier Marie-Esther Baryga au Luxembourg


    • 2007-2008
        • Cours divers à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts à Trèves, Allemagne


    • 2005-2006
        • Etudes intensives à l’Académie Européenne de Beaux-Arts à Trèves, Allemagne (Intensivstudium)

Solo exhibitions:

    • 2014
        • Ralph Weis, Luxembourg

Group exhibitions:

    • Salon d’Automne d’Aulnay-sous-Bois


    • EuropArtFair à Rotterdam


    • Exposition des artistes de Differdange, Galerie H2O Niedercorn (L)


    • Salon International de la Madeleine, Paris (F),


    • Art Nordic, Copenhague (DK)


    • Biennale d’art contemporain de Strassen (L)


    • “La liberté d’expression” (org. par le Cercle artistique du Luxembourg) au Musée de la Résistance, Esch-sur-Alzette (L)


Creative process

Photos: Mike Zenari/AWC


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