Monique Gastaud, painter internationally acclaimed,the academic nude, animals and the defence of animals are her favorite themes.


Over the past 20 years, she has received more than 60 prizes worldwide. Her paintings traveled the world and are referenced in very prestigious institutions such as The Royal Art & History Museum of Brussels and can be found in few private collections and institutions across the globe.


Monique belongs to the French National Academy of Cats, she is listed in the centre of Animal Art (Centre de Documentation de l’Art Animalier (CDAA)) and is the official painter of the AJNAC (Association of the national day of domestic animals). 


Some of her works is part of the MESNAGE-AUGIER-NEGRESCO Foundation.


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Monique Gastaud, autopor'trail

'Interesting art with a promising future.'

P. Amiel, Côté Art, 2001

Awards & Exhibitions


1990 - nowadays : many awards in the Provence Alpes Côte D'Azur region and many posters created in association with the animal defence causes.

2021   MONACO            > "DANTE" exhibition 18-22 October 4 Quai Antoine 1er


2021   Nice, France      > personal exhibition Forum Jorge François 28/09-28/10

       MONACO            > "La force du détail" exhibition 11-28 february 4 Quai Antoine 1er


2019   Aspremont, France > Individual Exhibition at La chapelle des Pénitents Blancs from Aug

                           23rd to Sept 22nd


2019   Nice, France      > Exhibition the gallery La Quincaillerie d'Art 1st-30th April


2018   Saint Raphaël     > Salon du Grand Format : 2nd Prize oil painting

2017   Cannes,  France   > Palm Beach, exhibition "Jeux, Hasard & Cinéma" May 5th - June 4th


2015   Bogotá, Colombia  > Happening 'La Femme', exhibition in association with Catalina                                Azuero, reputable fashion designer from Bogotá, Você Studio


2015   World             > Personal portrait, web video, producer Karine Varango

       St Tropez, France > Group exhibition, Dreem Street Gallery

       Saint Raphaël     > Salon du Grand Format :  2nd  prize oil painting

2013   Antibes, France   > 1st painter to enter the World foundation of Marineland 


2011   Nice, France      > 30 pieces of work at the parc Phoenix aquariums

       PACA, France      > Personal interview, Radio France Bleu Azur, 28/02

                         > Personal interview, M6 TV, Accès Direct 01


2008 - 2011 PACA, France > Creation of many posters for the National days of the domestic

                            animals (AJNAC) and various animal causes                 

                         > Personal Exhibition at the townhall 


2007   Nice, France      > Personal Exhibition at the Negresco Hotel


2006   Italy             > Nominated official knight of the GRECI-MARINO academy

       Nice, France      > Nude contest at the Expo centre: 2nd prize, President of the Jury:

                           Sacha Sosno 


2005   Nice, France      > Negresco Hotel exhibition: 1st prize for a world without



2003   Brussells,Belgium > Work listed at The Royal Art & History Museum of Brussels 


       Tokyo, Japan      > International exhibition at the Seiko Museum: Gold Medal


       Nice, France      > International exhibition of 'L’Aigle de Nice': 1st prize


2001   Kobe, Japan       > Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art: Award of Excellence

       Toulon, France    > National Art exhibition: 1st prize, Pastel


2000   Paris, France     > Member of the National Academy of Cats, 30 members lifetime

       Antibes, France   > National exhibition of the repatriated of Northern Africa:

                           Creative award

       Marseille, France > Exhibition at Maison Blanche, Townhall


1999   Kyoto, Japan      > Kyoto National Museum: General Consulate of Belgium Award


       Antibes, France   > National exhibition of the repatriated of Northern Africa: 

                           1st Prize

       Paris, France     > National Art exhition of Cats: 1st prize


1998   Beijing, China    > Group exhibition at the Yanhuang Art Museum