Miyu Productions, one of the leading independent animation production and distribution companies, awarded in the most important festivals, opened the Miyu Gallery in Paris on 23 April 2022. The Miyu Gallery is the first physical gallery dedicated to the arts and techniques of animation in the world and aims to be a bridge between animation artists and contemporary artists.
The objective of the gallery is to offer a space to promote the plastic work of animation filmmakers, but also to include animated techniques in the History of Contemporary Art at a time when more and more visual artists are seizing the possibilities offered by these techniques in their work.
Miyu is thus becoming a global label to disseminate and reflect the talent of the world’s animation filmmakers who have developed plastic and visual work around drawing, sculpture, painting, installation and video art using animation techniques.
The gallery is also intended to be open to all and will be a place of creation and meeting for artists in the field of contemporary creation who would like to use animation techniques for their work via production and exhibition support.
In 2009, Emmanuel-Alain Raynal founded Miyu, a film production company specialized in animation. Passionate about visual arts and collector, he has been keen to create the Miyu Gallery for many years, convinced that the visual work of animation filmmakers, as well as animation techniques, too little known in the contemporary art community, have significant plastic and visual expression potential. He is responsible for all the group’s networks and its contacts with broadcasters, institutions, schools, filmmakers and artists. He stimulates new projects and leads the search for new artists.
Pierre Baussaron manages the company’s administrative and financial activity, the operational implementation of projects and the executive production activity. He ensures the production strategy and the development of projects in collaboration with Emmanuel-Alain Raynal.
After ten years of professional experience in the arts and culture sector as a gallery owner, production manager, project manager and curator, Delphine Duroy joins Miyu’s team as director of the Miyu Gallery.
He joined the Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants (SPI) in 2005 and was appointed film delegate in 2008. He held this position for eleven years, during which he defended the collective interest of independent producers and provided individual support to member companies. In 2019, he joined Miyu, where he managed the legal, administrative and financial management of the group’s companies and their projects.
A student in the Contemporary Art Market at IESA, she joined the new Miyu Gallery team in 2022 as a Gallery Assistant.