The Drawing Lab
A place of experimentation
Founded by Christine Phal in 2017 on a philanthropic model, the Drawing Lab Paris is a private art center entirely dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary drawing.
By producing 4 exhibitions a year, it aims above all to be a place of experimentation and production of drawing in all its forms, giving artists the opportunity to take drawing out of the sheet and explore all its facets. Its programming is ensured by an artistic committee in charge of selecting 3 exhibition projects proposed on the occasion of a call for projects by 3 artist/curator duos. Each winning duo receives an endowment of 20,000 euros excluding tax for the production of the new works of the exhibition as well as their remuneration.
In addition to the production of exhibitions, the Drawing Lab ensures communication, dissemination, reception of audiences, cultural mediation, publication of a catalog and the organization of satellite events of the exhibition for a budget of 15,000 euros HT per exhibition.
The 4th exhibition is that of the winner of the Drawing Now Prize, awarded during drawing now Art Fair and endowed with 5,000 euros excluding VAT.
The vocation of this place located on level -1 of the Drawing Hotel is to ensure the dissemination of contemporary drawing to all audiences.
Drawing Lab and Drawing Hotel
Drawing Lab Paris is located at the lower level of Drawing Hotel, founded by Carine Tissot. Unlike the so-called "arty" hotels, the hotel's vocation is to highlight the work of contemporary artists as a "total" work of art: five artists have been selected by Carine Tissot, the director, to appropriate the floors of the establishment.
The corridors of each floor were entrusted to them on the model of the carte blanche and the rooms are then declined according to the construction, creation and originality desired by each of them. Each floor is therefore unique.
Ideally located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, near the Comédie Française, the Louvre Museum and the Decorative Arts Museum, the hotel and the art center benefit from this artistic proximity.
The D. Shop
Link between the Drawing Lab and the Drawing Hotel, the D. SHOP is the reference shop for contemporary drawing and is located on the ground floor of 17, rue de Richelieu.
The bookstore offers many works dedicated to contemporary drawing in French and English: amateurs will always find something to satisfy their curiosity.
This shop dedicated to drawing has a stationery part, bookstore, and also offers original objects and artists' jewelry.
A whole part of the shop is devoted to children and to learning to draw. Finally, to highlight the original work carried out by each artist on the floors of the Drawing Hotel, Drawing Shop publishes objects imagined by each of them.
The Drawing Society
Committed throughout the year to defend contemporary drawing, Christine Phal and Carine Tissot created the Drawing Society to respond to their desire to federate around them a community of art lovers, professionals and curious people to support contemporary creation.
DRAWING NOW Art Fair was born in 2007 and since 2017, the Drawing Hotel and the Drawing Lab have enabled them to diversify their actions in favor of drawing.
Every DRAWING SOCIETY subscription helps the realization of exhibitions and events!
DRAWING SOCIETY members benefit from advantages of all three entities devoted to the promotion of contemporary drawing in the art scene in France.
The DRAWING NOW Art Fair, Drawing Lab, and Drawing Hotel make Paris vibrate to the rhythm of contemporary drawing around the year!
Join the Drawing Society
Invitations to openings, VIP Pass, discounts at the D. Bar, the D. Shop shop, access to the hotel's Rooftop... Enjoy exclusive benefits while supporting contemporary creation!
The Drawing Universe
A unique destination designed as an invitation to discover contemporary drawing