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Andrea Renner Ipaktchi 

E-mail: andrea.ipaktchi gmail

instagram @Aprilsinparis

Twitter: AprilinParis


Professional info

 (Born February 18, 1965)  American painter, writer, illustrator, improvisor and cartoonist living in France .


Her most recent paintings and drawings were exposed in 2018 and 2016 Matterhouse in Jackson, Wyoming, 2016 at Galerie Metanoia  in Paris, and Point du Jour in Paris. 


Due to her personal connections that span all over the world, her work is in collections from the USA to Europe to the Middle East.


English, French

Work experience

Freelance Illustrations and Expositions 2005- present

Matterhouse - Jackson, Wyoming : Paintings on paper

   Galeries Metanoia)  Paris, France: “A grain of Rice” paintings and mono prints

   Galerie Du Jour - Paris 16 City Hall “FEMME” paintings

NEW IMPROV French Tour:  Live Drawing for an Improv show

  MasterChef Christian Constant Newsletter illustrations, gift bonds, special occasions

   Felix et Co Illustrations Digital and paper Advertising campaigns


Paris Opera & Ballet: Illustrations and pop-up invitation for The Nutcracker

   Didier Edition: Illustrations for math text book for children

   International Herald Tribune advertising section: online illustrations and  animations

   Urchins & Angels Magazine-UK:  Illustrations for parent’s magazine

    Asahi Shimbun-Newspaper in NYC Monthly comic strip ‘Taro’, 

    The Paris Times, Monthly comic strip ‘April in Paris’ and editorial illustrations                   

     Lila Azam Zanganeh, author:  Illustrations for a essay book on Nabokov and Happiness 

     Mary Kearns, author:  Illustrations for a self-help book ‘It’s Your Time Now’

     Museum Cite des Sciences: 2-D & 3-d  car simulator demo for children’s road safety French Ministry of Education: interactive animation about ecology for children

    Lariboisier Hospital Paris:  7 meter long indoor mural

     Nursery School Cour Debille: 2 meter long indoor mural

     Elementary School EABJM: 3 m long outdoor mural design with student’s drawings


Parsons School of Design – Bachelor’s of Fine arts in Illustration 1984-1989


Illustration Coordinator France for Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators


Committee member for La Fondation Jeannine Manuel 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Artist Residency 

Printmaking residency January 2019

Tyrone Guthrie Annamakerrig, Ireland

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