Armelle Le Roux

Born and raised in Brittany, Armelle received her BA from the École supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré in Paris. She studied environmental art, with special training in mosaic, fresco, and design. At the age of twenty-one, she began the first of numerous apprenticeships at renowned stained-glass studios in France, Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

For thirty years, Armelle has worked with teams restoring monumental stained glass, including at the San Francisco City Hall, and has managed prominent projects for the St. Thomas Church in New York and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, among many others.

Armelle met Frederick McDonald in 1999, and together the two conceived of the concept and designs for Remembered Light, Glass Fragments From WWII. As project director and lead artist, she selected the 12 other artists of the project.

In 2003 Armelle established her own glass studio, Atelier Le Roux, in Oakland, California. Her work there includes original pieces for galleries and exhibitions, commission design for public and private spaces such as the Tribune Building, illustration, and painting.

Armelle is a painter whose principle canvas is glass. Her innovative technique of painting, etching, and silk-screening on multiple layers of glass, then fusing them together, creates unusual depth, perspective, and movement within a piece, allowing it to play with its environment and lighting.