Philippe Mayaux was born in 1961. He is a painter and a sculptor, teaching at École supérieure d’art et de design de Reins and at École supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon.
Graduated from Villa Arson in Nice (1989), he then participated in numerous exhibitions such as the Ateliers de l’ARC (1991) at Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris; and at Centre Pompidou (Jour de fête in 2000 ; À mort l’infini, a solo show, in 2007 ; L’Objet et le Surréalisme in 2013 ; in 2020, for the exhibition of the winners of the Marcel Duchamp Prize).
In 2009, he was one of the guest artists to La Force de l'art at Grand Palais in Paris. MAMCO in Geneva devoted a retrospective to him in 2003. He won the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2007. La Maison rouge in Paris has presented his work several times (Vraoum ! ; Tous Cannibales ; Sous Influences).
He also exhibited in many countries : England in 2001, at Royal Academy in London ; Brazil in 2003, where he performed a fresco for the city of Sao Paulo ; Japan in 2011, at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo ; USA in 2014, for the exhibition Lost in L.A. ; in 2018, he was also invited in residence by the Flax Foundation, Los Angeles.
Éditions Dilecta published in 2008 Le Quatrième Clou, a collection of graphic poems ; Éditions Loevenbruck / Sémiose published in 2006 a catalogue raisonné ; Éditions de Juillet published in 2019 a book of drawings.