Settled in Paris in 1960, and graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1964. From 1966, his work was visible in several personal and group exhibitions, Impact at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Céret, Distances to the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris in 1969, alongside Jaques Poli and Hervé Télémaque, or Twelve Years of Contemporary Art at the Grand Palais in 1972. In 1987, it was at the Galerie de France that he presents his work, then in 1994 at the Maeght gallery, Barcelona. He regularly exhibits in both public and private institutions.
In 1968, he participated in the establishment of the Art department of the University of Vincennes-Paris VIII. He taught there from 1969 to 1975. He then taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille-Lumigny, then at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris for nearly twenty years.
Joël Kermarrec’s works have entered the collections of various museums and public institutions, such as those of the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris, the Center Georges Pompidou, the Maeght Foundation, the FNAC, the CNAP, and FRAC Ile-de-France, PACA, and Languedoc-Roussillon.
www.ftn-books.com has the 1970 galerie Withofs catalogue available