Geoffroy Tobe

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Geoffroy Tobé is an artist and educator based out of San Diego. Born and raised in the French Alps, he trained in classical studio arts and graphic design at Penninghen (formerly Académie Julian) in Paris, France, where he also taught for twelve years. Geoffroy has worked as an Art Director for architects, designers, museums, and other clients in the arts.
Passionate about printing process such as screen-printing and lithography, his work transitioned from graphic design to artistic projects, experimenting in studios in Paris and as an Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. Building from these experiences, he taught at UCSD during Spring 2020 a class on artists publications. Since arriving in San Diego, Geoffroy has focused exclusively on oil painting, a medium he has worked with since his studies.
Inspired by French Moderns as well as California Colorists, his figurative paintings explores nostalgia and memories through people, objects and places. Starting January 2022, Geoffroy will teach studio painting at UCSD.

Selected group exhibitions 

2021 RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2019-2021 Galerie Martine Namy Caulier, Paris, France
2019-2021 Galerie Françoise Durst, Paris, France
2018 Contemporary Print Fair, Paris, France


2006 Master in Art Direction, Penninghen, Paris, France

Teaching experience

2007-2020 Penninghen, Paris, France
2020-present UCSD, San Diego, CA

Selected Collections

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California


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