Isabel Collin Dufresne, best known to the art world as Ultra Violet, began painting under the guidance of surrealist Salvador Dali in the 50's and in the 60's was an integral part of the American Cultural Revolution through her association with Andy Warhol's legendary studio, "The Factory."
Today she looks playfully to the future exploring our technologically driven culture. Her most current project as side from the "Self Portrait" series is a symbolic sculpture to be features at the opening of the IXXI Memorial Museum in New York this fall.
She is internationally exhibited and author of a best-selling memoir Famous For Fifteen Minutes: My Years with Andy Warhol where she gives an realist account of this extraordinary relationship. She operates studio space in both New York and Nice, France.
Ultra Violet’s work is in the collections of the Museum Pompidou in Paris, the Knokke-Heist Museum located in the Belgian municipality of Knokke-Heist, and in the private collection of Whitney Museum trustee, Beth deWoody.