(Bourg-Saint-Andéol, 1972)Marie Denis was born in 1972 in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, in France.
She lives in Paris and works everywhere. After studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, she undertook a residency program at Villa Medici in 1999.
Her latest personal exhibitions are: Nature des Profondeurs at Galerie Alberta Pane (Paris), 2018, L’Herbier de Curiosités at Centre d’Art et de Nature Chaumont sur Loire (2017), L’Herbier Noir, at Galerie Alberta Pane (Paris) and Pâques Noire at Galerie Régent (Saignon) in 2016.
Moreover, her work has been exhibited in Les Particules, Le Voyage à Nantes, in Se souvenir des belles choses, Collection Frac de Pays de la Loire, in L’impermanence, Fondation Fernet-Branca and De fils ou de fibres, CAC de Meymac in 2018.
Her work was also on show at Monnaie de Paris, Maison Rouge, Palais de Tokyo and Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.
“As a child I would create the windows of the lingerie shop of my dear grandmather and I would run in the countryside. Since then, I’ve never stopped to embrace nature within spaces to reinvent it and give birth to art works that open to the public’s sensitivity.”
I’m very happy that my universe has been chosen to interact with the esprit of Giovanardi SpA, I feel honoured and enthusiastic to measure myself in revisiting my work ; to draw from my repertoire and to create a new piece that represents our new collaboration. As a child I would create the windows of the lingerie shop of my dear grandmather and I would run in the countryside. Since then, I’ve never stopped to embrace nature within spaces to reinvent it and give birth to art works that open to the public’s sensitivity. For twenty years I’ve been conducting this research on vegetable universe, from esperimentations to metamorphosis, in which I try forms and materials. My work acquires photographic forms, printed, sculptured, glazed with minerals, or captured between two glasses : I constantly filter and revisit the techniques that fertilize my forms. Through these explorations my subjective point of view on nature displays itself, expressing poetry in matter and materials.