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Marilou Chagnaud (b. 1983) is a visual artist based in the UK. Situated within traditions of minimalism and geometric abstraction, her practice spans printmaking, sculpture, and site-responsive installations. She uses repetition, patterns and soft materials to create works that invite reflection on our perception of form, spatiality and movement.

Her recent work pushes the boundaries of paper to explore its sculptural potential through folding, stacking, and hanging.


Chagnaud graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence (2008) and went on to complete a Diploma of Textile Design in Montréal (2015). She has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, France and Australia including ANCA (2020), Canberra Museum and Gallery (2018), ANU School of Art & Design Gallery (2017) and the Centre des Textiles Contemporain de Montréal (2016).



2012-2015         Diploma of Textile Design, Centre Design et Impression Textile, CA

2006-2008       Master of Fine Arts, Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, FR

2003-2006       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence, FR



2021        Waveforms, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Gallery 2, AU

2021        Shifting Spaces, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, AU

2018        The Wave Machine, Canberra Museum and Gallery, AU

2018        Functional Shadows, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, AU

2017        Papiers Flottants, ANU School of Art and Design, AU                                 

2009       Emerging talent exhibition, ESAAIX Gallery, FR          



2022         Contour 556, Public Art Biennale, Canberra, AU

2020        Contour 556, Public Art Biennale, Canberra, AU

2020        Common Threads, ANCA, Canberra, AU

2019         Megalo International Print Prize, Canberra, AU

2018         Circularity, Design Auction Event, Canberra, AU

2018         Gost, Gallery of small things, Canberra, AU

2017         Sell Out, Design Auction Event, Design Canberra, AU

2016         Press vs Screen, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Canberra, AU

2016         Produits improbables et autres échantillonnages, CTCM, CA

2015         BING, Imprimé et nouveau graphisme, BANG Art Centre, Chicoutimi, CA

2015         Graduating exhibition, Textile Design School of Montréal, CA

2014         Textile Fair, Espace Pop, Montréal, CA

2008        Graduating exhibition, Superior Art School of Aix-en-Provence, FR



2022        Art together, Participatory mural

               National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, AU

2021        Mural for Ruth Park Playscape

               Redbox Design Group, Canberra, AU

2018        Play in a loop, Graphic intervention Competition 

               Design Canberra Festival, Civic Square, Canberra, AU

2016        Frankfurt Kitchen paper wearables

               Designer Valérie Lamontagne/ 3léctromode, Montreal, CA

2016        Maison Bespokenov

               Master Tailor Cinthyia Chalifoux, Montréal, CA

2016        L’étoffe du Succès

               Designer Denis Gagnon, Montréal, CA

2015        Daniel Lahaise Solo Exhibition

               Lilian Rodrigez Gallery, Montréal, CA

2015        La possibilité d’agir

               Artist Caroline Robineau, Montréal, CA




2020        CAPO Awards: The Capital Chemist Award, AU

2020        The Michael Hobbs People Choice award, Contour 556, AU

2020        Arts Activities Funding, ArtsACT, AU

2020        Finalist, 2020 National Works on Paper, MPRG, AU

2020        National Assistance Program for the Arts, Myer Foundation, AU

2019         Arts Activities Funding, ArtsACT, AU

2019         Finalist, Megalo International Print Prize, AU

2018         Arts Activities Funding, ArtsACT, AU

2018         CAPO Awards: The Urban Pantry Manuka Award, AU

2018         People’s choice award: Play in a Loop, Design Canberra, AU 




2022-23    Artist-in-residence VARC, Northumburland, UK    

2019        Artist-in-residence L’Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, CA

2017        Artist-in-residence Megalo print studio + Gallery, AU

2017        Artist-in-residence Craft ACT: Craft and Design centre, AU



2021      Sessional Lecturer: Studio and online course 'Pattern and Print'

             Australian National University, School of Art and Design

2021      Artist Talk with Gina Mobayed

            Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, AU

2019      Floor Talk with Raquel Ormella

             Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, AU

2019      Workshop: 'Print, Fold and Repeat'

             Megalo Studio and Gallery, AU

2019      Workshop: 'Rayure and ZigZag'

             Alliance Française, Canberra, AU

2018      Artist Talk with Julie Bradley and Jodie Cunningham

             Craft ACT: Craft and Design centre, Canberra, AU

2017      Artist Talk for the Artist in Residence Program

             Megalo Studio and Gallery, AU

2017      Artist Talk and Paper Folding workshop

             Craft ACT: Craft and Design Center Artist-in-residence program, AU

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