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BIOGRAPHY

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Marilou Chagnaud is an artist whose practice combines printmaking, sculpture, and site-specific installations. Her work revolves around the use of lines, colours and geometrical patterns to investigate spatial perception and movement. Through repetition, grid systems and symmetry, she develops an abstract language that incorporates both two and three-dimensional forms. She is interested in the potential of folds and pliable materials to create dynamic compositions that play with the viewer’s perception and generate sensory experiences.

Born in Montreal in 1983, Marilou Chagnaud lives and works in York, UK. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence (2003-2008), followed by a Diploma from Centre Design et Impression Textile de Montréal (2012-2015).

 

Her recent projects include: Mapping Air, Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC), UK (2023); Contour 556, Canberra Art Biennale, AU (2022); Double movement, National Gallery of Australia, AU (2022); Waveforms, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, AU (2021); Shifting Spaces, Megalo Print+Studio Gallery, AU,(2021); Common Threads, ANCA, AU (2020); The Wave Machine, Canberra Museum and Gallery, AU (2018).

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EDUCATION

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023        Mapping Air, Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC), UK

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                                       

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023        (Upcoming) Les Gestes Blancs, Urban Gallery, FR

2023         Multiples Art Days (MAD), FR

2023         Art-O-Rama, FR

2022         Contour 556, Canberra Art Biennale, AU

2020        Contour 556, Canberra Art Biennale, AU

2020        Common Threads, ANCA, AU

2019         Megalo International Print Prize, AU

2018         Circularity, Design Canberra Festival, AU

2018         GOST, Gallery of small things, AU

2017         Sell Out, Design Canberra Festival, AU

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

2016         Produits improbables et autres échantillonnages, CTCM, CA

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

       

COMMISSIONS

2022        Double Movement, Participatory mural

               National Gallery of Australia, AU

2021        Mural for Ruth Park Playscape

               Redbox Design Group, AU

2018        Play in a loop, Graphic intervention Competition 

               Design Canberra Festival, Civic Square, AU

2016        Frankfurt Kitchen paper wearables

               Designer Valérie Lamontagne/ 3léctromode, CA

2016        Maison Bespokenov

               Master Tailor Cinthyia Chalifoux, CA

2016        L’étoffe du Succès

               Designer Denis Gagnon, CA

2015        Daniel Lahaise Solo Exhibition

               Lilian Rodrigez Gallery, CA

2015        La possibilité d’agir

               Artist Caroline Robineau, CA

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

 

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 

 

RESIDENCIES

2023        'Regards Croisés' with Marine Pagès, Atelier Vis-à-Vis, Marseille, FR

2022-23    Visual Arts in Rural communities (VARC), 10 month Residency program, UK    

2019        L’Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, CA

2017        Megalo print studio + Gallery, Canberra, AU

2017        Craft ACT: Craft and Design centre in partnership with the Australian War Memorial, AU

 

WORKSHOPS & PUBLIC TALKS

2023      Workshops 'Mapping Air' with Newcastle University Fine Art students,

              Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC), UK

2021      'Pattern and Print' course, Sessional Lecturer

             Australian National University, School of Art and Design, AU

2021      Artist Talk with Gina Mobayed

             Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, AU

2019      Floor Talk and conversations with Raquel Ormella

             Drill Hall Gallery, AU

2019      ‘Print, Fold and Repeat’ Screen printing and paper folding workshop

             Megalo Studio and Gallery, AU

2019      Workshop: 'Rayure and ZigZag'

             Canberra Alliance Française, AU

2018      Artist Talk with Julie Bradley and Jodie Cunningham

             Craft ACT: Craft and Design centre, AU

2017      Artist Talk, Artist-in-Residence Program

             Megalo Studio and Gallery, AU

2017      Paper folding workshop, Artist-in-residence program

            Namadgi National Park and Craft ACT: Craft and Design centre, AU

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