Situated within traditions of minimalism and geometric abstraction, Marilou Chagnaud works across printmaking, sculpture, and site-responsive installations. She combines minimal expression and delicate materials such as paper and textile to create works that invite reflection on our perception of dimensionality, repetition, and movement. Her recent work pushes the boundaries of paper to explore its sculptural potential through folding, stacking, and hanging.


Chagnaud studied at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence (Master of Art 2003-2008) followed by a diploma in Textile Design and printmaking in Montréal (2015).

In 2016, she established her studio in Canberra, Australia.

She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions including Canberra Museum and Gallery (2018), Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre (2018), SOAD Gallery (2017), Centre des Textiles Contemporain de Montréal (2016).




2012-2015 Diploma of Textile Design, Textile Design School of Montréal, CA

2006-2008 Master of Visual Arts, Superior Art School of Aix-en-Provence, FR

2003-2006 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Superior Art School of Aix-en-Provence, FR


2018 The Wave Machine, Canberra Museum and Gallery, AU

2018 Functional shadows, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, AU

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

2009 Emerging talent exhibition, ESAAIX Gallery, Aix-en-Provence, FR


2020 Contour 556, Canberra Art Biennal, AU 

2020 Common Treads, ANCA, AU 

2019 Megalo International Print Prize, Canberra, AU

2018 Gost, Gallery of small things, Canberra, AU

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

2016 Produits improbables et autres échantillonnages, CTCM, CA

2015 Graduating exhibition 2015, Textile Design School of Montréal, CA

2014 Textile Fair, Espace Pop, Montréal, CA

2013 Chaîne créative 03, Tostaky Collectif, Montréal, CA

2012 First year exhibition, CDTM Gallery, Montréal, CA

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


2018 Play in a Loop, Graphic Intervention, Design Canberra, AU

2018 Circularity, Design Auction Event, Design Canberra, AU

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

2017 Twilight design market, Design Canberra, ACT

2016 Frankfurt Kitchen paper wearables/ 3léctromode, Montréal, CA

2016 Maison Bespokenov/ Master Tailor Cinthyia Chalifoux, Montréal, CA

2016 L’étoffe du Succès/ Designer Denis Gagnon, Montréal, CA

2015 Salon Nouveau Genre, Québec, CA

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

2015 Daniel Lahaise Solo Exhibition/ Lilian Rodrigez Gallery

2015 ML Atelier/ Collaboration with artist Laurence Perrault-Mandeville, Montréal, CA

2015 La possibilité d’agir/ Artist Caroline Robineau, Montréal, CA

2014 Collectif Vinyl Love, Montréal, CA


2020 Arts Activities Funding, ArtsACT, AU

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

2019 Arts Activities Funding, ArtsACT, AU

2018 Arts Activities Funding, ArtsACT, AU

2018 The Urban Pantry Manuka Award, CAPO, AU

2018 People's choice award for 'Play in a Loop', Design Canberra, AU


2019 L'Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, CA

2017 Craft ACT: Craft+Design centre 2017 Artist-in-residence program

2017 Megalo print studio + Gallery ACT Artist-in-residence program


Private collections in Australia and Canada