The work of Marie Denis centers first and foremost on an object and how it may potentially be reinvented. Marie Denis' work also focuses on botanical principals. Her installations and sculptures are designed from raw materials and other objects diverted from their typical anchors in culture. She likes to circumvent the rules to realize her visions, and her work is a harmony between the universal and the everyday.
Her work is sculptural: the reigns of Nature are its Ariadne's thread. A vegetable path that "kaleidoscopes" the idea of Nature, its beauty and its fragility.
After studying at Lyon ENBA, Marie Denis completed a residency at Villa Medici in Rome in 1999.
A selection of her recent group and solo shows includes:
In 2020, Métamorphoses du quotidien, group show, curated by Pauline Lisowski atMaison des arts Rosa Bonheur, Chevilly-Larue, France; in 2019 Le Saule qui chante, Parc Vansteenkiste, Roncq, France, L’Été photographique de Lectoure, Centre d’art et de photographie de Lectoure, France; in 2018 Nature des Profondeurs, solo show at Alberta Pane Paris, L’impermanence at the Fernet-Branca Foundation, Alsace, France
De fils ou de fibres at CAC de Meymac; in 2017 Le Désir at Alberta Pane gallery in Venice, L'Herbier de Curiosités (Centre d'Art et de Nature, Chaumont sur Loire, France), Comme une fleur (Centre Culturel Aragon, Oyonnax, France) and Dans le royaume de l'eau, la brodeuse d'eau, in Bodenburg (Germany); in 2016 she exhibited L'Herbier Noir at Galerie Alberta Pane Paris and participated in some collective shows such as Paysages Sublimés in Clamart, X Biennale de Gonesse (France).
Moreover, she won national and international prizes and scholarships, such as FNAGP (2015), DRAC Ile de France (2011 and 2005) and the above mentioned residency program at Villa Medici, in Rome.