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Marie-Laure Griffe


Marie-Laure Griffe ©Julien Cresp
Marie-Laure Griffe ©Julien Cresp

As a student in secondary school, Marie-Laure Griffe discovered clay and immediately decided to make it her vocation. After studying at the ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres (Higher National School of Applied Arts and Crafts) and at the Paris Higher School of Fine Arts, she settled her workshop in Lagny in 1995. She has now been working for over twenty years in the Paris region where she makes poetic sculptures. Her favourite material is clay, but her passion for modelling also brought her to turn to other materials, including cement, for larger pieces.

Though Marie-Laure Griffe’s approach has significantly evolved throughout her twenty years of practice, she remains guided by one leitmotiv: the fascination she has for the vastness of what is around her, the interaction between individuals and the environment. Mankind is her main subject of observation. Her work reveals insatiable curiosity, stimulated with constant astonishment. Her recent collection of clouds, which to her represent the connection between the sky and the earth, explores this issue of the relationship between the being and infinity again. She gives these nebulous shapes an organic aspect: “clay clouds”, aiming to point out this tension between immateriality and a concrete relationship to the earth, to reality.

Marie-Laure Griffe
Ceramist, born in 1962 in Biel, Switzerland
Lives and works in Lagny-sur-Marne

Exhibitions

2019

  • “Au fil du temps”, exposition à la Maison des Arts de Brunoy.

2017

  • Participation à “Jeux de Dames”, Fontainebleau
  • Un nuage passe, Ecu de France, Viroflay
  • “Atmosphérique”, Galerie Collection, Paris
  • “Ceramic Event”, Bruxelles
  • “Nuage”, Galerie Treize, Carouge, Suisse
  • Galerie Nassau 42, Anvers, Belgique
  • Empreintes, Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris

2016

  • Exposition à la Maison des métiers d’art de Pézenas
  • Exposition sur le thème des nuages, Welcome bazar, Lagny sur Marne
  • Exposition à La Nef, Ateliers d’art de France, Montpellier

2015

  • “Entre Terre et Verre, une aventure contemporaine”, Levallois. (5 mars-24 avril)

2014

  • “Portraits”, galerie Collection, Paris

2013

  • “L’appartement”, Ateliers d’art de France, Paris
  • Salon “Révélations”, Grand-Palais, Paris
  • “Figurativ, sculptur in Keramik”, ceramic talent award
  • Keramikmuseum, Höhr Grenzen, Deutschland
  • Minyom- art, 75015 Paris

2012

  • “Vues sur intérieurs”, Espace art et Liberté, Charenton Le Pont
  • "Ephémère”, Design center Bastille, Paris

2011

  • Exposition “Je rêve” , Ateliers d’Art de France, Paris
  • Ceramic Event, marché, Forest, Belgique
  • “Pigments gourmants, pigments violents”, Design center Bastille, Paris
  • “Sculpturelles”, l’Artelier céramique, Lausanne

2010

  • Les journées de la céramique, place Saint-Sulpice, Paris

2009

  • “L’art est dans ma nature”, Saint-Jean d’estissac, terres contemporaines

2008

  • Salon Céramique 14, Paris - “Incroyable, mais blanc”, Viroflay, France 

2005

  • “Georges Sand, Interprétation 2004”, Couvent des Coredeliers, Châteauroux

Personnal Exhibitions :

2019

  • Projet pour “Embellir Paris”                 

2018

  • Chez Velin et Vue Autrement, Lagny sur Marne
  • Atelier d’Hélène Jacqz, Montrouge

2017

  • “Présences”, Atelier 51, Alençon

2016

  • Exposition “Collection nuageuse”, SEL, Sèvres

2015

  • Marché de céramique, Sèvres
  • Galerie P.Gelot, Paris
  • Galerie Virginie Barrou-Planquart, Paris, Miami

2014

  • Centre culturel de Lieusaint (77)
  • “Le but étant de s’échapper”, l’Atelier, Mitry-Mory (77)
  • Association TERRA, Sèvres
  • Exposition avec la galerie Philippe Gelot, New-York

2012

  • Boutique Talents Opéra, Ateliers d’art de France

2011

  • Espace Prévert, Savigny Le Temple

2009

  • “Surprise”, Centre d’art de l’ancienne Synagogue, La Ferté sous Jouarre

2005

  • “Fantaisies multipliées”, Serris

2003

  • “Figures libres”, Charenton
  • “Les secrets terre de Madame Kitsch”, Lagny

2001

  • Studio Théâtre, Carrousel du Louvre

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