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Mireille Vautier
updated: 11/12/2013
website: www.mireillevautier.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Anémone blanche
Le poids des choses (détail)
sac rose
Mariée (détail)
Drôle de bête
Mariée n°3
sac vert
Filet rouge
Marcel1
La femme de l'ogre
Red bag
Agenda 2001
Nuit blanche
Racines carrées
Shakespeare extraits
 
Portfolio Keywords:  books, anatomy, nature, organic, craft, dreams, meditative, memory, science
 
 
Anémone blanche by Mireille Vautier
Anémone blanche
Embroidery on plastic
2007
Dimensions variable
Le poids des choses (détail) by Mireille Vautier
Le poids des choses (détail)
cotton thread and plastic
2009
Dimensions variable
sac rose by Mireille Vautier
sac rose
embroidery on plastic
2007
Dimensions variable
Mariée (détail) by Mireille Vautier
Mariée (détail)
cotton thread and plastic
2008
Dimensions variable
Drôle de bête by Mireille Vautier
Drôle de bête
cotton thread and plastic
2008
Dimensions variable
Mariée n°3 by Mireille Vautier
Mariée n°3
cotton thread and plastic
2008
Dimensions variable
sac vert by Mireille Vautier
sac vert
embroidery on plastic
2006
13.7" x  11.8" 
Filet rouge by Mireille Vautier
Filet rouge
cotton thread and plastic
2008
Dimensions variable
Marcel1 by Mireille Vautier
Marcel1
embroidery on fabric
2006
17.7" x  15.7" 
La femme de l'ogre by Mireille Vautier
La femme de l'ogre
cotton thread on plastic
2009
Dimensions variable
Red bag by Mireille Vautier
Red bag
Embroidered plastic bag
2012
Dimensions variable
Agenda 2001 by Mireille Vautier
Agenda 2001
Thread and agenda
2010
Dimensions variable
Nuit blanche by Mireille Vautier
Nuit blanche
embroidered book
2012
Dimensions variable
Racines carrées by Mireille Vautier
Racines carrées
embroidered book
2010
Dimensions variable
Shakespeare extraits by Mireille Vautier
Shakespeare extraits
embroidered book
2010
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
The whole of my work is centered on drawing. It is expressed on all types of surfaces, such as paper, fabric, glass, and plastic. Also with different tools: brush, pencil, scissors, thread and needle. The techniques that I use are often taken from popular art (monotype, painted glass, embroidery…) The human body is my main source of inspiration. Its inside and outside, its wounds and its vivid memory. Skeleton, organs: ex-votos, precious jewelry protected by the skin which is in turn protected by clothing. Clothing, the body’s covering. The human body is a relic, a base for work dealing with memory. I try to recover and relate said memory with prints (monotypes, carbon drawings), superposing, transparencies, and fragments. And, as if images could revive memory or even each other, I group them together, mirror them, put them in opposition, I create contrasts or complementarities. My most recent work has been embroidery on fabric or plastic. To embroider is for me a means of reflecting on memory, such as families’ memories (passing on by women of embroidered linen in former times, a bride’s dowry, transitional objects). Since embroidery as a custom has today disappeared (in the western world, anyway), many are those that go to flea markets looking for cotton sheets with embroidered initials. Not only for the embroidery’s charm, but surely also to read and revive a family’s memory that has perhaps since vanished, since that particular linen was never passed on. Embroidery is also a means of inventing one’s own family history, or finding the memories of the body that has wrapped itself in the sheets at night, from beginning to end. I want to imagine that these bodies impress their whole lives on fabric. Embroidery is also a commentary on time, for it is an anachronistic and inconceivable thing in today’s world where taking one’s time is a luxury. It is going against the grain, asserting the necessity of slowing things down in order to look at them.

Artist Bio / CV

¬¬2010:Groupshow "Body exhibition"Conrad Wilde gallery, Tucson-AZ-2009:Groupshow 24th Tallahassee International Exhibition,FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee-FL-2009Groupshow"The Body Politic","The Jungle" Brooklyn,NY-2009:International Juried Show, Visual Center of new Jersey, Summit-NJ-2008: Groupshow: Halsey Institut of Contemporary of Art "Mend:Love, Life & Loss"Charleston,SC-2008:Groupshow:Sego Art Center Juried Show,Provo,UT-2008: Groupshow::Intermedia Arts:"Art &Healing:Body Burden" Minneapolis,MN2008: Solo show Safe-T Gallery,Dumbo-Brooklyn-2007: Groupshow:Viewing Fl. Uchida, New York,NY2005 : Groupshow: studio Paris 20ème 2001 : Groupshow: Espace Commines, Paris 2000 : Solo Exhibition: McCann Erickson agency, Paris- 1999 :Groupshow: Ecole Estienne, Paris Contemporary art auction, Paris (Drouot) Art show SAGA :« Petit Jaunais » 1998 : Groupshow:Mairie du 3ème Paris 1998:Solo show:Space Cité Griset, Paris 11eme Contemporary Art show, Saint-Cloud Contemporary Art show, Montrouge Contemporary Art auction,Paris (Drouot) 1997 : Contemporary Arts auction, Paris (Drouot) and province 1996 : Contemporary Arts auction, Paris (Drouot) and province 1995 : Joint Exhibition, « Ateliers du 11eme », Paris 1994 : Groupshow: Michel Lagarde gallery, Paris 1993 :Solo Exhibition “Les éléphants”, Paris11ème 1990 : Solo Exhibition, Municipal gallery, Issy-les-Moulineaux 1989 : Groupshow: studio “Tatoo”Montrouge 1988 : Groupshow: Maison de la Danse-Lyon-1988:Soloshow:Municipal gallery« Itineraires » Levallois -1987 : Degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs