"The artist is a complex being (...)
He hosts the invisibility of the world." Nathalie Grenier
Nathalie Grenier was born in Paris in 1966 where she lives and works.
Graduated of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, she opts for painting, but it is with the engraving that she unhooks her first exhibition. In 1995, Via Appia, a set of six engravings on plexiglas, introduced with a text by Michel Butor, are the theme of an exhibition at the Baudoin Lebon Gallery in Paris. A book is published and the artist is immediately launched. In 1997 the first exhibition of paintings and drawings is held at the same address. It will be followed by many others, particularly in Brussels at the Fred Lanzenberg Gallery which exposes the artist regularly since.
Early on, Nathalie Grenier participates in several exhibitions: at Saga, at the FIAC, at Art Brussels, at Art Paris and won several prestigious awards: Talens Award (1988), Centre National du Livre Award for Via Appia (1994), Special Mention Lacourière Award (1996), Gravix Award (2001). Her works are traveling throughout France and Belgium, but also in Germany, Canada, India, Korea, Switzerland, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon.
In 2014, and for the twentieth anniversary of Alice Mogabgab Gallery, Nathalie Grenier exhibited for the first time in Beirut twenty engravings on the theme of motherhood. They are delicately accented with splashes of colorful paint.
In 2015, the artist is again invited for a personal exhibition of her recent paintings: Improbable places. A series of landscapes organized around the theme of water and realized in 2014. Fifteen paintings in acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on canvas and treated in a technique that she masters marvelously: Nathalie Grenier projects and overlays myriads of colored points to create the space. In Le Soir January 22, 2014, Danièle Gillemon speaks of “a gesturing adventure, hail-like small colored drops related to the dripping of Pollock, (which) confuses and explodes the landscape vision “. From this explosion of matter, from those fireworks of paint, spurts out the light and with it, a new and free interpretation of landscape.