BIO

Nicolas Grenier received his BFA from Concordia University in 2004, his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2010, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2016. He lives and works in Montreal and Los Angeles, and is represented by Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Recent individual and group exhibitions include: Dumbfounded Prophets (Luis de Jesus Los Angeles), Precarious Geographies (Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran), Giles (Gagosian Gallery, Athens), The City And The City (Denny Gallery, New York), Vertically Integrated Socialism (Brugge Triennale 2015, Belgium), Promised Land Template (Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles), Marginal Revolutions (KUAD Gallery, Istanbul), Color Consciousness (Torrance Art Museum), and Corner-Thru (Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne, and Union gallery, London). His work is present in various public, corporate and private collections, including the Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec, The Royal Bank of Canada and the Loto-Québec Collection.




EDUCATION


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2010
2004
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
MFA in Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
BFA in Studio Arts, Major in Painting and Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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Dumbfounded Prophets. Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Precarious Geographies. Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal
Vertically Integrated Socialism. Centre CLARK, Montreal
What The Walls Believe
. The Luminary, St. Louis, MO
Le temps de l'œuvre, le temps du travail / The Time of The Work.
SIGHTINGS, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal. Curator: Katrie Chagnon
Vertically Integrated Socialism.
Grootseminarie, Bruges Triennial of Art and Architecture, Belgium. Curators: Till-Holger Borchert and Michel Dewilde.
Vertically Integrated Socialism / Preview.
Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
One Day Mismatched Anthems Will Be Shouted In Tune
. Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Schémas / Assorted Templates. Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal
Pomised Land Template. Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles
Downwelling & Shadow Spills
(2 person exhibition with Travis Diehl). ITP Space, Jackson, WY
Proximities.
Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal
Communautés unies / United Communities. Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal
Model Integrity. MFA Thesis Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
An Age of Glory (Two person exhibition with Rachel McRae). Katherine Mulherin Los Angeles

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Playlist, Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal
Fire In The Mountains,
Moran / ITP Space, Jackson Hole, WY
Built-In, Chapter 2,
Navel, Los Angeles
Built-In, Chapter 1,
Navel, Los Angeles
Focus: Los Angeles
, Art Toronto. Curator: Santi Vernetti
Art Toronto, with Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Voyons Voir
, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal
TAP-1, The Adjacent Possible-1, 3713 rue Basset, Montreal. Curator: Marx-Ruiz-Wilson
NADA Art Fair, New York, with Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Transmission.
Plein Sud, Longueuil. Curator: Pierre Ranou
UNTITLED Art Fair, Miami, with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Art Toronto / with Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Giles.
Gagosian Gallery, Athens. Curator: Artemis Baltoyanni
IMPROMPTU
. Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
The City & The City. Denny Gallery / Pop Up at 150 E Broadway, New York
NADA Art Fair, New York, with Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Territoires imaginés, artistes de la collection Loto-Québec.
Musée du Bas St-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec
Moving Still / Still Moving. Galerie Art Mûr, Montréal. Curator: Anaïs Castro.
Biennale de Montréal: L'avenir / looking forward. Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
Curators: Gregory Burke, Peggy Gale, Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt
CalArts Alumni Foundraiser Exhibition.
2006 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles
Chroma système.
Centre Bang, espace Séquence, Rimouski, Québec
Œuvres Choisies (Sélection de la Collection Loto-Québec).
Maison de la culture Mercier, Montréal
The Work of The Work.
UCSB Gallery, Department of Art, Santa Barbara. Curator: Isabelle Le Normand
Aftertaste. Grand Central Market, Los Angeles. Curators: Becca Lieb, Michael Richards and Tom Lawson
Building on Ruins.
Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
A Marginal Revolution.
KUAD Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
The Road.
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Color Consciousness.
Torrance Art Museum. Curator : Jay Lizo.
CORNER-THRU.
Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Have You Seen my Privacy?
Concord, Los Angeles. Curators: Marco Franco Di Domenico and Tony Banuelos.
CORNER-THRU. London Art Fair, with Union Gallery. London, UK
CPOA Collection, Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec
CORNER-THRU. Union Gallery, London, UK
The Subterraneans. Torrance Art Museum, CA
Toronto Art Fair, with galerie Art Mûr
La Collection Loto-Québec s'expose
. Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul. Curator: Louis Pelletier
Created Worlds and Altered Histories. JK Gallery, Los Angeles. Curator: Thomas Whittaker Kidd
Between the Cracks (Picturing the Fourth Dimension). Centre Oboro, Montreal. Curator: David Elliott.
Mens-moi / Please Lie to Me. Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal
No Horizons. L.A. Pedestrians, Los Angeles Art Platform 2011, CO/LAB section
The Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 / L.A. Pedestrians. 995 & 997 N Hill St, Los Angeles  
Volume. Collaboration with Melodie Mousset. AT1 Projects, Los Angeles. Curator: Andrea Neustein

COLLECTIONS

  Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec
Caisse de dépôt du Québec
Collection Loto-Québec
Claridge, Inc.
Hotel Queen Elizabeth (Montreal)
Royal Bank of Canada
National Bank of Canada
Concordia University, Direction of Financial Services
City of Montreal
City of Longueuil
Groupe Apollo
The Progressive Art Collection
Facebook (Mural commission, Connectivity Lab)
Private collections

 

AWARDS / GRANTS

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Finalist for the Prix en art actuel du Musée Nationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec
Grant for the production of a monograph, Conseil de arts et des Lettres du Québec
Research and creation grant, Conseil de arts et des Lettres du Québec
Prix Pierre Ayot (City of Montreal)
Project grant from the Canada Council for the Arts
Research and creation grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Project grant from the Canada Council for the Arts
Research and creation grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Production grant from the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)
Production grant from the Canada Council for the Arts
Research and creation grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Master's Research Scholarship from the Quebec Society and Culture Research Funds (FQRSC)
Alumni Special Funds Project Grant (California Institute of the Arts)
Litvack Endowed Scholarship (California Institute of the Arts)

RESIDENCIES

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Fundación Botín / Workshop with Carsten Höller, Villa Iris, Santander, Spain
The Luminary, St. Louis, MO
WARP Artist Village, Genk, Belgium

LECTURES & TEACHING

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Invited lecturer / Department of Visual & Media Arts, Université du Québec à Montréal
Invited lecturer / Department of Art and Architecture, Concordia University
Adjunct Faculty in Painting, Concordia University
Invited lecturer / Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium            
Invited lecturer / Academie Brugge Kunsthumaniora, Belgium
Guest lecturer / Painting 300, Professor David Elliott, Concordia University, Montreal
Invited lecturer / Department of Art and Architecture, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY
Invited lecturer / Department of Visual & Media Arts, Université du Québec à Montréal
Adjunct Faculty in Painting, Concordia University
Workshop / Photography and Media, Professor Jo Ann Callis, California Institute of the Arts
TA for Professor Anoka Faruqee, California Institute of the Arts

PUBLICATIONS

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LE TOURNEUX, François, and TWERDY, Saelan. "Structures". Monograph, Galerie Antoine Ertaskian and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, March 2018, 100 p.
BALZER, David; ANTHONY, Robin and JACKSON, Corrie. "CONTEMPORATY WORKS / RBC Art Collection", Toronto, 2017, p.99

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BLACK, Ezrha Jean. "The Fatal Optimism of the Bar Graph: Nicolas Grenier". Artillery, 2018/04/03
https://artillerymag.com/the-fatal-optimism-of-the-bar-graph-nicolas-grenier/
"Episode #5: Nicolas Grenier", Into This Podcast by Marx Ruiz-Wilson, 2017/10/27
http://www.intothispodcast.com/podcasts/2017/10/26/episode-5-nicolas-grenier
CLÉMENT, Éric. "Nicolas Grenier: le styliste du clivage". La Presse, 2017/10/27
http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/arts-visuels/201710/26/01-5141348-nicolas-grenier-le-styliste-du-clivage.php
HOPE, Maggie. "The vibrant landscape of our political climate". The Concordian, 2017/10/17.
http://theconcordian.com/2017/10/the-vibrant-landscape-of-our-political-climate/
TWERDY, Saelan. "Montreal Review: Summer in Darkness". Canadian Art, 2017/06/27.
http://canadianart.ca/reviews/montreal-report-darkness-in-summer/
"La collection d'œuvres d'art de la ville de Longueuil", Longueuil Extra, 2017, p.32-33
"Nicolas Grenier". Revue HB #5 / Structure, 2017, p.70-73 and back cover.
POHL, John. "Quebec artists to keep on your radar in 2017", The Montreal Gazette, 2017/01/06. http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/quebec-artists-to-keep-on-your-radar-in-2017
M CLAUGHLIN, Bryne. "Nicolas Grenier: How to Reverse Art-World Commerce—for a Time"
2016/12/05. http://canadianart.ca/features/nicolas-grenier/
M CLAUGHLIN, Bryne. "Nicolas Grenier", Canadian Art, Automne 2016 (Vol. 33, # 3) p. 9, 132-133
"Giles at Gagosian Gallery". Andy Meets Warhol, 2016/11/15
https://andymeetswarhol.com/2016/11/15/gagosian-gallery-giles/
BOEMIO, Camilla. "Curatorial Practises / Nuove prospettive, oltre le arti visive", exibart.com, 2016/19/10. http://www.exibart.com/notizia.asp?IDNotizia=51127&IDCategoria=245
POHL, John. “Visual Arts: Acquire a piece of art by looking at it” The Montreal Gazette, 2016/07/07. http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/arts/visual-arts-sit-in-a-cubicle-with-a-work-by-a-prominent-artist-for-a-few-hours-and-its-yours
CLEMENT, Eric. “Acheter une œuvre avec du temps...” La Presse, 2016/07/03. www.lapresse.ca/arts-visuels/201606/30/01-4996937-acheter-une-oeuvre-avec-du-temps.php
DOSTIE, Ali. «Le temps, c'est de l'art». Le Courrier du Sud, 2016/06/22.
GYULA, Hegyi. «A vertikalis scocializmus», Népszava (Budapest, Hungary), 2015/11/02.
<http://nepszava.hu/cikk/1074928-a-vertikalis-szocializmus>
GRENIER, Nicolas.  «Horizons / Objet dystopique / Vertically Integrated Socialism». L’officiel Art no15 (Sept-Oct-Nov 2015), p.148-149.
HOLST, Paoletta. «Brugge Als Megapolis (1)». ArchiNed, July 21, 2015. <https://www.archined.nl/2015/07/brugge-als-megapolis-1/>
«Vertically Integrated Socialism». Universes in Universe, July 2015. <http://universes-in-universe.org/eng/bien/triennale_brugge/2015/projects/nicolas_grenier>
DOMINIGUEZ UCETA, Enrique. «Las viejas pierdas dan buena sombra». El Mundo, June 1, 2015. <http://www.elmundo.es/cultura/2015/06/01/556b6cf7268e3ec1558b457b.html>
TOUSLEY, Nancy. "Canada’s Biennale : Montreal’s Star Making Machine". Canadian Art magazine, Spring 2015 (March 15 – June 14, 2015).
"Four portraits / Quebec art stars from the Biennale de Montreal / Nicolas Grenier". Canadian Art magazine, Spring 2015 (March 15 – June 14, 2015, p.92
DELGADO, Jérôme. «Mouvements lents et desctructeurs». Le Devoir, 18 avril 2015.
Also online: <http://www.ledevoir.com/culture/arts-visuels/437562/mouvements-lents-et-destructeurs>
MARTINET, Benjamin. «La terre promise de Nicolas Grenier». Vie des Arts, December 18, 2014. Also online: <http://viedesarts.com/article692-La-terre-promise-de-Nicolas-Grenier>
DANATT, Adrian. «The Perils and Pleasures of The Contemporary Biennale: Case in Point, Montreal». Artcritical.com, December 8, 2014. <http://www.artcritical.com/2014/12/08/adrian-dannatt-on-the-montreal-biennale/>
RHODES, Richard. «The 2014 Biennale de Montréal: More is More». Canadian Art, November 27, 2014. <http://canadianart.ca/reviews/2014/11/27/2014-biennale-de-montreal/>
CLÉMENT, Éric. «Architecte des sans-patrie». La Presse, November 26, 2014, p. A30
«Canadese kunstenaar bouwt woning in Brugse kerk». Focus WTV evening regional news, Belgium, November 20, 2014. <http://www.focus-wtv.be/video/canadese-kunstenaar-bouwt-woning-brugse-kerk#>
ZELLEN, Jody. "Nicolas Grenier and Lily Stockman". ArtScene.com, November 8, 2014. <http://artscenecal.com/articles/909-nicholas-grenier-and-lily-stockman>
Radio-Canada, Chronique culturelle. «La biennale de Montréal». Television news program, October 20, 2014, 6pm.
ZHELEZOV, Yelena. «Bodies and Architecture: discussing Super Studio, Atelier Van Lieshout, colorfield, etc. in relation to Nicolas Grenier's current show at Commonwealth & Council, "Promised Land Template'». 60 minutes interview, KCHUNG Radio, April 22, 2014, 8pm, 1630AM and kchungradio.org
WAGLEY, Catherine. LA Weekly, «5 Artsy Things To Do This Week in LA», April 16, 2014. <http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/04/16/5-artsy-things-to-do-in-la-this-week-including-a-rooster-in-uniform>
WAGLEY, Catherine. «Functionally Damaged». LA Weekly, «5 Artsy Things To Do», December 25, 2013. <http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2013/12/goya_norton_simon.php>
BELL YANK, Sue. «Concord Art Space: The Precarity of The Poets Nest Door». KCET, «Artbound», November 22, 2013. <http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/concord-art-space-cypress-park.html>
COOPER, Josh. « Grenier, Diehl study structures, systems at ITP Space ». Jackson Hole News and Guide, Stepping Out Section, October 16, 2013, p. 10
DWELL, «Art Is Where The Home Is». Dwell slideshow: http://www.dwell.com/post/slideshow/art-where-home#4
CAMPBELL, James. «Nicolas Grenier : Proximities». C Magazine #117, Spring 2013, p.48
CHARRON, Marie-Ève. «Paysages urbains hallucinés». Le Devoir, November 24-25, 2012, p.E6
MALAKOTERON. «the Landscaping of Implosion». Blogue Beauty is Ugliness at Rest, November 28, 2012. <http://beautyisuglinessatrest.blogspot.ca/2012/11/nicolas-grenier-patrick-berube-and-jean.html>
POHL, John. « Extreme doodler’ creates marvellous mental universes», The Gazette, November 17, 2012, p.E7.
WRAY, Lauren. « The introspective and the aesthetic / Acclaimed Art Mûr gallery showcases versatility and dynamism in seasonal exhibit». The McGill Tribune, November 12, 2012.
<http://mcgilltribune.com/the-introspective-and-the-aesthetic/>
SKENE, Cameron. «The ‘Pedestrian Plumbing’ of Nicolas Grenier». Calatolgue Vol 8, No2, for Proximités / Proximities (galerie Art Mûr), p.10.
POULIN, Alexandre. «Proximités : La cohabitation des extrêmes». Calatolgue Vol 8, No2, for Proximités / Proximities (galerie Art Mûr), p.8-9.
"Nicolas Grenier", Le Sabord, #91, Printemps 2012. P. 22, 23, 26, 28-33.
CAMPBELL, James D. "Nicolas Grenier: Communautés unies, United                                     Communities". ETC revue de l’art actuel # 94, oc-no-de-ja 2011-2012, p. 58-61.
POHL, John. "The MAC's Deja: The Collection on Display shows how far art has come", The Gazette, 4 juin 2011.
DIEHL, Travis. "Through a Prism of Reality". Exhibition catalog for Communautés unies, United Communities, galerie Art Mûr.
ELLIOTT, David. "Nicolas Grenier à Babylone". Exhibition catalog for                        Communautés unies, United Communities, galerie Art Mûr.
LAROCHE, Jean-François. "De retour en Californie / avec Nicolas Grenier", 28 minutes documentary film, Idealis Metropolis, www.idealismetropolis.com                    
GERBIER, Marion. "O pour Oboro". Blog voir.ca,
http://me.voir.ca/marion-gerbier/2011/11/06/o-pour-oboro/, 06/11/2011
Interview on Radio-Canada, "L‘urbanisme tordu de Los Angeles". AM with Anne-Marie Withenshaw, 08/03/2010.
LAROCHE, Jean-François. "On the road / avec Nicolas Grenier" 19 minutes documentary film, Idealis Metropolis, www.idealismetropolis.com