Nicolas Grenier (1982) holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. He attended residencies at ZK/U Center for Arts and Urbanistics, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Saas-Fee Summer institute of Art in Berlin and the Banff Center. His work has been exhibited at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Power Plant (Toronto), the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, gallery Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Galerie Bradley Ertaskiran (Montréal), Gagosian Gallery (Athens), Denny Dimin Gallery (Hong Kong), the Bruges Triennial of Art and Architecture (Belgium), Commonwealth & Council (Los Angeles) and Union Gallery (London). His work is collected by the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Royal Bank of Canada, the Caisse de Dépôt du Québec, the National Bank of Canada, and others. Grenier won the 2016 Prix Pierre-Ayot from the City of Montreal (2016), and was shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award. He lives and works in Montreal and Los Angeles, and is represented by Galerie Bradley Ertaskiran and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.


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Galerie Bradley Ertaskiran

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Nicolas Grenier



A few selected documents (more recent ones to be added soon):

Sobey Art Awards 2019: Nicolas Grenier
Short video presentation (2019)
[Watch here]

The New Masters: The 2019 Sobey Art Award, Part 1
CBC Ideas, interview with Mary Link (March 2020)
[Listen here]

The Fatal Optimism of the Bar Graph: Nicolas Grenier
Text by Ezrha Jean Black, Artillery (2018)
[Read here]

Nicolas Grenier: Structures
2018. Monograph, 100p.
Text by Saelan Twerdy:
Nicolas Grenier’s Working Systems
[Read in English + Français]

Interview by François Le Tourneux:
Mapping Paradox
[Read in English + Français]

Podcast Into This / Episode #5: Nicolas Grenier

Interview with Marx Ruiz-Wilson (2017)
[Listen here]

Le temps de l’œuvre, le temps du travail / The Time of The Work
Catalogue of the project (2016)