Born in 1976 - France
Born in 1976, Murielle Belin lives and works near Nancy, in the North East of France.
As a child she was already familiar with all sorts of artwork, as she was often going to artists' studios when she was not yet in her teens (various artists such as painters, puppeteers, conjurors, sculptors or even poets). Murielle Belin used to restore paintings now and again, before deciding to devote herself full time to her own creation.
Her dark and highly sensitive universe is mainly inspired by ancient iconographies (anatomy paintings, ancient and modern bestiaries, religious or scientific prints). She is particularly fond of classic art techniques such as oil painting on wood, clay or engraving, and fringe techniques such as taxidermy and quilling.
Somewhere between singular, visionary or surrealistic art, the artefacts originating from Murielle Belin's workshop are patiently and meticulously designed. They are the product of a spontaneous and instinctive blend of skilful art and popular imagery, revealing a tinge of cynicism and humour behind the gloomy landscapes and tormented characters.
2014: LAST RITES COLLECTIVE SHOW, Last Rites Gallery, New-York (USA)
2013: RENAISSANCE, Bora Baden Gallery, Nancy (France).
HEY! MODERN ART & POP CULTURE, Galerie du bas, Halle Saint-Pierre Museum, Paris (France).
JE NE VOUDRAIS PAS DE ÇA CHEZ MOI ! [NOT IN MY BACKYARD!], La Louve Gallery, Arlon Cultural Center, (Belgium).
2012: TABOO, Last Rites Gallery, New-York (USA).
ANOMALIES, CoproGallery, Santa Monica (USA).
ESCARGOTS À GOGO [SNAILS GALORE], Le Daily-Bul, La Louvière (Belgium).
INSTINCT’ART, Auberive Abbey, Auberive (France).
2011: HEY ! MODERN ART & POP CULTURE, Halle Saint-Pierre Museum, Paris (France).
UBU SOUS LA DALLE [UBU UNDER THE FLAGSTONE], 10TH anniversary of André Blavier’s occultation, Archéoforum, Liège (Belgium).
MÉTAMORPHOSE EN BORD DE CIEL [METAMORPHOSIS ON THE EDGE OF THE SKY], L’Art de rien Gallery, Paris (France).
ART.METZ, Metz (France).
2009: LES RÉCALCITRANTS [THE RECALCITRANTS], Richard Nicolet Gallery, Oppède (France).
ANIMALIA, Barrois, Bar-le-Duc, (France).
2008: with Gérard Cambon, Ovadia Gallery, Nancy (France).
Tem Gallery, Goviller (France).
2007: LE CALENDRIER DES MIGRATIONS [THE MIGRATIONS CALENDAR], Espace Paul Wurth, Luxembourg (Luxembourg).
SALON LES ELYSÉES DE L’ART, Béatrice Soulié Gallery, Paris (France).
MÉTAMORPHOSE ET TÉRATOLOGIE [Metamorphosis and Teratology], MONSTER International Seminar, Museum of Natural History, Nancy (France).
COLLECTION PATAPHYSIQUE D’UN AGITÉ DU BOCAL [PATAPHYSICAL COLLECTION OF A BATS-IN-THE-BELFRY], Robert Legendre Library, Laval (France).
2015 : MORCEAUX CHOISIS : Galerie Grand'Rue, Poitiers, France
2012: LOUISE AGNÈS ET LES AUTRES [LOUISE AGNÈS AND THE OTHERS], Béatrice Soulié Gallery, Paris (France).
2010: La Louve Gallery, Louftémont (Belgium).
2009: ŒUVRES RÉCENTES [RECENT WORKS], Béatrice Soulié Gallery, Paris (France).
DESSINS [DRAWINGS], Ovadia Gallery, Nancy (France).
2008: ŒUVRES RÉCENTES [RECENT WORKS], Béatrice Soulié Gallery, Paris (France).
2007: LE MUSÉE AUX MÉTAMORPHOSES [THE METAMORPHOSES MUSEUM], Robert Schumann Center, Attert (Belgium).
2006: PEINTURES, BOCAUX ET DESSINS EN CLOQUE [PAINTINGS, JARS AND DRAWINGS], Béatrice Soulié Gallery, Paris (France).
Auberive Abbey, Auberive (France).
Treger-Saint-Silvestre Collection, São João da Madeira (Portugal).
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