Muriel Patarroni

Born in 1973 - France


Muriel Patarroni was born in 1973 in Paris. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts décoratifs in Paris.

She works with contrasts offered by the flawless use of charcoal, Muriel Patarroni invites the spectator to gaze at her works in which she expresses her relationship with nature but also her passion for cinematic environments.

Crumbly, powdery and dry, charcoal is the tool since the dawn of time. Essential and simple, it's good for experimenting. Playing around with erasure, covering, scraping or scratching effects, the artist gives a lyrical breath of wind in her drawings and accentuates through narrative emotions that can be felt as much in a dark room as in a rock art sanctuary.

Through interpreting and without any mystery withdrawal, Patarroni's large compositions invite the spectator to go with the flow. Absorbed by the obvious purity of snowy landscapes, the spectator takes a stroll through the woods, and leaves the trace of his look on the immense wilderness.

Human beings aren't directly present. Just a car swept away by a flood, one might wonder if it's floating aimlessly in a calm river under the majestic look of a deer. It is neither black nor white, and the contrast and tranquility are just visible. Muriel Patarroni's works are deliberately made to be ambiguous, they lead the spectator towards a point of balance and leave him the choice to see-saw between his own fears, his dreams, his own relationship with the world. "

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2015 Galerie Picot-Le Roy – Morgat
2013 Fertilité, résidence d’artiste, La Laverie – La Ferté Bernard
Librairie Mille pages - Vincennes
2012 Galerie Hus – Paris
Invitée chez Tzuri Gueta, designer, Viaduc des Arts – Paris
2011 Théâtre de la Girandole – Montreuil
Atelier Champsecret – Paris
2009 Librairie Le Merle Moqueur – Paris
2008 Château de la Forêt – Livry-Gargan


2016 Galerie Claire Corcia - Paris
2015 Summer Collective, Galerie d’(A) – Lausanne – Suisse
2014 Trompe l’oeil, Chantiers Art House – Bruxelles – Belgique
Philippe et Quentin Garel, Vladimir Velikovic, Emmanuelle Pérat, Muriel Patarroni,
Galerie Duchoze – Rouen
Spring collective, Galerie d’(A) – Lausanne – Suisse
2014/13 Winter collective, Galerie d’(A) – Lausanne – Suisse
2013 Minimenta, Point Rouge Gallery – Paris
2012 Galerie Hus – Paris
Quand l’art rencontre l’archéologie, Cité des Arts – Paris
2011 Dessins, Galerie Dufay/Bonnet – Paris
2010 Patarroni/Campeau - Galerie Dufay/Bonnet – Paris
Fantômes de Décembre – Montreuil
Circuit d’Art Contemporain – Paris
2009/08 Galerie La Prédelle – Besançon
2008 APLA, Carré de Baudouin – Paris


2011 Affordable Art Fair - Contemporary Art Fair - Bruxelles- Belgique
2010 Chic Art Fair - Contemporary Art Fair - Cité de la mode et du design - Paris


2014 Muriel Patarroni, Le regard de la photographe Fanny Begoin, Miroir de l’Art n°54, p8.
Muriel Patarroni, Dessin : Point de vue, Miroir de l’Art n°54, p36.

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