Exhibition Dates: 02/13/2019 - 03/08/2019
Currently Based: Santa cruz, California
ARTIST WEBSITE: kaliegranier.com
Kalie Granier (born in 1984 in Toulouse) is a California-based French contemporary artist. She graduated from the ESAG, Penninghen School of Visual Art in Paris in 2006. The foundation of Kalie’s paintings are wood tondi, which harken the tondo of the Renaissance, a relief based on the circular. What is at the top is like what is at the bottom, there is no gravity but a central point, an axis around which spins the subject. The visual destabilization is strengthened with the lines of a geometric, crystal clear network, in addition to the application of color using the neo-impressionist method of pointillism. Whether looking from above or below, we are brought to forget our own rhythms.
Following her second solo exhibition at Linz Gallery, Paris, in 2013, Kalie then exhibited at OFF ART FAIR, Brussels, and at the Art Élysées, Paris, during FIAC 2013. The following year, she accepted a residency in Song-zuang, Beijing, China. Kalie’s work has been included in exhibitions in La Mouche Fondation with German sculptor Robert Schad. In 2016 she had a solo exhibition at Cheloudiakoff Gallery in Belfort and in 2017 she went to auction by Pierre Cornette de Saint Cyr in Paris and a solo exhibition at Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz.