I’m a textile and transdisciplinary designer graduated with a Master’s degree in textile design from ENSCI-Les Ateliers in Paris. My work moves towards theoretical and plastic research. At the intersection of various disciplines, I combine fieldwork and creation of matters, universes, shapes and stories. I usually let the observation free from expectations, this blank gap allowing me to raise local and contemporary issues. Observing the world, our relationship with nature, with the space and our possessions invites me to initiate projects where the process and the encounter are often more important than the final shape.

My cutting-edge textile skills enrich a strong colours and materials sensibility, in order to develop news matters and uses in the textile field, but also to provide objects where textile is as unexpected as game-changing.  

When collaborating with clients, I leverage my technical and esthetical skills, my open mind and my human abilities so as to accompany them all along their projects.

Please feel free to contact me for further information or to share your projects and ideas !



contact
︎ garance.maurer(at)gmail.com
︎ @graour
︎ garance maurer



approach           



" The game rules of the handyman, Levi-Strauss writes, is that he always manages "with what’s to hand", meaning with a finite and heterogeneous set of tools and materials he finds around him. The activity of the handyman is developing through the opportunities, the chances that he can take: in the line of a ragman, he picks up bits of strings, he recycles residues, the abandoned objects that linger here and there. He hijacks the meaning, the original use, to make it serve something else, that is to say, other senses. But above all, remember that the handyman is someone who lets himself be solicited by the possible meanings and uses that he finds in objects and materials. For the handyman, the space around it and what it contains are not neutral and in a homogeneous indifference. Covered with traces and signs the environment have a face, reliefs, folds; a physiognomy carrying meaning and values. "


Jean-Marc Besse in “Habiter”








FORMATION
MASTER IN TEXTILE DESIGN
ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris
With the «Innovation mention» (2014-2018)

BACHELOR IN FASHION AND ENVIRONNMENT DESIGN
OPTIONS: TEXTILE, MATERIALS AND SURFACES
ENSAAMA-Olivier de Serres, Paris
With Honours (2012-2014)

UPGRADE IN APPLIED ARTS (MANAA)
ENSAAMA-Olivier de Serres, Paris
With Honours (2011-2012)

BACCALAURÉAT IN SOCIAL ECONOMICS
INTERNATIONAL OPTION, SPANISH
Lycée Joffre, Montpellier, France
With Distinctions (2010-2011)


RESIDENCIES
L’ENVERS DES PENTES - ARTIST IN A MOUNTAIN REFUGE RESIDENCY
Living and creating in an high mountain refuge during a week in order to put forward a peculiar interpretation of the territory. Working on colour (creating my own natural pigments based paint and research on the habitat).
http://lenversdespentes.com/residencesdartistes/
Refuge de La Lavey,  Parc National des Écrins. (August 2019)

ITINERANT TEXTILE RESIDENCY IN MEXICO
7 artistic micro-residencies with the Mexico’s French Alliances: collaborating with craftsmen (weavers, embroiderers, basket makers, ceramists), contemporary artists, designers, anthropologists, museums, schools and universities.
Exhibitions, conferences, workshops, meetings, press interviews, ...
Mexico (March - June 2019)


FREELANCE MISSIONS
DESIGN
ATELIER LUMA
Weaving for Atelier Luma, exhibition pieces
Arles, (December 2019)

PLANTS AND COLORS x STUN CAMP
Workshop organized together with Charlène Guillaume and Louise Raguet during the STUN Camp at Vive les Groues, a wild land temporary occupied by Yes We Camp in Nanterre.
Collecting and identifying the rich biodiversity of this wasteland, extracting colors from the plants, painting and printing with the neighbours and the STUN campers to create a sensible cartography of these species and of the place.
Nanterre, (October 2019)

JONGERIUSLAB (HELLA JONGERIUS)
Textile design and product design. Contribution to the exhibition Breathing Colour  (London Design Museum, Boijmans Van Beuningen).
Berlin, (February - July 2017)

BELLASTOCK
Workshop: plants prints.
Bobigny (May 2016)

GRAPHIC DESIGN
VALIDITY
Graphic design and art direction. Paris (January 2019)

EKOS BRASIL / SUSTREM 2018
Graphic design, service design, film making and art direction for the conference cycle SustRem 2018 (Sustainable Remediations related to contaminated sites and groundwater in developing countries). Event in São Paulo in November 2018.
São Paulo and Paris, (2017-2018)

TRIOTECH
Graphic design assistant - helping at the creation of the visual identity of the OP-Direct software.
Montpellier (June 2012)

+ various wedding invitations, exhibition posters, flyers, ... (illustration and editing)

PHOTOGRAPHY
VERITY MAGAZINE
Publication of a photo serie in the bilingual femenist magazine.
(September Issue 2016)

HANG'ART
Event photography, Paris (May 2016)

PSE (POUR UN SOURIRE D’ENFANT)
Event photography, Paris (June 2015)
GROUP SHOWS
REFUGES
Musée Dauphinois, Grenoble
(3 March 2020 - 21 June 2021)

L’ENVERS DES PENTES
Centre d’Art Contemporain Villa du Parc, Annemasse ( 16 - 18 January of 2020)
Centre d'Art la Halle,
Pont-en-Royans, (1st of February of 2020)
Centre d’Art Contemporain Les Capucins, Embrun, ( 6 - 8 February of 2020)

MULTIPLES
Showcase Gallery,
Grenoble (30 October - 15 December of 2019)

FESTIVAL 100% / L’EXPO
Exhibition of the Lieu, Liens project (ENSCI diploma project),
La Vilette, Paris (20 March - 31 March of 2019)

DU TEXTILE ET DE LA COULEUR - DIPLÔMES TEXTILE
Exhibition of the Lieu, Liens project
ENSCI-Les Ateliers gallery , Paris (13 June - 25 June of 2018)


SOLO SHOWS
MIRADAS (ENTRE)TEJIDAS - UN CAMINO TEXTIL POR MEXICO
Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City, Mexico
(8 June - 8 July of 2019)
itinerant exhibition, + destinations to come in 2020

10 DIAS - SALTILLO - TRAMAS
Museo de Artes Graficas, Saltillo, Mexico
(30 May - 2 June of 2019)

10 DIAS - SAN LUIS POTOSI - ENCUENTROS
Museo Leonora Carrington, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
(15 May - 2 June of 2019)

10 DIAS - QUERETARO - IDENTIDADES
Museo Regional, Querétaro, Mexico
(2 May - 2 June of 2019)

10 DIAS - MERIDA - INTERSECCIONES
Fab Lab Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
(12 April - 22 April of 2019)

10 DIAS - SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS
Casa de la Ciudad, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
(2 April - 20 May of 2019)

10 DIAS - TENANGO DEL VALLE - DUALIDAD
Museo Roman Piña Chan, Tenango del Valle, Mexico
(23 March - 23 May of 2019)


WORKSHOPS
PROMENADES BLANCHES (DANCE AND CARTOGRAPHY)
Workshop given by Alain Michard (choregrapher) and Mathias Poisso (artist, subjective cartographies).
Creation of sensory and immersive walks by Paris. 
Performances as part of the festival Signes d’Automne.
Paris (September-November of 2018)

SYSTÈMES D'EAU (LANDSCAPE BIENNIAL)
Partnership between designers and landscape architects (Atelier de l’Ours, École de la Nature et du Paysage). Working with the city rain water, installation of recuperation systems in-situ and public sensibilization during the biennial events.
Blois (March 2018)

ENSCI x CHIBA UNIVERSITY
Project around the development of a territory and work on the reconstruction of its identity after a major climatic event (tsunami).
Franco-Japanese designers teams.
Iwaizumi and Tokyo, Japan (September 2015)

EMMAÜS CONNECT
Workshop animated by Marie Coirié, designer. Ethnographic design, service design. Paris and Saint-Denis, France (March 2015)


INTERNSHIPS / VOLUNTEER
ESPERIENZA PEPE
Volunteer in the Caserma Pepe site,
« Lieu Infini » as part of the Venice Architecture Biennial.
Participatory architecture with the studios Encore Heureux,
Yes We Camp and Biennale Urbana.
Lido, Venice (ten days, October 2018)

JONGERIUSLAB (HELLA JONGERIUS)
Textile design and product design. Contribution to the exhibition « Breathing Colour » and working in the clients projects of the studio (Vitra, Maharam, Galerie Kréo, Artek, Mutina, ...)
Berlin (September 2016 - January 2017)

PINEDA COVALIN
Upmarket fashion brand. Design of a scarf, window display, fashion show organisation Mexico City, Mexico (June 2013)




+
Driver’s Licence
First Aid Diploma


2019





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