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Nicolas Saint-Gregoire

France 1983

Sculpture, Light Art

Nicolas Saint-Gregoire
Nicolas Saint-Gregoire
November 5, 2015

Nicolas Saint-Gregoire is a French artist and designer, born in 1983, known for his light sculptures created using with Plexiglas and neon. Behind the vivid colors and clean lines of his sculptures, Saint Gregoire’s work is more subversive than it seems at first.

Art of Nicolas Saint-Gregoire

Left Nicolas Saint-Gregoire - Louboutin Orange, Right Nicolas Saint-Gregoire - Louboutin Purple
Left: Nicolas Saint-Gregoire – Louboutin Orange / Right: Nicolas Saint-Gregoire – Louboutin Purple

Since 2007 and his first one-man exhibition titled Show Me the Light, Saint Gregoire has strived to break the invisible boundaries that isolate visual art from other forms of creation.

In 2010, with his exhibition ArtDesign, he sought to transcend the boundaries between visual art and industrial design. The exhibited works are part of a furniture collection – stools, chandeliers, lamps, tables – but are freed from all functional, economic or social considerations inherent in the production of these design pieces. The presentation format – an exhibition in a gallery – and the context in which the works stand, contribute to positioning the pieces as art in and of themselves.

Robe Plexiglas Light Sculptures

Left Nicolas Saint-Gregoire - Robe Mondrian 2, Right Nicolas Saint-Gregoire - Robe Wesselmann Visage
Left: Nicolas Saint-Gregoire – Robe Mondrian 2 / Right: Nicolas Saint-Gregoire – Robe Wesselmann Visage

Meanwhile, Saint Gregoire is interested in another limit, that between the visual arts and fashion. It is only natural that he turns his attention to the personality and creations of Yves Saint Laurent. He shares with the life and work of the designer a similar interest in bringing together various forms of artistic expression. The fashion designer’s phrase “I tried to show that fashion is art” captures the same spirit.

Spinal Collars (with detail)

Nicolas Saint-Gregoire - Spinal Collars (with detail)
Nicolas Saint-Gregoire – Spinal Collars (with detail)

The artist is represented by Artemisia Gallery, based in New York.

Nicolas Saint-Gregoire divides his time between New York and Paris.

All images courtesy of Artemisia Gallery

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Group ShowARTEMISIA GALLERY, New YorkGroup
2013Art LondonGallery Cynthia Corbett, LondonGroup
2013Art WinwoodGallery Cynthia Corbett, Miami, U.S.AGroup
2012Saint Gregoire Rive GaucheGalerie Stephane Olivier, ParisSolo
2012Frimousses de créateurUNICEF, Petit Palais, ParisGroup
2012London Art FairGallery Cynthia Corbett, LondresGroup
2012Art ParisGallery Cynthia Corbett, FranceGroup
2012Art LondonGallery Cynthia Corbett, LondresGroup
2012Art HamptonsGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2012Slick BrusselsCynthia Corbett Gallery, BelgiqueGroup
2012Art SouthamptonGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2012Art San FranciscoGallery Cynthia Corbett, U.S.AGroup
2012Art MiamiGallery Cynthia Corbett, U.S..AGroup
2011ArtCoutureGallery 27, LondresSolo
2011London Art Fair - Special ShowGallery Cynthia Corbett, LondresGroup
2011Art LondonGallery Cynthia Corbett, LondresGroup
2011SLICK 2010Palais de Tokyo, ParisGroup
2011Art IstanbulArt on Gallery, Istanbul Group
2011Group ShowGalerie Stéphane Olivier, ParisGroup
2011Chic DessinGallery Cynthia Corbett, FranceGroup
2011Art HamptonsGallery Cynthia Corbett, U.S.A.Group
2011Art SouthamptonGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2011Art San FranciscoGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2011Volta BaselGallery Cynthia Corbett, BâleGroup
2010Pop MeUsine 27, ParisSolo
2010ArtDesignStranos, Saint-TropezGroup
2010Art LondonGallery Cynthia Corbett, LondresGroup
2010SLICK 2010Palais de Tokyo, ParisGroup
2010Art HamptonsGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2010Slick DessinGallery Cynthia Corbett, FranceGroup
2010Art ChicagoGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2010Art SouthamptonGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2010Art San FranciscoGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2009Art LondonGallery Cynthia Corbett, Londres Group
2009Bridge Art FairNew YorkGroup
2009SLICK 09ParisGroup
2009Art HamptonsGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2009Art on the TopEmpire State Building, New YorkSolo
2009Art ChicagoGallery Cynthia Corbett U.S.A.Group
2009ARC Light ShowLondonSolo
2009The London Art FairLondon, UKGroup
2008Collaboration à l’exposition Design contre DesignGrand Palais, ParisGroup
2008Red Dot FairMiamiGroup
2007Show me the lightGalerie L. Washington D.C.Solo
2007French TouchGalerie L. Washington D.C.Group