Nicolas Grenier

Nicolas Grenier


Nicolas Grenier’s interest lies in the distorted connections between the many systems we inhabit—political, economic, cultural and social—and the principles or absence of principles at the root of these systems. His artworks, primarily paintings and architectural installations but also drawings, prints, videos and artist books, translate these theoretical, philosophical problems into the visual or the physical. He uses freely the language of architecture and diagrams to imagine dysfunctional models or structures that question the ways in which our current neo-liberal system shapes the social landscape.

Nicolas Grenier lives and works in Montreal, Canada. He received his BFA from Concordia University and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. His work has been exhibited at Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), The Power Plant (Toronto), Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec), Montreal Biennale (Montreal), Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles), Gagosian Gallery (Athens), Triennale Brugge (Belgium), and Union Gallery (London), among others. His work can be found in numerous collections including the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Loto-Québec collection, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, as well as corporate and private collections.

Born in Montreal, QC, 1982

Lives and works in Montreal, QC