Marielle Plaisir was born in le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. She lives and works in the USA.
Plaisir spent her childhood and her adolescence in Normandie (France), before settling in
Guadeloupe (French Caribbean Island). Her strong attachment to her island will occur after her
studies. Therefore, she searches and from reading history, she learns her past and her identity.
PLAISIR is a French-Caribbean multi-media artist, who combines painting, drawing, monumental
installations and performance to present highly intense visual experiences. She finds inspiration in Italian
quattrocento, Latin, Caribbean and American literature. She uses her daily practice to examine the
many aspects of the individual in the society. She uses textiles, fibers, fabrics which are socially
Through her artworks she finds moments of humor and beauty and discovers evidence of humanity
in our increasingly digital world. From monumental works, to itinerating in-situ exhibitions, along with
books and illustrations for the youth and drawings for animation, Plaisir’s works demonstrate a strong
urge to produce poetical pieces. Her essence is theatrical. Since 2002, Plaisir has exhibited in
numerous group shows, and solos exhibitions throughout the world. She has participated in various
International Biennials of Contemporary Art in Europe, Africa, Caribbean.
As a textile-artist, she’s collaborating with The French designer furniture company Roche-Bobois
( Paris ).
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