Zoé Ouvier was born in 1975 in Montpellier, France. In 2002, she graduates from the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and remains to live for twenty-five years in the French capital.
Since November 2019, she lives and works in Saint Paul-de-Vence.
Zoé Ouvrier uses the technique of engraving to give back to plywood its new nature of wood. She combines this technique with those of painting and drawing. The imprinted bark evokes skin, life, the original matrix of which the forest and humanity are made. Her body of work allows to see and touch a space between nature and texture in a three-dimensional aspect.
Zoé Ouvrier likes to create a dialogue between ensembles by putting the spectator in front of her work.
From her research around the tree arises a whole relationship to the flesh, to emotions, to traces. That is what makes her work poetic and sensitive material. She thus touches the emotional vibration in relation to the very life that surrounds us, to our condition and our place in the environment as human beings. Her trees speak to us and move us.
For more than 20 years, Zoé Ouvrier has denounced the imbalance of the human impact and its uprooting. All her work revolves around this sensitivity and a possible opening towards freedom.
As soon as she graduated from the Beaux-Arts, the press enabled her to gain international recognition.
Some collectors commission Zoé for imposing works for which she must sometimes intervene on the four walls of the same room, like in works created for bedrooms or dining rooms.
She then invites those who enter it to travel through her painting, to listen to the forest according to the seasons, to the intensity of the fauna and the sound of the wind ...
2018 - Four Saisons Hotel, Megeve, France
2018 - Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, China
2017 - Hotel Crillon, Paris, France.
2016 - Four Seasons Hotel, Kuwait.
2014 - Mariott Hotel, Zhengzhou, China.
2014 - Cruise ship: TUI Cruises, USA.
2013 - Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, USA.
2011 - The Westin Chosun Seoul Hotel, Korea.
2009 - the Hôtel de la Sivolière in Courchevel, France.
2007 - Tomorrowland in Tokyo, Japan.
2007 - Suka Restaurant Sanderson Hotel in London, UK.
2022-2023 - « Pensées invisibles », Musée Barbier-Mueller, Genève, Suisse
.Nov 2020 - Duo exhibition « Beyond Nature » with Method and Concept gallery, Naples, Florida
.March 2020 - Collective exposition « Naturellement Plaza » presented by the Plaza Athénée Hotel and Art Photo Expo, Paris, France
.November 2019 - solo exhibition « Animals Tree » with the gallery Podgorny Robinson, Saint Paul de Vence, France
.June 2019 - Collective exhibition « Origini » with the gallery The Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
.December 2018 - Group exhibition with the Podgorny Robinson gallery, Saint Paul de Vence, France
.November 2018 - Group exhibition « An Obsidian Mirror » at the Pierre-Alain Challier gallery, Paris, France
.March 2017 - Exhibition at the Design Day’s Salon with the gallery Territoire, Dubail
.March 2015 - Group exhibition organized by AD Collection, at Quai d´Orsay, Paris, France
.September 2014 - Exhibition of Maison Parisienne, on the theme « Alchemic Ceremony » chez MALLET- Ely House, London
.June 2014 - Exhibition in Basel Miami, with the FUMI gallery, Bale, Switzerland
.May 2014 - Group exhibition organized by AD Collection, in Berlin , Germany
.September 2013 - Group exhibition at Chatsworth House, in England
.March 2013 - Exhibition at the Salon du Pavillon des Arts et du Design (PAD), with the Fumi gallery, Paris
.October 2012 - Exhibition at the Salon du Pavillon des Arts et du Design (PAD), with the Fumi gallery, London
.July 2012 - Collective exhibition at the Fumi gallery in Porto Cervo, Sardinia
.March 2012 - Exhibition at Art Paris, with Galerie Matignon, Paris
.March 2012 - Exhibition at the Salon du Pavillon des Arts et du Design (PAD), with the FUMI gallery, Paris
.May 2011 - Exhibition of Maison Parisienne, on the theme « New Wave » at the Palaces Genevois, De la Paix Hotel, Switzerland
.March 2011 - Exhibition of Maison Parisienne, on the theme « Vegetable Madness » at the Conrad Brussel Hotel, Brussels
.July 2009 - Exhibition at Taï Ping, Boutique de Saint-Germain in Paris, France
.May 2008 - Installation at Baccarat, Boutique de la Madeleine in Paris, France
.December 2008 - Exhibition of Maison Parisienne, on the theme « French artisans » at the Plaza Athénée Hotel, Paris.
.June 2007 - 5th edition of the Saint Germain course, on the theme of « Sweet’Art or the Art of gluttony », in collaboration with chef Damien Nobilé at the Bel Ami hotel, Paris, France
.November 2006 - Exhibition on the theme « Total White » at the Triode gallery in Paris, France
.September 2006 - Exhibition on the theme of « La Trace » at the gallery Rabih Hage in London, UK
.April 2006: Exhibition on the theme « The Forest » at the Renaud Vuaillart gallery in Paris, France