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Nathalie Du Pasquier

           “Maybe I shouldn’t call it abstraction. Maybe I should call it constructivism, because it is volumes and things put together.” —Nathalie Du Pasquier

Feature 3 image Photo: Courtesy of Kunsthalle Wien and ICA Philadelphia

           “Maybe I shouldn’t call it abstraction. Maybe I should call it constructivism, because it is volumes and things put together.” —Nathalie Du Pasquier

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Nathalie was a founding member of Memphis Milano and ever since, she’s been an unstoppable force in shaping design as we know it.

           Iconic artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier's multifaceted practice effortlessly toes the line between art and architecture. Using an exuberant approach to abstract form, her artistic language reflects an interest in geometry, variations and systems. Taking the complexity of simple structures and making them mesmerising.

           She was a founding member of the Memphis group (founded in 1981), Milan’s decade-defining design and architecture collective known for their ‘form follows fun’ ethos. Nathalie designed furniture, textiles, jewellery, carpets and site-specific installations, bringing her unique perspective to a range of design, before turning her hand to her passion: drawing, painting and sculpting.

           Initially depicting still-life subjects and landscapes, her evolving practice is an organic yet steady path of interconnected experiences and creations, heading toward pure abstraction. Two and three dimensional objects play with bold shapes and unexpected colour combinations.

Artist CV

Recent career event

In 2024, Nathalie won of the inaugural BNP Paribes Banque Privée Prize from Art Paris in support of the French scene.⁠

Her solo show Nathalie du Pasquier: Arrangements 1993-2023 is at Villa Noailles, Toulon, France, March 9–April 27, 2024.

Collaborations

Her body of work can be seen as one continuous chain of thought, whether textiles for American Apparel, a series of silk scarves for Hermès, ceramics with Bitossi or a collection of tiles for Italian brand Mutina.

Solo exhibitions

Nathalie's extraordinary vision has been seen across solo shows and group exhibitions at Pace Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Anton Kern Gallery, Librairie Yvon Lambert, Galerie Greta Meert, and Kerlin Gallery and more.

Public collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York

Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Modernism Museum Mount Dora, Mount Dora, Florida

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

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