Laure Mary-Couégnias (b. 1989, Bonneville, FR) lives and works in Paris, FR.
Laure Mary-Couégnias’s work aims to establish all kinds of dialogues, creating bridges between Naive Art, Pop Art and Surrealism, creating strange worlds that evolve in a universe where tender, naive, violent, sometimes erotic, visions of disturbing poetry are intertwined. Laure Mary-Couégnias questions the place of man in nature or in society; she captures, distorts, contours ideal, monstrous fauna that convey fragmented narratives of existence. Nature is an opaque surface of projection, a deaf fantasy that poses many questions to contemporary man, while challenging our understanding of it, critical and aesthetic discourse at work where zoomorphic writing dissects the decor that adorns the world. As in a theatre in which the actors do not know they are acting, the subject is frozen and becomes a voluntary prisoner of a peaceful nightmare.
Laure Mary-Couégnias graduated from ENSB Lyon, FR in 2015. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions with Dio Horia Gallery, Athens, GR; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, FR; Houg Gallery, Paris, FR among others. Recent group exhibitions include Volery Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Stems Gallery, Brussels, BE; Woaw Gallery, Hong Kong, HK; Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, ILL, Miami, FL, Santa Monica, CA; Ruttkowksy;68 Gallery, Cologne, DE; Ramp Gallery, London, UK; among others. Also, in institutionals show as Contemporary Art Center, Nîmes, FR; Institute of Contemporary Art IAC, Villeurbanne, FR; Contemporary Art Center Le Creux de l’enfer, Thiers, FR; Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam, La Havane, CU; Contemporary Art Center, Hérault, FR; Contemporary Art Center le Vog, Fontaine, FR.