The work of Marie Denis centres first and foremost on an object and how it may potentially be reinvented. Marie Denis' work also focuses on botanical principles. Her installations and sculptures are designed from raw materials and other objects diverted from their typical anchors in culture. She likes to circumvent the rules to realize her visions, and her work is a harmony between the universal and the everyday.
Her work is sculptural: the reigns of Nature are its Ariadne's thread. A vegetable path that "kaleidoscopes" the idea of Nature, its beauty and its fragility.
After studying at Lyon ENBA, Marie Denis completed a residency at Villa Medici in Rome in 1999.
A selection of her recent group and solo shows includes: the group show Métamorphoses du Quotidien curated by Pauline Lisowski at Maison des Arts Plastiques Rosa Bonheur, Chevilly-Larue, France (2020); Le Saule qui Chante, Parc Vansteenkiste, Roncq, France (2019); L’Été Photographique de Lectoure, Centre d’Art et de Photographie de Lectoure, France (2019); Nature des Profondeurs, solo show at Alberta Pane Paris (2018); L’Impermanence at the Fernet-Branca Foundation, Alsace, France (2018); De Fils ou de Fibres at CAC de Meymac (2018); Le Désir at Alberta Pane Gallery in Venice (2017); L'Herbier de Curiosités at Centre d'Art et de Nature, Chaumont sur Loire, France (2017); Comme une Fleur at Centre Culturel Aragon, Oyonnax, France (2017); Dans le Royaume de l'Eau, la Brodeuse d'Eau, in Bodenburg, Germany (2017); in 2016 she exhibited L'Herbier Noir at Galerie Alberta Pane Paris and participated in some collective shows such as Paysages Sublimés in Clamart, X Biennale de Gonesse (France).
Moreover, she won national and international prizes and scholarships, such as FNAGP (2015), DRAC Ile de France (2011 and 2005) and the above-mentioned residency program at Villa Medici, in Rome.