A versatile French artist, Julien Gardair was born in Versailles, 1976. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007, where he currently resides. He works in a variety of media from painting to consuming site-specific installations. His work has been shown frequently in galleries and museums since 1996 in France, Belgium, and the US.
Last summer, he covered the walls of the Jérôme Dreyfuss store in Soho using black tape while exhibiting a series of delicate stamp drawings at the Martos Gallery in Chelsea. In France at the La Graineterie in September, he made a monumental carpet cutout installation, a site-specific video installation, and a three-story stairway tape drawing. He just finished two large cork marquetry panels – part of the exclusive and recently revived Manhattan restaurant, Veritas.
Next spring he will have a solo show and an art residency at the Eden Rock gallery in St Barth. This fall, he will develop a new video installation for the show Décor and Installation (Galleries Nationales des Gobelins, Paris and Beauvais, France) based on the experience of the carpet he designed for the French Mobilier National