Born in 1987, Marie Masson is a French artist, a creator of "corporal objects". Combining the techniques of leatherwork, jewellery and plumasserie, her works revisit the codes of ornementation and are at the edge between art jewellery, decorative arts, sculpture and fashion.
The artist assembles, diverts and recontextualizes the intimate and natural attributes of the human and animal bodies: hair, leather, feathers and furs are recomposed in the form of pins and objects of great sensuality. Her works are hybrid devices inviting the wearer to adopt new postures or gestures but also to question the codes of power, gender and hierarchies usually attached to ornaments.
A student of Monika Brugger at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Limoges (Design option), Marie Masson graduated in 2011. In 2010, she studied at Central St Martin's School in London in the Ceramics, Jewellery and Furniture departments.
She has been participating in numerous exhibitions: the Marzee annual Graduate Show at gallery Marzee, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2011) ; Dans la ligne de mire, scène du bijou contemporain en France, at the Museum of Applied arts in Paris (2013-14); Triennale Européenne du bijou contemporain, WCC-BF, in Mons, Belgium, in Gustavsbergs, Sweden and in Paris (2017-18); Materio Talk in Paris and at the French Institute in Barcelona (2017-18), Liées (2019) at Galerie Art Course, Strasbourg, then at the French Institute Barcelona in off Joya and Collectiva Meeting 2019 at Collectiva Gallery in Porto. In 2017, she was awarded the Young Creative Craftsworker’s Award. She lives and works in Bordeaux, France.