Sabine Mirlesse is a franco-american artist living and working in Paris. Her research is centered around the visibility of thresholds and the interiority of landscape, with a particular interest in how geological sites are divined, interpreted, and recounted. Weaving her way through mineral narratives and cosmologies, Mirlesse's multidisciplinary approach manifests across an accumulation of strata, completing sculpture with photography, installation, video and writing. She is particularly interested in the ways earth materials and image come together to create geomantic readings. Her interest in the instrumentation with which we measure the invisible explores a variety of formal possibilities in fusion with a kind of exegesis of landscape. Her creative practice is rooted in her background in mysticism and literature. 
She has exhibited internationally in galleries and institutions and is the author of two monographs (As if it should have been a quarry, 2013, Damiani Editore and Pietra di Luce, 2019, Quants Editions). Mirlesse has partipated in residency programs in North America, Europe, and Asia and has been invited to create several public artworks. 

Mirlesse holds an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree double majoring in History Religion and English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Part of her series Postcards from Volcanoes is currently on show at the Institut d'Art Contemporain de Villeurbanne (until the 28th of July) and her permanent work Ofrenda was inaugurated at Les Arques in 2023. In 2022-2023 she was a laureate for the Mondes Nouveaux prize awarded by the French Ministry of Culture, and created Crystalline Thresholds | Les Portes de Givre, an ephemeral installation of seven portals activated by ice storms at the top of the Puy de Dôme volcano, in collaboration with the oldest weather observatory in France. This project is the subject of the artist's latest monograph, published in April 2024 by Filigranes Editions, with essays by Bernard Blistène, Pierre Coutris, Nathalie Huret and Sabine Mirlesse.

She teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris,  and has been invited to present her work during conferences at the Pompidou Centre and the Sorbonne.  

She is a studio resident at Poush in Paris and is Artist Laureate for the French Ministry of Culture’s Mondes Nouveaux prize.
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