In a world where photographs are taken and shared in an instant, Marsolier’s images go through many stages and possibilities before finding their definitive form. Created from multiple photographs captured in a variety of locations, each composition is shaped slowly, over time, layer by layer, through trial and error. This approach allows her to represent the world photographically without showing a specific place, focusing instead on a mental experience. Hers is a kind of perceptual photography, exploring what is sensed rather than the immediately visible.
In a composite photograph, liberated from the single point of view of indexical representation, a new visual vocabulary can emerge. A subtle combination of multiple perspectives, lighting sources, and distances is used to produce disorientation in the viewer. The landscapes are ambivalent, familiar and yet not identifiable. The work probes our relationship to a globalizing world, marked by the loss of its certainties and an overall sense of placelessness. It constructs an experiential bridge between self and environment, blending the physical landscape with the landscape of the mind. As art critic George Melrod put it, the work exists ‘in a limbo-like, in-between state, between fiction and document, between virtual and physical reality.
1972 Born in Paris, France
Lives and works in Soueich, france
2017 Indivisual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant, AARON SISKIND Foundation
2015 ’Transition’ wins First Place in IPA 2015 Fine Art Book category
2013 Houston Center of Photography fellowship winner
IPA 1st place winner in the digital manipulation category
Dave Bown Projects 6th Semi-annual competition finalist
2012 Photo Center North West 17th annual competition 1st place award
2011 4th quarter Forward Thinking Museum JGS photo contest finalist
The Photo Review photo contest, finalist
2010 4th quarter Forward Thinking Museum JGS photo contest finalist
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (selection):
Collection at Center for Creative Photography (Arizona)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Center for Creative Photography, AZ
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
The Michael Wilson Collection
The Daniel Greenberg Collection
2019 Dislocation, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2017 Dislocation, Galerie Richard, Paris
Transition, Zamek Cultural Center, Poznan, Pologne
2016 Dislocation, Galerie Richard, New York
Dislocation, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Robert Crouch + Lauren Marsolier, Volume, Los Angeles (duo)
2014 Transition, Galerie Richard, Paris, France
Transition, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Transition, Galerie Richard, New York
2013 Transition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Transition (II), Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Recent works, E6 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 Transition (I), Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2020 Selected Artworks, GALERIE RICHARD, Paris
2008-2019 “Building and Tree 2”, CCP Heritage Gallery, University of Arizona, AZ
2019 Oeuvres sur papier, Galerie Richard, Paris
30 ans, Galerie Richard, Paris
2018 Gocha, Galerie Richard, Paris
2017 Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum.
Photofairs San Francisco, Robert Koch Gallery
INSIGHTS: New Approaches to photography since 2000, curated by Alexander Montague-Sparey and Allie Haeusslein, Photofairs San francisco
The Billboard Creative LA Public Art Project
2016 Paris Photo, Robert Koch Gallery
Expo Chicago, Robert Koch Gallery
VOLTA Basel, Galerie Richard
The Lives of Pictures: 40 years of collecting at the CCP, Center for Creative Photography, AZ
Digital Figurative, Galerie Richard, New York
Digital Figurative, Galerie Richard, Paris
2015 The Road, Robert Koch gallery
Volta11 Basel, Galerie Richard
Dallas Art Fair, Galerie Richard
2014 Paris Photo, Robert Koch Gallery
EXPO Chicago, Robert Koch Gallery
Texas Contemporary, Galerie Richard
AIPAD New York, Robert Koch Gallery
2013 Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London, UK
Freeway Studies #1, OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
IPA Best of Show Exhibition, Splashlight Studios, NY
2012 Beach Blue, Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia.
Looking at the Land, RISD Museum of Art , Providence, RI
Equivalents, Photo Center North West, Seattle
31 Women in Art Photography, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, NYC
PPAC3, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA
Venice Beach Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Small Works, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA
2011 MOPLA Show, Robert Berman Gallery.
Looking Forward: 10 artists to watch, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.
Summer Show, LA Municipal Art Gallery.
Fuck Pretty, Robert Berman gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Perception and Reality, Snap!, Orlando, Fl.
2009 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LA Art show, Robert Berman Gallery.
Photo LA, Robert Berman Gallery.
2008 Miami Photo, Robert Berman Gallery.