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Nathalie Ferrier

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1965 Born in Saint-Etienne, France.
1984 Moves to Paris.
1993 Birth of her son in Paris.
1994 Moves to New York.
1998 Birth of her daughter in NYC.
1999-2011 Moves to Truro, MA with her children.

EDUCATION
2007 MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
1987 Graduates from ECOLE de HAUTE-COUTURE de PARIS. (Paris School of Fashion and Design)
1983 BACCALAUREATE Philosophy and Languages, Saint- Etienne, France.

AWARDS
1987 PRIX SPECIAL du Jury CHARLES JOURDAN for "Chaussure Bretelle".
1986 PREMIER PRIX de HAUTE-COUTURE POUR LA FRANCE (HAUTE-COUTURE FIRST PRIZE).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2000-2012 Works in the studio.
2004-2012 Teaches Fiber Art, a college credit course at the Cape Cod Community College.
2002-2012 Teachers Art classes/ after school in public schools on the Lower Cape.
1995-2007 Designs and manages her Toy Company “BORN TO BE WILD L.L.C.”(since 1995) . The line is sold in museum stores like MOMA, MFA, National Gallery in DC, De Cordova Museum, San Diego Museum … and Specialty Stores. Born to be Wild toys are colorful educational toys with interesting patterns, made out of wood (dominoes, blocks, pull toys) or soft (stuffed animals) .
2005-2006 Costume Designer for the WHAT theater in Wellfleet, MA.
2003-present Teaches at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum School a children soft sculpture workshop.
2003-2011 Teaches at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (Soft Sculptures/ Fiber Art Construction).
1995 Creation of BORN TO BE WILD L.L.C., her toy company.
1992-1994 Creates and designs her own clothing line & sells the line to BERGDORF GOODMAN in N Y C.
1987-94 Works in Paris as a fashion designer and modèliste for the Haute-Couture collections of Christian Lacroix and Torrente. Fashion designer and modeliste for the Ready To Wear collections of Thierry Mugler and Lolita Lempicka (“Nouveau Createurs” Designers).
1984-1985 Works as a costume designer for the theatre, dance and cinema for Patrick Lebreton, Paris, France.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013 “Installations by Nathalie Ferrier”, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY - solo installation show
2013 “Friend of a Friend”, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY - group exhibition
2011- 2012 ‘SUSPENDED’, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA.
2011 ‘Ex-Votos’, solo show, artist in residence, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable, MA
2011 ‘Ex-Votos’, Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA.
2011 ‘First Invitational Art Exhibition’, TAO WATER Gallery W. Barnstable, MA.
2011 Artist in residence at Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA.
2010 ‘STRANDheadJAM’, group exhibition- ARTSTRAND Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
2010 Landscape group show exhibition- ARTSTRAND Gallery. Provincetown, MA.
2010 ‘SACRED = ART?’, group show exhibition- Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA.
2009 ‘STRANDpaperjam’, group exhibition- ARTSTRAND Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
2009 Faculty Show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.
2008 Solo show at Koussevitzky Art Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA.
2008 Group show curated by Joel Janovitz at Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA.
2008 Group show curated by Helen Miranda Wilson at the Doran Graduate Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
2008 Women’s Point Of View, group show, Higgins Gallery at Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis, MA.
2007 Thesis Exhibition, Fine Art Work Center, Provincetown MA.
2007 Thesis Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
2006 ‘ISLAND’, solo installation, 21 Stephens’ Way, Truro, MA.
2005 Faculty Show, Provincetown Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
2004 Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, solo exhibition, sculpture installation show.
2004 ‘WATER’, group show exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
2004 ‘Feast or Famine,’ group show exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
2003 ‘Peaceable Kingdom’ group show exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
2003 ‘LETOM SWODAEM,’ at The Meadows Motel, Provincetown MA, group show exhibition curated by Jay Critchley.
2003 ‘PASSION SHOW/ICE HOUSE,’ group show exhibition, Ethan Cohen Gallery.
2003 Group Exhibition, Truro Center For The Arts, Truro, MA
2003 ‘RE DO CHINA,’ curated show by Pan Xing Lei, ECFA, New York, NY.
2002 ‘Landscape and line,’ group show exhibition, ECFA, New York.
2002 ‘INTER-SEX-TION,’ group show exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown MA.
2002 "Global conversation in ink on paper", E C F A Gallery, curated group show, MELBOURNE ART FAIR, Melbourne, Australia.
2002 Video and Sculpture Installation, ART SCOPE MIAMI ART FAIR, Miami, FL.

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