Jean-Michel Meurice

Born in 1938, in Lille, France
Lives and works in Paris, France


1957     Fine Arts School of Tournai, France


Jean-Michel Meurice was born in Lille in 1938. As a student of the Art School of Tournai in 1957, he meets Pierre and Colette Soulages in the sixties and exhibits at the gallery Jean Fournier in 1966. At the same time, he starts up a filmmaker work by a series of artists' portraits (Bram Van Velde, Sonia Delaunay, Alberto Burri…). Four of his Penelopes are in the Musée d'Art Moderne's collections and in 1987, he was assigned the realization of a ceiling in the Picasso museum of Antibes. He received the National Grand Prix in 1992 for his whole work. His pieces are exhibited all around the world (Tokyo, Beijing, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris, etc.).


1992     National Grand Prix of Audiovisual Creation
Jean-Michel Meurice never belonged officially to the group but he can be considered a major actor of the Supports/Surfaces movement. By 1963, he had undertaken not the deconstruction of painting, but rather the questioning of its artifice. With a saturated brush he repeatedly let the paint drip down the canvas vertically to create coloured stripes. Or a canvas covered with silver paper is sometimes perforated to let the mechanism of the painting behind show through its cosmetic aspect. The orderly passages of the paint brush in a repeated pattern to testify to Meurice's attraction to Matisse and Bonnard, particularly in the works made with alternating horizontal bands of white and coloured vinyl. In 1971 he began to work with canvases and mitered corners composed of horizontal bands of intense and vibrant colours, a kind of "painterly' work he still pursues today.
Solo shows at Ceysson Gallery
Jean-Michel Meurice, Paris
May 17 - June 20, 2013

November 17, 2012 - February 02, 2013

Jean-Michel Meurice, Saint-Etienne
January 20 - March 19, 2011

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces 1966-1976, Offsite
February 01 - April 21, 2019

10 YEARS in Luxembourg, Wandhaff
June 02 - August 04, 2018

Solo shows

Vernissages, Galerie La Forest Divonne, Paris, France

Jean-Michel Maurice, Parcours: 1956-2018, Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France

Jean-Michel Meurice, L’espace Bien Tempéré, Musée le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France

Jean-Michel Meurice, une exposition, LAAC, Dunkerque, France

4e Prix Piero Crommelynck, Estampes, Centre d'art contemporain de Châtellerault, Châtellerault, France
Jean-Michel Meurice - SAISONS, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Paris, France

Jean-Michel Meurice, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg

Jean-Michel Meurice. Ipomées, Aréthusas et Cyclamens. Peintures, dessins, oeuvres récentes Royan, Voûtes du port, France
Jean-Michel Meurice - Ipomées, Aréthusas et Cyclamens Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Saint-Etienne, France

Maison des Arts, Bages, France

Centre d'art, Forcalquier, France
A Cent Mètres de Centre du Monde, Perpignan, France
Jean-Michel Meurice : Vaccaro Centre d'Art Contemporain, Perpignan, France

Hôtel du Sénéchal, Uzerche, France

Galerie Guillaume, Paris, France
Galerie Éric Linard, La Garde Adhémar, France

Jean-Michel Meurice, Fondation Espace Ecureil pour l'Art Contemporain Caisse d'Epargne, Toulouse, France
Couleur Toute. Jean-Michel Meurice Musée de Soissons, Soissons, France

Jean-Michel Meurice - Romans Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France

Jean-Michel Meurice, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France

Jean-Michel Meurice - La peinture hors limites Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France

Group Shows

Back To Simple Radical Gestures - The Supports/Surfaces Movement: Within And Around, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China
Unfurled: Supports/ Surfaces 1966-1976, curated by Wallace Whitney, MOCAD, Detroit, USA

Supports/suffaces et après…, Galerie Clémence Boisanté, Montpellier, France

Around The World Through Tondos, Galerie Claude Lemande, Paris, France
Supports/Surfaces, Cherry & Martin gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Jean-Michel Meurice et Jean le Gac, retour à Bethune, chapelle Saint Pry, Béthune, France
Evidences singulières, Labanque, Béthune, France
Tout Balayer, Tout Assimiler, Galerie La Forest Divonne, Brussels, Belgium

Gérard Titus-Carmel, Jean-Michel Meurice, Jean Le Gac Galerie Univer/Colette Colla, Paris, France

De Giacometti à Tàpies, 50 ans de collection Fondation Maeght, Domaine de Kerguehénnec, Bignan, France
Le Musée éphémère, Villa Tamaris Centre d'art, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
Supports/ Surfaces - curated by Wallace Whitney, Reed College, Portland, USA
Supports/Surfaces is Alive and Well Cherry & Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Supports/ Surfaces 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles, USA

Exposition de Groupe #3 Galerie Djeziri-Bonn, Paris, France

50 Artistes, une collection Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France

On emménage au château, Château de La Roche-Guyon, La Roche-Guyon, France
Musée de l'Arsenal, Soissons, France

Supports/Surfaces Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg
Claude Viallat, Jean-Michel Meurice : la couleur sublimée Maison des Arts, Carcès, France

Le Moment Support/Surface Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Saint-Etienne, France
Cadavres « exquis » - Fondation Espace Ecureil pour l'Art Contemporain Caisse d'Epargne, Toulouse

A Angles vifs - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

Gli anni di Supports / Surfaces nelle collezioni del Centre Georges Pompidou Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

Sans og samling Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Danemark
« Estampes, oeuvres sur papier », writings by Paul Louis Rossi, Editions Châtellerault :
Centre d'art contemporain Ateliers de l'imprimé, 2013.

Paul-Louis Rossi, « Jean-Michel Meurice - Le Pont Suspendu », Editions Virgile, 2012.

« 50 Artistes, une collection », Editions Fondation Maeght, 2011, exhibition catalogue.
Marie Frering, « Jean-Michel Meurice. L'invité », Fall-Winter 2011.

Le moment Supports-Surfaces, writings by Bernard Ceysson et Déborah Laks, Ceysson Editions d'Art, 2010.

Jean-Michel MEURICE VACCARO, Perpignan, Editions Centre d'Art Contemporain, 2009, exhibition catalogue.

« Claude Viallat, Jean-Michel Meurice : la couleur sublimée », Editions Thesaurus Coloris, Maison des Arts, Carcès, 2008, exhibition catalogue.

« Jean-Michel Meurice, couleur pure », writings by Paul Louis Rossi et Jean-Michel Meurice, Toulouses, Editions Pérégrines, 2006.

« Jean-Michel Meurice : Peintures », Editions Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Perpignan, 1999, exhibition catalogue.

« Jean-Michel Meurice », Editions Fondation Maeght, exhibition catalogue, 1977.

« Jean-Michel Meurice - La peinture hors limites », writings by Alfred Pacquement, 1976.
New York Times - Roberta Smith
June 27, 2014
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