Bio

Nourished by an eclectic academic background, Viviane Sagnier was ultimately drawn to textile art by her need for touch: thread, wool, fibre.
 

She rapidly became fascinated by the notion of contact, and in her work seeks to create an interaction between  textile and viewer through a desire to touch, to feel.

“There is more than one way to tell stories.
For Viviane Sagnier, a young woman with a keen interest in literature, the desire to travel the road not taken leads her to weave stories of sophisticated simplicity.
At once  Scheherazade and Penelope, she imprints her emotions by embroidering poetic stories in white across sculpted woollen landscapes, and concocting cleverly coloured potions. She uses every moment to enchant the material.
Do not be mistaken, the journey may seem gentle and simple for her chosen viewers, but it is strewn with pitfalls and struggles. Only the tenacity of she who leads the way with her passion as a guide, exploring her textile landscapes with skill and determination, yields it all, to our great pleasure!”
 
E. A. Bridier

A need to share the love of beautiful materials through her work, to dive into an achromic universe, full of nuances and poetry.
Her work is based on natural materials, simple to the touch and rich in life.

Education

  • 2018/Diplôme des Métiers d'Art Textiles in Embroidery | La Source/Nogent sur Marne, France | High Honours (mention excellent)
  • 2016/Bachelor of Art History in Decorative Arts | Université Blaise Pascal/Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2014/Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Écoles littéraire in Classics | Lycée Chateaubriand/Rennes, France

Workshops

  • 2018/Internship with Nathalie Grelier, Poetic textile ornaments | Nantes, France
  • 2017/Internship with Evelyne Alice Bridier, Textile artist | Auvers-sur-Oise, France
  • 2015/Internship with Florence Whaap, Textile restoration | Valence, France
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