Biography: Mathieu Grodet
Mathieu Grodet is a French-born artist living and working in Canada. He creates thin and elegant glass objects in classic Venetian style, engraved with imagery that addresses modern-day ideas and issues. Says Grodet, “Several themes are recurrent: a work on the memory, the inventories, but also on the lie (propaganda) or the secret.” His work “reflects a deep interrogation on the world and its violence, and shows a large capacity for subversion.” Grodet is represented by Galerie Elena Lee in Montreal, Quebec. His art has been shown at SOFA Chicago, Galerie Espace Verre, and others, and is held in several museum collections, including The Corning Museum of Glass [^^2010.4.54^^] and the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught and demonstrated around the world.
In his March 2012 Residency at The Studio, Grodet used the Museum’s Rakow Library to research forms and styles for vessels, as well as sketches for his final drawings on the vessels.