Marceau Verdiere






Marceau Verdiere is a French-born artist and educator currently residing and working in Freshwater, Northern California. With a profound focus on abstract styles, Marceau imagines in his paintings what a soul might look like if we could see its patina, the accumulations of life’s traces that we call memories.

Having recently retired after a rich 20-year career as an arts educator at Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy, Marceau now dedicates his life to his artistic expression.

As an autodidact, Marceau draws inspiration from the chaotic and unpredictable elements of nature and all that is created. He is aesthetically influenced by the philosophy of wabi-sabi, appreciating the beauty inherent to imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness and valuing the natural and authentic character of things. Embracing this philosophy allows us to find joy in life’s short and transient nature. Marceau’s extensive travels around the world have instilled in him a profound sense of self, which is reflected vividly in his art.

Marceau’s artistic journey has garnered extensive recognition, with exhibitions of his works gracing venues in the USA and Europe. He had a solo exhibit at Galerie Coin de Ciel in Paris in November, and during this stay at Studio Kura, he will lay the groundwork for two upcoming solo exhibits: at Galeri Stern StudioX in Vienna and at the Morris Graves Museum in Eureka, California.

Marceau’s academic background includes a Master’s degree in art education from the University of Strasbourg, France.

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