Elodie Blanchard (France, 1976) is an artist and designer living in New York. Blanchard studied sculpture at l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, fashion at l’Ecole des Arts Appliqués Duperré, where she explored the material intelligence of textiles; and performance at CalArts, where she collaborated with musicians and dancers. She established her design studio in 2005, and over the course of her career, worked with numerous architects, designers and brands, developing textile collections and working on large scale works for public spaces, institutions, residences, offices, and hotels, in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston etc. She was awarded the “interiors + sources” designer of the year in the US and the recipient of the “Artist in Residence” at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Through material exploration, repurposing, and a near-meditative process of repetition, Elodie transforms the discarded and the commonplace into fantastical objects and playful environments that permit us to explore our ambiguous relationship to nature, others, and ourselves. Her universe is joyful and humorous.