Nathalie Grall Biography

Nathalie Grall




Printmaker Nathalie Grall was born in Compiegne, France in 1961. She trained at the Institute of Visual Arts in Orleans (graduating in 1984) and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she received her Master's in intaglio printmaking in 1986; she works in lithography, gouche, and oils as well. In 2014 a major retrospective of over 30 years of her work was held at the Goya Museum in Castres, France.

Gall is also an illustrator, and has provided engravings for such written works as WB Yeat's The Lake Isle of Innisfree (1987); Nadine Ribault's La Cordelette jaune (2004); Francis Ponge's Le Parti pris des choses (2004); Ludovic Degroote's Pousse (2006); and Gerard Farasse's Caprices (2012), among others.  She currently lives and works in Lille, France, where she also teaches engraving at the Palais des Beaux-Arts.

Her work can be found in the collections of the National Library of France; the Municiple Library, Orleans; St. Maur Museum, France; La Roche/Yon Art Library, France; Lille Library, France; Dunkirk Library, France; St. Roch Hospice Museum, Issoudun, France; General Council of Yvelines, among others.

Selected solo exhibitions:
Recurring from 2015 on: Galerie Anphora, Paris
2019: Musee du dessin et de l'estampe originale, Paris (retrospective)
2017: Galerie Capazza, Nancay; Taylor Foundation, 60th Ed. Point and Chisel, Paris
2015: Le Colysee, Lambersart
2014: Goya Museum, Castres, France (retrospective)
2013: Museum of Drawings and Original Prints, Gravelines; Int'l Workshop of Graphic Art, Osijek, Croatia; Galerie Capazza; Salon of French Painters-Engravers, Paris

2005: Galerie Capazza
2002, '04: Michelle Broutta Gallery
2001: St, Roch Hospice Museum, Issoudun, France
1999: Michelle Broutta Gallery; Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, Canada
1997: Galerie Godar, Paris
1993: Salon d'Automne, Paris (Young Engraving Prize)
1990: Michelle Broutta Gallery

1987: Librairie des Temps Modernes, Orleans, France

Selected group exhibitions:

2005: Euro Print, Lorient
2004, 02: Salon Caracteres, Brussels
2003: Print Biennale d'Estampe de St. Maur
2002: Espace Saint-Martin, Paris; International Print Fair, Espace Auteuil, Paris; Anacreon Museum, Granville; "Art Pages", Versailles
2001: International Print Fair, Espace Auteuil; Galerie Capazza; Pavillon d'Avioud, Paris
2000: Engravings Fair, Lille; Vichy Media Library; Amadora Biennial (Portugal)
1999: First International Small Engravings Exhibitions, A.D.A.F.A., Cremona (Italy)
1998: Galerie des REmparts, Le Mans
1997: Cultural Center, Commandary of the Templars of Villedieu, Elancourt; Gateway Art Center, Brest; Ile-de-France Engraving Biennial, Versailles; Graphic Biennial, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Nichido Gallery, Paris
1996: Ponant Hall, Paris; Sloane Gallery, Mexico City (Mexico)
1995: Conflans-Ste-Honorine, France; Circular Worjshop, Montreal (Canada)
1994: Hollar Gallery, Prague
1993: Small Print Biennial, Chamalieres
1992, '90: Biennial of Graphic Art, St. Maur
1990: ART + Print Gallery, Vienna
1989: Michelle Broutta Gallery
1988: Noyon Museum, Paris
1987: House of UNESCO, Paris
1986: Sokei School of Fine Arts, Japan; International Print Fair, Paris
1985: Beijing School of Fine Arts, China
1983: Galerie N.R.A., Paris; University of Rennes, France

Awards and recognitions:
Grav'X Prize, Fondation de France, 1989
Young Printmakers Prize, Salon d'Automne, 1992
Third prize, Biennial de Saint-Maur, 2005 and 2007
Residency, "The Year of France", Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009
National Academy of Fine Arts Award, 2013
L'invite d'honneur, Exposition de Gravures Originales, Fondation Taylor, Paris, 2013
Taylor Foundation Paul Gonnand Award, 2015