Marie Malherbe


Marie Malherbe was born in 1975 in Nice (France). Her fine arts education starts at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva (Charles Vogt’s class). She continues with sculpture in Paris (France), getting at the same time a bachelor in Mathematics (Paris-VI Pierre et Marie Curie University) and a Master’s degree in History at the Sorbonne. In 1996 she wins a scholarship from the Sorbonne in Byzantine History at the Ca’Foscari University in Venice. There she studies traditional and experimental etching techniques with Nicola Sene at the Centro Internazionale della Grafica. In 2003 she sets up her own painting studio in Vienna (Austria), continuing her research with German artist and art historian Ilona Neuffer.

Her work is about beauty as a divine sign lifting up souls and thus transforming the world. She paints her enchanted world in a poetic style mixing byzantine and baroque, as well as Jugendstil and contemporary languages.

She has been exhibiting in Paris, Vienna and Italy, and in the Venice Ghetto Vecchio every year since 2012. Her work has been recently selected for the opening of the « Photissima » Pavillion in the framework of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and for the Cathedral Jubilee installation in Treviso in 2016. Various large scale installations of hers have been selected and exhibited in Sicilian monuments in the framework of the « Abramitic Pavilion » in the Interreligious Biennale of Sacred Art (BIAS) in Palermo in 2016 and 2018. She has been decorating the newly restaurated Pelegrini’s Chapel in Vienna from 2017 onwards. She keeps exhibiting small as well as large scale works in spiritually meaningful monuments and places.

Marie Malherbe

The artist at work

Solo Expositions

2023 "Tautropfen der Auferstehung", Servitenkloster, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2022 "The grace of Love", Imagoars, Ghetto vecchio, Venezia, Italy

2022 "Er sah und glaubte", Servitenkloster, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2021 "Viaggi metaforici", Imagoars, Ghetto vecchio, Venezia, Italy

2019 "The Inner Woman", Venice Exhibition Gallery, San Marco, Venezia, Italy

2019 "Song of Songs", Imagoars Ghetto Vecchio, Venezia, Italy

2019 "Les Songes de Joseph", Peregrinikapelle, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2018 "Via Crucis / Via Lucis", Battistero San Giovanni, Treviso, Italy

2018 "The Prophet and The City", Imagoars Ghetto Vecchio, Venezia, Italy

2018 "Biznaga Tribute" (retrospective), Venezia, Italy

2018 "La Madonna-Contrabasso", Peregrinikapelle, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2017 "Angelus" (now permanent), Peregrinikapelle, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2017 "Look Up!", La Biznaga, Venice Carnival, Venezia, Italy

2017 "Via Crucis", Servitenkloster, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2017 "Avvento", La Biznaga, Venezia, Italy

2017 "Jacob", Imagoars Ghetto Vecchio, Venezia, Italy

2017 "A Song to Zenobia", MADE IN..gallery, Venezia, Italy

2016 "Il Giardino della Misericordia", Museo diocesano, Treviso, Italy

2016 "Danse avec l'Ange", La Biznaga, Venezia, Italy

2016 "A Sacred Covenant", 500th Anniversary of the Ghetto, Imagoars, Venezia, Italy

2016 "L'Arbre intérieur / Der innere Baum", Servitenkloster, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2015 "Le Colonne della Misericordia", Cathedral Jubilee, Treviso, Italy

2015 "This is Love", La Biznaga, Venezia, Italy

2015 "A Taste of Paradise", Imagoars Ghetto Vecchio, Venezia, Italy

2014 "Creation is a Love Story", Imagoars, Venezia, Italy

2013 "Histoires Baroques", Galerie 1zu3, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2013 "Le Jardin des Métamorphoses", Imagoars, Venezia, Italy

2012 "Nature Baroque", Casino' Venier, Venezia, Italy

2012 "Entre Terre et Mer", Imagoars, Venezia, Italy

2011 "Und Gott Sprach", Vienna, Austria

2010 "Femmes en Fleur", Vienna, Austria

2009 "Un Air de Venise", Galerie Pippa, Paris, France

2008 "Mykene", Galerie MOHA, Vienna, Austria

2008 "Urban Warmth", Vienna, Austria

2007 "Rouge", Vienna, Austria

Collective Expositions

2023 "Luce : Trasformazione della Rinascita", Villa Farsetti, Santa Maria di Sala, Italy

2022 "Luce e Cosmesi", Spazio SV, campo San Zaccaria, Venezia, Italy

2020 "The Game of Time", BIAS, Castello di Morsasco, Piemonte, Italy

2019 "Αθέατη Πόλη" (Invisible City), Heraklion, Greece

2018 "The Door", BIAS, oratorio dell'Angelo, Palermo, Italy

2017 "The Amber Road", Laboratorium Venezia, Venezia - Badoere, Italy

2016 "The Creation", BIAS, oratorio San Mercurio, et alii, Palermo, Italy

2015 "This is Contemporary", 56th Venice Biennale, Venezia, Italy

2014 "Metropolis", Berlin, Germany

2014 "S.A.L.I.G.I.A.", Ex-Manifattura Tabacchi, Torino, Italy

2013 "Verticalità", Atelier 50, Roma, Italy

2012 "Il Dominio della Carne", Palazzo Zenobio degli Armeni, Venezia, Italy

2012 "LiberArti", Festival delle Arti, Giudecca, Venezia, Italy

2011 "Artista In-Formato" (2011-2019) Etching Biennale, Venezia, Italy

2010 "Libro della Notte", Venezia Viva, Venezia-Berlin-Washington, Italy

Permanent Collections

2022 MAJESTAS DOMINI, Installation, Servitenkirche, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2019 DIE TRÄUME DES JOSEF, Peregrinikapelle, Wien (Vienna), Austria

2019 VIA CRUCIS / VIA LUCIS, Cappella SSa Trinità, Bargano (Lodi), Italy

2017 VERKÜNDIGUNG, Peregrinikapelle, Wien (Vienna), Austria

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