Iris Legendre was born in 1988 in Versailles, France.
She graduated in 2012 from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and also studied at the Sydney College of The Arts, Australia.
She has taken part in solo and group exhibitions for international art institutions in France (Paris, Toulouse), the UK (London, Bristol, Rye, Portugal (Guimaraes, Porto), and Australia (Sydney).
Sunny Art Centre is now exhibiting an outstanding selection of watercolours and pencils work in our London gallery. The incredible attention to details, all meticulously rendered in astonishing lifelikeness, strikes the viewer all the more when they are seen in the flesh.
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 206th Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
165th Annual Open Exhibition, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
LIFTED’17, Genesis Gallery Space, London, UK
Réminiscence, le laboratoire culturel, Dourdan, FR
Painting Now, Studio One Gallery, London, UK
Peau, Fabrica 114 , Paris
Namo #03, La Régulière, Paris
Myth & Lore, Styx, London, UK
Meet The Artists, Hoxton Arches, London, UK
Origines, Lab galerie, Paris
Aphrodisia, curator Sinziani Ravini, Librairie Signatures, Paris
Prix Icart, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
Breed, Unity, London, UK
Drawing in the University Today, University of Porto, Portugal
Prix Keskar, Ensba, Paris
Prix du Portrait Bertrand de Demanldox-Dedons, Ensba, Paris
Contagion, Galerie du Crous, Paris
Contextile, Contemporary Textile Art Triennial, Guimarães, Portugal
Faut Voir, Festival Traverse Vidéo, Centre culturel Bellegarde, Toulouse, FR
Ca commence par la fin, Festival Ici&Demain, Paris
Charles Prime // Iris Legendre, Dedspace Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Missing Parts, The Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown (ican), Sydney, Australia
Sous Tension, curators Marion Alluchon / Camille Paulhan, Ensba, Paris
Grants / Awards 2015
Artist in Residence at Trükimuuseum, Tartu, Estonia
Selected for Prix du cabinet des amateurs de dessins de l’École des Beaux-Arts
Awarded Prix de dessin Helen Diamond, Ensba
Artist in Residence at Manoir de Langourian, Erquy, France
Colin-Lefrancq scholarship, exchange program at Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
2007-2012: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
DNSEP (Master of Fine Arts).