Sabine Mirlesse research is centered around the visibility of thresholds and the interiority of landscape, with a particular interest in how geological sites are divined, interpreted, and recounted. Weaving her way through mineral narratives and cosmologies, Mirlesse's multidisciplinary approach connects photography and geology as guardians of time and manifests across an accumulation of layers and strata, completed by sculpture, installation, video and writing. She is particularly interested in the ways earth materials and image fuse together to create geomantic readings. Her interest in the instrumentation with which we measure the invisible explores a variety of formal possibilities in fusion with a kind of exegesis of landscape. Her creative practice is rooted in her background in mysticism and literature. 

She has exhibited internationally in galleries and institutions and is the author of two monographs (As if it should have been a quarry, 2013, Damiani Editore and Pietra di Luce, 2019, Quants Editions). Mirlesse has been invited to participate in residency programs in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mirlesse holds an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree double majoring in Comparative Religion and English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Additionally, she has contributed writing to The Paris Review, BOMB Magazine, Aperture, Art in America, The Happy Reader, FOAM, Frieze, and the Pompidou Centre’s Les Cahiers du MNAM quarterly journal collecting more than thirty interviews over the last decade with various artists and curators as part of an ongoing long-term conversations series. She has further contributed to The New York Times, T Magazine, Le Monde, M, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue Italia, among other publications.

She teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs,  and has been invited to present her work during conferences at the Pompidou Centre and the Sorbonne.  

She is a studio resident at Poush in Paris and is Artist Laureate for the French Ministry of Culture Mondes Nouveaux prize.

Her first public art work, Crystalline Thresholds | Les Portes de Givre was  exhibited at the summit of the Puy-de-Dôme volcano in France this past winter.  

Mirlesse’s work is currently on view in the exhibition Storie de Pietre at the Villa Medici in Rome. 

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