Born in 1986 in Sarcelles, in France. She now lives and works in Paris.
Mathilde Denize's practice is oriented towards painting, installation work, sculptural composition, performance and video. Denize's work is born from a desire to make sense of a fragmented present.  A collector of discarded objects, she often cuts up her old paintings and then weaves them into new forms with found materials.  In this way, new works are born from the remnants of the past, a metaphor for the complicated existence of human beings. Inspired by great experimental artists such as Carolee Scheemann, she uses the body as much as paint. Her clothing, which often resembles a sexualized female form, serves as both armor and camouflage.  Her paintings are an open journal, punctuating and dialoguing with her sculptures. Through subtle gestures, Denize constitutes a set of forgotten and anonymous forms, witnesses of a contemporary archeology.