Margaux Derhy was born in France from a French mother and a Moroccan father before establishing herself in London, where she studied at Central Saint Martins and then received her MA Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2021. She currently lives and works between London, Paris and her Safe Place in a Berber village by the sea.
Using paintings, drawings, sculptures, embroideries, collaborative projects with craftpersons and recently video, she creates artworks that she perceives as soft remedies to personal trauma of love and loss.
She attended several residencies including Studio Kura in Fukuoka, Japan (2018) or Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa (2017) and is running the Massa Stories residency in Morocco since 2019. She is included in the Soho House Collection and was selected for the Dentons Art Prize 2020.
Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions. Some of the most recent ones include: Spring Agency show, Paris (2021); Aora III by Aora Space, London (2021); Rongulaire by Tatiss, Lyon (2020); TwentyTwenty Women by The Artistellar, online (2020); Ddessin Art Fair, Paris (2020); Sunday Art Fair, London (2019) with A.Romy Gallery or Investec Art Fair, Cape Town (2018).
A complete CV is available at margauxderhy.com/bio.