Fabienne Verdier was born in France in 1962. Since studying art at the Beaux-Arts school, her artistic path has been marked by encounters with systems of thought from different eras and cultures. Her creative process is nurtured by a hybridisation of knowledge and manifests itself through technical inventions (huge brushes, alloys of glazes). After her studies at the Beaux-Arts, she trained in China from 1983 to 1992 alongside great masters. She then spent a number of years immersed in the works of abstract Expressionist painters to produce a series of paintings for the Fondation Hubert Looser in Zurich. Between 2009 and 2013 she focused on primitive Flemish paintings (Van Eyck, Memling, Van der Weyden) and organised an exhibition with the Groeninge museum in Bruges. In 2014, she set up a studio inside the Juilliard School (New York) which accepted, for the first time, the creation of a research laboratory on music and painting. From 2015 to 2017, she worked with Alain Rey for the 50th anniversary edition of the Petit Robert dictionary, and produced 22 paintings celebrating the creative energy of language. In 2019, the Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence dedicated a retrospective exhibition to the artist, retracing her career from her return from China to her latest works, created in the Bibémus quarry overlooking the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. That same year, following the production of a series of twelve works, one of her paintings was chosen by the French postal system, La Poste, to be used on a postage stamp.
Fabienne Verdier regularly exhibits her work in Europe and Asia. Her work features in a number of collections, including the MNAM Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Musée Granet (Aix-en-Provence) the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Munich) and the Fondation Hubert Looser and the Kunsthaus in Zurich.