Bruno Moinard was born in Dieppe, and has passionately enjoyed painting since childhood.
He watched his father working in his tapestry workshop and followed him in the decoration fairs.
As a teenager he exhibited with Dieppe artists.
At sixteen he went alone to Paris, where he passed the competitive entrance exam to the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art.
At the end of his studies where he finished top of his year, the architect Hubert Cormier noticed his talent and engaged him in his team in Roanne. He was able to prove himself with his participation in the renovation of the kitchens of the Troisgros brothers.
In 1979, a meeting would change the course of his destiny. His teacher and decorator-costumier, Louis Bercut, sent him to an agency located rue Pavée, head by Andrée Putman. Hired for a few days he handed in his first work entirely unsatisfied, saying “I’ve failed completely”. “On the contrary”, she replied, “it’s remarkable!”. He would remain 16 years with Andrée Putman.
At the same time he painted and continued to exhibit with his Dieppe artist friends, Pierre Bazin, curator of the city castle museum, and Daniel Revilliod, to whom he remained very close, as well as Michel King, Michel Ciry and Léon Gambier.

Originating from Dieppe, Bruno Moinard was marked by the beauty of the alabaster coasts. It is here that he discovered his strong and simple lines, transparency and essence of things.

A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliquées et des Métiers d’Art, he began his career in 1979 with Andrée Putman before finding his own identity. His singular style and his furniture imbued with warm minimalism, sobriety, elegance and timelessness have made him, in thirty years of creations, one of the leading figures of interior architecture and design .

A great traveler, he has always practiced “the art of the travel journal”: a pictorial account of encounters with others and oneself, a traveling companion and guardian of memory.

For the first time, he is exhibiting his painting as part of this personal exhibition naturally entitled Itinérance.

It is in his studio in Varengeville-sur-Mer that he reveals the emotional language of his travel diaries on canvas, which is distinguished by his anti-naturalist vision and his desire to escape the illusionist system.

Bruno Moinard, in the posterity of impressionism, is an abstract landscapist who is characterized by a fluid gesture, marked by the discovery of the american action painting, which interprets a physical experience of confrontation with nature. His chromatic palette tending towards monochromatic contributes to the solidity of his compositions, abstract at first glance but also figurative as a representation of space.

Gilles Bastianelli
Biographer and curator

photo Vincent de Marly

1978: Graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art.
1979-1995: Right arm of Andrée Putman
1971: Salon des peintres et sculpteurs dieppois: first participation in a collective exhibition
1994 – 1995: First exhibitions at the town hall of Varengeville-sur-Mer
1995: Founded his agency 4bi
1996: Tokyo personal exhibition
2008: Bruno Moinard becomes president of the Association of Dieppe painters
2010: Monograph published by La Martinière L’Architecte promeneur
2012: Bruno Moinard Éditions: creation of furniture collections
2014: Opening of the furniture gallery Bruno Moinard Éditions
2015: Monograph Du trait à la lumière by La Martinière
2017: Itinérance, personal exhibition, Galerie Diane de Polignac and Chazournes