Mae Dessauvage

Mae Dessauvage is an interdisciplinary artist based in Ghent (BE) and Brooklyn (US). She graduated with a Master's degree in Architecture from Harvard University, Cambridge (US) in 2021 and a Bachelor's degree from Columbia University, New York (US) in 2017. Her work depicts intimate scenes based on iconography and her personal transgender experience. Drawing parallels between medieval painting, postmodern architecture and contemporary comics, she re-defines their visual languages to create new psychological narratives. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Oh, The Ripe Air!’, Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE), ‘The Weight of Angels’, Artspace, Richmond (US) and ‘The Sleeping Hermaphrodite’, The Green Corridor, Brussels (BE). Recent group exhibitions have taken place at Tatjana Pieters (BE), PADA Studios, Barreiro (PT), Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn (NY), Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia (US), and Kirkland Gallery, Cambridge (US). She received the PADA Studios Residency in Barreiro (PT) in 2021, the Trestle Art Space Residency in Brooklyn (NY) in 2020. Her work is included in collections in the US and Belgium.

She is currently working on a series of site-specific sculptures that will be exhibited at La Cambre in 2025 (Brussels, BE) curated by Patricia de Peuter.