Born in Toulouse in 1982, Guillaume Bresson lives and works in New York (USA).
In 2007 he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris with distinction. His work questions the notions of staging and narrative in painting. He came to the attention of the public with Dynasty, an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris held in 2010, when he also won the Prix Sciences-Po pour l’Art Contemporain.
Bresson’s work has since been shown in a number of international institutions including the Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe (Germany, 2011), The Curitiba Biennial (Brazil, 2011), the Perm Museum (Russia, 2012), l’Institut du Monde arabe (Paris, 2015), la Collection Lambert in Avignon (France, 2015), the ArtSpace Boan in Seoul (South Korea, 2016), the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (France, 2018), at the French Institute Alliance française (New York, 2019), at the Couvent des Cordeliers in Toulouse (France, 2020).
Bresson was chosen in 2015 by the Director of the Avignon Festival to embody the poster of one of the world’s greatest performing arts Festival and to benefit from a personal exhibition in Avignon’s renown Célestins Church.
Bresson was selected the same year by the board of Patrons of « Les Nouveaux Commanditaires » to create a polyptych for the RedStar soccer team, which became the emblem of the club and has been shown in several group shows including La Grande Galerie du Foot (Grande Halle de la Villette de Paris, France, 2016) ; Le Sport est un Art (Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, France, 2017) and Par Amour du jeu (Magasins Généraux, Pantin, France, 2018). Guillaume Bresson’s works have been reproduced in numerous articles and exhibitions catalogues. The painter has been the subject of two monographic publications : Guillaume Bresson at Editions Dilecta in 2012 and Guillaume Bresson, Red Star Football Club at the Presses du Réel in 2016. In 2017, Guillaume Bresson receives the Pierre Cardin Prize from the l’Académie des Beaux-Arts in the painting section.
Guillaume Bresson’s works are part of numerous private and public collections including the collections of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the MUDAM Luxembourg and Abattoirs Museum in Toulouse (France), each owning a major piece of the artist.
In 2019, Guillaume Bresson has benefited from his first solo exhibition in the United States due to an invitation of the French Institute Alliance in New York. Along with Tim Eitel and Hernan Bass, he will be part in 2019 of the collective exhibition on figurative painting Les Enfants du Paradis at MUBA Museum in Tourcoing - France - in the context of Lille 3000 Manifestation L’Eldorado (Curators : Jean-Max Colard and Jérôme Sans).
Guillaume Bresson has been represented by la Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2010.