By the late 80s, leaving a planned career in architecture, Jacques Jarrige chose to fabricate some furnitures, alone in his studio, looking for and finding his own style and way of working. Frederic de Luca recognized his original talent and Jacques Jarrige found himself exactly where he wanted to be in the renowned "avant-garde" gallery “En attendant les Barbares”. Frederic de Luca began to represent him alongside artists like Elisabeth Garouste, Mattia Bonetti and Eric Schmitt, all artists more sculptors than designers.
After these beginnings, Jacques Jarrige had been exhibited each year in France or Europe and his pieces of furniture had been seen by many French and foreign collectors. Since 2004, he is represented in Paris, France, by the Galerie Cat Berro.
Since 2010, the Valerie Goodman Gallery represents Jacques Jarrige in New York, USA. He is exhibited at the gallery, and thanks to Valerie Goodman, in Art fairs and museums, in France and in USA. After his first exhibition at Valerie Goodman Gallery, in 2010, Jacques Jarrige has received wide attention as well as commissions for custom work in America. Top architects and interiors designers sought his work for use in private residences and show houses.
Jacques Jarrige manages projects as inner architect or inner designer, in France and in USA. He worked with, among others, the architect Peter Marino (Offices in Paris, and Séoul. Fendi Flagship store in New York), la Galerie Avant-scène à Paris, and with the designers Paula Caravelli and Martha Angus in New-York.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: - 2015 “Waves” installation, Pullman, Miami - 2013 Valerie Goodman Gallery, NY The Searching Line book release - 2013 Sebastian Barquet Gallery. NY curated by Valerie Goodman - 2012 Aqua Art fair, Miami - 2012 Valerie Goodman Gallery, NY “Meanders” - 2010 Valerie Goodman Gallery, NY “Clouds” - 2009 Galerie Thierry Marchand, Paris - 2006 Galerie Cat Berro, Paris - 2002 Galerie Frédéric de Luca. Paris - 1998 Hôtel de ville de Paris Salle Saint Jean, Paris - 1993 Galerie En attendant les Barbares, Paris - 1991 Galerie En attendant les Barbares, Paris - 1989 Entrepôts de Bercy, Paris Group Exhibitions - 2015 LOOT Museum of Arts and Design, NY - 2015 Queens Museum, Queens NY “An inclusive World” - 2014 Valerie Goodman Gallery NY “New Works” - 2005 FNAC 1991 “les guichets de l’ enfance” Musée de la Poste - 2004 Musée d’Orléans - 1994 “le cintre” Hamburg, Germany Museum of Decorative Arts - 2005 “Meubles d’ Artistes” Musée de Châteauroux
National Collections - 2002 Mobilier national - 2004 Musée d’Orléans - 2005 FNAC Collaborations - 2014 Yun-Mo Ahn world tour « Become A Butterfly » - Valerie Goodman Gallery, Rockefeller State Park Preserve Gallery, Queens Museum