Visual artist, lives and works in Montréal and in the Magdalen Islands, Québec, Canada.
- Fibre arts and handmade paper
- Digital prints
- Textile printing techniques
My incursion into the fibre arts started in the seventies. After studying painting and engraving, my interest turned to printing fabrics using silkscreen methods. They were for me the best and simplest manners to explore and reach a pattern out of the repetition of a shape in order to modulate the canvas as a textile material surface. Others called this: surfacing.Since the eighties, I have formed relationships with some fiberart artists from Quebec, for whom the specific language of fibers and fabrics constitutes a singular field of contemporary arts: Micheline Beauchemin, Denise Beaudin, Louise Bérubé, Marcel Marois Lise Nantel, Louise Jamet, Carole Gauron.My bidimensional work was presented at the Biennale de la tapisserie de Montréal and many exhibitions organized by the Conseil des arts textiles du Québec (CATQ).I took advantage of the textile qualities of raw silk and canvas, and of handmade paper and other fibers as a surface and material. The content of the images reveals a parallel that can be drawn between the traditional techniques of fiber arts and crafts (sewing, weaving, pleating, interlacing) and the new technology of electronical production (video and computer image), by which the image appears as the result of an agglomeration of tiny little surfaces (points or pixels).
My images are first created on computer and then printed on the same museum-grade archival paper as for etching and lithographies. Prints are in limited-edition according to professional engraving standards.
I take part every year to print and miniature group exhibitions in many countries around the world such as Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal and also in Québec at the Biennale de miniatures de Ville-Marie and in Ottawa at the gallery Voix Visuelle.
In this presentation, I am showing a selection of works made since 1981.
- Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels (RAAV)
[Quebec Visual Artist Association]
- Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada (SODRAC)
- Ad Mare – Artists Centre, Îles-de-la-Madeleine
- Diagonale – Artists Centre, Montréal
- Arrimage – Corporation culturelle des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
[Cultural Corporation of the Magdalen Islands]