Olivia Boudreau, Le Bain (The Bath), video still, video 23 min., 2010.
Olivia Boudreau is a Montreal artist whose work deals with presence, intimacy, and perception through an exploration of moving images. Over the last few years, her work has been praised at several exhibitions and manifestations in Montreal, Quebec City, and Toronto. Since 2009, she has been a resident artist at the Darling Foundry for which she is preparing a solo show scheduled for fall 2012. She recently went to Valencia and Strasbourg as part of her residency.Last year, Olivia held her first solo show in Europe at the Néon Gallery. Her work Le bain was shown in Barcelona during the LOOP Festival. She was part of the second Québec Triennial at the MACM as well as the Archi-Féministe! exhibition, which highlighted the role of women in the history of the Optica Centre. In December 2011, Olivia received the Prix Pierre Ayot, honouring her exceptional workmanship and original contribution. Her work is part of collections at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the City of Montreal, the Léonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, and of privately-owned collections. The artist completed a master of fine arts in media and visual arts at UQUAM. She currently lives and works in Montreal.
Raphaëlle de Groot, Port de tete (detail), inkjet print, 51 x 71.5 cm, 2010. Photo credit Mirko Sabatini.
Raphaëlle de Groot was born in 1974 in Montreal where she lives and works. She holds an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2006). Raphaëlle has presented her work actively in Canada and Europe since 1997. Over the years she has acquired valuable collaboration experiences with, among others, Dare-dare (Montréal), the Centre d’histoire de Montréal, the Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy), the Leeds City Art Gallery (UK), the Galerie de l’UQAM (Montreal), the Quartier, Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper (France), the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge) and recently with La Chambre Blanche (Quebec) and Optica (Montreal). She took part in the first edition of the Québec Triennial unveiled at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 2008, in the exhibition Femmes artistes. L’éclatement des frontiers 1965-2000, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2010) and in the two parts of Archi-féministes! at Optica (2011-2012). Her next plans will take place at the Festival cultural de Mayo Hospice Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico and in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, for the Biennale national de sculpture contemporaine. Presently she works in collaboration with the Musée de la civilization (Quebec) and the Musée Colby-Curtis (Stanstead) for the project presented next fall with a solo show at Galerie Graff, Montreal. Winner of the Pierre-Ayot prize 2006 and a 2008 Sobey Art Award finalist, Raphaëlle de Groot was awarded the Prix Graff (14th edition) in 2011.
Julie Favreau, Piece Possession, video installation, room size 29 x 25’, 2009.
Julie Favreau. Julie Favreau’s practice is greatly influenced by experimental theatre and dance. Her projects take on different forms such as: video art, installation, sculpture, performance and photography. Through the use of gesture (choreographed, performative) and setting (installations, sets), her work examines our relationship to psychological and spiritual charged representations. Favreau has received numerous grants and awards and has presented/performed her work in many contexts including exhibitions, festivals and performances on stage. Recent shows include: Darling foundry-Quartier Ephémère studio, Paris (2011-12); MACM Quebec Triennial (2011-12); In Limbo-Compagnie de Brune, Tangente (2012); Musée de Rimouski (2012); Perdre le Nord, Est-Nord-Est Center (2011); Galerie de L’UQAM (2005, 2010), Goodwater Gallery, Toronto (2010); Axenéo 7 (2010); Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (2009), Laboratoires D’Aubervilliers, Paris (2007); Clark Gallery (2007); Dare-Dare (2007). She is currently working on the Montreal/Brooklyn – Clark Gallery/Parker’s Box collective exhibition project (2012-13).
Nadia Myre, Indian Act, Indian Act, seed beeds, thread, stoud cloth, tape, 46 x 38 x 6 cm each, 2000-2003.
Nadia Myre is a visual artist from Quebec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg. Myre is a graduate from Camosun College (1995), Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1997) and Concordia University (MFA, 2002). She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, notably: Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Les Elles de l’art for the Conseil des arts de Montréal (2011), Quebec Arts Council’s Prix à la creation artistique pour la region des Laurentides (2009), and a prestigious Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum (2003). In 2011 Myre was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award. Recent solo exhibitions include Nadia Myre: Symbology (Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa), Skin Tissue – as part of Hides: Skin as Material and Metaphor, (National Museum of American Indian, New York City), and Landscapes of Sorrow and Other New Work (gallery Art Mûr, Montreal). Her work was selected for the 2011 Montréal Biennale, and will be presented in the 2012 Sydney Biennial. Her work has received accolades from the New York Times, The Washington Post, and Le Devoir, and has been featured in ARTnews, American Craft Magazine, Parachute, Canadian Art, C Magazine and the German magazine Monopol.
Ève K. Tremblay, Installation view of Mimi & Jeanne (exhibited at VU center in Quebec in 2006). C-prints from analogue negatives, dimensions variable, 199-2006.
Ève K Tremblay is known primarily for her photographic work. Since 2007, however, her practice expanded to also include video, performance and installation using objects, texts, drawings and collages. Her work is inspired by literature, cinema, and science. The psychic states through which we perceive the world and where we situate ourselves are examined from a poetic point of view. Ève K Tremblay studied French literature at the Université de Montréal and theater at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Concordia University. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery 44, Occurrence, Circa, Plein Sud, l’Oeil de Poisson; the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal, and the Musée McCord de Montréal, abroad at Kunstverein Wolfsburg in Germany, Musée d’art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France, Prague Biennale 5, Fischerundfischer & Program: initiative for Art and Architecture collaborations in Berlin, Pierogi Leipzig, Bergen Kunsthall, 0047, Tromso Kunstverein & Lautom Contemporary in Norway, Locust Project in Miami, and Buia Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery, The Waterpod, Galerie Stoyanov, Exit Art and The Richard J. Massey Foundation for the Arts and Sciences in New York.