Marie-France Tremblay

Biography

Marie-France Tremblay grew up in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and she now lives in Québec City. After studies in graphic communication, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in visual arts education from Université Laval in 2005.

Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in various Québec localities, particularly at L’Écart, in Rouyn-Noranda, at Montréal’s Galerie B-312 and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, in Saint-Jérôme. By invitation, she has participated in artist residencies in Québec and elsewhere: Centre Sagamie, in Alma, the Imago print workshop, in Moncton (N.B.) and the Glasgow Print Studio, in Glasgow, Scotland.

She finds much stimulation in the opportunity to execute a project at the International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul. She is particularly pleased that she will be meeting members of the public with whom she has close ties, as well as artists from diverse horizons.

© Marie-France Tremblay, Le Potlach (detail) 2014. Photo: Christian Bujold

Approach

Marie-France Tremblay is interested in various techniques — silkscreen printing, knitting, sewing and video animation — and she finds inspiration in everyday life. Her artistic research feeds on random happenings which she transforms into small series of objects, images or motifs. Her most recent works have been monumental panoramas, some of which have been created in situ. They illustrate scenes that are at once banal and disturbing and populated by a multitude of actors.

For over five years, under the name marie-dessine, she has been publishing a daily image on her personal Web site. Her ongoing creative activity is deployed in multiple ways and under many forms.

Project

During the Symposium, Marie-France Tremblay will produce a large-size work inspired by everyday situations and gestures. These will supply motifs which will be submitted to unusual repetitions and variations. This mural will deploy on an animated and puzzling stage where hundreds of actors who, while engaged in various banal activities and interacting with common objects, will challenge the spectators to reflect amusingly on our everyday lives.

Marie-France Tremblay at the 33rd International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.
Marie-France Tremblay at the 33rd International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.
Marie-France Tremblay at the 33rd International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.
Marie-France Tremblay at the 33rd International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.
Marie-France Tremblay at the 33rd International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.
Marie-France Tremblay at the 33rd International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul.

For more information:
http://marie-dessine.blogspot.ca

Photo : With the permission of the artist

 

© Marie-France Tremblay, Le Potlach (detail) 2014. Photo: Christian Bujold
© Marie-France Tremblay, Le Potlach, 2014. Photo: Christian Bujold