CCCA Canadian Art Database

Montréal, 2002.

Made in Montreal in a New Century

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139.7 x 149.86 cm

Featured Artists

Isabelle currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 266
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, painting, photography, video

Born in Quebec City in 1931, Edmund Alleyn attended the École des beaux-arts in Quebec City and studied with the painter Jean-Paul Lemieux. Remarkably versatile, Edmund Alleyn was an innovator whose stylistically diverse paintings, drawings and multimedia installations are all critically regarded as superb examples of their genre. An intellectual painter, his oeuvre resonates with the tensions that exist between the figurative and non-figurative, sometimes playfully marrying Pop and Formalist art together. In his later work, he invoked an elegiac, cinematic quality, inviting viewers to locate their place within his work. By the age 24, the mercurial artist won the Grand Prix aux Concours artistiques de la province de Québec and a grant from the Royal Society enabling him to move to France in 1955. He won a bronze medal at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1959 and the following year he represented Canada at the Venice Biennial. His art is collected by the most prestigious institutions in the contemporary art scene as well as by private collectors in North America and Europe. Edmund Alleyn passed away in Montreal in 2004.

Creator Id: 13
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1931
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: painting

Renée Duval graduated with Honours from Emily Carr College of Art (1986) and completed an M.F.A. at Conrcordia University in Montreal. (1991) Her work has been exhibited across Canada and she has participated in exhibitions in the United States, France and Mexico. Her work can be found in numerous public as well as private collections and she has received several grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts as well as the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec. Renée's work was included in the Canadian painting survey publications Carte Blanche Vol 2-Painting (2008) and The RBC Painting Competition:10 years (2008).

Creator Id: 188
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Web Site Link: Web Site Link
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting

Lynne Cohen was an American-Canadian photographer and educator. She taught at several institutions, primarily Eastern Michigan University (1968-1973), Algonquin College (1973-1975), and the University of Ottawa (1974-2005). Cohen was known for her photographs of empty institutional interiors: living rooms, public halls, retirement homes, laboratories, offices, showrooms, shooting ranges, factories, spas, and military installations. Despite this interest in living and working spaces, Cohen's photographs are usually devoid of human presence. She photographed using an 8 x 10" view camera, allowing her to capture great detail, and create very large prints beginning in the mid-eighties. Her work has been published in catalogues such as Occupied Territory (1987) and No Man's Land (2001). In one of her last monographs, Cohen described a major goal in her work, a "long-standing preoccupation with formal, intellectual and ideological camouflage. Cohen was the recipient of numerous awards and prizes for her work. In 2005, Cohen was the recipient of the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. She was nominated for the Grange Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto in 2009. In 2011, she was the recipient of the inaugural Scotiabank Photography Award. Cohen's work is represented in the collections of over 50 public institutions. In Canada these include the National Gallery of Canada; the Art Museum at the University of Toronto; Art Gallery of Ontario; Canada Council Art Bank; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; and the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff. Internationally, her work is held in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Kunsthaus Zurich; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York; Museum Folkwang, Essen; the Princeton University Art Museum; and the Tate Modern, amongst others.

Creator Id: 133
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1944
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: Wisconsin
Gender: Female
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: photography

Michael currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 425
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting

Jo-Anne Balcaen is a Montreal-based artist who works with a range of mediums including video, installation, sculpture, and photography. Her work has been presented in Canada, the US and Europe, including solo exhibitions in Montréal at Optica, Galerie Clark, La Centrale, and Galerie B-312; in Calgary at Truck and The New Gallery, in Winnipeg at Ace Art Inc., and in Halifax at eyelevel gallery. She has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Manitoba Arts Council, and has attended residencies at the Banff Centre and at the International Studio and Curatorial Residency (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. Jo-Anne also works as a freelance English translator specializing in the arts and culture sector.

Creator Id: 43
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
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Year of Birth: 1971
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Manitoba
Gender: Female
Mediums: audio, installation, photography, text-based, video

Lise Boisseau is a teacher in the Department of Visual Arts at Cégep Marie-Victorin in Montreal. A visual artist, she has regularly exhibited her research work in drawing and painting since 1986.

Creator Id: 71
Year of Birth: 1956
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Mediums: painting

Linda Covit is a Canadian sculptor known for her public artworks. In 1994 Covit completed Nature Stations, a public artwork installed at the Cite de la Santé de Laval in Laval, Quebec. The 2002 work Circle of Words, Garden of Thought is installed at the Driftwood Community Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Covit's 2009 sculpture Water Garden is installed at the City of Calgary's Water Centre. Her 2015 large-scale work Havre, at 13m by 16m, is permanently installed on the McGill University Health Centre's Glen site in Montreal. Her work is included in the collections of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the City of Montreal and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Creator Id: 151
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1948
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Mediums: earthwork, installation, photography, public art, sculpture

Evergon is a Canadian artist, teacher and activist. Throughout his career, his work has explored photography and its related forms, including photo-collage, instant photography (discontinued Polaroid), colour photocopying, and holography. Throughout his prestigious career, he has been recognized for his leading experimentation in the field of photography. A significant forerunner in North American contemporary art/gay communities, Evergon’s subject matter has been the source of major exhibitions since the mid-1970’s. In 1988, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography organized a major retrospective of his work, Evergon 1971-1987, which exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada and toured nationally and internationally. His dedication to and influence on generations of students is exhibited by his eminent teaching record. He retired in 2015 after being Associate Professor of Photography at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec since 1999. His work is included in public collections, including the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Canada Council Art Bank, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, the Polaroid International Collection, Frankfurt, Germany, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, England. He is represented in Canada by Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa.

Creator Id: 198
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Web Site Link: Web Site Link
Year of Birth: 1946
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: collage, photography

Naomi was born in Montréal, Quebec in 1963. She currently lives and works in Montréal.

Creator Id: 380
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

Montreal, Québec [Beauceville, Québec, 1947]

Creator Id: 306
Year of Birth: 1947
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Mediums: photography

Anne was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924. She currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 312
Year of Birth: 1924
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Austria
Gender: Female

Lynn currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 430
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: undeclared

Algonkin. Nadia was born in Montréal, Quebec. She currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 442
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Additional Statuses: First Nations
Gender: Female
Mediums: undeclared

Leopold was born in Moscow, Russia in 1948. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 478
Year of Birth: 1948
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Russia
Gender: Male
Mediums: painting

Lorraine lives and works in Montréal, Quebec. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, and completed her MFA at Concordia University. Currently she teaches in the Fine Art Department at Dawson College. She has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Canada Council and the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and in the U.S., and is included in corporate and private collections.

Creator Id: 555
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

Serge was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1942. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 611
Year of Birth: 1942
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Mediums: photography, printmaking

Denis was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1948. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 525
Year of Birth: 1951
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation

Stephen was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 540
Year of Birth: 1952
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Ontario
Gender: Male

@skydiver_paul. You are a semi pro, a flaneur, a dilettante. Nice guy. Too calm to be a skydiver. Holds 2 Canadian skydiving records. Do you want to make interesting work or have an interesting life? Motivation, opportunities, public taste all conspire to create art stars and make others turn away. What are the pleasures of semi obscurity? To enjoy the freedom from the trappings of success! Paul Litherland is a visual artist working mostly with photography and video. He works with many artists in his role as a documentation specialist and produces artworks related to this and his experience as a skydiver. Now in his 39th year of jumping from airplanes he has accumulated over 2250 jumps, including over 500 Wingsuit jumps and 35 BASE jumps. He studied photography and fine art at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver (now the Emily Carr University of Art and Design) and graduated from the MFA program in photography from Concordia in 1994. Paul lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 375
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Male
Mediums: audio, performance, photography, video

Donigan Cumming uses photography, video, painting, drawing, sound, and text in multi-media artworks and installations that have been widely exhibited in Europe, Asia, and North America. His work is recognized internationally for its forthright and compassionate representation of humanity and its forgotten members. His artist’s book The Stage (1991) is included in Parr and Badger’s The Photobook II (2006) and Errata Editions selected The Stage (2014) for its ‘Books on Books’ series on key photographic publications. Retrospectives of his video work have been mounted by leading festivals and museums. In 2005 Moving Pictures (MOCCA, Toronto) premiered his monumental photo and encaustic collages on panel, Prologue and Epilogue, and the DVD collection of 18 video works, Controlled Disturbance. His recent book and video, Kerr’s Suitcase(2015)and Out of Kerr’s Suitcase(2016), are an assemblage of visual documents, direct cinema, and animation that revisits the dream of a life in photography. Cumming lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Creator Id: 154
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Year of Birth: 1947
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: USA
Province of Birth: Virginia
Gender: Male
Mediums: drawing, painting, photography, text-based, video

Sylvia was born in Aley, Lebanon in 1942. She currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 529
Year of Birth: 1942
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Lebanon
Gender: Female
Mediums: drawing, installation, painting, sculpture, video

Lorraine lives and works in Montréal, Quebec. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, and completed her MFA at Concordia University. Currently she teaches in the Fine Art Department at Dawson College. She has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Canada Council and the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and in the U.S., and is included in corporate and private collections.

Creator Id: 555
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

Manuela was born in France in 1969. She currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 350
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, performance

Bettina currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 280
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female

Sylvain Bouthillette is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist whose practice oscillates between painting, sculpture, photography, installation, music and dance. His work offers a dialogue between spiritual values and critical discourse. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in visual arts from Concordia University. His favorite themes are life, death, spirituality, materiality and also impermanence, confusion, instability, ridicule, ambiguity, uncertainty and embarrassment. He attempts to demonstrate that ceasing to believe that life is something stable and definable allows a form of liberation. Bouthillette has exhibited his work in Canada, the United States and also in Europe both solo and in groups. His creations can be seen in the collections of the National Bank, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Giverny Capital, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, the Musée des beaux-arts arts of Sherbrooke as well as in several private collections.

Creator Id: 84
Year of Birth: 1963
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture

Michèle Drouin RCA received her MFA in art education at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, and her BFA in art education at the School of Fine Arts in Montreal. Michele Drouin is one of Canada’s leading contemporary abstract painters. Her painting is characterized by energetic drawing and dramatic contrasts of light and dark. Her use of pigment mixed with mica or steel dust add a mineral aspect to the painting, which combined with her vibrant palette, gives an overflowing fluidity to the canvasses. Drouin’s work can be found in important Canadian Collections such as The Bank of Canada, General Electric Canada and IBM. She has exhibited in France, The United States, England, Tunisia, and in most major cities in Canada.

Creator Id: 177
Year of Birth: 1933
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Female
Living Status: Deceased
Mediums: painting

Eva Brandl studied stage design at the Conservatoire before completing her B.F.A. at Université Laval in Québec City (1974) and her M.F.A. at Concordia (1979), and also undertook graduate study in media drama at the Université de Montréal (1981-82). Eva is a part-time instructor in Concordia's Department of Studio Arts, and she also teaches at Montreal's Marianopolis College. Since the early eighties a major part of her work has been focused on large installations, drawing on a variety of media and forms of presentation. Her sculptural ensembles have been featured in numerous exhibitions in Quebec, Canada and abroad.

Creator Id: 87
Year of Birth: 1951
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Germany
Gender: Female
Mediums: installation, sculpture

Algonkin. Nadia was born in Montréal, Quebec. She currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 442
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Additional Statuses: First Nations
Gender: Female
Mediums: undeclared

Françoise Sullivan was born in Montreal, where she received her early training at the École des beaux-arts. She is a unique and multi-faceted artist. Well known at the outset as a dancer and choreographer, it has been her work as a painter, sculptor and photographer that has truly marked her long career. She was part of the Automatistes, the avant-garde movement led by Paul-Émile Borduas, and was a signatory of the groupás 1948 manifesto, Refus Global. Since then, her work has been seen continuously in solo and group exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (1993) and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2003). She has received the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas (1987); the Governor Generalás Award in Visual and Media Arts (2005), and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2008). Françoise Sullivan has taught at Concordia University since 1977 and holds honorary degrees from the Université du Québec à Montréal and York University in Toronto. She lives in Montreal.

Creator Id: 583
Year of Birth: 1929
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Undeclared
Mediums: dance, painting, performance, sculpture

Mathieu Beauséjour is a self-taught artist who has created installations, interventions, and images since the mid-1990s. Through a position of resistance and détournement, he subverts the materials and concepts of power, alienation, and oppression. Beauséjour’s practice casts an ironic and nostalgic look on political and artistic avant-garde movements, and uses cultural emblems such as money, hymns, and manifestos to examine the current state of the world. His context-based work is specifically conceived for the space it will occupy, whether it be a gallery, a site of intervention, a printed page, or a period of action. Mathieu Beauséjour lives and works in Montreal. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (Saint-Jérôme), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), the Musée régional de Rimouski (Rimouski), the Darling Foundry (Montreal), and Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), among others. Notable group exhibitions include the Manif d’art 7 de Québec (Quebec City) and the Québec Triennal at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montreal). His work can be found in numerous private and institutional collections, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec City), and the Haupt Collection (Berlin). Beauséjour was the winner of the Giverny Capital Prize in 2010 and a finalist for the Prix Louis-Comtois in 2012 and 2016.

Creator Id: 56
Social Media Link: Social Media Link
Year of Birth: 1970
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Country of Birth: Canada
Province of Birth: Quebec
Gender: Male
Mediums: installation, performance

Lynn currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

Creator Id: 430
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female
Mediums: undeclared

Marisa currently lives and works in Montréal, Quebec. She has had solo exhibitions, as well as group shows, across Canada, Europe and the United States, and has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Arts Council (CALQ) and the Dumaurier Arts Council. Her work is part of private and public collections, and a book of her photographs has been published by Dazibao, in Montreal. Marisa teaches full time in the photography programme at Concordia University, and is represented by Gallery Trois Points in Montréal.

Creator Id: 483
City: Montreal
Province: Québec
Country: Canada
Gender: Female