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Elisabeth Perrault

Bio/Statement

Elisabeth Perrault Born in 1996 Joliette, Quebec, Canada; now works and lives in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal). She is a textile artist who expresses through mixed media sculptural installations that appear like surrealist allegories.

Her artistic practice narration's core is around Human Behaviors and explores the themes of the enduring effect of domestic violence, including trauma, anxiety, sexual abuse, and physical pressure.

Domestic violence victims carry a lifelong burden; they convey a chain of abuse within the next generations and develop the harm. Thus, Elisabeth intends to bring awareness by defining domestic abuse and its relationship with human behaviors for future generations' health. Furthermore, draw attention to this problematic social issue in the community.

As a young female artist, Elisabeth intends to reflect on her own lived experience that influenced her worldview and artistic practice. She expresses through mixed-media sculptural assemblage that takes the form of surrealist allegories to manifest a feminist identity; Utilizes textile, which is reminiscent of the human body. She believes that, like a second skin, the fabric is in a stable relationship with our bodies; A theme that is omnipresent in her works.

As she describes further, the human body is a compressed space that accumulates intangible concepts such as ideas, memory, emotions, sensations, and time, where the individual can exist; A place that can be subject to constant change, dwelling in contrasts. She aims to interpret the relationship we maintain with our body by sedimenting visceral feelings' exterior demonstrations.

Elisabeth's practice evokes the different forms of physical oppression manifested in our contemporary cultural and social systems.

CV

  • Born in 1996 in Joliette, Quebec, Canada
  • Lives and works in Montreal, Canada
Education:
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Concordia University, Montreal (Qc), Canada, 2020
  • Diploma in Fine Art Studio, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montreal (Qc), Canada, 2016
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • 2021:
  • TBA, Collective exhibition, Griffin Art Projects and Monica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver (Bc), Canada
  • Conversation, In collaboration with Alexis Vanasse, Mayten's Projects, Toronto (On), Canada
  • Ces petites morts domestiques, Projet Pangée Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Les Printemps du MAC Auction 2021, former MAC boutique, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • FEMININE NOTION, Rad Hourani Fondation, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Ribboned Rainbow, Jano Lapin Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • 2020:
  • Art Cable POP-UP, Galerie 2112, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Yiara Magazine Launch (online), Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • What is nature?, Art Matters Festival, Article Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Inconfort, Galerie Marc Gosselin, Montréal (Qc), Canada
  • 2019:
  • Collective exhibition, Marc Gosselin Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • ARTX showcase, Concordia University, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • No.01, VAV Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Print Media Student Exhibition, Alain Piroir Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • 2018:
  • Relics.jpeg, VAV Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Anthropocene, VAV Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Out of Balance, Art Matters Festival, Espace Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Print Media Student Exhibition, Alain Piroir Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Craving, Exchange with Nova Scotia University Lithography Print-making, MousePrint Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • 2017:
  • The 2017 Collection, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire (Qc), Canada
  • Print Media Student Exhibition, Alain Piroir Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Point'Art, Maison de la culture of Pointe-aux-trembles, Montréal (Qc), Canada
  • Symposium P.A.T. 2017, La place du Village de la Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal (Qc), Canada
Duo Exhibition
  • 2019: Blood, La Conserverie de Marrakech, Morocco
  • 2018: Là où l’humain s’estompe, Là où les objets tombent, Là où les souvenirs s’entremêlent, POPOP Gallery, Montreal (Qc), Canada
Solo Show
  • 2020-2021:
  • TBD, Mayten's Projects, Toronto, Canada
  • 54 000 kg par seconde, Marcus restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, Montréal (Qc), Canada
Auctions:
  • 2021: Virtual Auction 2021 Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • 2020: Les Encans de la quarantaine (The Quarantine Auctions) second edition, Online, Montreal (Qc),CanadaLes Encans de la quarantaine (The Quarantine Auctions) first edition, Online, Montreal (Qc), Canada
Publications:
  • 2021:
  • Catalogue de l’Encan virtuel 2021 des Printemps du MAC,
  • https://macm.org/app/uploads/2021/03/FRCatalogue-Encan21-1.pdf
  • Éric Clément, La Presse, La rentrée hiver-printemps 2021 est chambardée pour les galeries et centres d’art. Le numérique prend la relève et le milieu des arts espère que les expositions seront bientôt considérées comme des bienfaits essentiels et puissent, de nouveau, réconforter leur public..., 22 janvier 2021 à 6h21,
  • https://www.lapresse.ca/arts/arts-visuels/2021-01-22/une-rentree-chambardee-pour-les-galeries.php
  • 2020:
  • JPEG Vol I, Art Cable E-BOOK 2020, Online, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Yiara Magazine, Undergraduate feminist art magazine, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • 2018:
  • The Link Newspaper, The VAV Gallery's ''Relics, jpeg'' Exhibition Focuses on Materials and Aesthetics, Montréal (Qc), Canada.
  • https://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/the-vav-gallery8217s-relics-jpeg-
  • exhibition-focuses-on-materials-and-aesthe
  • Artist Book Monotype, Special Topics Print Media, Concordia University, Montréal (Qc), Canada
Grants & Awards
  • 2019:
  • Fine Art Students Alliance (FASA ) Large Special Project Grant, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • 2018:
  • Fine Art Students Alliance (FASA ) Moderate Special Project Grant, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • Fine Art Students Alliance (FASA ) Moderate Special Project Grant, Montreal (Qc), Canada
  • 2017:
  • Fine Art Students Alliance (FASA ) Moderate Special Project Grant, Montréal (Qc), Canada
  • Golden Key Honour Society Member