Marie Danielle Leblanc, ‘Jhinu Danda’, 2015, Elisa Contemporary

Canadian artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc, was born in Trois-Rivières (Quebec) and has lived and worked in Montreal (Quebec) since 1990.

Her paintings transform landscapes into poetic worlds. The artist loves to work with matter, her creativity leading to a never-ending fascination. She has developed her own style, almost her own signature. Her work leads toward the

creation of a bare space, a world that can be discovered and contemplated. She presents us with the result of a meditative process, the testimony of a new contemplation of the horizon.

According to Marie:
“In my practice, I like to experiment with different media such as acrylic, oil, tar, ink and resin. I'm interested in the inner functioning of the living. That is why I particularly like to work with tar; an organic matter with unique color, odor and texture. Painting carries me to places where strength and delicacy, certainty and uncertainty, known and unknown, usual and strange, even life and death, coast along. Notions of duality are manifesting themselves by interactions between the body and the mind, the matter and the thought. In a state of abandonment and receptiveness, I try to let myself be carried by the act of painting without suppressing anything.”

During her travels, she likes to write down her thoughts, makes a note of the weather or the name of a place, take pictures and collect images. Marie’s travel diary is an ideal instrument for her. Whether she is driving on the highway or in the open country, walking on never-ending beaches or rocks stroked by the sea, it is through her travels that the artist captures landscapes that stretch into the vista.

She has participated in twenty solo exhibitions, and more than fifty group exhibitions. Her work has also been shown throughout Canada and in Paris, Sydney, Mexico and Tokyo.

Marie Danielle Leblanc

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Theo de Seine Gallery « Peintures » Paris, France
Elevation Gallery « Stillness & Nature » Alberta, Canada
2012 Elisa Contemporary Art « Poetic Landscapes» New York, USA
Artworks Gallery « Souvenirs de voyage » Vancouver, BC, Canada
Gerry Thomas Gallery « Lac St-Jean » Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2011 El Indalo Gallery « American West Coast » Pieusse, France
Effusion Gallery« Organic matter » Invermere, British Columbia, Canada
2010 Gerry Thomas Gallery « Copenhagen to Stockholm » Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Splurge Gallery «upcoming show» Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico
2009 Torres & Porcelli Gallery « Oslo to Bergen, Norway » Montréal, Québec, Canada
Kobalt Gallery « Ko Phi Phi, Thaillande » Provincetown, MA, USA
Elevation Gallery « Ko Lanta, Thaillande » Alberta, Canada
Goca Gallery « The little North Train » Hong Kong, China
2008 Artworks Gallery « Cat islands » Vancouver, BC, Canada
St-Ambroise Gallery « Terra Nova » Montréal, Québec
Elevation Gallery « Terre Neuve » Alberta, Canada
2007 D Gallery, « C bridge to P town » Montréal, Québec
Knowlton Gallery « Montreal-Toronto » Knowlton, Québec
St-Ambroise Gallery « Liberté » Montréal, Québec
2006 Traca Gallery « Sans titre » Montréal, Québec
Baliz Gallery «Votre âme est un paysage choisi » Montréal, Québec
2006 D Gallery, « Habiter l'horizon » Montréal, Québec
2005 Yergeau Gallery, « Noir mystère » Montréal, Québec
2004 Espace Adagio, Hôtel Delta, Montréal, Québec
2002 Rada Space, Montréal, Québec
Mont-Tremblant Club, Mont-Tremblant, Québec
2000 Diagram Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec
1998 Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Québec
1997 Le Petit Alep Gallery, Montréal, Québec
1996 Modigliani Gallery, Montréal, Québec

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Elisa Contemporary Art «Global Perspective» New York & Design Studio Bridgehampton, USA
2011 Elisa Contemporary Art «Hudson River Landscapes» New York, USA
2010 Elisa Contemporary Art « 40 Under 4 » New York, USA
Climate Gallery « Putting it all together » Long Island, New York, USA
Carrousel du Louvres « SNBA Group Show, Salon 2010» Paris, France
El Apartamiento Gallery « Groupo exposicion » Sitges, Spain
2009 Dentaire Gallery « DIX » Montreal, Quebec
2007 Elevation Gallery «Fielding the familiar » Alberta
2006 Artworks Gallery « Trio » Vancouver, Colombie Britannique
Grace Gallery « Organic II Industrial » Toronto, Ontario
2005 Yergeau Gallery « 5ieme anniversaire » Montreal, Quebec
Yergeau Gallery « Le retour des oies blanches » Montreal, Quebec
Artwork Gallery « Explorations » Vancouver, British Colombia
2004 Kashimo Gallery, Nagoya, Japon
Stewart Hall Art Gallery , Pointe-Claire, Quebec
2003 Manly Regional Art Gallery « Miniare » Sydney, Australie
Caractère Gallery, «Mémoire et mythologie» Paris, France
Balthazar Space-Gallery, «expo secondo» St-Lambert, Québec
2002 Notre-Dame de Grace Cultural Center. «Miniare», Montreal, Quebec
Olivier Martin Gallery, « Thème, thème pas », Montreal, Quebec
Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
2001 Exhibition Center at Plein Sud, «Encan d'oeuvres d'art» Longueuil, Que..
Olivier Martin Gallery, « Vitrine d'automne », Montreal, Quebec
Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
2000 Exhibition Center of Rouyn-Noranda, « PassArt Passage 1999-2000 », Quebec
Olivier Martin Gallery, « Vitrine d'automne », Montreal, Quebec
Exhibition Center at the Vieux Palais, « Les timbres du millénaire », St-Jérôme, Que..
Quebec National Library, « 100 livres d'artistes », Montreal, Quebec
1999 Olivier Martin Gallery, « Vitrine d'automne », Montreal, Quebec
Quebec National Library, « Invivo et célébrations », Quebec, Quebec
Quebec National Library, « Substance de l'encre », Montreal, Quebec
Gabrielle-Roy Library, « Viva les 20 ans du CQE », Quebec, Quebec
Rodolphe Duguay Gallery, « Découvertes récentes », Nicolet, Quebec
Gallery 303 at Belgo, « Livre d'artiste en français », Montreal, Quebec
1998 Bunkamura Gallery, « Exposition d'estampes contemporaines », Tokyo, Japon
Pratt & Whitney, « Perspectives », Mississauga, Ontario
Harrison Gallery, Annual exhibition of the members of CQE, Montreal
Jean-Claude Bergeron Gallery, « L'art et le papier III », Ottawa, Ontario SODAC/ Art Studio the Zocalo, «...plusieurs vertiges simultanés », Longueuil, Quebec
Exhibition Pratt & Whitney, « Les Femmeuses », Longueuil, Quebec
Notre-Dame de Grace Cultural Center , Montreal, Canada
Mont-Saint-Hilaire Art Museum, « Viva les 20 ans du CQE », St--Hilaire, Que..
Val-David Cultural Center, « Alors et aujourd'hui », Val-David, Que.
1997 Contemporary Art Gallery , Montreal, Quebec
305 Bellechasse, « Dualité ou l'identité fragmentaire », Montreal, Quebec
1996 Powerhouse Gallery, « Transmisson », Montreal, Quebec
Dare dare, Diffusion Center « Infiniment petit », Montreal, Quebec
1995 Theater Espace La Veillé and the Art Rallye, Montreal, Quebec
UQAM Gallery, « Exposition des finissants », Montreal, Quebec
1994 460 Ste-Catherine ouest, « Les 500 heures d'art Universitaire », Montreal, Quebec
UQAM Diffusion Center, « Expo-discussion », Montreal, Quebec
1993 UQAM Gallery, « Printemps, plein-temps », Montreal, Quebec
Champigny library, « Installation collective » , Montreal, Quebec
1992 4050 St-Laurent, « Ni vu ni connu », Montreal, Quebec
372 Ste-Catherine ouest, « Art92 : Académique?, Concordia/UQAM », Montreal, Que.
International Designer Center, « Sept peintres exposent », Montreal, Quebec

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
2014 New York, Singapore
2013 Hong Kong, China; Milan, Italy; Brussels, Belgium, New York
2012 Singapore; Hamburg, Germany; Toronto, Canada; Amsterdam, Hollande; Mexico City, Mexico; Seoul, Korea; Shanghai, China
2011 Hampton, New York, USA; New York, NY, USA

PAINTINGS IN PUBLICATION
‘04-‘97 Cover page illustrations for many books at the Editions du Boréal, at the
Editions Quebec/Amerique and at the Editions du Renouveau pédagogique
2001 Poster and program cover illustrations for the « Mondial de la littérature »
1998 Exhibition catalogue of « Contemporary Prints from Quebec at Tokyo »
Catalogue for the biennale « L'art et le papier III », Gallery Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, Ontario
Exhibition catalogue « Viva, les 20 ans du CQE », Conseil québécois de l'estampe, Montreal, Quebec
Exhibition catalogue « Les Femmeuses », Pratt & Whitney Canada

COLLECTIONS
Colart Collection, Montreal, Canada
Royal Bank Collection, Montreal, Canada
Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Montreal, Canada
Black Rock Beach House Collection, Vancouver, Canada
Loto Quebec Collection, Montreal, Canada
Delta Hotel Collection, Montreal,Canada
Quebec National Library, Montreal, Canada
Canada National Library, Montreal, Quebec

The paintings of Marie-Danielle Leblanc are also part of many private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.

EDUCATION
2001 Graphic design study, Maisonneuve college, Montreal, Quebec
1999 Animation 2D and 3D Certificat , Icari Institut, Montreal, Quebec
1993 Bachelor in Fine Arts, University of Quebec in Montreal

About Marie Danielle Leblanc