Catherine Farish is originally from London, England. She received a diploma from l'École des Beaux Arts de Montréal as well as a bachelor of fine arts from Concordia in 1983. To complete her studies in etching, she went to Paris and was a student at l'atelier Le Blanc.
The artist has had over 25 solo shows abd has also been part of numerous collective shows across North America, Europe and Asia. Her works are also part of numerous collections in Canada and the United States.
Born in the Netherlands in 1943 Harold Klunder immigrated to Canada in 1952. His first solo exhibition in 1976 launched a painting career that has stemmed over three decades.
Worked on over a period of several years, Harold Klunder’s paintings use a rich visual vocabulary to touch upon notions of duration and transformation, of biology, autobiography, history and myth. At the core of every work, according to the artist, is the necessity to address the human experience.
Her constant exploration of the limits of printmaking, her marriage of various materials seen in her use of textiles, papers and in her installation works, has inspired to choose Hélène Latulippe.
In 2017, she will be attending a 7 weeks residency at Banff Center for the Art and Creativity, invited by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Ed Pien’s artwork draws on sources both Eastern and Western. Exploring the convergence of history, beliefs and mythology, his drawing based practice has often included intricate large scale installations that the viewer must enter and wander through. The artist’s work is included in many major collections including the National Galleryof Canada, the Museo de Arte y diseno Contemporaneo, Costa Rica and the Fundacion Antoni Tapies, Barcelona. Ed Pien lives and works in Toronto.
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1936, Francine Simonin has been working and living in Montreal since 1968. Her career spans four decades and she has had over 200 solo exhibits. She has also received many prizes and awards.
In 2004, the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec and the Monique and Robert Parizeau foundation gave her a prize to acknowledge and reward her contribution to the history of printmaking in Quebec. Her works are part of numerous public collections.
Concrete has for a long time been the material of choice for Stella Pace. The artist created her work by multiplying the imagery until the charged surfaces acquire psychological attributes.
Her sculptures and etchings are created by a process of accumulations. Concrete is layered in vigorous fashion and the result is an organic and improvised textural work.
René Laubiès was born in Saigon in 1924 where he spent most of his childhood. In 1949, following his law studies in Morocco, he settled in Paris. Faithful to his painting practice since his adolescence, his work was well recognized and became in demand in the 1950's.
Living a nomadic lifestyle for over 30 years he travelled to Greece, Iran and Turkey. He also split his life between Paris and India where most of his creations have seen the day. He passed away in India in 2006.
Pierre Durette received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2006. As a student, his print media work earned him the Grand Prix Albert Dumouchel in 2004 and he was the winner of the Projet Insertion contest at Atelier Graff in 2005.
The artist’s works have been included in many exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario, most notably at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and at The Power Plant in Toronto.
In 1991, after having explored painting and drawing, Lucie Jolicoeur Côté turned towards etching. Enamoured by l'eau-forte, she studied the techniqueat the Saidye Bronfman center in Montreal as well as in Urbino, Italy.
Lucie Jolicoeur Côté is a member of Atelier Circulaire and ARPRIM. Her works are shown in Canada and internationally and are part of numerous collections.
Marc Séguin est was born in Ottawa in 1970. He received a diploma in visual arts from Concordia and presented his first solo show in 1996. His large scale works immediately attracted and won over critics and art collectors alike.
His work has since been presented in numerous sxhibits in North America and Europe. His prints and paintings are also in many collections throughout Quebec, Canada and the United States. Marc Séguin splits his time between Montreal and New York.