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About

Artist Statement

Inspired by my own traumas of breast cancer, both physical and psychological,  my  subjects are largely autobiographical .Through time, my artistic work changes as I still struggle to accept the scarred breast I see. On a recurrent basis,  I use mannequins, which symbolize the stereotyping of the female body and I transform them into a completely different representation.

I achieve this by creating three-dimensional works of art reutilizing recycled and unrelated objects, using assorted materials and diverting them from their conventional function.

I have a passion for objects. I use objects surrounding me as I choose words in a dictionary for expressing myself.

This is how new abstract artifacts are completed and how they acquire a new life as works of Art.

Whilst I appreciate the abstract form, my interest is in the human and psychological features of my three-dimensional work.

My sculptures are metaphors of the quest for balance, both physically and emotionally, in the midst of internal or external chaos. . They also evoke unlimited possibilities of finding new meaning in our lives.

CV

b. and lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

Solo exhibitions

2019

  • Alter Égale, Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle, Montreal, QC., Canada.

  • Pop Art, La Petite Adresse, Montreal,QC., Canada.

 

Group exhibitions

2023 

       Self-portraits, 10th edition,  Livart gallery, Montreal, QC., Canada (April-May ).

        New York Art Expo, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. (March 30-April 2).

        Tokyo Tower Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan, (March 10-12).

2019

  • Emerging artist, Montreal Art Center , Montreal, QC., Canada.

  • New Beginnings, McGill University Health Center , Montreal,QC., Canada.

  • Emerging Artists, Gallery DBC, Montreal, QC., Canada.

  • Christmas market exhibition, Gallery DBC , Montreal, QC.,Canada.

2018

  • Art in the Park, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce’s park, Montreal, QC.,Canada.

2017

  • Recycl’Art, Gallery Mile-End , Montreal, QC., Canada.

  • Hope, Cedars Cancer Centre and Mc Gill University Health Center, Montreal, QC.,Canada.

  • Christmas market, Gallery Mile-End, Montreal, QC., Canada.

2016

  • Thanks, Gallery Mile-End, Montreal, QC., Canada.

  • Art of adversity , Cedars Cancer Centre and Mc Gill University Health Center, Montreal, QC., Canada.

  • Art of adversity , Saint-Henri Art-Hive and Concordia University, Montreal, QC., Canada.

  • Art of adversity , Benny’s Library, Montreal, QC., Canada.

2015

  • Self-portraits in sculptures, Atelier International d’Education et Art-Thérapie, Michel de la Chenalière’s Pavilion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts  in partnership with the CAP,  Montreal, QC.,  Canada.

  • Images of the Marginal ,Gallery MX , Montreal,  QC., Canada.

2014

  • Totems , Atelier International d’Education et Art Thérapie, Michel de la Chenalière’s Pavilion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts  in partnership with the CAP, Montreal, QC.,  Canada.

  • Creative resilience, Saint-Henri Art Hive and Concordia University , Montreal, QC., Canada.

2013

  • Art therapy workshop for cancer patients, Quebec Cancer Foundation, Montreal, QC., Canada.

 

Awards and mentions in international juried contests

2023

        Talent Award, Open,  Teravarna gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

        Artistic Excellence Award, Artist of the year, Circle Foundationfor the Arts, Athens, Greece

2022

       Finalist Award,New York International Art Fair, 50th Art Contest, Artavita and Worl Wide Art, Santa Barbara,                 CA.,USA.  

  • Finalist Award, New York International Art Fair, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Athens, Greece

  • Gold Award, 8th Annual Artist’s Choice of the Month, Camel Back Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ., USA.

  • First Place Award, Open, Art Show International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., USA.

  • Special Recognition Award, Three- Dimensional Art, 12th Botanicals, Light Space Time Gallery, Palm Springs, CA.,USA.

  • Finalist Award, Resilience, Manhattan Arts International, New-York, N.Y.,U.S.A.

  • Talent Award, Third Annual Portraits, Art Show International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.,USA. 

  • Honorable Mention , Third Annual Still Life, Art Show International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., USA.

  • Honorable Mention , Second Annual Water, Art Show International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., USA.

  • Honorable Mention , Third Annual Flowers, Art Show International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., USA.

  • Finalist Award, Second Annual Color, Art Show International Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., USA.

2021

  • First Place Award, Mixed Media and Three-Dimensional Category, Open - No theme, Contemporary Art Gallery, Middletown, DE., USA.

  • Third Place Award, Three-Dimensional Art, 3rd Annual  Primary Colors, Light Space Time Gallery, Palm Springs, CA., USA.

  • Fifth Place Award, Three-Dimensional Art, 11th Annual Seascapes, Light Space Time Gallery, Palm Springs, CA., USA.

  • Special Recognition Award, Three-Dimensional Art, 10th Annual All Women, Light Space Time Gallery, Palm Springs, CA., USA.

  • Selected artist, Botanicals, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA., USA.

  • Selected artist, Three-Dimensional Assemblage, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA., USA.

 

2020

  • Special Merit Award, Three- Dimensional Art, 11th Annual Abstracts, Light Space Time Gallery, Palm Springs, CA., USA.

 

Presentations and lectures

2019

  • The more you create, the more you become creative, artist’s workshop at her solo exhibition, Centre d’Apprentissage Parallèle, Montreal, QC., Canada.

2015

  • Art therapy and coping with breast cancer, artist’s presentation, Department of Psychology, Bachelor program, Université du Québec à Montreal, QC., Canada.

 

Press releases

2019

  • Reviving through art-therapy: the story of Martine Allard, artist’s works presented on the Quebec Cancer Foundation’s website , https/fqc.qc.ca, Montreal, QC.,Canada.

2018

  • Us Connecting through Art, Art, Adversity and Resilience, artist’s participation, video, Rosemary C. Relly, Ph.D., curator, funded by Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, deposited at Spectrum Library, Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.,Canada. https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/id/eprint/985044 

 

Education

2010-2011

  • Université du Québec à Montréal, Art History Department, Montreal, QC., Canada.

2007-2009

  • Université de Montréal, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Permanent Education, Art History Program, Montreal, QC., Canada.

Affiliations

       Member of Artavita, Santa Barbara, CA., USA.

       Member of YICCA, San Daniale del Friuli, UD., Italy.

  • Member of La Maison de la Mosaique Contemporaine, Paray le Monial, France.

  • Member of Le Cercle des Artistes-peintres et sculpteurs du Québec, Montreal  QC., Canada.

  • Member of L'Association des Artistes en arts visuels du Québec, QC, Canada.

  • Member of Artxterra, International Art Marketing, Montreal, QC., Canada. 

 

 

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