Amélie Proulx

Amélie Proulx’s work emphasizes the constant flux of living things. Drawing upon the codes and techniques of arts and crafts, she pushes the limits of her materials while defying expectations and giving way to freedom in her approach. The end result is embodied in evocative shapes that exhibit an appealing fragility. Amélie Proulx posesses the rare talent of being able to create a balance between rationality and intuition. She is willing to examine her practice through metonymic interplay or mises en abyme. The sound dimensions that accompanies her kinetic and interactive works further demonstrates the artist’s great sophistication and attention to detail. Her labour and tireless research allow Amélie Proulx’s work to go beyond traditional ceramics, existing in a class of their own.

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She lives and works in Lévis. She cofounded Les Ateliers du Trois Cinquième, a collective studio space for ceramists in Quebec City in 2012. 

Amélie Proulx has received numerous awards and grants, including the Videre Creation Award in visual arts (2021), the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics (2016), the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award (2013), the Starfish Properties Student Art Award Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2010), the Prix Albert-Dumouchel (2006) and the Betty Goodwin Prize in Studio Arts of Concordia University (2006).

Her work has been displayed in a myriad of solo and collective exhibitions including Angles de dérive at CIRCA art actuel (Montreal), Glissements at Centre MATERIA (Quebec City), Poussières de langage at Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax), Hot Mud: A National Survey of Contemporary Canadian Emerging Ceramists at the Art Gallery of Burlington (Burlington), True North: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics at the Northern Clay Center (Minnesota), Once + Future: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (Red Deer), De la porcelaine à l’œuvre at Art Mûr (Montreal) and Division Gallery (Toronto).

Her work is included in numerous public and private collections such as:

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec 
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Art Gallery of Burlington
Nova Scotia College of Art Design
Concordia University
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

And private collections in Canada and the U.S.


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