Claudie Gagnon

A self-taught artist, Claudie Gagnon’s practice involves reusing and recycling everyday objects, concepts, and canonical works of art, as well as audio and visual influences that are an integral part of our high and popular culture. Marked by their playfulness and poetry, Gagnon’s multidisciplinary practice takes various forms including installation, tableaux vivants, theatrical interventions, video, photography, “food art,” and more. 

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Her work has been exhibited in various artist-run centres, museums, and festivals in Quebec and across Canada, as well as in France, Italy, Japan, and China. She also won several awards and grants such as the Videre Reconnaissance en arts visuels prize (2021), the People’s choice award of the Triennale du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2011), the Artistic Creation Prize of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the Chaudière-Appalaches region (2009), the Masque des Enfants terribles de l’Académie québécoise du théâtre (2003) and the Videre Event prize (1999). In recent years, Gagnon has designed art integration projects for architecture and the environment for Le Carré 150 in Victoriaville, the Musée d’art de Joliette, the Monique-Corriveau library in Quebec City and Robert Lepage Le Diamant in Quebec City.

Her work is collected by:

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Musée d’art de Joliette
Collection Méduse

Private collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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