I studied at Chelsea School of Art & Design and Goldsmith's College, University of London (UK), where I received a BFA. I further became the recipient of a Masters in Sociology (MSc)from the Université du Québec à Montréal, in the course of which I took a particular interest in the sociology of culture and contemporary art. I live and work in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

My early work evolved around painting, video installation, performance and artist books. In recent years, my interests have led me to explore ideas involving spatial design and I then developed proposals that address the humanisation of city- and streetscapes. I was awarded the Laurentian Bank prize in Montreal for a project focused on making a visual difference, away from the commonly expected street experience. I also write critical essays and articles on art and philosophy.

My current work concentrates mainly on painting, collage and writing.

My attraction to painting lies in the fact that it takes shape through re-visiting uncertainties, in a perpetual and unattainable attempt to reach perfection. Painting does not offer the possibility of an ending achieved by the image, a sense of conclusion. Rather, it proposes an extended sense of temporality made possible by repetition. The prospective image is never fixed, since it cannot attain any existing truth or completion. Duration remains fluid and blurred, stories explored through multiple interpretations. Several experiences of time are present simultaneously: the recall of past events or memories and projections of an imaginary future, fantasies of time re-told, or negotiations yet to come.

Collage on the other hand is a play with found materials and shapes. Looking for collage material to use is like going onto a treasure hunt and so is often the process of putting the image together. Light in its process, it can come together in seconds or require some playing around before finding the perfect balance of the montage.

As a writer, I find myself at the crossroads of disciplines such as critical theory in art, philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology and literature. I have recently published a book: "Perdre la maison. Essai sur l'art et le deuil de l'espace habité", which along its proposed subject of the mourning of lost houses features 33 works of art.

Literary work

2020       

Perdre la maison. Essai sur l’art et le deuil de l’espace habité

Éditions Varia, Groupe Nota Bene, Montréal, Québec, 180 p.

SHOWS

2019        

SLICE, collage group show, Pop-up space, Montreal, Quebec

2018       

Vinylism, collage group show, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2017        

Nonesuch Art of Papers Awards Exhibition, juried group show, works of paper,

The Paper Factory, Montreal, Quebec

Nonesuch Art of Papers Awards Exhibition, juried group show, works of paper,

Nonesuch Art Centre, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

G.L.U.E., collage group show, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2016       

Paintings, VOXEL gallery, online solo juried show, Great Britain

Collaborative collages

Ongoing  Enrique J. Enriquez & Anouk Sugàr (Montreal, Quebec)

2019        

BLEND, collaborative collage collection created by 26 international collage artists. 
Artistic direction : Allan Bealy, Benzene editions (New York, NY)

Allan Bealy & Anouk Sugàr (New York, NY – Montreal, Quebec)

Teresa Lobos (Glasgow, Scotland – Montreal, Quebec)

2017         

Adam Harrisson (Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom– Montreal, Quebec)

Commissioned collages

2017         

Gun, collage trading cards, pack no 8, november 2017, Kolaj magazine,   Montreal Quebec       

Anthropocene, two  collages commissioned by the Chaire de recherche du Canada en Évaluation et

Amélioration du Système de Santé, Sherbrooke University, Montreal, Quebec

J'y vais! & Hésite pas!, two collages commissioned by the Chaire de recherche du Canada en Évaluation

et Amélioration du Système de Santé, Sherbrooke University, Montreal, Quebec

2012         

Collage commissioned by Urbanbees, on the occasion of their " Fleur de Sel " installation (2001), Jardin de Métis,

Grand-Métis, Québec, featured in the On Site magazine, art architecture, urbanism, landscape, May 2012, No 26,

Calgary, Alberta, p. 10

1999         

David Sterne and Un Joualonais sa Joualonie, book covers for novels by Marie-Claire Blais, Éditions du Boréal, Montreal, Quebec

1996-99   

Collages commissioned by Main Film, Association of Independent Filmmakers, for their Synopsis magazine,

Montreal, Quebec

SPACE DESIGN

The following installations have been imagined and designed with the idea to create meeting spaces that are

hospitable and meaningful to our daily trajectories. They are aimed at encouraging us to dwell and to actively

care for and maintain them, thus we become actors of social engagement,

2012          

F comme Friche, Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), Montreal, Quebec
Exhibition proposal for ABC/Montreal
Reflexions on the wasteland as a transitory urban state

2010          

Oasis – Lambert-Closse elementary school, Montreal, Quebec

Proposal  for the development of an interior resting space

Integration of sustainable construction materials and production autonomous energy,

in collaboration with the children

2006          

McAllister 07 – Montreal, Quebec
Rehabilitation project of the Daniel McAllister tug boat anchored in Montreal's old harbour
Awareness raising in regards to the role of  the conservation of industrial patrimony

Bleu – Paysages Éphémères, Montreal, Quebec
Proposition for the design of an ephemeral street installation on the Mont-Royal avenue
Questioning the notion of landscape
Competition finalist

Conecart – Shelter in a cart, Designboom, London, Great Britain
Proposal for a temporary shelter for the homeless or on the ethical incompatibility of such a project

2005          

Signature extérieure distinctive – Banque Laurentienne, Montreal, Quebec
Design of street elements and furniture aiming to differentiate the Laurentien Bank from the general

urban fabric
Competition winner

Connect the dot – Diesel Wall, Berlin, F.R.G.
Designing of an exterior mural

CEDAR – Benetton Research Centre, Treviso, Italy
Landscape installation in response to the cedar, emblem of the center

Parasites – Paysages Ephémères, Montreal, Quebec
Urban landscape installation on the Intervention Mont-Royal avenue

Barrel of Love – Bridges of Communication, Shrinking Cities,

Rethinking the City/ Rethinking Urbanism, Detroit, Michigan
Socio-urbanistic intervention designed with the purpose to restore the communication flow

between distinct areas of the city

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS  

2020

Strike a Light, catalogue of collages using the matchbox as central element, Artistic direction: Rhed Fawell, edited by the Edinburgh Collage Collective.

           

Valérie Marcoux, 25 juin 2020, "Faire le deuil de sa maison", in Le Mag, Le Soleil, Quebec, Canada. 

                   

"Perdre la maison. Essai sur l'art et le deuil de l'espace habité", in  Newsletter, Cultural Events, Literature, June 2020, General Consulate of Switzerland in Montreal, Canada.

"Perdre la maison. Essai sur l'art et le deuil de l'espace habité". Les Libraires, Le bimestriel des librairies indépendantes, avril-mai 2020, No 118, Section Essai.

 

Lanctôt, Jacques, mars 2020, "Perdre la maison sans perdre la raison", in Le Journal de  Montréal. 

 

2019        

BLEND, collaborative collage collection created by 26 international collage artists and published in zine format.
Artistic direction : Allan Bealy, Benzene editions (New York, NY)

 

2018          

"Cut-Ups, Q&A featured by the Edinburgh Collage Collective on Instagram. 

https://www.instagram.com/edinburghcollagecollective/

"Cinematographic language", Collage artist trading card spotlight. Interview featured online in early August,

http://kolajmagazine.com/content/content/collage-artists/cinematographic-language/

 

"Vinylism", Collage on view, Kolaj Magazine, May 2018.

http://kolajmagazine.com/content/content/collage-exhibitions/vinylism/

2017         

Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards exhibition, Kolaj Magazine online, December 2017,

http://kolajmagazine.com/content/content/collage-exhibitions/2017-nonesuch-art-of-paper-awards-exhibition/

"Global Links United", Collage on view, Kolaj Magazine online, May - June 2017, http://kolajmagazine.com/content/content/collage-exhibitions/global-links-united-in-edinburgh/

2016           

Laroche, Annie, summer 2016, Créer des liens avec la société, in "Nos chercheurs dans la sphère publique", CISSS newsletter, Montérégie, Editor: Direction des ressources humaines, des communications et des affaires juridiques, directed by Sylvie Grégoire, p.5, http://santemc.quebec/santemc/icentre/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MCvol1no1.pdf

Byrne, Christopher, July 2016, "Collages Fights Cancer", in Kolaj Magazine,Montreal: Kasini House, #16, p.7

 

Lobo, Patricia, February 2016, "Collage for cancer," in Cancer and Society, The Lancet Oncology, Vol. 17, No 2, p.149,  http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(16)00019-X/fulltext

«J'y vais!» & «Hésite pas!», deux collages mandatés par la Chaire de recherche du Canada en Évaluation et Amélioration du Système de Santé, Université de Sherbrooke, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2015          

Collages on view on the Kolaj Magazine website, and in Kolaj Magazine #14, December 2015, p.68

Interview

 

2015          

"Approche collaborative art et science. Le collage comme mode de sensibilisation à la question de l'importance du diagnostic précoce de cancer et du rôle que peuvent jouer les proches".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGhwdyChL8o