Le Chantier, an internal expertise

Guest artists portraits: Claude Arseneault and Elmyna Bouchard

In residency from July 2021 to July 2023

The Chantier will be an opportunity to highlight the considerable contribution of two artists who have established the foundations of ecoresponsibility in the studio. Spotlight on Claude Arseneault and Elmyna Bouchard!

Guest experts Claude Arseneault and Elmyna Bouchard will explore the possibilities of eco-responsible photolithography based on personal artistic projects. The experiments and results will be done in collaboration and will aim at setting up samples and a technical procedure to facilitate our members’ autonomy.

Claude Arseneault is a pioneer in the development of eco-responsible printmaking practices in Montreal. The artist has exhibited her work across Canada and internationally and has completed several residencies including at the University of Lafayette in Louisiana and at the Scuola International di Grafica in Venice. Currently enjoying her first months of retirement, the artist has over 30 years of experience teaching visual arts at Dawson College.

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Born in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and trained in printmaking at the Sagamie Center in Alma, Elmyna Bouchard has been pursuing her research for over 20 years, focusing on art on paper. Her work has been presented in several solo and group exhibitions and her works have been acquired by several corporate and institutional collections. In 2003, she received the Monique and Robert Parizeau Foundation Prize, an award given to an emerging Quebec artist who has made a significant contribution to the field of printmaking.

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L’imprimerie thanks the Canada Council for the Arts for its support.

Photo credit: Katya Konioukhova

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