Carole BAILLARGEON

Carole Baillargeon is a sculptor who participates in the revival of textile techniques in contemporary art, while evoking humanist, environmental and ecological concerns. The artist recycles denim to create surprising anthropomorphic sculptural works, offering the viewer access to a powerful narrative about the human condition. Complex, vulnerable and impermanent, humans are treated as the main subject in Baillargeon’s clothing sculptures. This orientation develops into a hybrid practice that boldly combines visual arts, set design, creative art crafts and more. This multidisciplinary approach is fully used in the grand project Paysages-Vêtements, realized between 2000 and 2015, where different performing arts were used in collaboration with codesigners and extras to illustrate the four seasons of Quebec. Equally imposing, the project Ainsi… presents real scissors or old tools, covered with fragments of fabric that were then taken by hand. The work embodies the dual role of victim and executioner; it highlights the changing working conditions in a world where automation is growing. Strange, imperfect but beautiful, each assemblage takes the form of a figurine marked by the passage of time and memories. Her body of work, continuously expanding, now counts more than 250 sculptures. As solo or group exhibitions, her artworks have been appreciated by different audiences in Canada and abroad, since 2017.

Over the past three decades, Carole Baillargeon’s art practice achieved recognition in Québec, America and Europe. She has been awarded many prizes and grants throughout her career. Notably, she received the prize Hommage en métiers d’art in 2016, and the prize for the international influence of her art at the Galas des prix Excellence Arts et Culture for the Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. She has been honored with the grand prize of the City of Québec at the biennial show Découverte in 1993. She completed her Ph.D in Study and Practice of Arts at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), a Master Degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal and a BA in Scenography for Theater at Concordia University. She also participated in many art residencies in the country and internationally. A first publication on her work was produced in 2020. She lives and works in Deschambault-Grondines.

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Learn more about the artist:
La fabrique culturelle: « Carole Baillargeon (Deschambault) »
La fabrique culturelle: « Les paysages vêtements de Carole Baillargeon »

Artworks marked with a * are available but not in gallery.

Rescapé II, 2022

Rescapé II, 2022

Papier fait-main, collage, fil, teintures naturelles: noyer indigo, marronier d'Inde, garance, verge d'or, chêne, tagète, pruche, vinaigrier, rudbeckie, aulne, pin blanc, pin rouge, pin gris, tanaisie, pommier, thé, impression de champignons, vernis protecteur aux UV, 57,2 x 74 cm, 1200$ + taxes, non encadrée

Rescapé I, 2022

Rescapé I, 2022

Papier fait-main, collage, fil, teintures naturelles: indigo, lac, quebracho, pin gris, pomme grenade, cochenille, pin rouge, sumac, épinette de Norvège, aronia, pruche, noyer, pommier, marronier d'Inde, impression de champignons, vernis protecteur aux UV, 60 x 73 cm, 1200$ + taxes, non encadrée

Page 50, 2022

Page 50, 2022

Papier fait-main, teintures naturelles: cochenille, acacia, tagète, noyer, rhubarbe de l'Himalaya, encre naturelle: réséda des teinturiers, vernis protecteur aux UV, 61 x 45 cm, 1450$ + taxes, encadrée

Page 47, 2022

Page 47, 2022

Papier fait-main, teintures naturelles: rhubarbe de l'Himalaya, garance, marronier d'Inde, acacia, quebracho, sumac, henné, cochenille, noyer, pin rouge, chêne, pomme grenade, encres naturelles: ardoise, campêche, vernis protecteur aux UV, 55 x 36 cm, 1450$ + taxes, encadrée

Page 46, 2022

Page 46, 2022

Papier fait-main, collage, teintures naturelles: pin blanc, agrume, acacia, cochenille, tagète, pomme grenade, noyer, vernis protecteur aux UV, 54 x 32 cm, 1450$ + taxes, encadrée

* Enraciné no 11, 2020

* Enraciné no 11, 2020

Papier fain-main, pliage, teintures naturelles: indigo, pin rouge, collage, couture à la machine, 65 x 35 cm, 1000$ + taxes, non encadrée

* Enraciné no 10, 2020

* Enraciné no 10, 2020

Papier fait-main, teintures naturelles, collage, fil, pyrogravure sur carton non acide, 61 x 49,5 cm, 950$ + taxes, non encadré

* Enraciné no 8, 2020

* Enraciné no 8, 2020

Papier fait-main, pliage, teintures naturelles: noyer, aquarelle, collage, couture à la machine, pyrogravure, 52 x 47 cm, 900$ + taxes, non encadrée

* Enraciné no 7, 2020

* Enraciné no 7, 2020

Papier fait-main, teintures naturelles, aquarelle, crayon de couleur, collage, fil sur carton non acide, 60 x 34,5 cm, 900$ + taxes, non encadrée

* Enraciné no 6, 2020

* Enraciné no 6, 2020

Papier fait-main, pliage, teintures naturelles sumac, oignon rouge, collage, couture à la machine, pyrogravure, 79 x 37 cm, 1 000$ + taxes, non encadrée

* Enraciné no 3, 2020

* Enraciné no 3, 2020

Papier fait-main, pliage, teinture naturelle de chêne rouge et sulfate de fer, collage, couture à la machine, pyrogravure, 51 x 40 cm, 875$ + taxes, non encadrée

Carnet d’exploration, page no 35, 2021

Carnet d’exploration, page no 35, 2021

Papier fait-main, teintures naturelles: variation avec tagète, aulne avec sulfate de fer, pin gris avec sulfate de fer, 40,7 x 48,5 cm, 450$ + taxes, non encadrée

Carnet d’exploration, page no 11, 2020

Carnet d’exploration, page no 11, 2020

Papier fait-main, teinture: noyer noir, marronier d'Inde, encres naturelles: mélèze, tagère (feuille), vinaigrier, marronier d'Inde, pommier décoratif, oignon rouge, tanaisie, tanaisie avec sulfate de fer, pin sylvestre avec sulfate de fer, 41,2 x 48 cm, 450$ + taxes, non encadrée

Carnet d’exploration, page no 6, 2019

Carnet d’exploration, page no 6, 2019

Papier fait-main, empreinte de prêle, amaryllis et teinture pin sylvestre, encre naturelle; vinaigrier et chêne rouge, 30,5 x 28 cm, 300$ + taxes, non encadrée