Marie-Fauve Bélanger is a Quebec artist that creates sculptures combining natural and artificial materials such as noble or recycled woods, plexiglass and resin. Assembling these materials and shaping them with an astonishing cut-out, her pieces appear as extraordinary geological fragments revealing the subtle boundaries between natural and transformed landscape. The artist offers us simulacrums of precious stones, bright glaciers or surreal mountains. Thanks to her crafting technique, her extraordinary objects, ambivalent landscapes, are innovative examples of the development of sculptural forms made in homage to nature.
Originally from Lac Saint-Charles, Québec, Marie-Fauve Bélanger lives and works in Québec City. With a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from Laval University (2010), she obtained in 2011 a college degree in crafts & sculpture option, from the Cégep Limoilou, and received the Telus Expression Award and the Grand Prix of the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec. Co-founder of the contemporary art festival Périphérique, which promotes art processes mixing art and natural spaces, she is also passionate about graffiti and artistic mediation, which she has been practicing since 2008, with Graffitis de fauve. Her work in sculpture has been presented in various group exhibitions throughout Québec and abroad, including at the Québec City Contemporary Art Fair (2018), the Saint-Lambert Contemporary Art Fair (2016-18-19), the Papier19 Contemporary Art Fair in Montreal (2019) as well as the International Biennale Crafts of Art and Creation and the Grand Palais de Paris, France.