The sculptures of Marie-Fauve are at the junction between the sculpted and the painted object. Inspired by geology, she entwines natural and artificial materials, such as fine or recycled woods, plexiglas and resin. Pieced together and juxtaposed, these materials chosen by the artist are then sculpted with a precise cut. This makes them appear as extraordinary geological fragments, revealing the subtle line between the natural and the transformed landscape. Like jewels, we enjoy contemplating these stratified composite sculptures as if they were minerals extracted from the Earth’s crust. Thanks to her crafting technique and her technical training at the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, 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 Portneuf. With a bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from Laval University (2010), she obtained in 2016 a college degree in arts & crafts, sculpture option, from the Cégep Limoilou, and receives the Telus Expression Award and the Grand Prize of the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec. 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 recently showcased in a solo show at the Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges (2021), at the AdMare artist-run center at the Îles-de-la-Madeleine (2020), at the exhibition center Raymond-Lasnier, Trois-Rivières (2020) and in diverse group exhibitions throughout Quebec, such as the Papier Art Fair (2021), the Manif d’art 9 (2019), the Foire en art actuel de Québec (2018) and the Stewart Hall art gallery, Montreal (2018). In 2019, she represented Canada during the Biennale internationale en métiers d’art & création à Paris, France. In 2020, Marie-Fauve was awarded the Prix émergence en métiers d’art, during the Gala des prix excellence des arts et de la culture, and received, the same year, a grant from Première Ovation. Her artworks are part of many private collections as well as the collection of de Fine Arts Museum of Québec.
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