Cynthia Girard-Renard

About The Artist

Cynthia Girard-Renard is a Montreal-based visual artist and poet. They received their MFA from Goldsmiths College, London, UK (1998). Major solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at Musée d’art de Joliette (2017), the Uma Certa Falta de Coerencia, Porto, Portugal (2015), Esker Foundation, Calgary, Alberta (2014), and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2005). The artist has been the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec to partake in artist residencies in London, Paris, New York and Berlin. In 2018, Girard-Renad was the recipient of the Prix-Louis-Comtois for a mid-career artist, as well as the Takao Tanabe Painting Prize awarded by the National Gallery of Canada. Girard-Renard’s work is found in numerous institutional collections, such as Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the National Gallery of Canada, the Global Affairs Canada Visual Art Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Galerie de l’UQÀM, Banque Nationale du Canada and Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec. Girard-Renard teaches at Concordia University, Montreal, where they live and work.


Upcoming Event

Whale Celebration [Fanfare pour Une Baleine!]

Montreal, QC

June 8 and 9, 2024

Artists Cynthia Girard-Renard + Jean-Philippe Thibault and their artist/musician friends invite you to join a fantastical parade to honour marine life. The artists will create enormous papier-maché sculptures representing the humpback whale who was seen in Montreal’s harbour in 2020, as well as other marine creatures.  The polyphonic parade route will take place in the Old Port along the St. Lawrence River where the whale was observed.  

Event link coming soon!