Montréal-based multi titled art professional Evlyne Laurin in discussion with artist Dominique Normand, featured artist of Ocean Week Canada. They will discuss Normand’s approach to working in and with coastal places and her recent artist research journey exploring Lake Mistassini, Quebec’s largest natural lake.
Dominique Normand created a powerful series of paintings based on her 2017 artist-in-residency on the Students on Ice Foundation Canada C3 Expedition. Aboard the icebreaker Polar Prince, Dominique travelled from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Nain, Labrador. She will discuss her experiences as an ocean artist-researcher, her series of paintings inspired by Fogo Island, and her multi-media work-in-progress based on her recent freshwater trip joined by her friends from the Cree community of Mistissini.
Dominique Normand gives visual form to omnipresent powers that shape the world of human experience in the Northern territories. She discovered her paternal Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) heritage as an adult and, enriched by her own experience with the Cree people of James Bay, explores the entwined harmony of all our relations, a traveller bearing a camera, armed with a brush. Her work has been showcased in many solo and group exhibitions throughout Quebec and internationally.
From Creative Chaos Manager, a term she coined, to Creative Legacy Steward, Evlyne has one goal; to ensure that what you have assembled – as a creative, an artist, a collector – will last and secure its relevance. She is a seasoned art professional in many capacities; curator, writer, strategist and fine art appraiser with a long list of private and public clients, including The Canada Council Art Bank, Global Affairs Canada, Seneca College and Le Palais des congrès de Montréall. She holds a Master in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, UK, as well as a graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal.
For more information, email Ocean Week Canada Arts Curator: Melissa Rombout at firstname.lastname@example.org