Portfolio: Catherine Tremblay




Catherine Tremblay holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and an MA in Visual and Media Arts at UQAM. Since 2005, her work has been awarded several times and presented under various collective and solo exhibitions in Quebec, Switzerland, Africa, and most recently in New York, under the Montreal / Brooklyn project. Catherine Tremblay regularly participates in residencies in research and development, particularly at the national art of Nancy in France (2005), the National Studio of Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy in France (2009) and the Contemporary Art Center Graduate School sequence in Quebec (2013). She is also founder and president of the board of the cabinet space photographic production.


Artist Statement


Halfway between the ethnographic study, reporting street and documentary portraits, Catherine Tremblay’s work primarily explores different avenues of the portrait it seeks to idealize, conceptualize and implement space-time (using ‘trompe-l’oeil’ and ‘trompe-time’), especially for the viewer. Shadows are portraits underexposed and against the light. These individuals, now easily recognizable form of canvas, suggests different forms of beings, other multiple carriers. These figures suggest topics (references) where the reading is blurred, where the viewer may, at its discretion, assign them the identity of his choice.