Isabelle Guimond

Artist Profile

Isabelle Guimond make the statement of a committed, critical and mind carrier paint. A way to address a problematic social subject. Her pictorial work is made of goings and comings between a social critique of our way of life and an intimate tale nearing autofiction. Between the shock of a photographic representation and its transfert in the act of painting. Between the need to tell the actual world and its inherent contingencies in a painterly approach. She recently completed an explorative residency at L’Écart for the exhibition « Filles debouttes ! » held in March 2016 (with Christine Major and Gabrielle Lajoie-Bergeron) and a summer residency at Galerie B-312 where, by using images of teenage girl blogs, she attempts to highlight the vision that those teens have from themselves, and by correlation, to the world. She recently took part in a  Sagamie residency, where she explored a hybrid approach combining digital drawing, airbrushing and painting.

Isabelle Guimond lives and works in Montreal. Her work has been presented in Quebec, the United States and Mexico. In 2013, she received the Excellence Award FARE and was, in 2014, finalist for the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art and was the recipient of the Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation. Since 2014 her work has been shown at the Galerie de l'UQAM, the Galerie B-312 (where she participated in a panel discussion on the contemporary painting), at the Galerie Les Territoires, at Skol, at the Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve and at the Galerie Simon Blais.