S T A T E M E N T

My desire is to reach people’s memory and soul.

Poïetic approach

My approach is anchored in a quest of identity and in the process of individuation. This quest is spiritual and goes through my memories, my flow in time and my transformations. My gesture is narrative, repetitive, possibly in a cathartic and esoteric finality. My work resonates with Kandinsky’s theory evoking that shapes and colors activate the process of contemplation of the soul and the body. I give importance to chromatic rhythms by exploiting the depth of space and the materiality of the shape and color, while remaining in simplicity, sensitivity and fragility.

Optics, light and time

Optics and movement play a breathing role in my works. My color gradation technique echoes the one of the pointillists. The eye treats the optical illusion and mixes by itself the colors of each thread that I lay. The threads are both my pigments and fragments of the individual and the collective memory. The screens are layers of memory. Like the spider and the monk, I obey my instinct, letting myself be guided by the unconscious. I am involved in the process of a physical gesture, a gesture that could be pursued until infinity. Thus, time is an element that runs through my artworks as if I experienced a synchronization with an infinite and indefinite space. I deconstruct the light by superimposing and juxtaposing threads that create hallucinating optical effects according to the movement of the viewer. In a new experience of light, the viewer switches to another reality, “between the threads of their soul”. Being constantly invested in a quest of light and inspiring myself wildly from Mother Nature, where I often find answers to optical and chromatical questions, I try to introduce myself between the dimensions of the visible and the invisible.

Fusion of art in architecture

My artwork is inhabited by transparency, even silence. It delimits a relationship of space and its environment. I wonder about the duality between art and architecture in order to create relationships between the work and its environment, as much outside as inside. I aspire to introduce architecture to a new reality by modulating spaces with optical and light effects, therefore transforming the fields of perception.

Participation of the viewer

My approach aims to make the viewer vibrate and allow himself to live an ambulatory process around the work so he can enter in his personal meditative space. He can now connects to the space between the visible and the invisible. He now goes through unknown emotions and does not devote himself to decrypting my intention. My desire is to reach people’s memory and soul.

R E S U M E

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 (upcoming) Chromatic transparency (Transparence chromatique) Galerie AVE. Montréal
2019 (upcoming) Chromatic transparency (Transparence chromatique). Musée Marius-Barbeau, St-Joseph-de-Beauce
2017 Chromatic crossing between the threads of the soul. (Traversée chromatique entre les fils de l’âme). Complexe Jules-Dallaire, Québec
2015 The words of the soul between the threads (Les mots de l’âme entre les fils). Maison des étudiants Canadiens, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 The Threads of the Soul (Obsolescere). The Commons Gallery, New York City

ART FAIR
2019 (upcoming) ARTch, Square Dorchester, Montreal, Qc
2015 PrintFest. International Print Center, New York City

ACADEMICS
2015-2016 M.F.A Studio Art, New York University (New York, USA)
2013-2015 MASTER Fine Art and Sciences of art, Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France)
2009-2013 BACCALAUREATE Art History, Université Laval (Québec, Canada)
2007-2009 PRE-UNIVERSITY DEGREE Fine Arts, Cégep de Sainte-Foy (Québec, Canada)

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
2018 Jonathan Hopkins & Justine Pokoik, Annecy (France)
2017 Esther Guimont, Québec
2016 Martin Shnay & Hélène Brenkman, New York

SCHOLARSHIP
2015-2016 Scholarship (based on academic results). Exchange program between Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and NYU

PUBLICATION
2016 GIROUX GRAVEL, Florence. The threads of the unconscious: Towards a poïetic of consciousness (Master’s thesis :Les fils de l’inconscient: Vers une poïétique de la conscience).  Paris, 2016, 139 pages.

SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
2016-2019 Member of the Research Platform Art & Flux. President: Yann Toma. (Paris, France)
2014-2015 VP Art and Culture, MEC Residents Board, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (Paris, France)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2019 High School teacher in Fine Arts. Saint-Jean-Eudes, Private High School
2018 Creation and programming the first web Fine Arts class for high school in the province of Québec. Commission scolaire Beauce-Etchemin
2017 High School teacher in Fine Arts. Commission scolaire Beauce-Etchemin