Biography

Chloé Desjardins completed a bachelor’s with distinction in studio arts at Concordia University in 2008.  During her program, she received multidisciplinary training in plastic arts, focusing in particular on ceramics, textiles and photography. In 2009, Chloé started a master’s in creation at the School of Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her master’s, which she finished in December 2011, allowed Chloé to carefully study and deepen her knowledge of casting and moulding techniques. Now, sculpture is taking up more and more space in her practice.  While in graduate school, Chloé received a research scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of the Government of Canada, a FARE Scholarship of Excellence from the UQAM Foundation for Graduate Studies, and the CREAV Pierre-Ayot Scholarship of Excellence, also from UQAM. Over the last few years, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions at different artist’s centres, galleries and artistic events in Montréal. In the summer of 2011, her recent works were featured at the Parisian Laundry gallery for the exhibition Summer time in Paris: Kindling. Chloé is currently preparing an individual exhibition to be held at the Maison des artistes visuels francophones de Saint-Boniface in Manitoba and the Caravasérail artist’s centre in Rimouski at the beginning of 2013. She recently received the Grant for Up-and-Coming Artists from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and an in-depth article on her work in moulding and casting was recently published in number 74 of the magazine: esse arts + opinions.

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