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Marcel Marois
193 Lockwell, Quebec City, Canada G1R 1V6
studio : 650 De la Salle #205. Quebec City, Canada G1K 2V3
tel : (418) 525-6780
fax : (418) 525-1039
m.marois3@videotron.ca
Born in Saint-Ephrem , Quebec, Canada 1949


EDUCATION

1979        Fiber Interchange - Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta.
1972        Bachelor Faculty of Visual Arts, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC.
1967-71   École des Beaux-Arts de Québec, Quebec City, QC.

TEACHING 

1972-02   Part time teacher - Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC.
1996-02   Part time teacher - Université Laval, Quebec City, QC.
2001-02   Part Time teacher - Maison des métiers d'art, Quebec City, QC.
2001        Summer Faculty - The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia.         

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2002        Recent Works, Galerie Roger Bellemare, Montreal, QC.
2000        Manif d’art, manifestation internationale d’art de Québec, Curator: Andrée Daigle.
               presented at the Galerie des arts visuels, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC.
1999        close ties - Kay Lawrence and Marcel Marois, Curator : Ruth McDougall,
               Travelling exhibition in Australia : The University of Queensland Art Museum,                Brisbane./ Object Galleries, Centre for contemporary Craft, Sydney /
               University of South Australia Art Museum, Adelaide, Australia.
1998        Présence de la tapisserie: Marcel Marois, Galerie de la Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy,                Quebec City, QC
1997        Présence de la tapisserie: Marcel Marois, Espace 502, Montreal, QC.
1997        Un regard témoin, Centre d'exposition de Rouyn-Noranda, Rouyn-Noranda, QC.
1996        Un regard témoin, Centre national d'exposition, CNE, Jonquière, QC.
1995        Athmosphère de la mémoire, Galerie Madeleine Lacerte, Quebec City, QC
1995        Mutation fragmentée : une trajectoire, Centre d'exposition de Baie St-Paul,
               Baie St-Paul, QC.
1994        Athmosphere of Memory , MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
1994        Mutation fragmentée:une trajectoire, Expression Centre d'exposition, St-Hyacinthe, QC.
1989        Mutation fragmentée:une trajectoire, La Troisième Galerie, Quebec City, QC.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2003        American Tapestry Biennial 4, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Il, USA.
2002        American Tapestry Biennial 4, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C.
2002        American Tapestry Biennial 4, William D. Cannon Art gallery, Carlsbad, California. U.S.A.                (invited artist)
1997-01   Excellence Saidye Bronfman Award Recipients,  Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC.
2001        Journey, Événement Québec New York, The Albany Center Galleries, Albany,
               New York, U.S.A.
2001        Tapestry : traditions/transitions, Center of Contemporary Arts, Saint Louis,
               Missouri, U.S.A.
2001        Kárpit-Tapestry, International Millennial Contemporary Exhibition, Museum of
               Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (invited artist)
2000        Arts 2000, A national celebration of visual arts by the Royal Canadian Academy
               of Arts, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario (Jury Prize)
1999        Mirages du Nord, La Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Sainte-Foy, Quebec. (invited artist)
1998        9th International Triennale of Tapestry, Centralne Muzeum Wlókiennictwa, Lódz,                Poland.(invited artist)
1998        Revelation: Textile Artists Addressing Issues, The National Museum of Modern Art,                Kyoto, Japan.
1998        Textile Miniature Exhibition - Revelation, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto and
               The Museum of Arts Crafts - ITAMI , Osaka,Japan (invited artist)
1998        American Tapestry Biennial II, Harmony Interpretations of Nature in Contemporary                Tapestries, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
1996        Revelation: Textile Artists Addressing Issues, Curated by Lesley Millar (invited artist)
               Travelling exhibition in Great Britain: Maidstone Library Gallery, Maidstone / The                Barbican Centre, London / The Dean Clough Galleries,Halifax / Howard Gardens Gallery,                University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, / Pitshanger Manor and Gallery, London
                Herbert Read Gallery, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury
1995        Parcours textile : La Tapisserie contemporaine au Musée, Musée du Québec,
               Quebec City, QC.
1995        Twentieth Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, The Museum for textiles;Contemporary                Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. (invited artist)
1995        The Dynamics of Form. Decorative Arts and Design, Musée du Québec, Quebec City.
1993        2e In Our Hands, Nagoya Trade & Industry Center, Nagoya, Japon (invited artist)
1993        National Tapestry Invitational‘93 , Northern Arizona University Art Museum and Galleries,                Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A. (invited artist)
1993        FIBER / Texture’93, Boulder Art Center, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. (invited artist)
1992        Art contemporain du Canada, l'Espace Chapon, Paris, France.
1991        Interwoven Dialogues, Textile Arts International Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
1991        6th Montreal Tapestry Biennial, Expression Centre d'exposition, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
1990        Pictorial Space: New Textile Images, The Museum for Textiles, Toronto, ON.
1990        1st International Triennial Exhibition of Tournai: Contentemporary Tapestry and                Cloth Arts; Tournai, Belgium.
1989        Tapestry: The Narrative Voice, Travelling exhibition : New York and Portland, U.S.A./                Montreal and Calgary, Canada / Aubusson, France / London and Sunderland, England
1988        6th International Triennale of Tapestry, Centralne Muzeum Wlókiennictwa, Lódz,  Poland                (invited artist)
1988        5th Montreal Tapestry Biennial, Galerie des arts Lavalin, Montreal, QC.
1988        World Tapestry Today, Travelling exhibition : Australia, U.S.A., Germany and France.                (invited artist)
1988        Tapestry Movements, Textile Arts International Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
1988        Fiberworks 2, Cambridge Public Library & Art Gallery, Cambridge, ON.
1988        Beauce-Art 88, Galerie des services culturels du Québec, Paris, France.
1987        13th International Biennial of Tapestry of Lausanne" Célébration du mur", Musée cantonal des                Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.
1986        Here and Now: Canadian Fibre Art, Cambridge Public Library & Art Gallery, Cambridge, ON.
1986        Panorama of Tapestry - A Tribute to Jean Lurçat - Canada / U.S.A., Convergence '86,
               Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, Ontario (invited artist)
1986        4th Montreal Tapestry Biennial, Galerie de l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC.
1986        Tapestry: Contemporary Imagery/Ancient Tradition - United States, United Kingdom & Canada,                Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, Washington, USA
               (invited artist)
1985        Art Quest '85, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach,                California, U.S.A.
1985        Intention - Directions, The Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta. (invited artist)
1984        3rd Montreal Tapestry Biennial, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC.
               Travelling exhibition: Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France / Musée du Château des                Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes, France / Lillehammer Museum, Lillehammer, Norway.
1984        International Art Competition, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
1984        La Collection Prêt d'oeuvres d'art '83, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, QC.
1983        Fifty Years of Acquisitions 1933-1983, Musée du Québec, Quebec City, QC.
1982        Canada Mikrokosma - Contemporary Canadian Tapestries, Barbican Centre for Arts and                Conferences, London, England. Travelling exhibition in Europe and Canada (invited artist)
1981        10th International Biennial of Tapestry of Lausanne, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts,
               Lausanne, Switzerland.
1981        4th Textile Triennale Fiber Artists and Designers, Centralne Muzeum Wlókiennictwa,         
               Lódz, Poland.
1981        2nd Montreal Tapestry Biennial, Galerie de l'Université du Québec à Montréal, QC.
               Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France / Ontario Craft Council, Toronto, ON.
1979        Métier d'art/3, Centre culturel canadien, Paris, France / Travelling exhibition in Europe.
1978        Collection de tapisseries françaises et québécoises contemporaines, Rothmans de
               Pall Mall Canada.
1978        Young Contemporaries '78, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON.
1977        Quebec Tapestries, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON. (invited artist)
1977        Tapisserie québécoise contemporaine, Musée du Québec, Quebec City, QC. (invited artist)
         

LECTURES AND PANELS

2002       Thirty Years of Tapestry. Seminar : Convergence 2002, Vancouver, BC.
              Contemporary Tapestry in a Canadian Context. Panel : Convergence2000,Vancouver, BC.
2001       Collecting Craft in the New Millennium, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC.
2001       Symposium Innovations in Textile Art IV, The Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
2000       La nature: un lien continu avec l’histoire, Lecture: Musée du Québec, Quebec City.
2000       International Textile Exhibitions, Seminar: Convergence 2000, Cincinnati,Ohio, USA.
2000       New Tapestry: Inspiration from Its Tradition. Seminar : Convergence 2000 Cincinnati, Ohio,               U.S.A
2000       Guest lecturer: Convergence 2000, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
1999       close ties 99, International Textile Conference , University Art Museum, 
              TheUniversity of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
1999       Guest lecturer : University of South Australia, Adelaïde, Australia.
1998       Guest speaker : Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
1997       Revelation: Textile Artists Addressing Issues, International Symposium,The Barbican Centre,               London, England.
1995       Un constat: tapisserie 1995, Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Ste-Foy, Quebec
1994       New International Direction in Tapestry, Convergence 94, Minneapolis, Minnesota,USA.
1994       Anthology: Natural Traces: Woven Exchange, Goldsmiths' College, University  of London,               London, England.
1993       Analytical Panel: Making a Place for Tapestry - Symposium 1993, Vancouver, BC.
1992       Distant lives/Shared voices, International Tapestry Symposium, Lódz, Poland.
1990       Tapestry Forum 1990, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
1988       International Tapestry symposium, Melbourne, Australia.
1984       L'art du textile actuel et international, Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal, QC.
1980       Fibre-Form-Fusion'Conference, Sheridan College of Crafts and Design, Mississauga, ON.          

WORKS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Hospital: Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, Lévis, Canada.(1% Program : Ministry of Culture and Communication of Quebec )
Olympia & York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Toronto Dominion Centre, AETNA Tower, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ministry of justice of Quebec, Sainte-Foy, Canada.
Canadian Pacific Hotels, Mirabel, Canada.
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AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
 
2000     Jury Prize for Excellence in the Visual Arts : Arts 2000, Royal Canadian Academy 
            of Arts Trust Fund.
1999     Canadian Airlines Award for the Arts, Australia
1999     Prix du rayonnement international, by the Conseil de la Culture de la Région de Québec.
1998     Saidye Bronfman Award
1997     L'Institut canadien de Québec, Award for Excellence
1997     VIDERE : Award for excellence in Visual Arts. Quebec City.
1992     Honorary Member of the Quebec Textile art Council
1988     Central Museum of Textile Award, Lódz, Poland, at the occasion of the 6th
            International Triennale of Tapestry, Centralne Muzeum Wlókiennictwa, Lódz, Poland
1984     Silver Medal "Fiber", International Art Competition, Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
1984     Elected Member of the Royal canadian Academy of Arts.

GRANTS

2003     Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2001     The Canada Council
2000     Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
1999     Travel Grant: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
1999     Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
1998     Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
1998     The Canada Council
1997     Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
1996     The Canada Council
1994     The Canada Council
1993     The Canada Council
1993     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec
1992     The Canada Council
1991     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec,
1990     The Canada Council
1989     The Canada Council
1989     The Canada Counci
1988     The Canada Council
1988     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec
1988     Travel Grant: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
1987     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec
1986     The Canada Council
1986     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec
1982     The Canada Council
1981     The Canada Council
1981     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec
1979     Scholarship: Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta.
1976     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec
1975     Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec

VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCES

2003     Quebec studio in Paris, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
1994     Honorary Visiting Fellow - Goldsmiths' College, University of London, London

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1996     Invited artist : Sympo-Fibres international de Saint-Hyacinthe. Organised by             Expression, Centre d'exposition de St-Hyacinthe, QC.
1995     Guest curator: Exhibition Destination tapisserie 1995, Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Ste-Foy, QC.
1994     Curator : Exhibition Tapestry / Visions, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
1976     Invited artist in Artisanage, the Art and Culture Program of the XXI Olympic Games of             Montreal '76.

LECTURES, SEMINARS & EDUCATION

2002     Dwight Crane Whitby, ON.
2002     Fall Arrest Toronto, ON.
2002     V. Bateman Creative Improvisation Music Workshop Toronto, ON.
2002     Artist Talk, College of Arts U of Guelph, ON.
2002     Artist Talk, Institute of Children’s Literature CT, USA.
2001     WHMIS & IATSE 873 Workshop, Ryerson Toronto, ON.
2000     Business Institute for Artists VAO/OCAD Toronto, ON.
1995     Durham Art Gallery Durham, ON.
1993     Grey Highlands Secondary School Flesherton, NY, USA.
1986     Ontario College of Art, Italy
1985     Ontario College of Art Toronto, ON.
1983     Concordia University Montreal, QC.
1981     Ontario College of Art Toronto, ON.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
volumes & publications


Jefferies, Janis selvedges - Janis Jefferies: writings and artworks since 1980
edited by Victoria Mitchell, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk, UK, 2000
Phillips, Barty Tapestry, Phaidon Press Limited, London, England 1994
Harvey, Nancy Tapestry Weaving - A Comprehensive Study Guide, Publisher Interweave Press,
Colorado 1991.
Thomas, Michel, Mainguy, Christine, Pommier, Sophie
Histoire d'un art - l'art textile, Éditions d'art Albert Skira S.A.,Genève 1985.
English translation: Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York 1985
Bernatchez, Michèle et Harvey-Perrier, Ginette, La Tapisserie, La Documentation Québécoise,
Éditeur officiel du Québec, Quebec City 1977.

Selected Articles: Art magazines

Ferring Shepley, Carol Innovations in Textile Art IV, Fiberarts, (Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.),
vol. 28, n° 3, Nov./Dec. 2001, pp. 56-57
Prim-Chorney, Lilya Jumelage créatif - Marois2, Journal, a publication of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts,
(Toronto, Ont., Canada) Vol. 4, no. 2, Fall/Winter 1999/2000, pp. 10-11
Jefferies, Janis Close Ties/Loose Threads - Tapestries of Kay Lawrence and Marcel Marois,
International Tapestry Journal (Glenside, South Australia) Vol.2, No.1, June 1999, pp.20-22,
McCracken, Gillian Close Ties, Eyeline, (Sydney, Australia) Vol. 40, Spring 1999, pp. 34-36
Daw, Robin An Aberrant Urge, Eyeline, (Sydney, Australia) Vol. 40, Spring 1999, pp. 33-33
Lesser, Gloria Marcel Marois, Bronfman Award Winner - Weaving Photo-Journalism intoTapestry,
Bulletin , Canadian Society of Decorative Arts, (Toronto, Ont. Canada) Vol. 17, nos. 1 & 2,
Winter/Spring 1999, pp. 4-5
Marois, Marcel Marcel Marois Vermeer, Art Le Sabord, (Trois-Rivières, Qc., Canada), n° 52, 1999, pp.30-31
Warner Keene, Susan Marcel Marois - A question of time, Ontario Craft, (Toronto, Ontario), Winter 1998, pp.4-7 Knowles, Lawrence M. Marcel Marois and the Reinvention of Tapestry, International Tapestry Journal,
(Glenside, South Australia.), December 1998. Vol. 1, number 3, pp. 16-19
Knowles, Lawrence M. Marcel Marois, The Reinvention of Tapestry, Surface Design Journal,
(Oakland, Ca.,U.S.A.), Winter 1998, Vol. 22, number 2, pp.39-41, 57-58
(This article has received the 1997 Betty Park Award for critical writing)
Sterk, Beatrijs Tapestry Today, Textilforum 4/98, (Hannover, Allemagne.), December 1998, p. 18
and International Tapestry Journal, (Glenside, South Australia.), September 1998.
Vol. 1, number 2, p. 15
Marcus, Sharon Convergence 98, International Tapestry Journal,
(Glenside, South Australia.), September 1998. Vol. 1, number 2, p. 25
Knowles, Lawrence M. Revelation or reiteration, Fiberarts
(North Carolina, U.S.A.), vol. 24, n° 2, Sept./Oct. 1997, p. 60-61
Brink, Renata Textile texts, Artists Newsletter, (Sunderland, England) November 1996, pp. 14-16
Knowles, Lawrence M. All Tangled Up, Planet, The Welsh Internationalist (Aberystwyth, Wales),
n° 119, October/November 1996, pp. 10-15
Bourassa, Paul Arts décoratifs et design au Musée du Québec: nécessité et liberté, Bulletin, Canadian
Society of Decorative Arts, (Toronto, Ontario), Vol.14, nos 1&2, Winter/Spring 1996
Hakim, Mona L'éthique d'une discipline, ETC Montréal, (Montreal, Quebec)
no.29, 15 February-15 May 1995, pp.38-40
Jefferies, Janis Marcel Marois: Woven Time, International Tapestry Network, (Ankorage,
Alaska, U.S.A.), ITNET Journal Fall Issue 1994, vol. 5, no 3, pp.12-16
Delagrave, Marie Marcel Marois : licier postmoderne, Vie des arts, (Montreal, Quebec),
vol. XXXIX no 156, Autumn 1994, pp. 38-40
Searle, Karen Marcel Marois, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, (St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.),
vol.XXV, no.2, Issue 98, Spring'94, pp. 32-33
Park, Jung hee Marcel Marois, a tapestry artist who describes reality with Gobelin,
Art & Crafts, (Seoul, Korea), no 9, September 1992, pp. 14-16
Manczak, Aleksandra Textilkunst und Fotographie,Textilforum, (Hannover, Germany)
no 2, June 1992, pp. 34-37
Talley, Charles Marcel Marois, artiste et professeur, Surface Design Journal,
(Oakland, Ca.,U.S.A.) volume 15, no 3, Spring 1991, pp. 5-7
Seelig, Waren Classic Turn: the 13th Lauzanne Biennial of Tapestry,
American Craft, (New York, U.S.A.), October/November 1987, p. 26
Ascain, Françoise, Marcel Marois, Greenpeace de la tapisserie, L'ATELIER des Métiersd'art,
(Paris, France), no.102, October 1985, p.16
Hénault, Gilles, Marcel Marois, la voix de la navette, Vie des Arts, (Montreal, Quebec)
vol. XXVIII, no.114, March/April/May 1984, p. 53
Russel,Elfleda Imagery and Structures: The Tapestries of Marcel Marois,
Fiberarts, (North Carolina, U.S.A.), vol. 8, no. 6, Nov./Dec.1981, p. 57
Films / Video
Luka, Mary Elizabeth Prix Saidye Bronfman Award - 25th Anniversary Video
CBC / Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
November 2001, 14 min.
Pilsworth, Gregory The 22nd Annual Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts:
Marcel Marois - tapestries, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec,
1998, 20 min. ( French - English )
Journey, Laurence, Armorisson, Carole, Lamarque, Rebecca,
4 portraits québécois: Triennale internationale de Tournai,
Video, Production No Télé, Tournai, Belgium, 1990
Kennedy, Manson, Tapestry: the Narrative Voice, Manson Kennedy Productions,
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. 1989.

COLLECTIONS

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC.
Quebec Museum, Quebec City, QC.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC.
Ararat Art Gallery, Ararat, Australia
Fondation Mary Toms/ Pierre Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON.
La Collection Prêt d'oeuvres d'art of Quebec Museum, Quebec City, QC.
Loto-Quebec, Montreal, QC.
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges inc. Canada.
EXPRESSION centre d'exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC.