États féminins

Girls - Polaroid Series

Hilton Toronto

Au lit

Nude - Alessia

Rite of Passage

Jenolan Cave

Black & White

Clovelly Park

Seeds of love

Portrait & Fashion

MaudeArsenault is a Canadian photographerartist and curator who first had an international career in fashion.  In 2013, with a third child on its way and a deep commitment into pursuing her interest in the field of contemporary photography she took on studies in Art History and founded online collective “The Print Atelier“.

Maude has curated many photography exhibitions and in 2019 she’s curating the international photography selection for Canada’s largest public contemporary art festival in Montréal: ART SOUTERRAIN.

As an artist and curator Maude is particularly invested in the representation of domesticity and intimacy. She is deeply interested in the notion of identity and the place of women and youth in our changing society.

After years dedicated to creating glorified images of women, she came to question her role and influence in the transmission of an idealized femininity. This questioning became even more tangible when, as her young daughter grew older, Maude could watch her become a “future” woman. Maude then decided to invest herself into a more personal approach that would document and capture puberty, teenage girls (mainly her’s) and children’s natural sense of playful eroticism. At the center of Maude’s photographic work there are young people revealing, through fictional stories distilled from reality and organized into the form of tableaux and portraits, stages and moments related to the development of their identity.

Maude’s photographs reveal the intimate universe of her subjects. By doing so, Maude is questioning the viewer’s perception and thus revealing how it is inevitably shaped and altered by our preconceived social, political and moral values.

Using the medium of photography since her beginnings, Maude has recently begun the exploration of other art forms such as video, installation, sculpture and painting. She is showing a exhibition in Montreal in March 2019 titled États Féminins en Mouvance, Essai no 1 which will be availble through The Print Atelier shortly.

Maude previously lived in Sydney and Paris but now devotes her time between the US and Canada, she has been a photographer for more then 23 years.

Her works has been published internationally in publications such as: ELLE, Vogue (Australia), Madame Figaro, Nylon, Flare, Fashion, DTK, Oyster and many more. Her work has been exhibited several times in Canada and the US since 2001 and her photographs are part of many private collections.

For more information you can visit her website at: www.maudearsenault.com


Education

2018 Minor in Art History, Université de Montréal, Qc, Canada
1995 Major in Communication, Université de Montréal, Qc, Canada


Exhibitions

2019 États Féminins, essais no 1, Galerie Erga, Montréal, Canada (solo)
2017 Mobilità, Galerie Joyce Yahouda & The Print Atelier, Montréal, Canada (collectif)
2016 Chambre de jeunes filles, “Les ineluctables”, Occurrence Espace d’art et d’essai contemporain, Montréal, Canada
2015 Rite de passage, Sidlee agency,  Montreal
2014 Carbon, Contact Festival, Neubacher Gallery, Toronto
2013 See.me, Scope Miami Art Basel, Miami, Florida
2010 Women X Women, Thrush Holmes Gallery, Toronto
2008 Mouvements Focalisés, SAS Galerie, Montreal
2006 Worldpress, Montreal
2001 Carnet de Voyage, Galerie TM, Montreal


Art Curator

2019 Art Souterrain 2019, Festival d’art Public, Commissaire à la photographie, Montréal, Canada
2017 Mobilità, Galerie Joyce Yahouda & The Print Atelier, Montréal, Canada
2015 Rite de Passage, Hall d’exposition Sidlee, Montréal, Canada
2014 Carbon, Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery, Contact Festival, Toronto, Canada


Gallery

2013 The Print Atelier Gallery, Fondatrice et Commissaire (en cours)


Articles

2016 Karen Kedmey, “The Print Atelier’s online photography show considers the fast and slow
passage of time”, Février 2016 t , Artsy editorial, www.artsy.net
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-the-print-atelier-s-online-photography-show-considers-the-fast-
and-slow-passages-of-time
2015 Anna Furman, “Fresh Female Portraits and Nostalgic Travel Shots Feature in a Curated
Selection of Contemporary Photography”, April 2015 t , Artsy editorial, www.artsy.net
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-fresh-female-portraits-and-nostalgic-travel-shots-
feature


Artist Talk | Jury

2018 Résidences d’Imprimierie et de Risographie 2019, L’Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, Canada,
Membre du Jury
2018 La photographie d’art et le web, UQAM, Montréal, Canada
2017 L’art Actuel: l’univers du web et ma pratique, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
2016 Le marché de l’art en 2016, Centre Phi, Festival Chromatic Pro, Montréal, Canada
2016 Maude Arsenault photograph, REVEU.ME, New York, USA
2016 La photographie de mode, CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal, Montréal, Canada
2012 Profession : Photographe, College Dawson, Montréal, Canada