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

Maude Arsenault is a photographer and the mother of three children. Her work is very influenced by the feminist question and the relationship women have with their body. Through her photographs, she explores the themes of eroticism, nudity, beauty and transitional moments associated with puberty, motherhood, and the exploration of sexuality. Maude is thus working to create fictions, distilled from the real, featuring children, adolescents and young women as subjects, organized in the form of tableaux or portraits. The artist explores the traces of the unconscious during childhood and their possible transpositions in adult life.

While at first Maude photographs may give the impression of using an aesthetic language, there is rather a delicate research wishing to reveal the intimate universe of its protagonists, drawing a thin line between voyeurism, malaise and candour. At the center of her photographic works there’s young girls or children exposed to explore subjects related to identity and perception often altered by adults in today’s society.

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. Chambre de jeunes filles shown here as a first draft, is a first series in that way.

Maude Arsenault lives and works in Montreal, she has been a photographer for more then 20 years and has been published internationally. In 2013, she founded the “The Print Atelier” an online art photography gallery. She is also currently pursuing studies in art history at University of Montreal. 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

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

Exhibitions

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

Art Curator

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

Gallery

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

Articles

2016Karen 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
2015Anna 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

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