New Artist
Daniel Desmarais

We're excited to welcome new artist Daniel Desmarais at The Print Atelier !!!

Daniel worked as a humanitarian photographer and press photographer before moving on to Montreal’s cultural scene. He has worked in Pakistan, Ethiopia and Haiti on behalf of the United Nations. Winner of several prestigious awards, he has been showing his works in various exhibitions in Canada.

“As an artist, I like new experiences, I do not hesitate to dive into new adventures without questioning myself, these cognitive shocks change my view of what surrounds me.” - Daniel Desmarais

His first works with us Les yeux du ciel, consists of a series of aerial photographs of the Haitian territory taken during his helicopter trips in the country. The photos are structured around compositions and textures of the landscapes he has encountered.

See Daniel’s works in person…Visit two of his exhibitions in Montreal this Spring :

Les yeux du ciel – June 16th to September 23rd at Maison de la culture de RDP
Tout koulè – April 18th to June 10th at La TOHU


Two great series by
Alana Riley

The Print Atelier is honoured to present in collaboration with Joyce Yahouda Gallery, 2 spectacular series by Alana Riley.

In her self-portraits titled, "Support System" and "The Pressure between you and me is enough to take a picture", Alana uses unpredictable human encounters as part of her photographic process.

Alana Riley is a photo/video-based artist, currently living in Montreal, Canada. She holds a B.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal and an M.F.A. from the Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Riley’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada, the United States, Europe and China.

In 2010, Riley was awarded the Pierre-Ayot Prize by the City of Montreal and the Association of Contemporary Art Galleries (AGAC), as well as being nominated as a finalist of the Emerging Photographers of Canada by the Magenta Foundation. Riley has participated in artist residencies in Quebec, Ireland and Germany. Alana Riley’s work is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery and her works are also available through The Print Atelier.

"The Pressure between you and me is enough to take a picture"

For this series, the artist entered stangers’ work environments and asked to take a photo with them, with the shutter-release cord placed between their bodies. The photo was therefore taken at the moment of closest physical contact.

"Support System"

For this series, Riley invited strangers passing by her studio in downtown Montreal to come up and lie on top of her, for the duration of a shooting sequence of a medium-format roll of film of 10 frames. One image was chosen as the final portrait.


New works by
Guillaume Hébert

We are excited to launch a new series by Guillaume Hébert developed during his recent trip to Europe.

Guillaume’s work is related to a form of expressionism. He captures the passage of time and changes by noticing the small elements of an ever evolving life journey.

What he is looking for at first and foremost, are unusual and transitory scenes that nobody notices despite their interest, incredible colour schemes or emotional evocation. Observation is the key to his approach.


New Series By
Martina + Reem

How excited we are at The Print Atelier to be introducing 2 new series by Martina + Reem, colourful and powerful artworks that are just groundbreaking!

Martina + Reem are a duo of photographers who currently reside in Toronto, Canada. They met while studying at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. Combining photography with their prior backgrounds in art, their work explores elements of the fantastical in reality. Their signature has been described as conceptual and ethereal. They are highly influenced by art, nature and music.

" This time, the beloved duo artist offer us two series: Dizzy Ghosts and Exsangue ! "

Dizzy Ghosts is a series of 4 photographs taken in the Highlands of Scotland. The slightly spooky atmosphere, with a touch of mystery, puts emphasis on the greatness of the trees. These giants stand tall and proud despite hardships. As Martina + Reem point out: ”Storms make trees take deeper roots”.

Exsangue is part of a never-ending series. The search for a true home when your heart does not know what it desires. The colourful artworks bring an abnormal feeling but yet refreshing. This ethereal series truly shows the signature look of Martina + Reem.