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Marcel Marois

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Marcel Marois, image courtesy of the artist
Region:
Quebec
Date(s):
1949-



Biography

Well-known artist recognized in the tapestry field, Marcel Marois’ career took an international turn with his participation, in 1981 and 1987, to the 10th and 13th International Biennial of Tapestry ...

Well-known artist recognized in the tapestry field, Marcel Marois’ career took an international turn with his participation, in 1981 and 1987, to the 10th and 13th International Biennial of Tapestry of Lausanne. He represented Canada in many other major events including the 4th, 5th, and 11th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, the first International Triennial in Tournai, Belgium and the 2nd and 4th American Biennial of Tapestry. 

Among the other important events in which he was invited to participate: Kárpit-Tapestry, a contemporary tapestry exhibition presented at Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition Working with Nature – 20 Century Textile Art presented in 2008 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, U.S.A, and more recently, the Ori-Rizumu – The International Contemporary Tapestry exhibition presented in 2012 at the Kyoto Art Center. 

His work is represented by the Galeries Roger Bellemare and Christian Lambert of Montreal. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canadian Museum of History, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in United States, Fondation Toms Pauli in Switzerland, Idea Exchange Art + Design in Ontario and Ararat Regional Art Gallery in Australia. He has been Canadian consultant for the 7th, 8th, 13th and 14th International Triennials of Tapestry in Lodz, member of the jury for the IV American Biennial of Tapestry and also for the Artapestry 2005 exhibition organized by European Tapestry Forum in Denmark. In 1988, he received the Central Museum of Textiles Award in Lodz, Poland. In 1998, he obtained the Saidye Bronfman Award and in 1984, he was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Articles were dedicated to him in several reviews of contemporary art and some of his works of art appeared in the following reference works: L’art textile published by Skira in 1985; Tapestry published by Phaidon Press in 1994; Art Textiles of the World: Canada issued by Telos Art Publishing in 2009. Marcel Marois is a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.







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