Elmyna Bouchard lives and works in Montreal since 1991. She has received a number of awards, notably from the Concours d’estampes Loto-Québec (2000); the Biennale Internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières and the Biennale de l’estampe, du dessin et du papier d’Alma (2001); and the 8th Great Canadien Printmaking Competition (2002). In 2003, she was awarded the Prix de la Fondation Monique et Robert Parizeau by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Elmyna Bouchard is part of numerous corporate and public collections, including those of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Alcan, Loto-Québec, Hydro-Québec, Télé-Québec, Cirque du Soleil, Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, Bank of Montreal and National Bank of Canada.
Lately, Elmyna Bouchard has worked on a new body of work, using a small stamp she creates, a simple process that allows her to create very light modulations through the rhythm of execution or the amount of ink she chooses to put onto the stamp. Through the multiplication of the motif modifies it in such a way that the viewer can hardly identify it, therefore creating large primitive figures within the monochromatic abstractions featuring holes where all our certainties could swallow. The repetition of the gesture has always been key to Elmyna Bouchard’s work, a mean to explore the everyday poetry, the falsely spontaneous gesture and the question of intimacy.
|2012||Canadian Art | David Balzer|
|Papier 12 : Good on Paper | 19 avril
|2012||Curious Montréal | Ariane Perpignani|
|PAPIER12, ENFIN! | 17 avril
|2008||Protée, Vol. 36, No 2 | Annie Lafleur|
|Elmyna Bouchard. Illuminer le grain | 1 septembre
|2006||Vie des arts, Vol. 50, No 205 | André Seleanu|
|Elmyna Bouchard, Karilee Fuglem | 1 septembre
Galerie Trois Points was the starting point for the third edition of the Rallye des galeries, a galleries tour presented by AGAC and ArtsScène Montréal. 125 guests visited galleries in Montreal, discovering different artists, namely Elmyna Bouchard and her most recent works in the exhibition Menus mouvements de va-et-vient. Read the article written by Éric Clément in La Presse for a full review of the event.
Elmyna Bouchard is on the jury of the 2011 edition of the Trois-Rivières Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine that takes place from June 19th to September 4th, as long as Klavs Weiss, artist from Danemark, David Morrish, artist and teacher in Newfoundland, Denis Charland, artist, teacher and editor from Trois-Rivières, Marie-Jeanne Decoste, emerging artist from St-Justin, and on the Board of BIEC.