Mathilde Moreau

Mathilde Moreau is a graduate of ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres in Paris, and a textile designer. Since 2006, she has been working with architectural firms specialized in projects with cultural and heritage value. Following her immigration to Québec, she solidified her desire to explore new technologies through pursuing specialized studies in the field of textile finishing at Cégep du Vieux Montréal. Originally from France, but residing in Québec since 2010, she founded her own textile design business in 2014, thus presenting her textile accessories and square silk cloth offerings. She participated in the Salon des métiers d’art in 2014 and 2017. The quality of her creations has enabled her to build credibility in the Québecois textile design industry. In 2017, she reoriented her work to the visual arts, and started to develop the Murales series, of which one of the pieces was a finalist for the François Houdé Award in 2017.

Artist Statement

I would categorize my work as being integrated into a scene of emerging artists who combine practical artistic know-how with design methodology, in order to create works of art that resonate with the times.

The analysis phase in the research of my subject matter is central to my practice. Based on experimentation by repetition, a notion directly inspired by design creation methodology, I have developed observation, data collection and synthesis tools.

Memory serves as the theme and starting point for my research. As ramifications of this theme, I address subjects like anthropology, architecture and forgotten popular traditions.

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