The first cohort is composed of 21 artists including graduates of UQAM and Concordia University as well as self-taught students. In collaboration with the Montreal Arts Council, their selection was made by a prestigious jury in visual arts.

Alex Coma

Alex Coma Painting Biography Alex Coma graduated from Concordia University in 2014 with a degree in Visual Arts. He then pursued his studies at the Montreal Fine Arts Academy where he received a merit scholarship in 2017. The City of Granby, his hometown, awarded him a grant in September 2018 in recognition of his quest for

Alexandre Pépin

Alexandre Pépin Alexandre Pépin lives and works in Montréal. He earned a Bachelor’s in Studio Arts from Concordia University. He paints groupings of imaginary objects at once evoking the toy-medium of modelling clay, and reminiscent of the vanitas pictorial genre, featuring allegorical representations of death and the passage of time. He also expresses the vanitas

Alexanne Dunn

Alexanne Dunn Painting Biography Alexanne Dunn is an emerging artist based in Quebec who is currently pursuing her master’s degree (with thesis) in Visual Arts at Laval University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University, with a major in Studio Arts and a minor in Psychology. Discover more about Alexanne Website

Alexia McKindsey

Alexia McKindsey Painting Biography Alexia McKindsey is a Montreal-based artist born in 1996 whose work explores the potential of domestic spaces, both as an illusion and pertaining to familial history. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at Concordia University, her artistic focus lies in oil painting. She has exhibited work in

Amélie Jodoin

Amélie Jodoin Originally from Joliette, Amélie Jodoin completed a Bachelor’s in Visual and Media Arts at UQÀM, in 2016. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Set Design from the same university. Amélie is interested in the transformation and modification of existing images, and addresses her environment and the art world with a playful vision. She

Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc

Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc lives and works in Montréal, where she completed her Bachelor’s in Visual and Media Arts at UQÀM in 2016. Recipient of the Albert-Dumouchel emerging artist award in 2015, she has also participated in artist residencies at Centre SAGAMIE (Alma), L’imprimerie centre d’artistes (Montréal), Imago (Moncton) and at

Brent Cleveland

Brent Cleveland He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2016, where he was recognized with high honours, receiving the Arthur Lismer Award for academic excellence. During his BFA studies he received the Robert Pope Painting Foundation Scholarship, which helped him continue to create ambitious works of art.[read more=”Read

Camille Lescarbeau

Camille Lescarbeau Drawing Biography Camille Lescarbeau is a multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. After spending over a decade in the world of dance, she now dedicates herself to the visual and textile arts. In 2017, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Art History and Visual Arts at Concordia University. She kicked off 2018 with a

Catherine Boisvenue

Catherine Boisvenue Catherine Boisvenue is a visual artist based in Montréal. In the winter of 2016, she participated in the Despina artist residency program, in Rio de Janeiro, and exhibited in the Saara night exhibition. Her work was selected for and exhibited in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Salon d’Autonme d’Amérique latine in

Chloé Larivière

Chloé Larivière Having completed a technical program at Cégep du Vieux Montréal in 2014, I pursued my studies in Visual and Media Arts at UQÀM, where I obtained my Bachelor’s in June of 2017. In the past few years, I have exhibited work at Galerie de l’UQAM and Le Livart. I was also awarded the

Christopher Fusaro

Christopher Fusaro Chris Fusaro is an artist based in Montréal, Canada. Following an education in industrial design, he earned his undergraduate degree in sculpture from Concordia University in 2018. While maintaining a focus on furniture and product design, he creates engaging objects that acknowledge yet defy their convention. His designs are not conceived as solutions

Clara Congdon

Clara Congdon Clara Congdon is an emerging artist based in Montréal. She creates tactile, hand-stitched drawings and artist’s books as a record of her experience, often focusing on the ways in which that experience is shaped by the socially constructed notion of gender. Congdon holds a BFA from NSCAD University, where she received the Margó

Clara Couzino

Clara Couzino Object Biography Clara Couzino is an artist whose work embodies a myriad of mediums including photography, sculpture, installations and performance. She interprets images as paper trails of past actions and spatial hijacking undertakings. In 2018, she graduated from Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts, with Sculpture as her major. That

Colas Eko

Colas Eko Object Biography Colas Eko has a BFA in studio art from Concordia University, a Visuals Arts Certificate from UQAM and a DEC in Arts and Design from Lasalle College. He participated in SOIR Festival with Art.Art, exposed in Art Matters Festival and had a duo exhibition in Art Crush with Fou Hasard. He

Diyar Mayil

Diyar Mayil Performance Biography Diyar Mayil is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation and performance. Her work explores the public life of marginalized bodies. Safety, accessibility, visibility, and the acceptance of different bodies in public, are recurring subjects in her art-making practice. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and is currently pursuing her

Douglas Mackay

Douglas Mackay Based in Montréal, Douglas Mackay’s woodworking practice centres around local trees, exacting craftsmanship and a sensitivity to wood as a material. He uses grain graphics – a wood’s colour, pattern and texture – to reveal the story of a tree’s inner life. Since 2015 Douglas has run his own fine woodworking business specializing

Elyse Lewis

Elyse Lewis Photography Biography Raised on Montreal’s South Shore, Elyse Lewis is an emerging interdisciplinary artist who works mostly with images and text. Her relationship with photography started with the intuitive and spontaneous documentation of teenage friendships and the events that marked and solidified these relationships. She then received technical and professional training in photography

Emily Spooner

Emily Spooner Painting Biography Emily Spooner is a Montréal based artist focused primarily on figurative painting, with an interest in portraiture and human interaction. Born in 1996, she graduated from Dawson College’s Visual Arts program in 2016 and is currently pursuing her BFA in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University. Discover more about Emily Website

Florence Giroux Gravel

Florence Giroux Gravel Object Biography Florence Giroux Gravel is a Canadian artist born in Montreal and raised in Beauce. She is the daughter of Suzanne Giroux, the artist who unlocked the secret behind the smile of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Florence currently lives and works in Quebec City. In 2013, she completed her bachelor’s degree

Geneviève Bilodeau-Blain

Geneviève Bilodeau-Blain Born in Île-Perrot, Geneviève Bilodeau-Blain currently lives and works in Montréal. She originally had a strictly scientific scholastic background. Thanks to mentorship, in 2010, she simultaneously began painting and writing poetry in La Rochelle (France). She started by illustrating her poems, then the people she crossed paths with on her initiation voyage. Geneviève

Geneviève Cadieux-Langlois

Geneviève Cadieux-Langlois Performance Biography Geneviève Cadieux-Langlois lives and works in Longueuil. She graduated with a degree in Visual and Media Arts from the UQAM and holds a teacher certificate. She is currently developing her practice in performance, installations, sculpture and printmaking. Her need for territorial belonging and to develop a taste for others has brought

Janna Yotte

Janna Yotte Printing Arts Biography Photographer and graphic designer by trade, Janna began making collages in 2017. Using clippings from all sorts of publications, she has created over one hundred collages that rapidly had people talking because of their immaculate aesthetics and intriguing contrasts. Her individual collages have been displayed in Montreal, New York, Maastrich

Jérémie St-Pierre

Jérémie St-Pierre Painting Biography Born in 1983 in Sainte-Félicite-de-l’Islet, Jérémie St-Pierre graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in Visual and Media Arts from the UQAM (2006-2018). Jérémie St-Pierre took part in the 2016 Scope Fair in Miami (USA) as part of the Artisans Series event. Since 2017, his work has been displayed in

Juliette Blouin

Juliette Blouin Painting Biography After graduating from the UQAM with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Juliette Blouin decided to direct her artistic practice toward the visual arts. That said, her work is greatly influenced by design practices. Her personal, professional and academic paths have brought her to reflect upon the built environment and her


Kando Kando was born in Kinshasa, capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Originally a self-taught artist, he began by spontaneously depicting everyday street scenes. He quickly developed a style. He studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Kinshasa, where he was able to explore various visual arts media. [read more=”Read more” less=”Hide”]Today,

Kassandra Graham

Kassandra Graham Object Biography Kassandra Graham is a Quebec artist born in Laval. Having completed her bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts at Laval University in 2018, Kassandra is now pursuing a master’s degree in Visual Arts. She has taken part in several group exhibitions, including ExoMars, a satellite project of the Manif d’art 9

Kevin Calixte

Kevin Calixte Born in Montréal, Kevin Calixte is a visual artist specialized in art photography, who lives and works in his hometown. Having first studied in the psychosocial field, he started his photography career in 2015 as a self-taught artist. Throughout his trajectory, Kevin has perfected his unique technique and developed his critical and aesthetic

Laurence Dauphinais

Laurence Dauphinais Photography Biography Before immersing herself in the world of photography, Laurence Dauphinais studied screenwriting and communications at UQAM. Curious about the medium’s narrative possibilities, she pursued her studies in Visual Arts at Concordia University, where she received the Gabor Szilasi prize, and was nominated at the competition 1res Œuvres. Her projects have been

Mariane Stratis

Mariane Stratis Printing arts Biography Mariane Stratis is an emerging interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Montreal. She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from the UQAM (2015) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Sculpture and Ceramics at Concordia University (2019). Her practice questions the various cults related to

Marion Paquette

Marion Paquette Photography Biography Marion Paquette is an emerging artist born in Montreal, where she currently lives and works. She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from the UQAM (2015). Her practice revolves around tangible forms of a “Self” connected to its environment through the use of fabric, performance and photography. Since

Marko Tonich

Marko Tonich Object Biography Born in Montreal, Marko Tonich completed his first bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, and then another in Philosophy. He just obtained his master’s degree in Visual Arts from Laval University. That said, in terms of his technical skills developed through self-guided exploration, he is considered as largely self-educated. The main fields

Mathilde Moreau

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

Maude Corriveau

Maude Corriveau Maude Corriveau lives and works in Montréal. In 2009, she earned a Bachelor’s in Visual and Media Arts at UQÀM. She started her career as an illustrator. In 2016, she started a Master’s in Visual and Media Arts at UQÀM, in which she had the opportunity to participate in an interuniversity exchange at

Michaëlle Sergile

Michaëlle Sergile Installation Biography Michaëlle Sergile is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Fibres and Material Practices at Concordia University. She started her bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts at the UQAM, focusing on the physical decomposition of the human body. She is now continuing her studies building on a concept created by Kimberlé

Michèle F. Bérard

Michèle F. Bérard Michèle F. Bérard is an emerging Montréal artist in the fields of painting and collage. MFB Uses painting and collage to convey voyeurism. Through using a collection of amateur photographs, she examines the domestic environments of others to find narrative elements to reappropriate. MFB questions herself on the safety of the spaces


Mirov As a self-taught emerging visual artist, Mirov creates hybrid works incorporating collage and aerosol paint, which are textured along the way using various media that she experiments with – either in the creation of large-scale paintings or street collages that adorn the walls of the metropolis. Using the same digitally rhythmed mashup and hyper-saturated

Myriam Simard-Parent

Myriam Simard-Parent Object Biography Myriam Simard-Parent was born in Montreal and grew up in Quebec City. She completed a pre-university DEC in Visual and Media Arts at the Cégep de Sainte-Foy. She then moved to Montreal to pursue her studies and obtain a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts from the UQAM. Her sculptures

Natacha Nellis

Natacha Nellis Natacha Nellis was born in 1985 in Montréal, Québec, where she currently resides. Very quickly drawn to the arts and stage direction, her love of costumes and other personal interests prompted her to pursue collegial studies in fashion design in 2009. Her need for further freedom in production subsequently led her to reorient

Remy Fortin

Remy Fortin Remy Fortin was born in Sherbrooke, and completed his Bachelor’s in Architecture at Université de Montréal. In recognition of his scholastic achievement and involvement, he was awarded the Professionals’ Financial scholarship. He also earned third place in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s Interuniversity Charrette Canada-wide competition. He is a self-taught painter and IT


Richelli Richelli is a Brazilian-Canadian artist who lives and works in Montréal. He earned a Bachelor’s in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). In 2017, he was a finalist for the Albert-Dumouchel award for emerging printmakers, given out by Arprim. He has been part of exhibitions in Montréal, including

Rihab Essayh

Rihab Essayh Object Biography Born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1992, Rihab Essayh is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist based in Montreal, Canada. She obtained my BFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2017. She has a research-based practice exploring various subject matters and mediums through the search of sense of wonder. Essayh address the theme of

Saba Heravi

Saba Heravi Object Biography Saba was born in Iran in 1989 and moved to Canada in 2012. She has recently graduated with a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. She also obtained a BA in Architecture and an M.Eng in Building Engineering before deciding to pursue a degree in Fine Arts. Her art practice

Thibaut Ketterer

Thibaut Ketterer Originally from Chambéry, France, Thibaut Ketterer began to teach himself photography in 2007. Between 2010 and 2014, he criss-crossed Europe following musical group tours, which he documented with his camera. A graduate of Cégep de Matane (2015), he is particularly interested in auteur documentary photography – the type that is characterized by human

Thierry Du Bois

Thierry Du Bois Born in Belgium in 1984, Thierry du Bois obtained a Diploma in Visual Communications from the ERG. Following his studies, he launched his career as an independent photographer for Belgian newspapers and various companies. With a specialization in political and social photography, he has covered socio-economic events, such as strikes, the Belgian