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.

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

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 Brent Cleveland is an award winning contemporary artist currently living and working in Montréal, Québec. He has been recognized academically, winning the FOFA merit scholarship and the Tom Hopkins Memorial Scholarship from Concordia University, where he is presently an MFA candidate in the Painting & Drawing department. Artist statement Duration has become increasingly

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

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

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


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. Artist Statement Artistic creation

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

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

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

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

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