Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Montreal, QC

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Quebec, Canada, Marie-Chloé Duval lives a life as bold and contrasting as her artwork.
Before being a full-time artist, 
Duval graduated in criminology. Her thesis redaction pushed her to express her vision of our society and humanity through a medium that could speak and connect- to the public. ​
Self-taught, 
Duval gradually developed her visual identity and followed a photographic journey before moving toward a full-time career in painting. The artist first took part to several group shows and was offered her first Solo at Berger Cultural center in 2016. Her first participation at the Kamouraska Art symposium was notabled as her work received various prices. In 2017, Duval was invited to do a live painting performance at the McCord museum Numeric Spring Night. From this moment, companies started to associate themselves to Duval. ​
Montreal based, 
Duval feeds on human interactions, this inexhaustible source of inspiration for her work. The artist analyses and paints the world surrounding her. She now continues her ascent and her she is a prolific painter. ​

A FEW WORDS

By my art I question the encounter between opposing elements. Black and white, certainly, or abstract and figurative, movement and rigidity, but also between dark elements of human reality and the tipping point that turns it into a luminous character. It is through painting that I highlight this dialogue of paradoxes. I deconstruct the codes and symbols of society and, through painting, acrylic, pens and photos, I engage in questions about the place of the human, the way we look at ourselves and the other. My art stems from a reflection I have on my academic career, criminology, and presents a pictorial expression inspired by paradoxical social situations. For example, consider the inclusion of marginalized people versus those who follow social rules and norms. It is above all the question of the porosity of borders, the one that becomes a tipping point and introduces the importance of movement in my work. Creation pushes me, more and more, to the realization that, by deconstructing these borders literally or figuratively, beauty will emanate from itself. My work reveals the trace, the imprint, the gesture of this deconstruction of borders, frames or norms and in fact becomes an interrogation brought directly to the public, a deep questioning which pushes the latter to introspection.

Marie-Chloé DUVAL's Art Pieces

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Apprendre l'ABC #8

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Apprendre l'ABC #8 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $3,300.00 - Split
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Apprendre l'ABC #9

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Apprendre l'ABC #9 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $3,300.00 - Split
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Renaitre 2.0 #4

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Renaitre 2.0 #4 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $2,280.00 - Split
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Renaitre 2.0

Marie-Chloé DUVAL

Painting Renaitre 2.0 MU, Children's Wish Foundation, Grizzly Bear Foundation, CNIB, Oxfam-Québec, Canadian Cancer Society, The KANPE Foundation, Société Canadienne de la sclérose en plaques, Habitat For Humanity Greater Vancouver, Les Petits Frères, Fillactive FitSpirit, ISKWEU PROJECT, Le Garde-Manger Pour Tous, United Way Lower Mainland, Zénitud'Art $4,600.00 - Split

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