Dominique Normand, artist from the Laurentians has been producing contemporary art since 2001, which celebrates Canada’s native culture.
From this period comes her interest in native culture and the desire to integrate it in her art. From 2001, she embraces life as a nomad, a painter. More and more she travels north of the 45th parallel and captures, in painting and in film, her unique vision of the people, the landscapes and traditional activities she is witnessing. Her talent as a communicator allows her to share her passion and vision in a powerful way. Her strong visceral bond with the Native Culture has led her to inquire and research through her roots on her father’s side. The region of Montmagny was a frequent passage for the Nomadic Malicet Natives of Eastern Quebec and New Brunswick. In 2012, she finds out she is Metis of Micmac, Algonquin and Maliseet descent.
Her paintings are fragments of her story and the worlds she visits in a passionate manner.
Travel after travel, her discoveries and experiences lead to her transformation as a painter of the Spirit of the North. In Northern Quebec, Dominique is immersed in Cree traditions, everyday activities such as tool making, medicinal plants, bush living, tanning, crafts, cooking, sewing. She celebrates the beauty of Canadian Wilderness.
EXPOSITIONS ET ÉVÉNEMENTS
October February 2013
Spring - summer 2009
May - september 2009
Studio Quatre , Morin Heights
Morin Heights, QC
Décember 2005- déc 2006
Collégial (DEC) Arts appliqués
Fall 2003 – 2007
ART SYMPOSIUM DU DOMAINE ST-BERNARD
STUDIO ANDRÉ PERRY
Silver BPME Awards 1989 Prize, San Francisco
Canada Arts Council, Ajagemo Gallery
DOMINIQUE NORMAND – Contemporary art that celebrates Canada’s Indigenous culture
Learn to hunt, trap, fish, canoe, live in the forest, make tools, tanning, embroidery and beading, preparing meat.
The painter has produced more than 500 paintings since 2001
- 95 of these works born from the North of the 45th and Terre Autochtone collection since 2008.
- 52 Paintings of horses
- 95 Portraits
- 20 Animal paintings
- 225 Landscapes
- 45 Landscapes of James Bay, Cree tradition and culture
- 67 Works in encaustic, camaïeux and engravings
- Over 250 charcoal sketches
- 5 Murals
- 5 short films and 2 documentaries
- Taught more than 55 artistic workshops since 2005
- Has participated in over 35 exhibitions since 2001