Maude Arsenault is a photographer and the mother of three children. Her work is very influenced by the feminist question and the relationship women have with their body. Through her photographs, she explores the themes of eroticism, nudity, beauty and transitional moments associated with puberty, motherhood, and the exploration of sexuality. Maude is thus working to create fictions, distilled from the real, featuring children, adolescents and young women as subjects, organized in the form of tableaux or portraits. The artist explores the traces of the unconscious during childhood and their possible transpositions in adult life.
While at first Maude photographs may give the impression of using an aesthetic language, there is rather a delicate research wishing to reveal the intimate universe of its protagonists, drawing a thin line between voyeurism, malaise and candour. At the center of her photographic works there's young girls or children exposed to explore subjects related to identity and perception often altered by adults in today's society.
Using the medium of photography since her beginnings, Maude has recently begun the exploration of other art forms such as video, installation, sculpture and painting. Chambre de jeunes filles shown here as a first draft, is a first series in that way.
Maude Arsenault lives and works in Montreal, she has been a photographer for more then 20 years and has been published internationally. In 2013, she founded the "The Print Atelier" an online art photography gallery. She is also currently pursuing studies in art history at University of Montreal. Her work has been exhibited several times in Canada and the US since 2001 and her photographs are part of many private collections.