Maude Arsenault 

Maude Arsenault is a Canadian photographerartist and curator who first had an international career in fashion.  In 2013, with a third child on its way and a commitment into pursuing her journey in contemporary photography she founded online collective The Print Atelier.  Maude has worked on many photography exhibitions and recently curated the international photography selection for Canada's largest public contemporary art festival, Art Souterrain 2019.

Maude also recently completed a minor in art history and will start an MFA in visual arts at UQAM in 2019. As an artist and curator she is particularly invested in the representation of woman in the context of domesticity and intimacy. She is deeply interested in the notion of identity and the place of women and youth in our changing society.

After years dedicated to create glorified images of women, she came to question her role and influence in the transmission of an idealized and narrow model of femininity and body representation. This questioning became even more tangible when, as her young daughter grew older, Maude could watch her become a young woman. Maude then decided to invest herself into a personal approach that would document and capture puberty and womanhood in intimate settings. At the center of Maude’s photographic work there are young woman revealing, through stories distilled from reality and organized into the form of tableaux and portraits, stages and moments related to the development of their identity.

Maude previously lived in Sydney and Paris but now devotes her time between the US and Canada, she has been a photographer for more then 20 years. Her works has been published internationally in publications such as: ELLE, Vogue, Madame Figaro, NylonFashion,  Oyster and many more.

*** Maude is available for talks, conferences, jury and lectures. Contact her for more details.


Éducation | Studies

2019    Mineure Histoire de l’art, Université de Montréal,Canada (Mention d’excellence)

1995    Majeure Communication, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada

Expositions | Selected Exhibitions

2019   ÉtatsFéminins, Essai no 1, Galerie Erga, Montréal, Canada (solo)

2017   Mobilità, Galerie Joyce Yahouda & The Print Atelier, Montréal, Canada (collectif)

2016   Chambre de jeunes filles,“Les innéluctables”, Occurrence Espace d’art et d’Essais contemporains,Montréal, Canada (solo)

2015   Rite de Passage, MassivArt Sidlee, Montréal, Canada (collectif)

2015    Friends Without a Border, Metropolitan Pavillon, New York, USA

2014     Carbon, Contact Festival, Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery, Toronto (collectif)

2010    Women XWomen II, Thrush Holmes Gallery, Toronto, Canada (collectif)

2009    WomenX Women I, The Fashion House, Toronto, Canada (collectif)

2008    Mouvements Focalisés II, photographie et vidéo (avec la chorégraphe Chanti), Galerie SAS, Montreal, Canada (collectif)

2007    Lettre à mon corps, Espace Ogilvy and Matter, Toronto, Canada (solo)

2001    Carnet de Voyage, Galerie TM, Montreal, Canada (solo)

Commissaire d’Exposition | Art Curator

2019     ArtSouterrain 2019, Festival d’art public, commissaire invitée, Montréal, Canada

2017     Mobilità, Galerie Joyce Yahouda & The Print Atelier, Montréal, Canada

2015    Rite de Passage, MassivArt Sidlee, Montréal, Canada

2014    Carbon, Contact Festival, NeubacherShor Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Collectif (web)  | Online Art Collective

2013-19   The Print Atelier, Fondatrice et Commissaire

Résidence d’artiste | ArtistResidency

2019    ChicoReview : Charcoal bookclub, Montana, USA, March 2019, Reviewers : Todd Hido, Andrea Modica, TBW books, Aperture, Ain't bad, Deadbeat Club, Chris McCall from Pier24, Lightwork, RedHook labs, etc.)

Conférence | Artist Talk | Jury

2019    LUX Infopresse, Membre du Jury, Concours de photographie Québec 2019, Montréal, Canada.

2019    La photographie d’art, conférence, UQAM, Montréal, Canada

2018    L’Atelier Circulaire: Résidences d’imprimierie et de risographie 2019, Membre du Jury, Montréal, Canada,       

2018     La photographie d’art et le web, conférence, UQAM, Montréal, Canada

2017     Finissant en photographie, Membre du jury, College Dawson, Montréal, Canada

2017     L’artActuel: l’univers du web et ma pratique, Université de Montréal, Montréal,Canada

2016     Le marché de l’art en 2016, Centre Phi: Festival Chromatic Pro, Montréal,Canada

2016     MaudeArsenault photograph, REVEU.ME, New York, USA

2016     La photographie de mode, CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal, Montréal, Canada

2012    Profession: Photographe, College Dawson, Montréal, Canada


Artsy Editorial, Radio-Canada, La Vie des arts, L'oeil de la photographie, Occurence, Infopresse, CBC, PBS Vermont, VOIR, LaBohème, The Concordian,, 1968 Magazine, BloomeMagazine, Achetez de l'Art.

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