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Maguy Carpentier


Oncle Jule


Tante Elisabethe


Tante Huquette


Tante Simone


Serie F, 2007 B


Famile Anonyme 160


Famile Anonyme 161


Famile Anonyme 164


Famile Anonyme 165


Famile Anonyme 166


Famile Anonyme 167


Un Cadeau surprise


Vacance en camping


Originally from Quebec, Maguy CARPENTIER obtained a certificate of visual arts at the University of Québec in Montreal in 2000. She decided to further her studies and complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honours, majoring in painting and drawing at Concordia University in 2003. In order to deepen her cultural and artistic knowledge, she obtained the Millennium Grant and embarked in an international exchange of one year at the University of Provence AIX-Marseille I. Since 1999, she has participated in several events and group exhibitions in both Canada and Europe.

Maguy CARPENTIER’s artistic practice exploits the theme of reminiscence. Touched by her own family’s moments of loss and grieving, she proposes links that emerge between memories that are sometimes imprecise and those from her subconscious. She is fascinated by the phenomena of ‘déjà vu’ and reconstructs her memory by using old photos of her family. In essence, she works in collaboration with her ancestors who originally took the photos and seeks to revive them in her paintings. Humanistic and familial feelings transmitted over time take place in different ways, like the inescapable filiations of ones ancestry. Internal spaces composed of fragments open the door to reminiscence, bringing to one’s memory what was once forgotten or even too present to be understood.

The artist’s creative process involves layering different mediums in the same manner one attempts to reconstruct memory. She uses photo transfers as a means to borrow identities in order to build her compositions. The graphite she uses demarks the edges of the original image which she attempts to reinterpret. The ink used represents the souls of past ancestors and the essence of family. The mediums applied come together to form a united visual network. The acrylic and oil pastel are the final layers applied, producing visual contrast while drawing importance to certain parts of the image.

Academic Formation

  • 2003 - Concordia University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, painting and drawing major (honors degree)
  • 2001–2002 - University of Provence Aix-Marseille I, Fine Arts, exchange program inter-university by the CRÉPUQ
  • 2000 - University of Quebec in Montreal, Fine Arts Certificate

Solo Exhibitions

2007 Réminiscence phase III Mnémotechnique, Samuel Lallouz Gallery, Montréal – catalogue-
2006 Réminiscence phase II « Subséquence » Montreal All-Nighter, 3rd edition, Hôtel Gault, in collaboration with [SAS] Gallery, Montreal
2005 Se mettre en jeu Leonardo da Vinci cultural centre, Montreal
2004 Réminiscence phase I « Souvenir » [SAS] Gallery, Montreal

Group Exhibitions

2006 Fait à – Montréal - Made Musée juste pour rire, Montreal – curator : Marc Séguin -
2006 Montreal All-Nighter, 3rd edition [SAS] Gallery, Montreal
2005 Montreal All-Nighter, 2nd edition [SAS] Gallery, Montreal
2003 Fine Arts graduating class exhibition, Relations Alumni Concordia University, Montreal
2003 Organization and participation of the group exhibition Elsewhere 2003 Concordia University, Montreal
2002 Collecti-vie-tae, Provence Aix-Marseille I Aix-en-Provence, France
2001 L’A.P.S.Q (Artistes Peintres et sculpteurs du Québec) Soutomaior, Spain
2001 Group exhibition, The profuzion collective Project, in collaboration with students from Concordia University Carnival Cabaret, Musée juste pour rire, Montreal
2000 Group exhibition part of the 17th A.P.S.Q. contest Brancusi Cultural Centre, Montreal
2000 M-Pression Place des Arts, Montreal


  • 2000 - Live painting with the EXCORTEX group. Presented as part of the “paysage urbain” project presented at the Master of Visual Arts and Media Center of the University of Québec, CeDEX, Montreal
  • 1999 - Live painting during a contemporary live music concert hosted by the department of music at Marie-Victorin College, Montreal


  • 2006 - Prospero, Montreal
  • 2001 - Donated artwork in order to raise money for ‘infant illness’ research in collaboration with the Bank of Montreal in Saint-Hubert
  • 2000 - Donated artwork in order to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society at Saint-Luc Hospital in Montreal


  • Art concil of Canada, project Quebec culture in Canada, 2008
  • Artiste de la cuvée, Rézin 2005, Montreal
  • Canada Millennium Scholarship foundation, 2001-2002


  • Loto Québec
  • Concordia University, International Services, Montreal
  • Musée juste pour rire, Montreal
  • Canadiana Fund
  • Private collections


  • Bailly, Delphine et James D. Campbell, Maguy Carpentier. Réminescence phase III, Mnémotechnique, exhibition catalogue (Montreal, Samuel Lallouz gallery, March 8 until May 3 2007), Montreal, 64 pp.


  • “Canadian cool”,The New York Times Magazine, September 24 2006
  • Lecours, Lucie, « Artistes et critiques d’art se mettent en jeu », Courrier Transcontinental, St-Léonard, April 20, 2005
  • Voir Montréal, April 20 2005
  • Villeneuve, Paul, « Artistes et critiques d’art se mettent en jeu », Journal de Montréal, April 9 2005
  • Mavrikakis, Nicolas, « Maguy Carpentier à la galerie [SAS] » Voir Montréal, December 23 2004
  • « Réminiscence, de Maguy Carpentier »,Journal de Montréal, December 24, 2004
  • Courrier de Saint-Hubert, 2001