Dupont, Michel

Michel Dupont was born in Montreal, on February 16th, 1950.

Self-taught, Dupont is very creative and experiments with many different printing techniques. At the end of the 1970’s, he became known for his silk-screens in which harmony and serenity prevail.

Since the end of the 1980’s, his creative process has focused primarily on hand-made paper. He molds raw, crushed cotton pulp to create sculptural forms or simply presses the paper to produce a pictorial expanse ready to become a medium for pigment. His handmade paper art is based on ancient bas relief techniques. He works its surface in a way that is reminiscent of engraving and his solid strokes impulsively etch hieroglyphic-like symbols into the paper, creating texture, shadow and rhythm.

EXPERIENCE

1987-88 Vice-president of the Conseil des Métiers d’Art.
1986 Sat on the Conseil d’Administration du Grand Prix des Metiers d’Art.
1978 Member of Conseil Quebecois de l’Estampe.
1975-77 Professor of fine arts at the Centre d’Art d’Argenteuil

EXHIBITIONS

2004 « L’Estampe en Fête », Galerie Estampe Plus, Québec, Canada
2001 Art expo New York, New York, U.S.A.
1997 Galerie Estampe Plus, Quebec, Canada
1996 Galerie Krysal, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1996 Espace Eiffel Branly, Paris, France (group)
1995-96 SAGA, Paris, France (group)
1995 Galerie des Métiers d’Art, Montreal, Canada (solo)
1995 Art Multiple, Düsseldorf, Germany (group)
1995 Gallery Archtype, New York, USA (group)
1994 Artisan’s Alley, London, Canada (group)
1994 Gallery Altya, Atlanta, USA (group)
1992 Galerie de L’Isle, Montreal, Canada (solo)
1991 Artes Galerie d’Art, Montreal, Canada
1989 Artes Galerie d’Art, Montreal, Canada
1988 Happening de la Gravure, Centre Culturel, Laval, Canada
1986 Art Expo Los Angeles, California, USA
1986 Scrimshaw Gallery, Oakville, Canada
1986 First Impression Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1983-84 Salon National des Galeries d’Art, Montreal, Canada
1980-82 Galerie Graff, Montreal, Canada
1980-82 Johnson Gallery, Atlanta, USA
1980-90 Art Expo New York, New York, USA
1978 Galerie Andre-Georges, Montreal, Canada
1978 Centre d’Art, Argenteuil, Canada
1978 Galerie de la Place Royale, Montreal, Canada
1977 Galerie 051, St-Hyacinthe, Canada
1976 Centre Culturel, Lachute, Canada
1976 Galerie de la Salamandre, Montreal, Canada
1976 Centre Culturel, Argenteuil, Canada
1976 Atelier du Bourg, Montreal, Canada
1975 McGill University, Douglas Hall, Montreal, Canada

AWARDS

1993 Les Amériques, grand prize, métiers d’art du Québec (travelling)
1991 Prix Jean-Marie Gauvreau – Molson (mention)
1991 Salon des Métiers d’Art du Québec, Montréal

COLLECTION

Desjardins groupe d’assurances générales, Lévis
Ruby Foo’s Hotel, Montreal
Caisse Populaire, St-Hyacinthe
Caisse Populaire Mont-Bellevue, Sherbrooke
Interis, Ottawa
Quadra Chimie Ltée, Vaudreuil-Dorion
Groupe Lyras, Ste-Agathe
Caisse Populaire, Nicolet
Caisse Populaire Desjardins, Sherbrooke

Tera Nova 55/160

5" x 4 1/2'
Conservation Framed

Arioso, 86/100

5" x 4 1/2'
Conservation Framed

Ying Yang, 66/100

5" x 4 1/2'
Conservation Framed