Gagnan Marie-Noëlle

Gagnan Marie-Noëlle

Biography of Marie-Noëlle Gagnan

Marie-Noëlle Gagnan is captivated by the depth of the self. The themes she captures are about the mysteries of the soul, about light and darkness; they rest upon a civilization, rich elements of silent stories that stir up emotions.
Through her dreamlike canvasses, both symbolic and expressionistic, she shares a corner of her soul, hoping to reach a corner of yours.
For each and every of her paintings, the artist starts by getting acclimated to her canvas.
One stroke leads to another and, little by little, she confides in her canvas. Soon, a dialogue begins: secrets are shared from both sides and the feeling of solitude vanishes.
The painting, alive, responds to the artist, suggests ideas. From time to time, these ideas are surprising, yet the exchange stays dynamic.
The artist is not alone anymore, and her passion for pictorial discourse reveals its very depth.
Marie-Noëlle Gagnan has always had a strong preference for fauvism and expressionism.
The contrast between pure and complementary colours gives birth to a powerful expression. Subtler notes suggest a mystery both complex and inaccessible.

Studies
Masters in Education (Arts) – University of Montreal
Teaching licence
Bachelor’s degree in Plastic Arts – UQAM- Montreal
Diploma of the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués, in Paris.
Final competition: 4th place on 63
French Baccalauréat

Teaching Experience
Tapestry creation at the Canadian Guild of Crafts in Montreal
Plastic Arts at Cégep de Saint-Laurent in Ville St-Laurent
Plastic Arts at Collège Sainte-Marcelline in Montreal

Recent Exhibitions
March 2016: SIAC Exhibition, Marseille
February 2016: Artist in the World Exhibition - Galleria Domus Romana, Rome
November 2015: “Contrastes”, solo exhibition - Valmi Gallery, Montreal
November/December 2015: “Little Treasures” Exhibition, Bologna
October 2015: Artist in the World Exhibition, “ArtExpo Logout”, Rome
October 2015: Exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
May 2015: Exhibition at the 2nd Salon d’Art Contemporain, Toulouse
December 2014: Solo exhibition at Galerie l’Artiste, Montréal

Member of the Mondial Art Academia
Member of the Institut Européen des Arts Contemporains
Member of Art Platform NYC

Recent Publications
Art et Design Magazine - August 2015
Art Absolument Magazine – Special Edition : “55 Artistes Talents à Découvrir”
Mondial Art Academia Book – “Académiciens 2014”
“Encyclopedie Européenne des Arts Contemporains” – Vol. 2 – Institut Européen des Arts Contemporains
“Contemporary Art of Excellence book” Investable Artists 2016 – GAA Publishing
“High Impact: The Art of Visual Volume” – New York – Dec. 2015
“Little treasures” Trevisan International Art – Bologna - Italy

Awards and distinctions
2015: “Art Award Achievement” Award – Grand Concours International d’Arts Contemporains 2015
2015: Honorary degree – Mondial Art Academia – Art Shopping Show – Paris, Carrousel du Louvre
2015: Silver medal of the Institut Européen des Arts Contemporains
2015: Honorary degree – Mondial Art Academia – selection and participation, 2nd Salon d’Art Contemporain Antarès-Creativ-Toulouse
2014: Rank of Chevalier Académicienne – Mondial Art Academia
2014: “Art Majeur Award” –Silver Category
2005: “Prix des Artistes” Award – Winner of the Choix des Artistes contest during the Parole en Art symposium in Montreal

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