Renée Gélinas is a Montréal artist. A painter for thirty years, she discovered a passion for print media in 2011. Using lithography on stone, linocut and engraved wood, she creates abstract images in which shapes and colors emerge as the printing stages progress, and in which her environmental concerns transpire. She often titles her prints with the names of places in Québec, the North American territory to which she feels so profoundly connected and a part of. Her works are in several private collections: the Loto-Québec Collection and the National Bank and Archives of Québec. She has had solo shows in Montréal, La Sarre, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Verdun, Sutton, Toronto, and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. A committed artist, she has been an administrator at the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec, the Serge-Lemoyne Foundation and at Atelier Circulaire. She became president of Xylon-Québec in 2019. She was also part of Sauvons l’usine Grover and one of the founders of La Virée des ateliers, an event she coordinated for a few years. In 2017-2018, she curated and organized, with Nicole Milette, a collective exhibition 70 artists / 70 prints / In the footsteps of Dumouchel.