Marie-Claude Drolet, 2022, © Charline Clavier
Country: Canada (Qc)
Residency period: June 3 to July3, 2022
Public presentation: January, 19, 2023
Bio: Originally from Chicoutimi (Quebec, Canada), Marie-Claude Drolet has lived and worked in Quebec City for over 10 years. She is a graduate of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in Visual Arts and of the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, where she specialized in sculpture. Individually and collectively, she has presented her work at various events throughout the province of Quebec, as well as abroad in France, Switzerland and Italy. In recent years, she has been invited to present her recent work at the 8th edition of the Foire en art actuel de Québec, and has completed artistic residencies in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in Trois-Rivières at the Presse Papier workshop, and at the Engramme center in Québec City.
In addition to her visual arts practice, Marie-Claude teaches in the sculpture department of the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec (Cégep Limoilou) in Quebec City and is involved with various cultural organizations in the province. She is vice-president of the board of directors of the Œil de Poisson center and works at Atelier de la Mezzanine, a community art organization.
Residency project: “During this month’s residency at Circulaire, I intend to explore typography, working from a poetic text written in the last year, Une pluie de cailloux, which addresses, among other things, the subject of disasters on both large and small scales. At the same time, I’ll be producing new woodcut projects whose images will be derived from soundtracks collected in the city during my stay, as well as from bicycle-touring outings on the outskirts of the island. Initially inspired by the graphic images produced by recordings of bird songs on the eBird birdwatching site, I plan to extend my sound and visual research towards different sources, notably by putting forward voices and ambient sounds.”