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Biography

Julie Trudel holds a Masters degree in Visual and Media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in France, Germany, the United States, and throughout Canada. Venues include NARS Foundation, Brooklyn (2018) ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2015); Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University, Halifax (2015); Galerie des Étables, in Bordeaux, France (2014); Galerie Colline at Université de Moncton, Edmundston (2013); Centre Optica, Montreal (2012); and Hors-les-murs, Marseilles, France (2012). Trudel was also included in two important surveys of contemporary Canadian painting:  Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting, at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2017) and The Painting Project, at Galerie de l’UQAM (2013). As well, her work was exhibited at the Power Plant, Toronto (2012, 2011), the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2011), and the Art Gallery of Hamilton (2011), as part of the annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

In addition to being awarded numerous research and creation grants and artist residencies across Canada and abroad, Trudel was a two-time finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2011, 2012), and winner of the Joseph Plaskett Award in painting (2013). Her work is kept in several collections, including the Prêt d’oeuvres d’art of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec; Global Affairs Canada; the Ville de Montréal; RBC Bank and TD Bank. Julie Trudel lives and works in Montreal, Canada, where she works as associate professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal and founding member of the Labo lumière [créations + recherches interdisciplinaire]. She is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau in Montreal.

Education

2012 Master’s degree in Visual and Media Arts (MFA), Université du Québec à Montréal
2009 Bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts, Université du Québec à Montréal
2000 Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Université du Québec à Montréal

Galery Representation

Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal, Canada

Research Group

2019-… Founding Member of the Labo lumière [créations + recherches interdisciplinaires], research group of the Faculté des arts, UQAM, with artists and professors Nancy Bussières, Manon DePauw and Alain Paiement.

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Matière lumière (project in collaboration with stage designer Nancy Bussières), Centre de diffusion de Parc-Extension, Montreal (curator Émilie Granjon)
2022 Réflexion, couleur, lumière, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal
2019 Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane – Couleur et lumière, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal
2018 Ivory Black and Titanium White – Colour and Light, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York
2016 Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane – Transparence et distorsion, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal
2015 Ivory Black and Titanium White – Transparency and Distortion, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax
2014 Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane – tableaux grand format, Galerie Des Étables, Bordeaux, France
Noir d’ivoire et blanc de titane, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal
Noir de fumée et blanc de titane, Centre d’exposition L’imagier, Gatineau
2013 Noir de fumée et blanc de titane, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal
Projet noir et blanc, Galerie Colline, Université de Moncton, Edmundston, New Brunswick
2012 Projet CMYK – Phase 2, Optica centre for contemporary art, Montreal
Projet CMYK – Phase 1, Galerie Port-Maurice, Montreal
2011 Projet CMYK – Phase 1, Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, Montreal

Group Exhibitions

2022 Un soleil, Quai 5160 – Maison de la culture de Verdun, Montreal
2021 Un soleil, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal
Exposition buissonnière, Galerie B-312, Montreal
2018 À l’affiche : retour en arrière, Le magasin, Arprim, Montreal
Ascension, EY Montréal, Montreal (curators: Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau and Louise Davey)
2017 Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (Curators: Bruce Grenville and David MacWilliam)
2016 Converging Paths, Objects and Selves, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York (Curator: Eriola Pira)
2015 Écrans, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal
Is it sugar or salt? Let me know, ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin
Matière à réflexion, collection Giangioppi-Giroux, Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton
2014 Plaskett Award Ten Years, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Écho I, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal
2013 Point, ligne, plan, point, ligne, plan, point, ligne, plan, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal
The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, (Curators: Louise Déry and Julie Bélisle)
2012 Huis clos, Hors-les-murs, Marseille, France
14th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Power Plant, Toronto
Collision 8, Parisian Laundry Gallery, Montreal
2011 13th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario; Power Plant, Toronto
Crocomorpho, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal (Curator: Diane Charbonneau)
(Re) penser la peinture, Lilian Rodriguez Gallery, Montreal
2010 Peinture fraîche et nouvelle construction, Art Mûr Gallery, Montreal
Calibre 12, Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, Montreal
Liaisons insolites, L’art passe à l’Est, Montreal
2009 Pictural, expérimental, textural, matérial, Houhoku Lifelong Learning Centre, Shimonoseki, Japan (Curator: Mathieu Ménard)
Du pain et des jeux, Le Chat des artistes, Montreal
2008 Transhumances, L’art passe à l’Est, Montreal

Awards and Grants

2021 Creation grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2020 Consolidation Grant for New Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
2020 Relaunching Research-creation Projects Grant, Université du Québec à Montréal
2019 Project Grant, Programme d’aide financière à la recherche-création, Université du Québec à Montréal
2019 Emerging Research Group Grant (Labo lumière [créations + recherches interdisciplinaires]), Université du Québec à Montréal
2018 Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2018 Research Grant for New Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
2015 Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2014 Assistance program for visual artists, Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
2013 Joseph Plaskett Award in painting, Joseph Plaskett Foundation
2013 Emerging artist Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2012 Finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2012 Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2011 Finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2010 Graduate Research Grant, Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture
2009 Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Residencies

2022 Collaboration with stage designer Nancy Bussières, Hexagram-UQAM, Montreal (2 weeks)
2019 Collaboration with stage designer Nancy Bussières, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2 weeks)
2018 Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montreal (1 month)
2016 NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts (3 months)
2015 Bill and Isabel Pope Painting Residency, NSCAD University, Halifax (2 months)
Artists’ Workshop, Triangle Arts Association, Salem, New York (2 weeks)
ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, supported by the Plaskett Award (6 months)
2014 Zébra3 / Buy-sellf, Bordeaux, France, supported by Centre Clark, Montreal (2 months)
Banff Centre, Alberta, supported by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (7 weeks)
2012 Astérides, Marseille, France, supported by Darling Foundry, Montreal (4 months)
Est-Nord-Est, artist residency, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (2 months)
2011 Low-cost studio for emerging artist, L’aire libre, Montreal (10 months)

Art Fairs

2018 Art Toronto, with Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Toronto, Ontario
2017 Art Toronto, with Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Toronto, Ontario
2016 Art Toronto, with Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Toronto, Ontario
2015 Feature Contemporary Art fair, with Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Toronto, Ontario
2013 Art Toronto, with Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Toronto, Ontario

Collections

City of Montreal art collection
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Global Affairs Canada
Lacoste (Devanlay Canada inc.)
Majudia
Prêt d’œuvres d’art, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Royal Bank of Canada
TD Canada Trust

Professional involvement

2017-… Assistant Professor in painting, École des arts visuels et médiatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal
2019-… Founding Member of the Labo lumière [créations + recherches interdisciplinaires], research group of the Faculté des arts, UQAM
2018-… Award Coordinator for the Plaskett award in painting, Joseph Plaskett Foundation
2020 Jury for Bourse Plein Sud, Plein sud artist-run centre, Longueuil
2019 Programming committee, B-312 artist-run centre, Montreal
2018 Jury for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, TorontoJury for the 2018 Albert Dumouchel prize, for the artist-run centre Arprim, Montreal
2018 President of the jury for the Joseph Plaskett Award in painting, Montreal
2018 Jury for Saint-Lambert contemporary art fair, Saint-Lambert
2016 Peer reviewer for the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2016 Participation in the fundraising project À l’affiche, for the artist-run centre Arprim, Montreal

Lectures and Public-Speaking Engagements

2022 In search of unseen colours: strategies to go beyond the use of colour in a painting practice, Colour Research Society of Canada, en ligne
2022 Artist talk, Labo lumière [créations + recherches interdisciplinaires], UQAM
2020 Artist talk, SéminArt, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
2020 Artist talk, Dawson College, Montreal
2019 Artist talk, in the class Fonctions et enjeux de la création, UQAM, Montreal
2019 Artist talk in conversation with artist Joani Tremblay, Canadian Art Gallery Day, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal
2018 Round table for RBC Canadian painting competition finalists, Power Plant, Toronto
2018 Artist talk in conversation with artist Paul D’Agostino, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York
2017 Artist talk, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
2017 Artist talk, NSCAD University, Halifax
2016 Artist talk, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal
2015 Artist talk, NSCAD University, Halifax
2014 Artist talk, École d’enseignement supérieur d’art de Bordeaux, France
2014 Artist talk, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau
2014 Painting Position Place Symposium, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
2014 Artist talk, Ottawa University, Ottawa
2011 Quand la matière s’emmêle, Forum recherche-création 2011, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal
2010 An investigation of pictorial processes using rules and chance, York University, Toronto
2009 Moderation of the Contexte et pratiques actuels roundtable, Le Chat des artistes, Montreal

Publications

Writing

Trudel, Julie, Ianick Raymond OOPArt, September 12, 2020, Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé.

Blais, M.-C., Trudel, J., Monnet, C. « Outer limits », Canadian Art Magazine, Fall 2019, p. 92-95.

Trudel, Julie, Utilisation de contraintes processuelles comme méthode d’exploration des procédés picturaux [MFA thesis], April 2012, Université du Québec à Montréal.

Exhibition or Residencies Catalogues

Grenville, B., MacWilliam, D., Entangled: Two Views on Contemporary Canadian Painting, 2017, Black Dog Publishing, London, 112 p.

Lord, Ariane. Memento 2012 Est-Nord-Est résidence d’artiste, 2015, Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, 69 p. (in French)

Meet the Bill and Isabel Pope Artist in Residence” , 2015, NSCAD University, Halifax, online document.

Hepburn, Megan. Should I Expect More From You?, 2014, Plaskett Editions, Vancouver, 16 p.

Genois, Audrey et al., The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, 2013, Montreal, 364 p.

Barrère Dangleterre, Constance. Zone d’expérimentation # 5, Huis clos, 2013, Astérides, Marseille, nonpaginated. (in French)

2013 Plaskett Award Recipient – Julie Trudel, Joseph Plaskett Foundation, 2013.

Dexter, Deborah, 2012 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Royal Bank of Canada, 2012, Toronto, 44 p.

Bédard, Geneviève, Julie Trudel : Projet CMYK – Phase 2, Optica centre for contemporary art, 2012, Montreal.

MacMillan, Laurel, 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Royal Bank of Canada, 2011, 44 p.

Trudel, Julie et al., Forum recherche-création 2011, Éditions de l’école des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM, 2011, Montreal, 60 p. (in French)

Lacroix, Julie et al., Invitation, Les Éditions Art Mûr, vol. 5, no. 10, July-August 2010, Montreal, 20 p.

Boulais, Joannie, Trudel, Julie, Laforest, Gabrielle, Ménard, Mathieu, Liaisons insolites le livre, 2010, Montreal, 44 p. (in French)

Ménard, Mathieu, Pictural, expérimental, textural, matérial, 2009, 20 p.

Côté, Mario et al., Du pain et des jeux, Éditions de l’École des arts visuels et médiatiques de l’UQAM, Montreal, 2009, 32 p. (in French)

Bibliography

Bocquet, Marie-Pier, “Peindre sans peinture“, Vie des arts,  267, Été 2022.

Blais, Marie-Claire, Julie Trudel and Caroline Monnet, “Outer Limits“, Canadian Art, September 2019, online

Laurence, Robin, “Entangled shows contemporary Canadian painting is alive and well”The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, October 3, 2017, online.

Griffin, Kevin, “Painting comes back from the dead at the Vancouver Art Gallery”The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, September 29, 2017, online.

Camille, Marc, “Dans les galeries : peinture-mouvement” , Junkpage, Bordeaux. (in French)

Bélisle, Julie, “Painting Deployed” , Esse, No. 81, Spring-Summer 2014, p. 82-94.

Clément, Éric, “La peinture comme expérience” , La Presse+, February 27, 2014, arts section, screen 13.  (in French)

Cucchi, Maud, “Tons et textures à L’imagier” , Le Droit, February 1, 2014. (in French)

Charron, Marie-Ève, “Un programme en noir et blanc” , Le Devoir, November 30, 2013, E9. (in French)

“Une année avec” , series of articles in French by Nathalie Petrowski, La Presse, Montreal, sept. 2013-sept. 2014 :
-Portrait: “Dérouter le regard” , October 31, 2013, arts section, p. 7.
-1st month: “Sur la route avec Julie” , La Presse+, October 28, 2013, arts section, screen 12.
-2nd month: “Un tableau n’est pas un disque” , November 30, 2013, arts section, p. 11.
-3rd month: “Des lumières de Noël au bout du tunel” , December 28, 2013, arts section, p. 5.
-4th month: “L’art de se renouveler ” , January 25, 2014, arts section, p. 9.
-5th month: “Une cabane au Canada pour l’art” , March 1st, 2014, arts section, p. 15.
-6th month: “Le retour de la couleur” , March 29, 2014, arts section, p. 9.
-7th month: “Couleur sur neige” , April 26, 2014, arts section, p. 9.
-8th month: “Entre Banff, Bâle et Berlin” , May 31, 2014, arts section, p. 13.
-9th month: “Ses pinceaux et son exacto” , La Presse+, July 1, 2014, arts section, screen 6.
-11th month: “Libre comme l’air à Berlin” , August 30, 2014, arts section.
-12th month: “Une année avec… la fin” , September 27, 2014, arts section, p. 4-5.

Pohl, John, “Summertime in Paris plays with light and intimacy. Plus an exhibit showcasing award-winning painter Julie Trudel at Gallerie Hugues Charbonneau” , The Gazette, August 2, 2013.

Sandals, Leah, “Julie Trudel Wins $25, 000 Plaskett Award” , Canadian Art Blog, July 22, 2013.

Charron, Marie-Ève, “La peinture en panorama” , Le Devoir, June 22, 2013. (in French)

Berube, Chris, “Julie Trudel, The RBC Canadian Painting Competition interview series” , The Walrus Blog, November 23, 2012.

Gunn, Christina, “Four local painters up for big national prize” , Cult Montreal, October 24, 2012.

Pohl, John, “RBC painting competition: Contest paints a picture of Montrealers’ talent” , The Gazette, August 17, 2012.

Adams, James, “RBC Canadian Painting Competition, the brush-off” , The Globe and Mail, June 27, 2012, p. R3.

Busby, Sophie, “Optica – Julie Trudel projet CMYK Phase 2” , The Belgo Report, May 30, 2012.

Granjon, Émilie, “Julie Trudel vibration chromatique” , Vie des arts, No. 226, Spring 2012, p. 99. (in French)

Pohl, John, “Success no small feat for finalists ” , The Gazette, September 24, 2011.