Marie-Soleil Provençal is interested in the involvement of materials as co-participants in contemporary art practice. Her work addresses the relationships that we have with our surroundings, an eco-system composed of humans and non-humans. She does so by integrating mundane materials such as concrete, matchsticks, rocks, hay, wood ash, and second-hand furniture, into her sculptures and installations, many being bio-degradable or ephemeral. She uses moulding, casting, assembling and stencilling as techniques to render complex ideas in their simplest form. 


Marie-Soleil Provençal is from Québec, Canada. She completed a Major in Fine Arts with Honours in studio practice at Bishop’s University in Québec and a Master in Fine Arts at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia. She has been an assistant, a technician, and an instructor in Visual Arts for the past few years from Québec to Newfoundland. More recently, she worked as a research assistant to repurpose plastic beach trash and explore sustainable alternative materials made from local resources such as seaweeds, cereals and mushrooms. She currently teaches Sculpture, Design and Land Art courses at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia.

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