Marie-Soleil Provençal’s work addresses the relationships that we have with our surroundings, an eco-system composed of humans and non-humans. As a material-based sculptor, she does so by integrating mundane materials such as concrete, hay, rocks, and discarded objects, into her sculptures and site-specific installations, many being bio-degradable or ephemeral. Inspired by popular science, she uses moulding, assembling and stencilling as techniques to render complex ideas in their simplest form.
Marie-Soleil Provençal is a French-Canadian sculptor from the Eastern Townships region of Québec, Canada. She completed a Major in Fine Arts with Honours in studio practice at Bishop’s University (Québec), a Master in Fine Arts at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia) and multiple complementary formations in crafts and design on the East Coast. She has been an research assistant, a technician, and an instructor in Visual Arts for the past few years from Québec to Newfoundland. More recently, she taught sustainable-oriented sculpture and design courses.
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