ARCHAMBAULT, Pascale (1960)

Pascale Archambault,  Berceau - Capteur de rêves, 2008. Collection privée Isabelle de Mévius.
Pascale Archambault, Berceau - Capteur de rêves, 2008. Collection privée Isabelle de Mévius.

Quebec City native Pascale Archambault sculpts with a variety materials, such as stone, wood, steel and bronze. She studied at the École de sculpture sur bois in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli towards the end of the 1970s. In 1987, she withdrew from her bachelor’s degree in studio arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal and began her career as a professional artist. Pascale Archambault has shown work in a number of solo and collaborative exhibitions since the beginning of the 1980s, but during the next decade, the artist began to exhibit work in several well-known institutions and in different sculpture symposiums in Canada and abroad. Her art is figurative in essence and very expressive. Using her preferred materials and found objects, Pascale Archambault presents diverse sculptural installations using narrative and theatrics. Some of her themes are related to contradictions found within the human being. Among her many works, we’ll mention the Desjardins monument Au seuil d’un siècle (2000), installed at the head office of the Desjardins Federation in Lévis, and the Traversée sans retour (2001) at the cemetery at the Hôpital général de Québec. Her sculptures belong to several private and public collections, including the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Urunday Foundation in Argentina, the Cirque du Soleil in Montreal and the Desjardins Federation in Lévis. She was awarded honorable mentions at sculpture symposiums in Argentina, Uruguay and Guatemala.