Joceline Chabot is a multidisciplinary artist and the author and designer of artist’s books. With a BFA and an MFA (1995) from the Université du Québec à Montréal, she explores metamorphosis, illusion and ambiguity in her work, questioning the notion of borders and the concurrent themes of exclusion and inclusion. These ideas are reflected in global affairs, which ultimately affect our day-to-day reality. Chabot’s most recent subjects have been specific border conflicts, the use of child soldiers, and the problems caused by the redistribution of water and oil. Since 1995, her work has been shown both in Europe and in Quebec (Montreal, Alma, Rouyn, Rivière-du-Loup, Saint-Jérôme), with some pieces belonging to public or private collections. Chabot has also received grants from the FCAR (Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et d’aide à la recherche), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Joceline Chabot, Zones tampons (courtoisie), 1997. Feutre, corde, bois. 3m x 33cm x 55cm. Skol, Montréal. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.