LAUZÉ, Gilles (1948)

Gilles Lauzé, Les butors, 2012. Fibre de verre. 152 x 243 x 121 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Gilles Lauzé studied at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1965 to 1969, developing his skills in a range of fields: welding, plaster, cement, plastic and cabinetwork. He now works exclusively in sculpture and has exhibited his pieces in France, the United States and across Quebec. Until recently, Lauzé taught at the Centre de céramique Bonsecours and offered seminars in sandblasting, sculpture and the construction of raku kilns. He has created many works integrated into architecture, including a welded steel sculpture for Habitat famille in Hauterive (1973) and a large tapestry entitled Les quatre âges (1984) as part of the federal government’s Horizon Project (Alfred Dallaire Collection). Over the past ten years, he has participated in group shows with schematized sculptures, most of which have been made from fibreglass. He won first prize at the 2011 Dada exhibition in Saint-Faustin.