ARCHAMBAULT, Pascale (1960)

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 from 1976 to 1978. In 1987, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in studio arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal and began her career as a professional artist. Her work displays in a number of solo and collaborative exhibitions since the beginning of the 1980s. During the next decade, they are to exhibited 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, there is 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 (Argentina) and the Cirque du Soleil (Montreal).