Chantal Bélanger has pursued drawing and sculpture since completing an MFA at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She has been a member of the artist-run centre Skol for many years and served on its programming committee on a number of occasions. Bélanger has exhibited her work in Quebec, New Brunswick, France and Switzerland. Her work oscillates between nature and the city and is generally made up of everyday mechanical and industrial elements. Repositioning the initial function of these objects, her work questions the energy and quality of life in the urban milieu. In 2006, Bélanger participated in an artist’s residency called AMÉNAGEMENT “Work in progress” at Galerie Horace in Sherbrooke. Focusing on the principle of substitution, she produced a poetic installation that presented buildings as a kind of landscape. It featured typical heating and ventilation equipment arranged roughly in the shape of a tree, an organism understood to play a significant role in air quality.
Chantal Bélanger, Sans titre, 1995. Métal. 90 x 270 x 270 cm. Photo : Guy L’Heureux.