BENEDETTO, Giuseppe (1951)

Giuseppe Benedetto, Monstres marins, 2010. Aluminium et granit. 914 x 914 x 457 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Giuseppe Benedetto moved to Quebec in 1967, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in art education from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in 1976. His work focuses above all on the organization of space according to where it is empty or filled. In addition to displaying his work in many solo and group exhibitions, Benedetto has completed several projects for the integration of art into architecture since 1981, including a steel sculpture for the Alma courthouse. In 1994, he obtained an MFA with a thesis entitled La colonne à travers l’espace-temps et/ou l’imaginaire de la durée (“the column throughout space-time and/or the imaginary realm of duration”). He exhibited his accompanying installation at the Centre national d’exposition (CNE) de Jonquière. Benedetto set up the first glass art studio in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, where he practises a range of glass techniques. He produces varied works that incorporate aluminum, granite and bronze, combining traditional, contemporary and experimental methods.