After graduating from the École des beaux-arts de Montréal in 1969, Marie Bineau continued her training with a BFA in art education (1971) at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She studied environmental design in 1975 at Concordia University, where she also completed an MFA in visual arts in 1981. In her first installations, Bineau revisited themes from art history and presented them in different contexts in order to question traditional models. La Maison des Odalisques (1990), for example, featured her self-portrait amid odalisque and acanthus leaf motifs, creating a dual dynamic of individual/group, private/public, solitary/social. The spiral became a significant motif, appearing in the form of projected shadows in her hanging sculptures. In Val-des-Lacs, Bineau initiated an event entitled Art-Ancrage, which takes place in the summer and showcases floating sculptures on the lake next to her house. For the past few years, she has also been working in a virtual studio, pursuing new avenues of research on the spiral through the use of a tablet computer and photography.
« Sculpture, Around and About » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #70, p. 5.
«Art-Ancrage à Val-des-Lacs : Entretien de Serge Fisette avec Marie Bineau » de Serge Fisette, ESPACE #95, p. 28.