GAGNON, Liliane

Liliane Gagnon attended the École des arts appliqués in Montreal. Fascinated by natural features shaped by time and the elements, she creates miniatures of objects such as roots, bark and limestone concretions in both two- and three-dimensional form – a practice she calls “art naïf.” She received the jury Grand prix at the 1996 Concours Prima Hydro-Québec, later earning second prize in 2000. In 2007, she was awarded the Prix Desjardins at the Prix d’excellence en arts et culture of Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Her other projects include creating the statuette for Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s Prix Alexina-Croteau, an award in recognition of exceptional women, and the coin commemorating the inauguration of the municipal library in Gallichan (1984).