LAPOINTE, Michèle (1946)

Michèle Lapointe, Comme une rivière qui transperça la ville, 2002. Verre, argile, branches, carte d’archives. 80 x 160 x 22 cm. Photo : Michel Dubreuil.

Michèle Lapointe took courses in ceramics at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal in the 1960s. She later attended the school’s workshops in silk-screening, computer graphics and photographic emulsion on glass before continuing with studies in art history at the Université de Montréal in the 1990s. She has produced several projects for the integration of art into architecture and the environment policy and has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. Found in a number of Quebec museum collections, her pieces focus in essence on the notions of time and memory and on the relationship between humans and their natural and constructed environment. Since 2006, she has been developing a collection of work entitled Contes muets (“voiceless stories”), seeking to create optical effects using glass, photography and found objects in order to question and denounce the ill-treatment and abuse inflicted on young children.

SEE:
« Contes muets by Michèle Lapointe » by Denis Longchamps, ESPACE #80, p. 40.
« Michèle Lapointe : Je te prête ma plume » by Jean-Pierre Léger, ESPACE #86, p. 31.
« Public Art and Communities » by Denis Longchamps, ESPACE #88, p. 8.