After attending the École des beaux-arts de Québec (1967-1971), Lauréat Marois earned a BFA from Université Laval (1972) and an art degree from the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts in Alberta (1979). He has taught at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (1972-2002), Université Laval (1996-2002), the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax (2001) and the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec (2001-2002). He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in Quebec and abroad, and has won several major awards, including the Conseil de la culture de la region de Québec’s Prix du rayonnement international (1999) and an award for excellence in the visual arts from the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Trust Fund (2000). A painter and sculptor, Marois is also known for silkscreen prints and has completed numerous works for integration into architecture, such as Habitacle (1984) at the Saint-Michel subway station in Montreal and Le droit à un jardin (Arabesques no 2) for the Centre d’hébergement Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (1996).
Lauréat Marois, Soleil, 2001. Bois, sable et acrylique. 152 cm x 152 cm x 60 cm. Collection: Musée d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul. Photo: Marc Archambault.