SOUCY, Hugues (1955)

Hugue Soucy, La cité, 2011. Bronze, marbre travertin et verre. 146 cm (H). Photo : Christian Tremblay.

Hugues Soucy describes himself as a self-taught artist, though he trained in foundry and bronze sculpture in the 1980s. In 1986, he placed first overall at the 10th Wood Carving Exhibition in Toronto, earning first prize the following year in the category of abstract art. His list of achievements would continue to grow: a scholarship at the Biennale Québec-France (1999), Honourable Mention at the exhibition of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts de France (Paris, 2000) and first and second place at Rencontre des arts in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (2000, 2002). In 1998 and 1999, he served as a member of the Board of Directors at the École de Sculpture de Québec. He has participated in roughly forty exhibitions and symposiums, including Saguenay’s International Painting and Sculpture Symposium in 2004. Though he also uses wood, aluminum, stone and stainless steel, he works primarily in polished bronze, creating sculptures of a supple and willowy quality that appears to defy the properties of the medium.