THÉZÉ, Ariane (1956)

Ariane Thézé, Tranche de vie, 2002. Bronze, marbre, métal. 8 x 11 x 110 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Ariane Thézé teaches at the University of Ottawa and has earned several degrees: a Diplôme national supérieur d’expression plastique en communication visuelle from the École des beaux-arts d’Angers (1981), an MFA and a PhD in the study and practice of art from the Université du Québec à Montréal (1984 and 2003) and an MA in art and art sciences from the Université de Paris 1-La Sorbonne (1986). In addition, she has been an artist in residence in Arles (France, 1986) and Alma (Quebec, 2004), and exhibited her work both in Canada and abroad. Thézé’s art stems from combinations of photography, installation, sculpture, painting and computer technology. Her most recent exhibition, entitled Remake-up, comprises cyber-realist portraits based on a digital construction of her face and body. The images skirt the notion of representation, torn between incarnation and discarnation, both visible and invisible.

« Triade, pour une esthétique de la communication » by Monique Langlois, ESPACE #36, p. 25.
« When “I” Becomes an Artwork » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE #95, p. 5.