Dominique Valade holds an MFA in visual arts (1994) and a PhD in the study and practice of art (2004). Her thesis examined the notion of landscapes and its reinvention in the sculptural field. The author of numerous public artworks in Canada and abroad, she has been a teacher at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal since 2005 and a member of Atelier Circulaire de Montréal since 2012. In the 1990s, Valade produced installations resembling dreamlike microcosms, often using objects found in nature. Through experiments at Montreal’s Saint-Armand paper mill, she has since been exploring the use of silk-screening to apply the techniques of shibori and devoré to paper, resulting in hybrid works that combine sculpture, printmaking and textiles.
« Les énigmes du regard » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE, vol. 4 #1, p. 20.
« Sculpture : Séduction ’90 : Un bilan » by Charlotte Gingras, ESPACE, vol. 7 #1, p. 39.
« Semences et disséminations » by Dominique Valade, ESPACE #29, p. 29.
« Les énigmes du regard » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE, vol. 4, #1, p. 20.
« Sculpture publique : Une systématique d’organisation sociale » by Yvan Moreau, ESPACE #20, p. 14.