LAURÉAT MAROIS RCA – August 2021
Born April 15, 1949, Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce, Quebec, Canada.
Has lived and worked in Quebec City since 1967. Entered the Quebec School of Fine Arts in 1967, graduating with a Graphic Communications degree in 1971. Obtained his teaching licence in fine arts from Université Laval in 1972.
Has held positions as a lecturer at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi since 1972, and at Université Laval, Quebec City since 1997 to 2020.
Worked mainly in silkscreen from 1972 to 1982. Took part in numerous biennales and major exhibitions throughout Canada and abroad. Since 1982, has primarily worked in painting as well as producing works of public art under the Quebec government’s art and architecture integration policy.
Received a number of significant awards for printmaking from 1977 to 1980.
Was guest artist at the 1988 Young Canadian Painting Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec.
Was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1992.
Made a temporary return to printmaking (1993 to 1996) after an invitation from three different Quebec printmaking centers.
Received the Videre Award of Excellence in 1994 for contributions to Quebec culture.
Represented Canada during a two-month residency in Japan at Kawaguchi Art Station ’96 in Kawaguchi, Saitama, in the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area.
Received the Collection Loto-Québec Award at the 1999 Biennale du dessin, de l’estampe et du papier-matière du Québec.
In 2001, returned for the second time as guest artist at the International New Canadian Painting Symposium in Baie-Saint-Paul, for its 19th edition.
In 2006, at the 20th annual Arts and Culture Awards of Excellence, received the Videre Reconnaissance award from Quebec City’s Manif d’Art in recognition of career achievement by a Quebec City artist.
Lauréat Marois’s works can be found in many Canadian art museum and public gallery collections, as well as many Canadian and American corporate collections.