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July 25 - August 31, 2019

Luc Courchesne - Jérôme Fortin - Karilee Fuglem - Adad Hannah -
Dil Hildebrand - John Latour - Glenda León - Ed Pien - Jerry Pigeon -
Nicotye Samayualie - Padloo Samayualie - Barbara Steinman -
Dominique Valade - Chih-Chien Wang


COUPS DE CŒUR

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963 rue Rachel Est
Montréal QC H2J 2J4

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ABOUT THE SHOW   / LUC COURCHESNE  /  JÉRÔME FORTIN  /  KARILEE FUGLEM  /  ADAD HANNAH  /  DIL HILDEBRAND  /  JOHN LATOUR  /  GLENDA LEÓN  /  ED PIEN  /  JERRY PIGEON  /  NICOTYE SAMAYUALIE  /  PADLOO SAMAYUALIE  /  BARBARA STEINMAN  /  DOMINIQUE VALADE  /  CHIH-CHIEN WANG  / 




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ABOUT THE SHOW

Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain is happy to present our summer group exhibition "Coups de Cœur". We've united the works of 14 artists from within the gallery, and artists we admire from a distance. Featuring works by Luc Courchesne, Jérôme Fortin, Karilee Fuglem, Adad Hannah, Dil Hildebrand, John Latour, Glenda León, Ed Pien, Jerry Pigeon, Nicotye Samayualie, Padloo Samayualie, Barbara Steinman, Dominique Valade, and Chih-Chien Wang.

Works selected by Pierre-François Ouellette, Edward Maloney, and Erika Del Vecchio.




LUC COURCHESNE
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Luc Courchesne
Sublimation: Ciel
2018
metal and acrylic disks
203.2 x 152.4 cm (80” x 60”)
Ed. of 7


Luc Courchesne took part in the emergence of media arts thirty years ago when, as a video artist inspired by a generation of experimental filmmakers such as Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton, he adopted computer technologies. First delving into interactive portraiture, a great artistic tradition re-articulated in a new mould, his work has recently turned to another important genre, that of landscape. With his installations, "panoscopic" images, and a device of his own making used to create a sense of visual immersion, he transforms spectators into a visitors, actors and inhabitants of his experiential crafts.

Born 1952 in Québec, Courchesne received a Bachelor's degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax (1974), and a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1984). He began his explorations in interactive video in 1984 when he co-authored Elastic Movies, one of the earliest experiments in the field, and since produced about 30 installation works and image series including Encyclopedia Chiaroscuro (1987), Portrait One(1990), Family Portrait (1993), Hall of Shadows (1996), Landscape One (1997), Passages (1998), Rendez-vous... (1999), Panoscopic Journal (1999-), Panoscope 360° (2000-), The Visitor: Living by Numbers (2001), Untitled (2004), Where are you? (2005), Horizons (2007), the Shores Series (2008-) and Icons (2009) in a co-creation with artist and choreographer Marie Chouinard, You Are Here (2010), and Vue d'ensemble (2014). Courchesne's work Lightproof Suit can be seen at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass.

His work is part of major collections in North America, Europe and Asia and has been shown extensively in galleries and museums worldwide including: the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Tokyo's InterCommunication Center (ICC), La Villette (Paris), ZKM/Medienmuseum (Karlsruhe), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, the Fundacion La Caixa (Barcelona) and Beijing's National Art Museum of China.

- Luc Courchesne's website
- Artist page of Luc Courchesne on the gallery website.
- Click here to download the Luc Courchesne's recent C.V.




JÉRÔME FORTIN ET DOMINIQUE VALADE
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Jérôme Fortin and Dominique Valade
Le cabinet des curiosités du 11ème
2019
Recovered objects, trestles and plywood
123 x 213 x 81 cm (48" x 84" x 32")

Recipient of the Pierre Ayot prize given by the City of Montréal in 2004, Jérôme Fortin has had more than a dozen solo exhibitions including shows in Prague, Pretoria, Tokyo, Paris, Toronto and Montreal. His work has been presented in group exhibitions in Istanbul, Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Paris, Cuba, Barcelona, Beijing and New York. Fortin has also actively participated in international artists' residencies, notably at the World Financial Center Arts and Events (New York), la Fondation Christoph-Merian (Basel), Fonca (Mexico D.F.), la Cité internationale des arts (Paris), the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (Havana) and Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo). The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal presented a major solo exhibition of his work in 2007 and in 2008 he participated in the first Biennale de Montréal. His works can be found in several public collections including those of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, the Musée de Joliette, the Pretoria Art Museum, the National Museum of China, the Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec, the Canada Council Art Bank, the City of Montreal, and in several major corporate and private collections worldwide. He was a guest artist of the atelier of Antoni Tapies at the invitation of Toni Tapies Gallery where he produced the suite of prints entitled Barcelona and has been commissioned a number of public art projects in recent years.

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Dominique Valade holds a doctorate in arts studies and practices from the Université du Québec à Montréal, the defence of her thesis having focused on landscape and its re-actualization in sculptural work. She has also realized numerous public works. She has participated in numerous artistic events and exhibitions. Her works are featured in the collections of several museums and public institutions.

Her current work is distinguished by the versatility of the disciplines and materials used in each of her works. Based on experiments carried out at Papeterie Saint-Armand, the Centre de design et impression textile de Montréal and Atelier Circulaire, she applies the techniques of shibori and devoured on paper using the technical process of silkscreening. The anchor point of all these practices isthe creation of hybrid works integrating sculpture, printmaking and textile creations.

Since 2012, she has been a member of the Atelier Circulaire de Montréal and since 2015, President of the Board. A teacher at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, she was in charge of coordinating the visual arts department from 2005 to 2013.

- Jérôme Fortin's website
- Artist page of Jérôme Fortin on the gallery website.
- Click here to download the Jérôme Fortin's recent C.V.
- Dominique Valade's website
- Click here to download the Dominique Valade's recent C.V.




KARILEE FUGLEM
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Karilee Fuglem
not a thing, but a possibility
2019
Frosted mylar panel, mirrored polyester panel, metal rods, threads
123 x 213 x 81 cm (48" x 84" x 32")


Karilee Fuglem's work takes the form of installations, drawings, photographs and artist books, through which she explores visual subtlety as a key to embodied perception. Raised in Kamloops, British Columbia, she has lived in Montreal since 1989, and frequently travels back and forth between her two "homelands." She has presented solo across Canada, notably at the Darling Foundry (Montreal), the Koffler Gallery (Toronto), Oakville Galleries (Oakville, Ontario), Centre d'art Expression (Ste-Hyacinthe), Two Rivers Gallery (Prince George, BC) and in numerous group exhibitions, including the Biennale de Montréal in 1998 and 2011. Her work can be found in the collections of the Musée d'art contemporain, the Musée national des beaux arts du Québec, the National Gallery of Canada, The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Cirque du Soleil, BMO, Bennett Jones LLP among others. A major installation is currently on view in the permanent collection exhibition of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

- Karilee Fuglem's website
- Artist page of de Karilee Fuglem on the gallery website.
- Click here to download the Karilee Fuglem's recent C.V.




ADAD HANNAH
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Adad Hannah
The Raft of the Medusa (Saint - Louis)
2016
colour photograph
89 x 178 cm (35" x 70")
Ed. of 3


Born in New York in 1971, lives and works in Montreal. Since 2001 Adad Hannah has been working on his series Stills consisting of silent videos that exist at the intersection of performance, photography, and video. Based on the 19th-century practice of tableaux vivants, Hannah’s videos, photographs, and installations look at how we perform as spectators, and how our gaze can be a constructive one as we try to make sense of ourselves and the world around us.

He has exhibited at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2008), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2008), Zendai MoMA, Shanghai (2009), Ke Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai 2008), the Vancouver Art Gallery (2007), the National Gallery of Canada (2011, 2006), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham 2006), the 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2006), Casa Encendida (Madrid 2006) and Viper Basel (2004). In 2004 he won the Toronto Images Festival Installation/New Media Award, and the Bogdanka Poznanovic Award at Videomedeja 8. His work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the B.C Arts Council, the Vancouver Foundation/Contemporary Art Gallery, the Quebec Delegations and Canadian Embassies in Madrid, Seoul, and New York. He has produced works at museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Rodin Gallery (Seoul), and the Prado Museum (Madrid).

Hannah’s work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Ke Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), BMO Financial Group and the Royal Bank of Canada..

- Adad Hannah's website
- Artist page of Adad Hannah on the gallery website.
- Click here to download the Adad Hannah's recent C.V.




DIL HILDEBRAND
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Dil Hildebrand
Alignment
2012
oil on board
68 x 53 cm (26" x 20")


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Dil Hildebrand
Untitled (02_01)
2013
Graphite, charcoal, gouache and paper collage on paper
28 x 22 cm (11" x 8")
Dil Hildebrand
Untitled (02_02)
2013
Graphite, charcoal, gouache and paper collage on paper
28 x 22 cm (11" x 8")
Dil Hildebrand
Untitled (02_04)
2013
Graphite, charcoal, gouache and paper collage on paper
28 x 22 cm (11" x 8")


Dil Hildebrand is an artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. Hildebrand’s work has been shown internationally in such venues as the the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2012); Herron Galleries at University of Indiana, Indianapolis (2013); Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne (2013); Union Gallery, London UK (2012&13); C24 Gallery, New York, NY; University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery, Winnipeg (2013); YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto (2011); Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2014); AUT University Gallery, Auckland NZ (2007); and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (2006).

Hildebrand is an MFA graduate of Concordia University (Montreal) and has been awarded a number of distinguished grants and awards including the International Residency at Acme Studios, London UK (2013); the Canada Council for the Arts (2010, 2014); the Banff Centre Thematic Residency (2009); Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2009) and was winner of the RBC National Painting Competition (2006).

His work has been collected by major public institutions throughout Canada, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Art Bank of the Canada Council, as well as numerous private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. Upcoming exhibitions include a solos at C24 Gallery (New York, NY) in 2017, and work presented at the Bonavista Biennale 2017 (Bonavista, NFLD) and the Art Gallery of Burlington (Burlington, ON) in 2018.



- Dil Hildebrand's website
- Artist page of Dil Hildebrand on the gallery website.
- Click here to download the Dil Hildebrand's recent C.V.


JOHN LATOUR
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John Latour
Le test de la chaise I
2013 - 2014
Found objects (wooden chair and table), acrylic paint, questionnaires, digital clock, mirror, pencils, measuring tape
Variable dimensions
Éd. de 2



John Latour has a BFA in Studio Art (University of Ottawa), a MLIS (McGill University) and a MA in Art History (Concordia University). Solo exhibitions of his work have been held in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and he has participated in group exhibitions in Canada and abroad. He has received artist grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseils des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Ontario Arts Council. His work is found in numerous private collections as well as the Hallmark Fine Art Collection (Kansas City), the Fine Art Collection of the City of Ottawa, and The Tom Thompson Art Gallery (Owen Sound).



- John Latour's website
- Artist page of John Latour on the gallery website.
- Click here to download the John Latour's recent C.V.


GLENDA LEÓN
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Glenda León
Cada respiro (Tierra) / Every breath (Earth)
2015
Single channel. Sound. Color
1min 19s
Ed. of 3
Glenda León
Inversión III / Inversion III
2016
Single channel. Sound. Color
4min 40s
Ed. of 5


Glenda León is a Cuban artist born in Havana, in 1976. She has received prizes such as The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and residencies like Couvent des Recollets, in Paris and Fonderie Darling, in Montreal. Her works belongs to the permanent collections of Georges Pompidou Centre, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, Hammer Museum, Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts,  PAMM, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Museum.  León started her Visual Art studies since 12 years old and since 1999 started to participate in group exhibitions . She has also studied Classical Ballet and Philology at the University of Havana, where she got a BA in Art History. León graduated from the Academy of New Media, Cologne, Germany in 2007.

She was part of the Cuban Pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennial with the sound installation Music of the Spheres (2013). She has also been invited to the Havana Biennial, Cuba; the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, US;  the Jafre’s Biennial, Spain; the Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala and the Dakar Biennale, Senegal.

Other group shows in which she has particpated has taken place in venues such as Brooklyn Museum, New York; CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Bronx Museum, New York; Centre d'Art Contemporain Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France; Badischen Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; City Art Museum Ljubljana, Slovenia; The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island; Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada; MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy; CIFO, Miami; Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, Poland; Musée des Beaux‐Arts de Montréal, Canada; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland.

She has present her work individually at CDAV, Havana, Cuba; Le Plateau Espace Expérimental, Paris, France; Chateau des Adhemar, Montéllimar, France; Matadero Madrid, Spain and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,Spain among other spaces.

Her work has been published in several magazines, catalogues and newspapers such as Bomb Magazine, Art Nexus, Art Forum, Flash Art and Artecubano.

- Glenda León's website
- Click here to download the Glenda León's recent C.V.




ED PIEN
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Ed Pien
The Living Sea
2014
ink on paper
127 x 121.9 cm (50" x 40")
Ed Pien
Sea Dogs 4
2012
ink on paper
42 cm x 29,7 cm (16 x 11")
Ed Pien
Sea Dogs 5
2012
ink on paper
42 x 29,7 cm (16" x 11")

Ed Pien is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Pien has exhibited nationally and internationally including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Drawing Centre, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Centro Nacional é las Artes, Mexico City; the Goethe Institute, Berlin; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, UK; W139, Amsterdam; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Contemporary Art Museum in Monterrey, Mexico; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and La Biennale de Montreal 2000 and 2002 and recently at the Moscow Bienale (2013), Sydney Biennale (2012) and in the Oh Canada exhibition at MassMoca. His ambitious large-scale installations, drawings and paper cuts are featured in the permanent collections of many Canadian museums including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. His work was featured in the Canadian Biennale of the National Gallery of Canada in 2011 and 2015. 

Pien draws on sources both Eastern and Western to create his work, including Asian ghost stories, hell scrolls, calligraphic traditions and the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Francisco Goya, creating sensual, drawing-based installations using ink and translucent paper (like Earthly Delights in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts). The spectator is invited to walk into these floor-to-ceiling environments and approach the half-human, half-animal monsters within. In his most recent body of work, Pien has replaced ink and gouache with an xacto knife in order to produce large-scale paper cuts. In the summer of 2004, he travelled to China to continue research on myths and legends found in Chinese folklore; he returned from the trip excited about a form of art that is centuries old in its tradition.

- Ed Pien's website
- Artist page of Ed Pien on the gallery website.
- Click here to download the Ed Pien's recent C.V.




JERRY PIGEON
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Jerry Pigeon
La fête d'Éli
2018
impression chromogénique sur papier archive
Ed. of 7

Jerry Pigeon was born and works in Montreal. His photographs develop a sensual and fragile approach to portraiture in search of timelessness. He presented his first solo exhibition at The Letter Bet Gallery in March 2018. Our era - the assembly of artists archives - is the starting point for a new reflection on the deconstruction of the traditional medium of photography. Pigeon publishes two books LePigeon - a photography book (2011) and Pourquoi tu me shootes pas? (2015), in addition to participating in I(ma)ges et réflexions (Éditions Somme Tout, 2013) in collaboration with Ariane Moffat, whom he tours for nearly two years. Jerry Pigeon also presents his work at the Festival Chromatic collective exhibitions (edition 2018 and 2019), as well as at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal's Spring auction in April 2019.

- Jerry Pigeon's website
- Click here to download the Jerry Pigeon's recent C.V.




NICOTYE SAMAYUALIE
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Nicotye Samayualie
My School Supplies
2014
Coloured pencil on paper
75 x 57 cm (29.5" x 22.5”)

Nicotye Samayualie was born on November 25, 1983. She is the daughter of Kudluajuk Ashoona and Johnny Tunnillie Samayualie. Nicotye’s grandmother, Keeleemeeoomee Samayualie was a well known graphic artist whose prints were represented in the Cape Dorset annual print collections throughout the 1970’s and 80’s.

Nicotye is fascinated by patterns and arrangements of disparate objects in nature and man-made materials. Many of her drawings depict everyday items such as the contents of a pantry shelf, a table of shiny fishing lures or boxes of camping supplies.




PADLOO SAMAYUALIE
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Padloo Samayualie
Composition (Blue House)
2018
Graphite, coloured pencil and ink
38 x 59 cm (15” x 23”)

Padloo Samayualie is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in sculpture, animation and jewellery and is best known for her drawings. A recurring subject in Samayualie's works are the architectural details of both the interior and exterior of buildings, from skyscrapers to small homes. The artist also depicts images of her home community of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU as well as the landscape that surrounds it. Samayualie's drawings frame and crop her subjects in a way that shares the artist's point of view directly with the audience; from looking down at her dinner plate to looking out the window of a plane as it flies over water on a clear day. Samayualie’s work is held in public collections internationally including the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, MB and the Richard F. Brush Museum, Canton, NY, U.S. 




BARBARA STEINMAN
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Barbara Steinman
Shards: Compact Disc, No. 1
2013
Chromogenice print, Fuji Crystal Archive paper glossy
108 x 147.25 cm (42.5" x 58")
Ed. of 5

Barbara Steinman
Red Bird
2014
Led light box with art glass (silk-screened) ruby mount-blown art glass (sandblasted), opti-white glass
42.23 x 91.44 x 5.08 cm (16.6" x 36" x 2")

Barbara Steinman is known for her innovative artwork, sophisticated use of technology and inspired response to site. Her formative period was in Vancouver in the late seventies where she began as a video artist. After moving to Montreal in 1980, her early video sculptures and installations received international recognition and were included in major exhibitions and biennials in Tokyo (1985), São Paulo (1987), Venice (1988), Berlin and Cologne (1989) and Sydney (1990). As in Vancouver, Steinman was involved with Montreal's video and alternate art production: she was co-director of Vidéo Véhicule and also a director of the artist-run Powerhouse Gallery. Recently, she served on the Advisory Board of PRIM, Centre d'arts médiatiques, devoted to the production of performance, new media and video art. Steinman's art deals with issues of tolerance and the fragility of boundaries. In the 1990s, Steinman's work was shown at the Museum of Modern Art and The Jewish Museum in New York as well as in Amsterdam, Boston, Liverpool, Tokyo, Troyes, France, and was part of the Seoul Biennial in 2000. In the late 1990’s, she expanded her practice to include large-scale, permanent, outdoor commissions, working with landscape architects to create “urban interludes,” contemplative green spaces in downtown Toronto and Vancouver as well as commissioned indoor works for public spaces including the new Canadian Embassy in Berlin awarded in 2002 and the new Canadian Embassy in Moscow awarded in 2010. Recipient of the 2002 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. In 2015, Steinman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Concordia University in Montreal. Her work is represented by Galerie Françoise Paviot in Paris and Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto.

- Barbara Steinman's website
- Click here to download the Barbara Steinman's recent C.V.




CHIH-CHIEN WANG
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Chih-Chien Wang
Blind Shadow
2017
Inkjet print
101.6 x 81.3 cm (40" x 32”)
Ed. of 5
Chih-Chien Wang
Chair and Tapes
2017
Inkjet print
101.6 x 81.3 cm (40" x 32”)
Ed. of 5

Born in Taiwan, Chih-Chien Wang lives and works in Montréal. He obtained a MFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2006 having previously completed a BFA in Theatre and Cinema from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei in 1994. Canadian and International museums and artist-run centres have exhibited his work, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (solo, 2013), the National Gallery of Canada (for the Canadian Biennale "It is what is"), Optica, Dazibao, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (for the Québec Triennial in 2008), the 5th edition of Orange in Ste-Hyacinthe, at Gallery 44 and Nuit Blanche in Toronto, at Zenith Gallery in Beijing and at the Musée de l'Élysée in Switzerland. His works figure prominently in several public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - and in corporate and private collections such as Hydro Quebec, Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, Fédération des Caisses Desjardins, Banque nationale, Giverny Capital and Caisse de dépôt et placement.

- Chih-Chien Wang's website
- Page d'artiste de Chih-Chien Wang sur le site web de la galerie
- Click here to download the Chih-Chien Wang's recent C.V.

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