Elisabeth Picard

Elisabeth Picard, a Quebec artist based in Montreal, is fascinated by the processes of growth and transformation of the living world, as well as by the architecture of natural forms. She ingeniously exploits techniques used to fabricate textiles, basketry, knots and dyeing processes, to create large-scale installations using nylon zip-ties. Her research has been supported by Concordia University, SSHRC, FQRSC, CALQ and SODEC. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Cuba, France and Lithuania, as well as in several publications and international events. She has notably participated in the Biennale internationale du lin in Portneuf, the National Biennial of Contemporary Sculpture in Trois-Rivières, the Red Bull Music Academy Montreal at the Phi Center, the Subtle Technologies Festival in Toronto, Le Banquet at the Révélations salon in the Grand Palais de Paris, and in the exhibition Artists at Play at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Picard was an artist-in-residence at Est-Nord-Est in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli QC, Artmandat in Barjols France and The Rooms parc national du Gros-Morne (NL). To date, she has produced five permanent public artworks by winning the competitions for Quebec’s policy of integrating art into architecture.