Canadian Sculptures' Society

Michelle duQuesnay-Jones

Artist Statement

The process of sculpting is very meditative and intimate to me. I draw my influence from the nuances of everyday life. I find humour in the small unnoticed moment: the moment of fleeting thought, a momentary struggle with balance, or one's exhaustion with one's interaction with technology. I relish in the experience of boundaries; the boundaries between people, cultures, light and dark, and textures. In diverse places we find exciting histories with many stories to be told if we are willing to take the time to admit humility and recognize the boundaries. I use travel as a key form of inspiration. Travelling is a unique way of experiencing other cultures, refreshing one's eyes and creating new work. Life abroad has a magical way of appearing more intense and dramatic. I am fascinated by the expressions, the people, the surfaces and textures that catch light and movement.


Brief Biography

Education
2007 BFA, with distinction, OCADU, Toronto, ON

Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2010 Acrobatic Goat Series, INDEXG, Toronto
2009 Silent Coltan, Royal St. George College, Toronto

Group
2011 New Members 2011, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2011 SSC Presents…Emerging Sculptors, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2010 Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto
2010 The Artist Project, Queen Elizabeth Centre, Toronto
2008 One of a Kind Show and Sale, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto
2007 Graduate Exhibition, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

Awards
2007 Trinity Square Video Award, OCADU & Trinity Square Video, Toronto
2005 George A. Reid Award, OCADU, Toronto
2003 OAC Art Award, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto
2000 Mendelssohn Award, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto

email: bronzedgoat@gmail.com

website: http://

Media: bronze

SSC Member Since: 2011