Claude Arseneault, pioneer in the development of eco-responsible practices in print media in Montreal, exhibits her work at la Maison de la Culture Plateau-Mont-Royal, the Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal, the John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, the 14th International Biennale de la gravure, Sarcelles, France, and the Okanagan Print Triennial, Kelowna, British Columbia. Claude realizes residency projects at the University of Lafayette in Louisiana, and at the Scuola International di Grafica, Venice. A member of Arprim, L'imprimerie centre d'artistes, le centre Sagamie, and l'Atelier Circulaire in Montreal, she teaches visual arts at Dawson College for many years. Presently, Claude continues her research in eco-responsible practices at the I’Imprimerie centre d'artistes in Montreal.
Crédit photo, Katya Konioukhova


Claude Arseneault’s print-based practice takes the form of traditional and hybrid prints, artist books, sculpture, and recently, installations. Interested in the observation of the cold and the accumulation and removal of snow; her earlier works are metaphors for repetition, resistance, and submission.

In her later work, she investigates the notions; original and multiple, individual, and collective of original photographic captures of urban space and nature, letting the print process transform her original photographic captures. Here, the reproducible matrix is used to create sculpture and installation work where the public is invited to appreciate the work through physical interaction with it.

In her recent work in progress, acting as an archivist, Arseneault explores contemporary and historical works in print. She re-contextualizes, and “re-images” traditional and digital processes using her experience and knowledge. A playful portrait of different and continuous concepts and positions in print art, this work takes various forms.