Jeannette Perreault

Born in 1958 Quebec

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About the Artist

Essentially self-taught, she enrolled at the Université du Québec à Montréal, from 1982 to 1984, where she studied visual arts, art history and drawing. She participates in many workshops of living models. She is introduced to mixed techniques and ink on paper. Its medium is mainly oil on canvas.

She explores an existential theme. By still life, it approaches the object as a witness to intimacy, while the emptiness of a room contributes to the feeling of interiority. Whether in Montreal cafes, or when traveling to Europe, it is inspired by the specific atmosphere of each place. By a fluid line, she grasps the expression of the men and women who rub shoulders with it. His drawing testifies to the urgency of translating the truth of the moment. Another part of his research was developed around the stage: dancers, musicians, and especially actors. This approach is part of a need to capture emotion through a minimalist contour line that retains the essential, the soul, the sensitivity of the model. Since the 1990s, she has been drawing actors in their dressing rooms and behind the scenes at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM) in Montreal. Whether at the theater or at the café, she is looking for the gesture that characterizes individuality. By the expressive force of color, it creates evocative harmonies of light. She develops a plastic language where textured material combined with the precision of assumed gestures, gives a speed, a certain freedom, to her works.

For thirty years, she has presented twenty-seven solo exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, and Victoria, British Columbia. She participated in more than seventy group exhibitions. His works are part of many corporate, public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

Presently lives in East Bolton, Quebec.

Studied at

Mainly self-taught she became involved with the arts in 1976, starting with pen & ink sketches & drawings. She then attended classes part-time at University of Quebec where she studied history of the arts, drawing & live model sessions between 1982-84

Professional Activities

2010 - Interview, Caroline Gascon, Radio, Radio-Canada, Vancouver
2005 - « Quand on arrive en ville » Interview Radio, CBC, Vancouver
2004 - « Tout est permis » programme presented by François Dompierre. Radio, Radio-Canada, Montréal
2002 - « La peinture au Québec depuis les années 1960 » by Robert Bernier. Les Éditions de l’Homme, Montréal
2000 - « Montréal Urbain » Télévision séries « La route des arts » Télé-Québec, Montréal

August 16 to 20, 1999 Télévision Interviews :
« Montréal ce soir » - Marie-Christine Trottier Radio-Canada, Montréal
« Les arts et les autres » - Hélène Letendre TV5, reportage about « Don Quichotte » at TNM And the exhibition « En Coulisses », Montréal
« Salut Bonjour » - Pénélope McQuade TVA, Montréal
« Scènes de rue » - Nathalie Richard TVA, Montréal
« Le grand journal » - Nathalie Pelletier TQS, Montréal
« Pas de vacances pour les idoles » - David Durso TQS, Montréal
« CitéMag » - Louis Philippe Ouimet Canal Vox, Montréal

August 16 to 20, 1999 Radio Interviews :
« C’est bien meilleur le matin » - Valérie Letarte CBF, Montréal
« Montréal Express » - Marie-Christine Blais CBF, Montréal
« Midi culture » CBF, Montréal
« 5 à 7 arts et spectacles » - Élaine Lauzon CITÉ RockDétente, Sherbrooke CIEL MF, Véronique Béliveau, Montréal CINQ,, Marie-Andrée Parent, Montréal
« Dimensions » -Marc-Yvan Coulombe CKAC (Newsdesk), Montréal

LE DEVOIR (13-08-1999)
LA PRESSE (17-08-1999)
Spring 1998 « CJBC Bonjour » Interview Radio, Radio-Canada, Toronto
Spring 1996 « CJBC Bonjour » Interview Radio, Radio-Canada, Toronto
Autumn 1993 « Radar » Radio programme presentes by Winston McQuade Radio, Radio-Canada, Montréal
Autumn 1993 « Parcours », Art magazine, Montréal
Autumn 1993 « Magazin’Art », Art magazine, Montréal
Autumn 1993 « Townships Week » The Record, Paper in a publication, Sherbrooke
Autumn 1989 « Magazin’Art », Art magazine, Montréal

Solo Exhibitions

2021 - Timelessness, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2019 - Cities, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2016 - Drawn to Colour, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2014 - Paris, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2012 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2010 - Recent works, Winchester Galleries, Victoria
2008 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2008 - Paris-Barcelone, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
2006 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2005 - Œuvres récentes, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
2005 - Recent works, Winchester Galleries, Victoria
2004 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2003 - Œuvres récentes, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
2003 - Recent works, Winchester Galleries, Victoria
2002 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2001 - Variations Urbaines, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
2000 - Between Montreal and Paris, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1999 - Journal, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1999 - En coulisses, Exposition présentée au TNM (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde) et à la galerie Valentin à Montréal
1998 - Recent Works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1997 - Paris, Montréal, Eastman, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1996 - Œuvres inspirées de scènes de la vie parisienne, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1996 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1995 - Œuvres récentes, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1994 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1993 - Œuvres récentes, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1992 - Recent works, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1989 - Œuvres récentes, Galerie Serge Turgeon, Montréal

Group Exhibitions

2022 - Figurative Pop Up Show, Roberts Gallery
2015, '16, '18, '22 - Art Toronto, Roberts Gallery
2016 - Le vertige des autres, Installation en réalité virtuelle présentée par Guillaume Perreault Roy à la SAT à Montréal
1991, 2019, 2022 - Artist Choice, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1999, 2015, 2016 - Petits Formats, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
2000, 2013 - Le choix des artistes, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
2009 - Duo Fernand Leduc, Jeannette Perreault, Winchester Galleries, Victoria
2005 - Inpromptu, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1995, 2004, 2005 - Sketches, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1999 - Autoportraits, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1998 - Entre deux chaises, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
1991, '92, '93, '96 - Les Femmeuses, Centre de recherches, Pratt & Withney, Longueuil
1995 - Tout petit, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1995 - L’été en fleurs, Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Montréal
1995 - L’Art au temps présent, Centre d’artistes de l’Université Bishop’s, Lennoxville
1994 - Plaisirs d’amour, Galerie d’art du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
1994 - Scènes de Montréal, Galerie d’art du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal
1993 - La genèse de l’œuvre, Exposition duo Perreault-Montpetit, Centre d’artistes de l’Université Bishop’s, Lennoxville
1993 - Six Quebec Artists, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1993 - McEwen, Perreault, Montpetit, Centre Hospitalier, Universitaire, Sherbrooke
1993 - L’Art au temps présent, Centre d’artistes de l’Université Bishop’s, Lennoxville
1992 - Elles sont 16, Galerie Valentin, Montréal
1992 - Salon Arts Estrie 92, Manoir des Sables, Orford
1992 - Tournées Inter-Cités, Exposition itinérante, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke
1991 - Artist of Quebec, Exposition itinérante, Galerie 78, Frédéricton
1990 - Talking hearts, Niagara-on-the-Lake
1990 - Talking hearts, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto


Banque Royale du Canada
Axa Canada
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, Toronto
Beaudier Inc., Montréal
Beaupré Vein Clinique
Bienvenu Communications Graphiques Inc.
Bonavista Fabrics, USA
Brûlerie St-Denis, Montréal
Camouest, Montréal
Clinique Dentaire Gilbert
Côté Conseil, Montréal
Dechert LLP, USA
Du Pont Canada Inc.
Franklin Portfolio Assdociates, USA
Galileo Equities, Toronto
Gellert & Quartavaro, P.C., USA
Glaxo Canada Inc.
Groupe Conseil P.S.L.
Groupe Sutton-Excellence, Laval
Groupe Transcontinental GTC, Montréal
Hamilton Golf & Country Club
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
Imperial Tobacco, Montréal
KBSH Capital Management
KJM Consulting, Montréal
Knight, Bain, Seath & Holbrook Toronto
Les Habitations Mont Pinacle, Montréal
L’Oréal Canada
Mongiat-Bernucci, Montréal
Newcourt Credit Group
Otis Canada
Reprotech Inc., Montréal
Restaurant l’Anecdote, Montréal
Restaurant L’Express, Montréal
Softline, USA
Tal Fund Management, Montréal
The Exchange Tower, Toronto
The York Club, Toronto
Tietolman Trading Ltd., Montréal
Trimark Investment Inc.
Ville de Sherbrooke
Weston Golf & Country Club
Pal Insurance Company

Several private collections in Canada, United States and Europe.

Represented at

Galerie Jean-Pierre Valentin, Montreal
Winchester Galleries, Victoria
Roberts Gallery, Toronto