An Isle-aux-Coudres native, Jimmy Perron is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, recognized for his sensible and subtle landscapes. Raised in the picturesque town of Charlevoix, he developed his artistic style among some of the most impressive and recognizable landscapes in Quebec. Recently, Perron’s artistic ability has evolved to performance and installation art. For his involvement in the 29th International Symposium of Contemporary Art in Baie-St-Paul, Perron created a sculptural landscape in which animal and plant-life interact together. Part of this sculptural narrative was purchased by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Baie-St-Paul. Perron has been working as an artist for over 15 years, and is currently exhibited at galleries in Quebec, Ottawa, Toronto, Isle-aux-Coudres as well as Baie-St-Paul.
Large brush strokes, long sweeps of the palette knife, accumulation; Perron uses his media to its full capacity. Whether paint or sculpture he creates his artwork leaving evidence of its formal construction. In stylized geometric forms Perron creates animals, people and landscapes with subtle simplicity. His choice of soft colors transports us to a universe of nostalgia and memory, to a time past, a preindustrial time when nature was undisturbed by machines. Through his artwork, Perron presents us with fragments of life that are directly related to our collective history. The body of his work resembles pictorial traces of our identity, a return to particular regional traditions and values that he displays with pride. Perron was inspired by the cultural representation of Northern Quebec as portrayed by Quebecois film maker and director Pierre Perrault. Caribou, geese, fishermen and hockey players populate Perron’s serene landscapes, as he showcases the beauty of his natural environment.
Currently resides in Charlevoix, Quebec.
1998 - Diploma of École nationale du meuble et de l'ébénisterie, Victoriaville, Quebec
Grant of the Canada Council for the Arts for the exhibition La Mi-Carême - Jimmy Perron et collectif Caméramage
Funds from the development agreement between Baie-Saint-Paul and Ministère de la Culture et des communications du Québec for outside public art.
Official selection from the Collection Loto-Québec
2015 - "La banquise", Public art in collaboration with Télé Quebec’s show la Fabrique culturelle, Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (MACBSP), Baie-St-Paul, Quebec
2013 - Outside installation, as part of the artistic performance of Caméramage, in collaboration with Rêves d'automne Art Festival, le Musée de Charlevoix and the Canada Council for the Arts, Parc de la Roche à Caya, Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec
2010 - A fresco behind the Desjardins stage, in front of Baie-Saint-Paul church. It highlights the cultural diversity of Charlevoix, in collaboration with the city of Baie-Saint-Paul and the Ministère de la Culture et des communication du Québec.
2009 - Sculpture Exa G Héron, commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil, Bibliothèque René-Richard, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec.
2011 - Art work painted on a fiberglass cow, as part of the “Vachement beau“ activity from Rêves d'Automne Art Festival, bought by Groupe Le Massif and permanently installed at l'Hôtel La Ferme, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec.
2023 - Heritage, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2021 - Coastal Mythology, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2014 - Galerie Art et Style, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
2013 - “Jimmy Perron - Fiction vécue”, Espace Culturel Bibliothèque Laure-Conan, La Malbaie, Quebec
2013 - Galerie Vincent Fortier, Ottawa, Ontario
2012 - “Jimmy Perron - Percé: Mémoire d'un lieu“, Musée le Chafaud, Percé, Quebec
2009 - “Entre Chien et Loup“, Musée de Charlevoix, La Malbaie, Quebec
2008 - Galerie Iris, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
2006 - Webster Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
2005 - Galerie d'art Le Chien d'Or, Quebec
1999 - Charlotte! Atelier/boutique et sa Petite Place d'Art, Isle-aux-Coudre, Quebec
2022 - Art Toronto, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2015 - present, Annual Artists Choice Exhibition, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2015 - “Collectif Caméramage“, Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (MACBSP), Baie-St-Paul, Quebec
2014 - “La Mi-Carême - Jimmy Perron et collectif Caméramage“, a multi-media installation with : Raphaël Néron (sound effect), René Journault (video production), Jimmy Perron (sculpture and painting). Musée de Charlevoix, in collaboration with Canada Council for the Arts.
2014 - “Strates“, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Montreal, Quebec
2012 - “La collection Loto-Québec s'expose“, Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (MACBSP), Quebec
2011 - “Les conteurs“, 29th International Symposium for Contemporary Art in Baie-St-Paul, Baie-Saint-Paul
2010 - Symposium de peinture de Baie-Comeau, Baie-Comeau, Quebec
2007 - “Les jeunes maîtres de Charlevoix“, Musée de Charlevoix, La Malbaie, Quebec
2003 - “Architecture rurale dans Charlevoix“, Musée de Charlevoix, La Malbaie, Quebec
2001 - “Hommage à la culture autochtone“, Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec City, Quebec
Musée d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (MACBSP), Aluminerie Alcoa
Groupe Le Massif
Les Vergers Pedneault
Les Productions Avanti
Experts Conseils Papko
Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Galerie Art et Style, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
Galerie d'art Vincent, Ottawa, Ontario
Charlotte! Atelier/boutique et sa Petite Place d'Art, Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec
Galerie d'art Michel Bigué, Montreal, Quebec