Marie-Soleil Provençal's work addresses the relationships that humans have with their surroundings, how they perceive them, and what the threshold between what is defined as “human” and “non-human” might be. She endeavors to achieve this by considering the physical properties of different materials, and their propensity to project humanity. She uses techniques of molding or assembling of a minimal number of elements to render complex ideas in their simplest form. Past artworks draw into mundane materials (such as books, concrete, matchsticks, nails, window screen, ceramic, and hay) which become part of the conversation.
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Marie-Soleil Provençal completed a Honours in Fine Arts with a studio concentration in sculpture at Bishop's University in 2019. She pursues her research interests at NSCAD University, where she investigates the evocative power of materials as co-participants in contemporary art practice. Some of her artworks have been chosen by the gallery Art Mûr Montréal for their annual exhibition on most promising artists from Canadian universities from 2017 to 2019.