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The essence of all my inspiration is drawn from within the body.  I search its history, its life story; retracing furrows in the present, the past and before.   The marks which codify and individualize it.   To seize the unspoken word of the model, interpret it in a self as much as personal as universal.  I search for the silent enigma, the quintessence and reveal it in a graphic language where lines and forms cross over from one extreme to another between real and imaginary.

I try to seize the ephemeral by transparence.  Bodies and earth melt together to form sfumato, scale of hope, of future... The horizon, life-line between sky and earth, unifies the truth of reality and locates, with just enough perspective, those souls in search of eternity.

There is constant rivalry in my creative process between knowledge and being.   The source of my influence draws from classicism but the composition, the use of mixed media and the general presentation of my work are all taken within a contemporary approach.

Say more with less... the struggle continues and stimulates my desir for expression, essential to create.

Chantal Lavoie


Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1967


  • 2002 Bishop’s University – Fine Arts Studio
  • 1999-2000 Academy of Arts and Fine Arts – Composition, drawing, history, live models, landscape
  • 1993-1999 Artisans du meuble québécois – Design Mention
  • 1984-1987 Marie-Victorin College – College Degree Specialized Education


  • Mixed-media on canvas (Collage, Acrylic, Charcoal, Oil)

Solo Exhibitions

  • November 23 - October 6 2009 Galerie MX, "Between the Lines", Montreal, QC
  • April 23 - May 6 2008 Lamoureux Ritzenhoff Gallery, "A story within", Montreal, QC
  • May 16 - 28 2008 Terence Robert Gallery, "It doesn't matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said", Ottawa, ON

Group Exhibitions

  • 2006-2011 Lamoureux Ritzenhoff Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • March - May 2010 Guest artist ROCCIA Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • December 2008 Make-A-Wish Evening, MX Gallery, Montreal
  • December 2007, Galerie MX, Chritmas 12 x 12 event, Montreal, QC
  • December 2007, Las Olas Fine Arts, "Christmas 12 x 12 event", Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • June 2007 Galerie MX, "Rendez-Vous", Montreal, QC
  • Marcj 2006 Las Olas Fine Arts, "Strawberries - Champagne", Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Permanent Exhibitions

  • Lamoureux Ritzenhoff Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Las Olas Fine Arts Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Lincoln Road Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA
  • Déjà Vu Gallery, South Beach, FL, USA

Corporate Collections

  • Canbec Constructions Inc., Lachine, QC, Canada
  • Deman Design, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Alyn Simard Audio, Montreal, QC, Canada


  • December 2008, Charity fund raising for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Media Coverage

  • Gauthier, Isabelle. “À la galerie MX: Corps universels" in Parcours, vol.14 no.3, Autumn 2009, p.80-83, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Bernier, Robert. “Chantal Lavoie: Corps Intime" in Parcours, vol.14 no.2, Spring, Summer 2009, p.68, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Lungu, Florentina, B.A, M.A. “Chantal Lavoie: Traces - Histoire en soi" in Vie des Arts, vol.210, Spring 2008, p.86-87, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Bernier, Robert. “Chantal Lavoie: Le paysage de ton corps" in Parcours, vol.11 no.4, January, February 2006, p.36, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Bernier, Robert. “Chantal Lavoie: Les états du corps!" in Parcours, vol.11 no.2, August, September 2005, p.70, Montreal, QC, Canada


  • 2009 Make-A-Wish Calendar
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