Marie-Claude Marquis

“My work is an account of the everyday world in which I live. It illustrates the lifestyle and the imagination of people of my generation and especially of those that evolve around me. My work questions human responses, the intimacy of daily life and the uniqueness of each individual.”


Biography

Marie-Claude Marquis; paintings are a review of the everyday world in which she lives. They illustrate the lifestyle and imagination of people of her generation and especially those who revolve around it. Her work questions human reactions, the intimacy of everyday life and the uniqueness of each individual.

Marquis’ has also mastered the art of re-appropriation by giving found objects new meaning, always with a refreshing sense of humour and an eye for detail in design. Her canvas often takes the form of kitschy hand-painted vintage plates and embroidered tapestries upon which she prints intricate typography with reference to explicit swear words, Québécois slang, and hilariously pop references. MC Marquis’ artwork embodies a unique blend of nostalgia, pop culture, and Québec identity. She is often inspired by her own emotions which she expresses with a feminine touch and a colourful sensitivity.
Montreal painter Marie-Claude Marquis studied at the Université du Québec à Montréal in graphic design and visual arts. The painting allows her to play with characters and places to create familiar scenes where we can recognize each other. Marquis is also known for her witty hand-painted vintage plates and deliciously kitschy embroidered tapestries making references to explicit swear words, Québécois slang, and hilariously on-point pop references