Éveline Gallant Fournier
Born in the tiny village of Shediac River, Éveline Gallant Fournier has lived in Edmundston since the late 1970s. She works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, installations, digital art and Land Art. Public art has also been part of her journey: examples include Khronos, a monumental work on permanent display at the New Brunswick Botanical Garden.
Éveline's art work is focused on research. Always exploring and in search of new knowledge, she participated in 4 artist residencies: bronze sculptures, Atelier du bronze, Inverness, Quebec - large-scale ceramic sculptures, Edmundston Art Center - sculptures in the ancient Japanese technique of raku, Atelier Josiane Vedrine, Bic, Quebec - and in Land Art, Aux trois Plaquebières, Île Lamèque. She has also initiated a number of artistic events and realized several community participatory arts projects.
Éveline has received several grants from the New Brunswick Arts Board for creation research, professional development and for regional community arts projects; and was also awarded prizes in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and France. She was godmother for the Atlantic Visual Arts Festival in 2014; and in 2016, she received the prestigious Prix Éloize as visual artist of the year. Éveline has a long list of individual and group exhibitions to her credit in Canada, the United-States, in France, Portugal and Tunisia.