After studying traditional Cree craft and embroidery techniques in Northern Quebec Jeanne went on to study Antrhropology in Montreal and professional couture art embroidery in Paris France. She has worked for several Cirque du Soleil productions in Japan, Switzerland and Las Vegas. Most recently she worked in Paris for Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture collections. She receives numerous requests to demonstrate her techniques at University art programmes. In her spare time she restores museum antique tapestries.
2008 - 1998 :
- SOFA Chicago and SOFA New York
- Entrée en Matières / Radical Traditionalism, Musée du costume et du Textile du Québec
- Oeuvres Centre d'exposition L'Imaier, Aylmer, Quebec
- Savoir faire la tradition / Crafting Tradition, Musée des Maitres, ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec
- Fiberworks, Cambridge Galleries, Ontario
2008 - 1990 :
- Research and Creation, Professional investigations in Paris, Canada Council for the Arts
- Research and Creation, conseil des Arts & lettres du Québec
- Development grant, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Quebec
- Jean-Paul Morin Prize, The Fashion Foundation of Montreal
A Word From The Artist
My approach hinges on a gradual dematerialization of ornamentation created within the rules and norms of the art of embroidery in a process revealing the sork's spiritual essence. Light is captured by the forms and materials, projecting the ephemerality of their shadows shile accentuating their multidimensional effects. My work strives to bring embroidery techniques to a new sculptural level.