Marianne Chenard is a ceramist and visual artist. Her practice articulates itself around a site-specific approach to installation art that attempts to illustrate the human perceptual relationship with nature while exhibiting attentiveness to the natural environment agency. It questions a notion of responsibility or entanglement, permanence or ephemerality, perception or realism, and is sensitive to the issues of climate change and the pursuit of global environmental sustainability. Her artwork is materialized through performance, video, earth art, sounds, and installations.
Originally from Rimouski, Québec, she now lives and works in Montréal. Chenard’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Québec, Canada, and France. She has taken part in several artist residencies and frequently offers specialized training in image transfer techniques on clay. She holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver and an MFA at Alfred University NY, USA.