(Julie at home in Sorel in 1983. Photo taken by Papa Lequin.)

Julie Lequin (Born in Laval, Quebec in 1979) is a French-Canadian artist. She received a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal, PQ) in 2001 and an MFA from Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) in 2005. Her work is multidisciplinary and DIY; it includes video art, performance, sculpture, watercolor, writing, props and costumes, as well as written lists, voiceovers and notes for scripts.

Julie’s first book and DVD project was published in 2007 by 2nd Cannons Publications, an internationally distributed, limited edition book publisher based in Los Angeles.

Since 2006 Lequin’s work was exhibited locally in Montreal at Clark, Optica, La Centrale, Maison des Arts de Laval and YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto, Ontario); and internationally at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum (St-Augustine, Floride), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City, Utah), Art in General (NYC, NY), Galerie Brodac (Sarajevo, Bosnie), Maus Hàbitos (Porto, Portugal), Incheon Biennale (South Korea), etc. 

Julie Lequin’s projects were reviewed/ mentioned in Le Devoir, The New Yorker Magazine, La Presse+, Thrasher Magazine, Art Papers, Art21, Esse, C Magazine, Artillery Magazine, Etc-revue de l’art actuel and Radio-Canada/CBC. Her practice is included in many publications-catalogues such as Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory by the New Museum (New York City) and edited by Phaidon.

Julie is the 2011 recipient of the Joseph S. Stauffer Award, an honor given by the Canada Council for the Arts. She was also awarded fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC and from the California Community Foundation. She was an artist in residency at Yaddo, Art Omi, Macdowell Colony, Quebec’s studio in Mexico City, Cow House Studios in Ireland, HIAP Helsinki, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet in Sweden and Les Recollets in Paris.

She lives and works near Montreal.

View  Julie Lequin CV (PDF) – updated January 2018


Contact:  julielequin (at) gmail (dot) com.