Marie-Claude Demers was born in 1970 in Drummondville and today lives in Inverness.
She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières and she received training in bronze foundry in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2002.
Marie-Claude Demers' sculptures are inspired by children's stories. They represent fanciful and playful characters and animals. His first piece was born in his workshop in Inverness, a small village in Centre-du-Québec. The artist draws and paints a lot, the practice of these mediums providing the basis for his sculptures. She then sculpts her characters in clay or rather works them by addition. Demers subsequently creates the wax molds with which she will produce her bronzes. A meticulous and long-term work that is the work of this artist who carries out all the stages of the process of creating her sculptures herself.
Marie-Claude Demers has exhibited her work numerous times in Canada, the United States, Spain and Ecuador.
Awards and recognition
- 2009 - Sculptor Prize, Domaine St-Bernard, Mont-Tremblant
- 2007 - 2nd prize at the Rencontre des arts, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
- 2006 - Transcontinental Media Visual Arts Prize, GalArt
- 2003 - Jury prize at the Ste-Julie Painting Symposium
- 2002 - OQAJ scholarship
- 2000 - 3rd prize at the St-Basile-le-Grand Symposium
- 2000 - Mention of excellence for the Granby Symposium
- 1998 - Canada Council for the Arts Scholarship
- Town of Thedford Mines
- ABF (Armatures Bois-Francs Inc.)
- SGF (Global Financial Strategies)
- Del Nino Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Pharmacies “Swarm”
- Saint-Malo Museum, France
- The Tremplin Help Network, Drummondville
- Lina Cyr Foundation, Montreal
- Golden Fruit
- Mc Donald (Quebec)
- Magazin'Art, summer 2001 edition, p.66-67-68