Michel Daigneault is a Montreal-born artist working primarily in painting who completed a B.A. in Fine Arts at Concordia University and an M.A. in Art History at the University of Montréal. He has exhibited in a number of solo and group shows across Canada, in the United States and France. His work is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée national des beaux arts du Québec, Joliette Museum and the Canada Council Art Bank. As a professor, Daigneault joined York University’s Visual Arts Department in 2002. During his residency at Open Studio with the technical collaboration of artist Daryl Vocat, Daigneault worked in the area of screenprinting to create what he calls a “visual utopia” where abstract vocabularies become figurative. His interest lies in creating new meaning through his combination of symbols and imagery. A text by Matthew Brower accompanied the exhibition.
I was invited to do a residency at Open Studio as a mid-career artist. … I was able to explore new ideas, to develop them while discussing technical issues with the [collaborative artist] and to participate in the creative atmosphere of the studio. – Michel Daigneault, Visiting Artist 2008