Printmaker and book artist Jocelyne Aird-Bélanger has been awarded a number of grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Quebec and France and has participated in a great number of group exhibitions nationally and internationally (US, Mexico, Portugal and Japan, etc.).
She began working in printmaking in 1975 at the Atelier de l’Ile in Val-David, North of Montreal. She was the director of the Atelier for more than twenty years. Aird-Bélanger was invited to participate in a residency at the «centre national de l’estampe et de l’art imprimé» in Chatou, France as part of the 3rd Print Biennale of Ile de France in Versailles in June 2001. She received an award for artistic achievement in the Laurentides region from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in 2002. Her work was included in the exhibition BOOK AS ART XV at the National Museum of Women in Arts in Washington, DC in 2004.
Her artists’ books were shown in a solo exhibition at Centre de diffusion Presse Papier in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in 2006. Her prints were exhibited at Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron in Ottawa 2011. She exhibited in DÉLIRES DE LIVRES, an international book arts exhibition in Chartres (France) in 2013 and 2015 and will again in 2016. She was awarded the Prix international St-Denys Garneau for the artist book RITUELS D'AMÉRIQUES she created with renowned Quebec poet Jean-Paul Daoust. She has been on the board of the Canadian Book binders and Book Artists Guild from 2007 to 2013. Her work is concerned with capturing the infinite moving complexity of life while trying to reveal the hidden reality lying on the other side of the mirror.
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