Conversation : Émilie Bernard and Melissa Paredes

Émilie Bernard (Gaspésie) and Melissa Paredes (Mexico) invite you to discuss their recent works and productions  in the welcoming atmosphere of their studios.

Food and refreshments will be served in the 3rd floor lounge, accessible by stairs.

Melissa Paredes is a Mexican visual artist based in Mexico City. She studied Fine Arts at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas of the UNAM. She was the winner of the Jóvenes Creadores scholarship in 2014-2015 and 2021-2022. She has had solo exhibitions in Mexico City and Nuevo León. She has participated in several group exhibitions in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. She has been selected for Arte Joven 2017, J.A. Monroy Biennial 2018, Arte Emergente Monterrey 2019 and for the art fair called FAMA 2019, 2020. When she is not painting, she teaches art to children and teenagers.  Currently at Fonderie Darling in Montreal, she is enjoying her first international residency.

Émilie Bernard holds a Master's degree in Visual Arts from Université Laval. She exhibits in various artist-run centers, museums, galleries and exhibition centers in Quebec and Europe. For several years now, she has been regularly involved in creative residencies. Her research has taken her to various regions of Quebec, Vermont, Finland, Iceland, Armenia, France, Alberta and New Brunswick. Her practice remains multifaceted: drawing, object, silkscreen and artist's book. Several times supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and Première Ovation, in 2022 she was a finalist for the Prix du CALQ - Artiste de l'année en Gaspésie. Since 2021, she has been represented by Galerie.a (Quebec City). After more than 20 years in Quebec City, she now lives and works in Cap-Chat, Gaspésie.