Élise Dubé works with fibres to create two-dimensional works and site-specific installations. Using textile techniques as a common language, her practice is rooted in a relational approach in which the public becomes a central element in a creation process that explores an existing tension between the impulse to destroy and the need to repair, to collect, and to tether. During her residency at Fonderie Darling she hopes to connect with young audiences through a participatory approach to cultural mediation activities.
Originally from Kamouraska-L'Islet, Élise Dubé has been living in Gaspésie since 2003. She practices embroidery and fiber assembly in two-dimensional works or in situ installations. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University (Montreal) and her creations have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Quebec. After having worked as a cultural mediator in visual arts and theater for ten years, Élise Dubé now teaches visual arts at the college level in Gaspé.
Rayonner en tous lieux, exposition collective, Centre d’artistes Vaste et Vague, Carleton-sur-mer, QC
F.P.S.O., Musée de la Gaspésie, Gaspé, QC
Arbres d’avril, Exposition collective, Maison des métiers d’art de Québec, QC
Pilot exchange: Matapédia-Montreal
Canada , Montréal