Julie Trudel

Inscribing itself in a tradition of abstract painting research, Julie Trudel’s practice questions the tensions produced between order and chaos, between constraint and freedom. She approaches these paradoxical positions by painting according to a precise work protocol, which allows for the intervention of the unpredictable. She grants a great importance to the work of colour in its material dimension, wishing in this way to take advantage of all of the perceptual complexity generated by the painting, which calls out to us by its visual effect, its quality as an object and its fabrication process, as manifest as it is enigmatic.


Julie Trudel is active as a painter since 2008 and has shown her work across Canada, in France and in Japan. Her paintings could be seen in several exhibitions, including The Painting Project, a Snapshot of Painting in Canada at Galerie de l’UQAM, Projet CMYK – Phase 2 at Optica Centre for Contemporary Art and Huis clos at Hors-les-murs, Marseille. She is the recipient of the 2013 Joseph Plaskett Award for an outstanding painter completing an MFA. She has received several grants from the arts councils and was a finalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2011 and 2012. Her paintings can be found in several public and private collections in Quebec, Canada and France. She is represented by Hugues Charbonneau Gallery in Montreal.

Recent exhibitions


(Not titled yet), Zébra3 / Buy-self, Bordeaux

Projet noir et blanc, Centre d'expostion L'Imagier, Gatineau

Noir d'ivoire et blanc de titane, Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal


Noir de fumée et blanc de titane, Hugues Charbonneau Gallery, Montréal

Projet noir et blanc, Gallerie Colline, Edmundston



Projet CMYK - Phase 2, Optica, Montréal


Projet CMYK - Phase 1, Maison de la culture Maisonneuve et Galerie Port-Maurice