Paule Lagace


Born in Chicoutimi in 1951, Paule Lagacé comes from a family where painting has always been highly considered. Because her father showed a keen interest for the works of Quebec artists, she had ample opportunities since her early childhood to mingle with numerous painters. She was encouraged to express her creativity without constraint, which may explain the personal character of her art.
Paule Lagacé is one of this new generation of painters who go off the beaten track to innovate. Paule does not paint for a living, she lives for painting, which makes all the difference in the works of an artist.


“Painting is for me the quest for today’s world. The expressions of my characters are important, what they communicate, their personality, their actuality. They live today and move forward with me through life. At 20 years old, my characters were very soft and sentimental; since then, they went through and are still going through all sorts of stages. They came to Montreal at the same time as I did in 1979. Children in 1981, sensuality, joy, passion, misfortune, sadness, travels… In fact, painting is the continuation of life, the quest for… What’s important is to go forward and to always search further.”

1973-72 Studies in design 20 at the Université du Québec à Montréal
1970-72 Studies in Visual Arts at the Chicoutimi Cegep

2007 Galerie Clarence Gagnon, Montreal, Québec
2005 Galerie Art de l’Époque, Gatineau, Québec
2003 Westmount Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1998,95,93 Galerie L’Équivoque, Ottawa
1997,93,90 Galerie Clarence Gagnon, Montreal
1996 Galerie Libre comme l’art, Quebec
1996 Galerie L’Équivoque, Ottawa
1988,86,85 Galerie Clarence Gagnon, Montreal
1987 Galerie N. 29, Geneva, Switzerland
1985 Galerie Quatre Saisons, Quebec
1985 Galerie L’Équivoque, Ottawa
1984 Galerie La Corniche, Chicoutimi
1984-83 Galerie L’Équivoque, Ottawa
1982 Galerie Archambault, Lavaltrie
1982 Galerie L’Autre Équivoque, Wakefield
1981 Galerie Clarence Gagnon
1980 Galerie Pierre Bernard, Hull
1979 Galerie Gilles Brown, Montreal
1977 Galerie l’art Canadien, Chicoutimi
1975 La Maison des Arts de Chicoutimi
1975 Discovery of the year

2008 Bleu, blanc… neige, Galerie Ève Fontaine, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
2002 State of the Art Gallery, Toronto
1998 Expo “Femme-plus”, Montreal
1998 Galerie Christin, Toronto
1997-1994 Westmount Gallery, Toronto
1995 Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin, “La fête des fleurs”
1989 Musée Marc-Aurèle Fortin, “Les femmes peintres du Québec
1988 Galerie M. 29, Geneva, Switzerland
1988 Musée du Saguenay
1986-1987 Galerie McIntosh, London, Ontario
1986-1987 Galerie McMaster, Hamilton, Ontario
1986-1987 Maison Hart, Toronto University, Toronto, Ontario
1986-1987 Université Laurentienne Centre d’arts et Musée, Sudbery, Ontario
1986-1988 Les Femmeuses Pratt & Whitney, Longueuil
1986 Art Expo California, Los Angeles
1984-1986 Art Expo New York, New York
1984-1986 Salon International des Galeries d’art, Montreal

1998 Cover of the disc “Patience” by Guy-Philippe Wells
1989 Illustration of the collection of poems “L’amour feu”
1985-1986 Fashion illustration in Paris for the designer Guy Laroche
1985-1986 Collaboration with Peter Knapp of the magazine “Femme” of Paris as illustrator
1985-1986 Participation to the magazine “La mode en peinture” of Paris
1984 Collaboration for the illustration of a children’s book for La Courte Échelle editions


Magazine Parcours, no.60, printemps 2007, p.76-77