Claire Desjardins is a painter who was born in Montreal. She has a Major in Visual Arts from the University of Montréal and a BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Québec as well as Montréal. Interested in drawing, she quickly choses mixed techniques and some of her creations play with the three-dimensional.
Since 1988, she has presented more than a dozen solo exhibits in Quebec and the United States and has participated in about thirty group exhibitions. She is the recipient of five awards.
Claire Desjardins favors the integration of recuperated objects into her works. She likes to divert them from their original denotation so that they may support her theme. Her favorite subjects are nature, the human being and the arts. When she is not in her studio, she spends time searching for materials such as sand, marble, rock, fabric, wood, rusty metal, etc. She also gives creative workshops to private groups and groups of artists.
During her artistic process, Claire Desjardins interrupts her work in order to let her creation speak to her; this process allows her to understand the interaction between the creation and herself, which supports her inspiration.
Make-believe representations shoot out from suggestive and rhythmic forms. This is where her creations somewhat move away from abstract art even though Antoni Tapiès and Anselme Keifer were of great influence.
Loving a challenge and exploration, she is currently working on very large surfaces.