About painting... ..." I am interested in the textures, colors, lines and architecture of a painting. I work a lot around the theme of isolation. I like confronting my subject to a certain emptiness, a certain solitude, a certain vulnerability. I rarely stop at a single interpretation of what it represents and what it inspires in me. This allows me to explore its poetic meaning through the choices that naturally arise as the work is being constructed.My greatest challenge, as a painter, is attempting to understand this poetry and to capture it on the canvas. "...
Anne-Marie Giroux lives and works in Montreal. After graduating in Fine Arts from Concordia University (contemporary dance, visual arts, theatre studies and cinema), she has performed in the fields of contemporary dance, experimental film and video from 1989 to 2001. In the heart of her artistic research, as a multidisciplinary artist, the “body-matter” (le corps-matière), which she has apprehended as a sculptor to create a unique langage based on the interaction between body, movement and material.
Grant holder from Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, National Film Board of Canada, Prim Centre d'Arts Médiatiques, she is known for having created multidisciplinary works involving film, video, sound, sculpture and dance. The first art video she co-directed, LE TOIT, was presented in Montreal as well as in France, Belgium and Spain with a Special Mention from the Jury at Festival Internacionale Cidade de Vigo (Spain) in 1993. Subsequently, she created and presented the multidisciplinary choreographic works PASSAGE (1995), MODULUS 5 (1997) and AUBE ET CRÉPUSCULE (2001).
Anne-Marie Giroux carries on her artistic career in visual arts through painting, sculpture and drawing. Following a trip in China in 2008, where she spent some time in the city of Kaifeng, she presented her first solo exhibition in Montreal, in November 2010, entitled Series no.1: ROUGE and Series no.2: KAIFENG, CHINA.
Anne-Marie Giroux is presently working on two new series entitled SI UN ARBRE J'ÉTAIS and FORÊT MORTE.