Maria Legault

Maria Legault is a performance artist that has hidden in paper bags, married a doll and stuffed crevices with pink icing. She holds a BFA from Concordia University, an MFA from the University of Guelph and is a PhD candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been exhibited extensively including at Forest City Gallery, Inter-Access, Mercer Union, Nuit Blanche, Print Studio, Rodman Hall, Galerie Sans Nom, Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, Saw Gallery, Western Front et 7a11d as well as the performance art festival Castle of Imagination in Poland, at the Balkans Biennale in Serbia, Reinraum in Allemagne, Pow-Pow Performance Festival in the United-States and the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg in France. She was awarded the Best Emerging Artist Award at the Untitled Art Awards in Toronto in 2005, the People’s Choice Prize for Nuit Blanche in 2009 and funding from the Toronto, Ontario and Canada arts councils. She has worked in various artist run centers and been a cultural reporter for TFO’s Panorama.


Marie Minou Miaou Miaou

2008, 05:55 minutes, colour, English

Maria Plus One, Plus One You're Done

2007, 01:30 minutes, colour, English

Maria Plus One, Get Engaged

2005, 02:08 minutes, colour, English

Maria Plus One, Kitchen Dance

2005, 03:42 minutes, colour, English

Maria Plus One, Honeymoon in Utska

2005, 05:13 minutes, colour, English

Maria Plus One, Get Married (Extract)

2005, 04:59 minutes, colour, English

Maria Plus One, Plus One You're my Number One

2005, 02:34 minutes, colour, French, English

Free Sugar video loop 1

2004, 05:28 minutes, colour, English

Free Sugar (Kiosk)

2004, 02:40 minutes, colour, English

Crumbs (Performance)

2004, 02:46 minutes, colour, English


2004, 02:53 minutes, colour, English

Apology Project (Performance)

2003, 04:27 minutes, colour, English


2002, 02:49 minutes, colour, English

I am so sorry

2002, 01:28 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

The New Exhibitionists: Performance art is reawakening in the 21st...
by Randy Gledhill. Canadian Art, Summer 2005, v. 22, no. 2.