Artist

Maria Legault

Maria Legault is an inter-disciplinary artist that has coated her face in bubble gum, been hidden in clouds of blue cotton candy, gotten married to a life-size puppet and stuffed crevices with pink icing. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and a MFA from the University of Guelph and is currently a PhD candidate at Université du Québec à Montréal. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in such venues as Mercer Union, Nuit Blanche, Western Front, Inter-Access, Forest City Gallery, 7a11d Performance Festival, Rodman Hall, Studio XX, and the Toronto Alternative Art Fair International in Canada as well as the Musé de Strasbourg in France and the Castle of the Imagination perfomance festival in Poland. Maria was awarded the “Best Emerging Artitst Award” at the Untitled Art Awards of Toronto in 2005 and has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. She was awarded the People’s Choice prize in the Commissioned Works category for her Nuit Blanche 2010 project. Her work has been reviewed in numerous media outlets such as Canadian Art, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Radio Canada, Revu Esse Art, The Canadian Theatre Review and Now Magazine.

Videography

Marie Minou Miaou Miaou

2008, 05:55 minutes, colour, English

Plus One You’re Done

2007, 01:30 minutes, colour

Honeymoon in Utska

2005, 05:12 minutes, colour, English

Get Married

2005, 04:58 minutes, colour, English

Quand on est ensemble (When we are together)

2005, 02:16 minutes, colour, French

Apology Project (Performance)

2005, 04:27 minutes, colour, English

Free Sugar video loop #2

2005, 01:54 minutes, colour

FREE SUGAR Kiosk (Performance)

2004, 02:37 minutes, colour, English

Crumbs (Performance)

2004, 02:46 minutes, colour, English

Crumbs

2004, 03:52 minutes, colour, English

Closer

2003, 03:41 minutes, colour, English

I am so sorry

2002, 01:27 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.