BIO

Sylvain Tremblay was born in 1966 in Quebec City. With a degree in graphic design, he worked as an illustrator for several years. He then made a major turning point towards painting in 2002 to devote himself to it full time. His works are exhibited in Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  

 

In addition to his art work presented in galleries, Tremblay participates in several projects of live painting live. In 2014, he created a large fresco in the Dubai desert where from the top of a hot air balloon he poured sand of three different colors on a canvas placed on the ground to show the portrait of Sheikh Zayed, thus expressing his promise to highlight the local community and traditions of the United Arab Emirates. Fascinated by the human being, from 2012 to 2015, he looks at the duality of men and women and goes to meet intersex people in France, Morocco, Taiwan and South Africa and then produce several unique pieces, an artistic video, in addition to a book: NO GENDER. 

 

Among his many participations and recognitions around the world is that he is one of three Canadians to represent Canada for the G20 in China in the fall of 2016. In 2017, he participates in “Personal Structure”, an exhibition designed as part of the prestigious Venice Biennale of Art. The same year, he presented the world premiere of the documentary Leonardo da Vinci at the Château du Clos Lucé in France.                                                                                                                                             

Based in Dubai from 2012 to 2016, where he taught the history of modern art at the Canadian University, Sylvain Tremblay then headed to New York. In November 2019, Tremblay was selected to perform live at the opening of the Canada Pavilion as part of the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. In May 2020, a work by Tremblay was chosen by UNESCO to create a mask and participate in the Mask Art exhibition as part of World Day of Cultural Diversity.