Marie-Claude Demers was born in Drummondville in 1970. She currently resides in Inverness.
Demers studied and earned her Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Québec in Trois-Rivières. Furthermore, in 2002 she trained in a bronze foundry in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Marie-Claude Demers sculptural work is inspired by children’s stories. They depict people, animals and playful fantasies. Her first pieces were created in her studio in Inverness, a small village in central Québec. Demers art practice also focuses around drawing and painting, these mediums provide the basis for her sculptural works. She begins her sculptures by working with clay. Demers creates a wax moulds from the clay, using the mould she produces the final bronze piece. Marie-Claude Demers work is detail-oriented and time-consuming, as a dedicated artist she sees the realization of her work from start to finish.
Demers has exhibited her works on numerous occasions in Canada, the United States, Spain and Ecuador.
Awards and Prizes
- 2009 - Sculptors Prize, Domaine St-Bernard, Mont-Tremblant
- 2007 - 2nd Prize at the Arts Convention, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
- 2006 - Prize in the Transcontinental Media in the visual Arts, GalArt
- 2003 - Juries Prizes at the Painters Symposium in St-Julie
- 2002 - The L’OQAJ Scholarship
- 2000 - 3rd Prize at the St-Basile-le-Grand Symposium
- 2000 - Award of Excellence at the Granby Symposium
- 1998 - Canadian Arts Counsel Scholarship
- City of Thedford Mines
- ABF (Armatures Bois-Frances Inc)
- SGF (Stratégies Financières Globales)
- Del Nino Museum, Guadalajara, Mexico
- Pharmacies Swarm, Saint-Malo Museum, France
- Réseau the help springboard, Drummondville
- Lina Cyr Foundation, Montréal
- Golden Fruit
- McDonald (Québec)
- Media Coverage :
- Art magazine, 2001 Summer Edition, p.66-68