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Étienne Rochon aka Arthur Desmarteaux – CV
Lives and works in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Co-director of Egotrip Productions, an artistic production and diffusion company (Digital arts and Puppet Theater)


2014-2017  Master in Fine Arts, Concordia University in Montreal (Studio Arts)
1999-2003  BFA Visual and new media arts, University of Québec in Montréal
Ceramic course at Concordia University, Montréal
2013 Courses in stained glass making at Patro Villeray cultural center in Montreal
2012 Sound creation workshop at Oboro artist-run center in Montreal : in situ recording
2010 Internship in Cultural workshop animation – City of Montreal, leisure centers
2010 Video performance workshop organized by Québec Puppeters Association
2010 Puppet molding workshop organized by Québec Puppeters Association
2010  Sound design workshop at Oboro artist run center, Montréal
2008 Lithography and woodcut workshops at Atelier circulaire, Montréal
2006-7 Courses on waterless lithography, photoetching and photolithography at Graff Studio (now renamed L’imprimerie centre d’artistres)
1997-1999  DEC (College degree) in Social Sciences (Collège Édouard-Montpetit)


2022 Fantastica Mexico at Espace F artist-run center in Matane, Québec
  Solo exhibition at Aceart in Windsor, Ontario : The Temple of the Glorious  (Winter)
2017  Solo exhibition at Galerie Circulaire, Fantastica Mexico (project supported by a grant from Québec Council of the Arts.
2017 Solo show at Maison de la culture de Montréal-Nord, The Temple of the Glorious (second version, during the summer)
2015 Solo show at Maison de la culture de Longueuil (Québec, CAN) : The Temple of the Glorious – this project is funded by Canada Council of the Arts
2015  Duo show with Allison Moore at Galerie d’art d’Outremont in Montreal : Crossing the Mirror
2014  Duo with Allison Moore at Maison de la culture Montréal-Nord (Public Gallery in Montréal) : Digital Fictions : new collages printed at Graff studio
2013  Duo with Allison Moore at Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montréal)
2012  Micropolis 2.0 Duo with Allison Moore at Maison de la culture Ahuntsic (Montréal, September)
2012  Duo with Allison Moore at SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2012 Duo with Allison Moore at Open Studio Gallery, Toronto
2010 Duo with Allison Moore at Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary (July)
2010 Duo with Allison Moore at Definitely Superior Gallery, Thunder Bay (Current)
2009  Duo with Allison Moore at Vertigo Gallery, Vernon, BC
2009  Solo show at Martha Street Studio Gallery, Winnipeg
2009  Électrochoc, Duo exhibition at Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal
2009  Recent works, Duo show at Centre d’exposition de Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
2009  Recent works, Duo show at Arts Sutton Gallery, Sutton, QC
2009  Remue-méninges (Brainstorm), Duo show at Centre d’exposition Augustin-Chénier, Ville-Marie
2008  Encéphalogrammes, Solo show in Presse Papier gallery, Trois-Rivières Quebec, Canada
2008  Électrochoc, Solo exhibition at La maison des artistes francophones, Winnipeg
2008   Public art project on the facade of Graff studios during the summer in Montreal
2007  Duo show in the Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
2007  Solo show at SODAC Gallery (Vieux-Presbytère) in Longueuil, Québec
2007  Residency and solo exhibition in the gallery of Queen Street Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Group Shows (selection)

2019  Light, Art, Humanity at Daegu Art Factory in Korea, September 10th to November 24th (presenting Fantastica Mexico)
Tension monstre, exhibition at Skol Center for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Belgo building
Espace imprimé, espace repensé, the 50th anniversary of Graff Studio in Maison de la culture du Plateau
Les pirates de l’art (part II) at McClure Gallery in Montreal (350 Victoria Avenue)
Contemporary Art Fair in Saint-Lambert (Québec, CAN) in October
Pirates of Art at McClure Gallery (Montreal) and Art Gallery of Outremont
Anagramme d’une chaise at Maison de la culture Mont-Royal (Montréal)
Micropolis 2 will be shown at Trois-Rivières International print Biennial
Artist in residence show at Megalo Gallery in Canberra, Australia
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Laurentides
2011 darlingARCADE at Darling Foundry Gallery, Montréal (for Journées de la culture)
Public Space : an exhibition in St-Mark parc in Longueuil (QC) organized by Zocalo Print studio in Longueuil during the month of August
2011  Psychedelia and Dada, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
La petite mort Gallery (Ottawa) show at Monistiraki Gallery, Montréal, October (La petite mort closed down in 2015)
Underground excursions at ARPRIM gallery, Belgo building, Montreal (curator)
XIVe Biennale Internationale de la gravure de Sarcelles (France)
2009  Guanlan international Print Biennial, China
, May 14, 2009-July 14
  Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, from May 15th to June 15th
2009  IX Edizione della Biennale Internazionale “Premio Acqui”,
in June in Italy
The Americas Biennial Exhibition, AUSTIN, Texas
Participation at the exhibition « Paysages de l’âme », Galerie Engramme, Québec.
 The Fifth Biennial International Miniature, Vancouver  (BIMPE V)
Group exhibition at Centre culturel Jacques-Ferron in Longueuil QC
2008  Biennale internationale d’art miniature, in Temiscamingue, Québec.
2008   Naestved InternationalExhibition of ContemporaryMini Square Prints, Danemark
XIIIe Biennale Internationale de la gravure et des nouvelles images de Sarcelles, France
2008   Paper Politics show : recent politically motivated printmaking, Red House Gallery in  Syracuse, NY
2007   Fifth Biennale Internationale d’estampes de Trois-Rivières
   Usine 106U Gallery, Roy Street East, Montréal QC
  Graff gallery, Montreal : «Partie liée»

Awards & grants

2020 Production grant from Montreal Council of the Arts for Macroscopic Harmonies, a shadow play
Digital arts exploration grant from Québec Council of the Arts
2014 Research and creation grant from Québec Council of the Arts for “Visions of the Future”
Representing Canada for Visual Arts during Jeux de la Francophonie in Nice, France
Project Grant from Canada Council of the Arts for Temple of the Glorious
Production Grant from the Society of cultural development in Québec SODEC – visual arts
2011   Travel Grant from Québec Council of the Arts to do a residency in Australia
Travel grant from Québec Council of the Arts (exhibition at Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary)
Travel Grant from Canada Council of the Arts (residency at Open Studio, Toronto)
   Grant from SODAC of Longueuil to create a painting project.
2007  Nomination at the cultural gala of Longueuil in Young Creators category


2019 Reasearch and creation residency at National Museum of Contemporay Art of Korea (Goyang) : funded by Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Summer 2019)
2015  Artist residency in Mexico City (Quebec Council of the Arts and FONCA) – Mexico-Québec exchange during the Summer
Imago Printmaking Studio in Moncton, NB. Two weeks exchange with Graff Studio
Megalo Printmaking Studio, Canberra, Australia
Open Studio, printing studio in Toronto (March)
Engramme printing studio in Québec City  (May)
Project « artist in production » at Graff studios (invited artist) :  I did photoetchings
2008  Residency at atelier circulaire in Montréal for an etching project
2007  Residency at Zocalo Printing Studio for a woodcut project, Longueuil, QC
2007  Residency at the gallery of Queen Street Studios, Belfast
2006  Participated in an exchange between Graff studio in Montreal and Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg.

Public art

2022  Creating a public art piece for Halte Répit daycare in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (in development). Project funded by Québec program of integration of the arts within architecture
2011 Mosaic mural project for Pointe-aux-Trembles borough in Montreal. This artwork was made in collaboration with Allison Moore and was inaugurated on October 2nd 2011 at the children library.
2008 : Intervention on the facade of Atelier Graff in Montreal in collaboration with Allison. Digital print on vinyl mounted on PVC boards which were installed on the facade of former Graff Gallery
during all summer.

Public collections

  • City of Montreal collection of artworks
  • Montreal Council of the Arts
  • Artothèque Gabrielle-Roy, Québec, Canada
  • Concordia University, Montréal
  • Belfast Print Studio
  • Atelier Graff (now renamed L’imprimerie centre d’artistes)
  • Grafisk vaerkstedNAESTVED – Print Studio for Artists, Danemark
  • National Library of Québec
  • Zocalo Studio in Longueuil, Québec
  • Collection of Robert Poulin (gallery owner in Montreal)

Puppet theater productions (Egotrip Productions)

2021 Premiere of “The Music of the Spheres” (working title) at Festival Casteliers in Montreal (venue : Oboro artist-run center) during the first week of March 2021

2013  Presenting a new play titled “All included on the Red Planet” in Phenomena Festival at Sala Rossa, Montreal
2012 The Six Trials of Picaroo or Dream Time,
a puppet play made in Australia will be shown at ARPRIM Gallery in February 2012 for Nuit Blanche event in Montreal.
2011  Paysage de glace : a shadow puppet show for Montreal Nuit Blanche and also performed at Café Concret, an event of object theater held at Casa del Popolo venue, Montreal.
Presenting puppet theater play Le pays qui n’existe pas at Montreal Fringe Festival 2008.   Set design and puppetry in collaboration with Allison Moore. Music by Sapo.
Presenting the puppet show “La vengeance de Popol” at Montreal Fringe Festival in MAI venue (Montreal Arts Interculturels on Jeanne-Mance). I created the set, sound design, light and puppet design and was performing with Allison Moore, Xavier Rochon and Émilie Raymond. www.montrealfringe.ca

Other events

2009-2010 Curator of “Excursions sous la terre”, a printed art show at Arprim
2007      Member of the jury for Albert-Dumouchel Prize 2007 at ARPRIM
Member of the administration council of Arprim, printmakers associtation of Québec


2016 Professor of intaglio at Concordia University, Montreal QC
2015-2016  Assistant professor in Intaglio at Concordia University, Montreal
2004-2009   Teacher for the painting workshop at the Saint-Camille Community Center, Montréal
2005-2016  Giving workshops about screenprinting and collagraph at Graff Studios.


2019 Light, Art, Humanity, exhibition catalog of Daegu Art Factor, 128p., Published by Daegu Foundation for Culture in December 2019, ISBN 979-11-9014-00-2
2017 Un million d’horizons, catalog of exhibition presented in the network of galleries managed by Montreal (Accès Culture). This event was part of the celebrations for the 375th anniversary of Montreal. ISBN : 978-2-9812131-6-7. Curator : Nathalie Bachand.
2013  8th International Biennal of Contemporary Prints in Trois-Rivières, Canada (printed catalogue)
Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today by Josh MacPhee (edited by PM Press)
2009  Guanlan International Print Biennal :  A Collection of Prints – catalogue (China)
  The Fifth Biennal International Miniature Print Exhibitions, Catalogue, 82 pages
2008  13e Biennale Internationale de la gravure et des nouvelles images de Sarcelles, Catalogue
2008  Naestved International Mini Print Exhibition, Catalogue, 34 pages
2007  Fifth Biennal of Contemporary Print of Trois-Rivières, 288 p.
2008  Fatima, an independantly published graphic novel, 20 pages
2006  Cystoscopie, an independantly published graphic novel, 12 pages


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