Luanne Martineau

Artist's Talk

Join Luanne Martineau, a Saskatoon-born artist based in Montreal, for an artist’s talk in conjunction with Recent Acquisitions. Looking at gender, craft, conceptualism and art historical canons, Martineau’s practice examines the ideas of de-skilling and re-skilling, arguing that labour is not the antithesis of the intellect.

About the talk

Luanne Martineau is an Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing at Concordia University, whose research practice explores the social stratification of artistic production and the “naturalized” fissures between art genres, engaging a long tradition of satire and critique within contemporary art. Interconnecting processes of craft with the suppressed narratives of the artisan within minimalist and post-minimalist “deskilled” materiality, Martineau’s research pursues the conflation of method, style and ideology within artistic manufacture.

Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, with most recent group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Power Plant, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent solo exhibitions include Foreman Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Rodman Hall Arts Centre/Brock University, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. In 2007, Martineau was the recipient of the Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award for the Visual Arts, and in 2009, she represented British Columbia and the Yukon for the Sobey Art Award of Canada.


Remai Modern is temporarily closed in an effort to help mitigate risks to the public related to the spread of COVID-19.

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