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Portrait Etienne Saint-Amant
photo: Jean-François Dupuis

Etienne Saint-Amant is master of sciences and professional artist in technological arts. He specializes in the conception of large-format artworks designed and described in a mathematical language. He is a specialist, lecturer and pioneer in this field. He is the author of formulas and equations that translate into various tools for artistic composition. He is dedicated to conceptual research and creation of contemporary artworks.

After six years of development of the mathematical arts, he had his first solo exhibition named Aleph in Sherbrooke. Subsequently, solo and group exhibitions both occured in Canada and internationaly. He won several fellowships, awards and commendations.

He represented Canada in visual arts at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, in the Canada Pavilion.

As a member of Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Laboratory (SCIL), he produced a brain medical image of his own white matter network that he modified both mathematically and structurally. His works Selfportrait I and Selfportrait II are derived from this approach.

He is named among a short list of contemporary Canadian artists with the best potential resale value in the article "Comment s'enricher avec... l'art" (how to become richer with... the art) by Sylvie Dugas, les Affaires, July 9 and 16, 2011.

We find his work in many public, institutional and private collections. He is the lead artist of several projects of integration of art to the architecture; an area of expertise he is particularly fond.

 

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Education

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in computer science, specializing in image science and digital media, 2009-2011, Université de Sherbrooke
Specialization: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Diffusion (of the human brain)
Memoire: Coupling of Compressed Sensing and Diffusion Spectrum Imaging Research Director: Professor Maxime Descoteaux

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in image science and digital media, 2004-2007, Université de Sherbrooke

Scholarships, Prizes and Distinctions

2016 Named in the list of 5 Artists You'll Love to Invest In at Affordable Art Fair New York City
2015 Honorary copresident of Automn'art
2014 Honorary president of Visa-Art
2013 Recipient of Pericles Prize awarded to one alumnus of Séminaire Salésien who has completed higher education and has a remarkable career
2013 Winner, jury 1st prize for the best representation of the human connectome, Brain-Art competition, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Seattle 2013
2013 Selected artist to create the artwork given to speakers of Sherbrooke International Life Sciences Summit (SILS) 2013
2013 Winner, public 1st prize at Montreal International Design Show (SIDIM 2013)
2012 Selected artist by Fondation de l’Université de Sherbrooke to create the artwork given to ambassadors' laureates of the university (2012 gala)
2012 Finalist, Mini Print International – Asia Pacific competition
2011 Winner, public 1st prize and jury 3rd prize at the competition La preuve par l’image of ACFAS for the best scientific image of the year
2011 Named among a short list of contemporary Canadian artists offering the best resale value in the article by Sylvie Dugas, "Comment s'enrichir avec... l'art", Les Affaires, July 9 and 16, 2011
2010 Represented Canadian visual arts at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 with the large-scale work Mégalithes
2010 Winner, Jury’s 3rd prize at the International Digital Art Miniprint Exhibition in Ottawa
2009 Scholarship recipient as ambassador artist of Ville de Sherbrooke
2009 Winner, Public’s 3rd prize at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, during Le salon du printemps
2003 Winner, Jury’s 1st prize at the Centre d’art de Richmond

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Dualité et Transcription, Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre, Valcourt
2016 La Marche Idéale, Orford Music, Orford
2016 Transmission, Arts Sutton Gallery, Sutton
2014 Connectivité, Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton, Sherbrooke
2014 Matérialisation, Galerie du Théâtre - Art contemporain, Magog
2011 Atmosphères, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Sherbrooke
2011 Structures et psyché, Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
2010 Origines : Évolutions, Galerie Steve Saint-Pierre, Sherbrooke
2010 Origines, Galerie Creatio, Centre culturel de Magog, Magog
2004 Etienne Saint-Amant, Maison de la Culture de Waterloo, Waterloo
2004 Etienne Saint-Amant, la Nef centre d'arts, Sherbrooke
2004 Etienne Saint-Amant, Moulin Marcoux, Pont-Rouge
2004 Etienne Saint-Amant, Centre d’art de Richmond, Richmond
2003 Plongé dans le chaos, Galerie Creatio, Centre culturel de Magog, Magog
2003 Aleph, Galerie Art-Inter, Sherbrooke


Group Exhibitions

2017 Les Amants de l'Aube (at the album launch of Mathieu Lippé), Galerie le 1040, Montreal
2016 Entre terre et braise, Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton, Sherbrooke
2016 Affordable Art Fair, New York City, New York, USA
2016 Phosphenes — Divine Illuminations, B8 Gallery, Quebec
2016 Art Southampton, New York, USA
2015 Le couloir du temps, Paris-Montparnasse Station, Paris, France
2014 1st Mural Art Symposium, Marché de la Gare, Sherbrooke
2014 Bridges, Gwacheon National Science Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2014 Mathematical Art, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Baltimore (Maryland), USA
2013 Brain-art Show & Competition, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, USA
2013 Montreal International Design Show (SIDIM 2013), Place Bonaventure, Montréal
2013 Mathematical Art, Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego (California), USA
2012 Points de vue, Galerie du théâtre, Magog
2012 Mini Print International – Asia Pacific, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia and HSBC Main Building, Hong Kong, China
2010 International Digital Art Miniprint Exhibition, Voix Visuelle, Ottawa
2010 Shanghai World Expo 2010, Cirque du Soleil and Heritage Canada, Canadian Pavilion, Shanghai, China
2010 Creatio – Grands formats, Galerie Creatio, Centre culturel de Magog, Magog
2009 Le salon du printemps, Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
2009 Creatio voit grand, Galerie Creatio, Centre culturel de Magog,  Magog
2008 - ... Aquart, International underwater exhibitions
2006 The Art of Digital Show, Lyceum Theater, San Diego (California), USA
2006 ARTE FRACTAL : Belleza y matemáticas, International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), Madrid, Spain
2004 Rouge Creatio, Galerie Creatio, Centre culturel de Magog,  Magog
2004 Visa-Art, Hôtel de ville de Magog, Magog
2002 Art-Circuit, Galerie Horace, Sherbrooke

 

Associations and memberships

2016-2017 Member of the Art Acquisitions Commitee of Université de Sherbrooke
2015 Jury of Prix Claude Métras
2014-... Member of Maison des arts et de la culture de Brompton
2014 Jury of C'est plein de bon SciENceS, scientific exhibition of art, Institut interdisciplinaire d'innovation technologique (3IT), Université de Sherbrooke and fellows of Parc Innovation
2013 Jury of Une image vaut mille décors contest, Centre de recherche clinique Étienne-Le Bel
2013-... Member of Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
2010-2012 Jury, Zone Art
2010-... Artist eligible for the Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics of Quebec
2010-... RAAV professional member
2010-... Zone Art professional member
2009-... Member of the Conseil de la Culture de l’Estrie
2006-2007 Jury, Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest
2002-2010 Member of Creatio artists' group
2003-2004 Member of Creatio’s board of directors

 

Lectures and performances

2017 Etienne Saint-Amant, art + science, lecturer, Cégep de Jonquière
2015 La science comme instrument de création artistique, lecturer, Cégep de Sherbrooke
2014 Matérialisation des mathématiques en oeuvres d'art, lecturer, Séminaire de Sherbrooke
2014 Quinzaine de l'entrepreneuriat Cascades, panelist, Université de Sherbrooke
2014 Matérialisation des mathématiques en oeuvres d'art, lecturer, Bibliothèque municipale Éva-Senécal, Sherbrooke
2013 La médecine du futur, panelist, Les Entretiens Jacques Cartier, Sherbrooke
2013 Short presentation by the creator of the unique works of art given to SILS speakers, Conference Center, Sherbrooke
2013 Les galeries privées, Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie, lecturer, Galerie du théâtre, Magog
2013 Etienne Saint-Amant – Art + Science, guest artist, Mitchell-Montcalm high school, Sherbrooke
2012 L’homme dans la cité de demain, panelist, Les Entretiens Jacques Cartier, Sherbrooke
2012 Vivre de son art, panelist, Zone-Art, Sherbrooke
2012 Etienne Saint-Amant – Art + Science, lecturer, faculty of education, Université de Sherbrooke
2008 L’imagerie à travers l’art visuel d’Etienne Saint-Amant, lecturer, Agora du Carrefour de l’information, Université de Sherbrooke
2004 Les arts mathématiques, lecturer, galerie des cantons, Magog
2004 Soirées artistiques de Visa-Art – l’art chaotique par Etienne Saint-Amant, lecturer, Hôtel de ville de Magog
2003 Les journées de la culture, public performance, Centre culturel de Magog
2003 Symposium d’arts visuels avec musique de chambre, public performance, Centre culturel de Magog

 

COLLECTIONS



Press Bibliography

LAMBERT, Vincent, "Plonger dans l'art avec les mathématiques", EstriePlus, January 5, 2017 [online]

MARCOS ALVAREZ, Elena, PRESSÉ, Suzanne, "Regards sur l'art public", Université de Sherbrooke, November 2016, pages 50-51 [online]

MANGIN, Loïc, "Bienvenüe en Floride !", Pour la Science, no. 463, May 2016, pages 86-87

AUTHIER, Isabel, "Étienne St-Amant: l'artiste scientifique", La Voix de l'Est, February 18, 2016 [online]

DUBOIS, Caroline, "Inauguration alliant l'art et la science - Une oeuvre d'Étienne Saint-Amant inspirée du 3IT", Université de Sherbrooke, May 20, 2015 [online]

BOUCHARD, Joëlle, "Un moment privilégié avec le fascinant Étienne Saint-Amant", Cégep de Sherbrooke, February 10, 2015 [online]

TREMBLAY, Karine, "Art mathématique", La Tribune, May 31, 2014, page W3

DUBÉ, Cynthia, "Quand les mathématiques deviennent complices de la création", Le Journal de Sherbrooke, May 21, 2014, page 25

BRUNETTE, ALISON, "Mathematical Masterpieces by Étienne Saint-Amant", CBC Radio, May 5, 2014 [online]

BAREITHER, Isabelle, "Eine Bildergeschichte des Gehirns", Gehirn und Geist, May 2014, pages 40-47

TREMBLAY, Geneviève, "Projet 140 - Étienne Saint-Amant : Tableaux mathématiques", La Fabrique Culturelle, Télé-Québec, March 2014 [online]

REHMEYER, Julie, "Visions of Math", Discover Magazine, April 2014, pages 32-37

GÉNIER, Maxine, "One-on-One with Etienne Saint-Amant, Contemporary Art Mathematician", Luxe In A City, July 2013 [online]

LANOUE, Marie-France, "Esthétique contemporaine : Interdisciplinarité — Étienne Saint-Amant et l’art mathématique", L'ARgoT, no. 3, 2013 edition

CANN, Angus, "When MATH meets Art: 7 profiles of math-driven artists", Dark Rye, no. 9, April 2013, page 19 [online]

CORRIVEAU, Emmanuelle, "Interview with Etienne Saint-Amant", LeZarts, MAtv, February 25, 2013 [online]

GAGNON, Marcel, "Étienne Saint-Amant, un artiste des plus prometteurs selon les experts", TVA Nouvelles, December 21, 2012 [online]

DUBÉ, Cynthia, "Étienne Saint-Amant : le mariage parfait entre l’art et les mathématiques", Le Journal de Shebrooke, May 19, 2011, page 31

NOËL, Mélanie, "L’art mathématique et la beauté de l’univers", La Tribune, May 9, 2011, page 15

BOISSONNEAU, Amélie, "Je pense, donc je crée", La Nouvelle, May 11, 2011, page 15

PETIT, Matthieu, "ART ORIGINEL", Le Voir (Eastern Townships edition), volume 7, no. 38, September 23 – 29, 2010, cover page and page 10

LIORET, Alain, "Du chaos jaillit la peinture", Créanum, no. 145, November 2010 to January 2011, pages 48-51

FAUTEUX, Mélissa, "Le téléjournal/Estrie", Radio-Canada, February 2010 [online]

DUBÉ, Cynthia, "De fascinants tableaux créés à partir de formules mathématiques", Le journal de Sherbrooke, March 4, 2010, page 27

MARTIN, Laura, "Un artiste sherbrookois à l’Expo universelle de Shanghai", La Tribune, January 16, 2010, page 18

BOYER, Lise, "Announcement of winners", Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, June 1, 2009

PETIT, Matthieu, "Ça arrive aussi près de chez nous", Le Voir (Eastern Townships edition), volume 6, no. 12, March 26 – April 1, 2009, page 6

"L’imagerie à travers l’art visuel d’Etienne Saint-Amant", Le journal UdeS, volume II, no. 5, October 9, 2008, page 12

KERBO, François, "Création sans dimension", Création Numérique, no. 112, March 2006, pages 20-22

JACQUES, Chantale, "L’art du XXIe siècle", Le Collectif, November 1, 2004, page 17