​About the artist

 

Montserrat Duran Muntadas is a Catalan born artist living in Montreal, Canada.

 

In 2007, she graduated with honours from the Centro Nacional del Vidrio, at the Real Fabrica de Cristales de La Granja, in Spain. This is where she was exposed to and taught many glass art techniques while specializing in blown glass and flameworked glass. In 2007, she was granted an internship at the Centre européen de recherche et de formation aux arts verriers (CERFAV), in Vannes-le-Châtel, France.

 

In 2010, she received a Bachelor in Visual Arts from the University of Barcelona in Spain, which permitted her to delve into conceptual art.

 

Following her arrival to Canada in 2012, she was able to merge her acquired knowledge with two of her greatest passions for conceptual art and glass, as well as dedicate herself to creating sculptures and installations. 

 

Over the years, she has participated in more than 30 national and international group exhibitions including: SOFA Chicago, the European Glass Context in Denmark, and the European Glass Festival in Poland.

 

Also, she was finalist and laureate of several awards such as: the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery 2017 Award for Glass, 2017 Prix Jean-Cartier de la Relève, and the 2019 Prix François-Houdé as well as receiving many grants from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, Bourse ForCGal and the Canada Council for the Arts.

 

In 2019, she created her first public artwork for an elementary school in Montreal. Presently, she is working on a new public artwork for the Armand-Frappier Museum in Laval.

 

In 2016, she completed a glassblowing residency at the North Lands Creative Glass, in Scotland. In October 2021, she will complete an artist residency at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA, USA as well as another one at the Real Fabrica de Cristales in La Granja, in Spain, in the spring of 2022.

 

In 2015, she had her first solo exhibition at the Galerie Espace VERRE in Montreal, Canada. Since then, she has had 10 solo exhibitions and has several more planned up to 2022.

 

Her work has been published in many glass art magazines such as: Glass Quarterly, Neues Glas,  New Glass Review as well as in art and fine crafts magazines such as: All She Makes, STUDIO,  Craft & Design in Canada and Vie des arts.

 

Furthermore, her works are part of many collections, including the City of Montreal and the Musée des métiers d'art du Quebec in Canada and the North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland.

 

 

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Studies:

 

2004-2010          Fine Arts degree from Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES                 

2005-2007          Glass Arts degree from Centro Nacional del Vidrio in Real Fábrica de Cristales de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia, ES.

 

Upcoming Solo Exhibitions:

 

2022      Galerie Espace Verre, Montréal. Canada

2021      Centre d'art Jacques-et-Michel-Auger. Victoriaville. Canada.

                 

Past Solo Exhibitions:

 

2021      «Dans le terrain fécond de tes entrailles» Galerie Les Trois C. LaSalle, CAN.

              «Mes beaux enfants et autres anomalies» Centre d'exposition Lethbridge de la Bibliothèque du Boisé. Saint Laurent, CAN.

2020      «Dans le terrain fécond de tes entrailles» Galerie La Guilde. Montréal, CAN.

              «Dans le terrain fécond de tes entrailles», Galerie d’art Yves Louis-Seize. Saint Gabriel de Brandon, Canada.

              «Mes beaux enfants et autres anomalies» Centre d’exposition de Mont-Laurier.    Mont-Laurier. QC, CA.

2019      «Le poids de l'inexistant» Maison de la Culture La Sarre, La Sarre, QC, CA.

2018      «Mes beaux enfants et autres anomalies», Centre d'exposition d'Amos, Amos, QC, CA.

              «Mes beaux enfants et autres anomalies», Bibliothèque Jacqueline De Repentigny. Verdun, CAN.

2015      «SEMINA PERCURRENTA», with Jean-Simon Trottier, Maison de la Culture Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, QC, CA.

              «SEMINA PERCURRENTA», with Jean-Simon Trottier, Galerie Espace VERRE, Montréal, QC, CA.

 

Past Juried Exhibitions (selection):

 

2021      Chromatika Galerie La Guilde. Montréal, Canada

              My Magique Reality Galerie Jano Lapin. Montréal, Canada.

2020      Indéfinissablement Bleu. Galerie Yves Louis-Seize. Saint Gabriel de Brandon, CAN.

              Light on glass. Galerie La Guilde. Montréal, Canada

              Papier Art Faire Galerie Bernard, Montreal, Canada.

2019      Finalistes du Prix François-Houdé 2019 Galerie La Guilde. Montréal, Canada.

              Foire d’art contemporani de Saint-Lambert Saint-Lambert. Canada

              Vitrine sur l'Art Art Souterrain, commissaire Pascale Beaudet. Montréal. CAN.

              L'Art face au corp, Centre d'exposition Val-d'Or, Val-d'Or, QC, CA.

2018      Triennal en Métiers d'Art, as an invited artist, Centre d'Art Rotary, La Sarre,CA.

              Finalist for the Prix François-Houdé 2018, La Guilde, Montréal, QC, CA.

              Aiguilles en feu, Centre Materia, Québec, QC, CA.

2017      Matière incandescente/Hot matter, La Guilde, Montréal, QC, CA.

              Finalist for the Prix François-Houdé 2017, La Guilde, Montréal, QC, CA.

              VOYONS VOIR la Collection de la Ville de Montréal s'expose, Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Montréal, QC, CA.

2016      SOFA CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, USA.

              Finalists for the Prix François-Houdé 2016, La Guilde, Montréal, QC, CA.

              European Glass Context, Gronbechs Gaard, Bornholm, DK.

              Black to White and Back Again, Peter Layton London Glassblowing, London, GB.

              Enjoia't, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, ES.

              Elemental, Coburg Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB.

              Fantasma, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland GB.  

              Masters of Light, Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB.

              European Glass Festival, Karkonosze Museum, Jelenia Góra, PL.

2015      Mutations, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Montréal, QC, CA.

              European Glass Festival, Wroclaw Glowny Station, Wroclaw, PL.

              Showcase, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, GB.

2014      ArtFad, Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Barcelona, ES.

2013      Rouge, Galerie Espace Verre, Montréal, QC, CA.

              Fireworks 2013 Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, ON, CA.

              Smashing Glass Passion for Glass Gallery, Calgary, AB, CA.

              Zwieseler Kölbl, Zwiesel, DE.

2012      Caserne 21, with Jean-Simon Trottier, Galerie Espace Verre, Montréal, QC, CA.

2011      Les ciutats invisibles, Capella de santa Clara, Castello d’Empuries, ES.

2010      FEM ART 2010, Gallery Ca La Dona, Barcelona, ES.

              IKAS ART 2010, Bilbao, ES.

2009      ReciclaMadrid, I Salón del Reciclaje de Arte de Madrid, Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, ES.

              II Encuentro de Joyeria Creativa del MAVA, Galleria d' Artesania de Catalunya, Barcelona, ES.

2008      II Encuentro de Joyeria Creativa del MAVA , Museo de Arte en Vidrio de Alcorcón, Madrid, ES.

              GOTAC, Amics de les Arts de Terrassa, Terrassa, ES.

              KONVENT.0, Berga, ES. 

 

Public Art:

2020      Centre d'interprétation des biosciences Armand Frappier, Laval, CAN.

2019      Primary school (project 2950 Jarry Est) Montréal, CAN.

 

Public Lectures :

 

2016-21       Artist presentation, Espace Verre, Montréal, QC, CA.

2020            Artist Talk. Galerie La Guilde. Montréal, Canada.

2017            Artist Talk, La Guilde, Montréal, QC, CA.

2015            Atelier de verre, in collaboration with Jean-Simon Trottier, Maison de la Culture Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal, QC, CA.

Publications:

 

2021      Create! Magazine Special edition Women’s issue 2021, page 110-113.

              ALL SHE MAKES Inaugural issue, Spring 2021 page 102-103.

2020      STUDIO. Craft & Design in Canada VOL 15. NO 2 Fall/Winter2020-2021 pg54-55.

              Vie des Arts  Pascale Beaudet nº258 page 26-29.

2019      Revue l'Enclume Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec. (no.14 April 2019)

2018      Neues Glas, (No.2/2018)

2017      New Glass Review 38, Corning Museum of Glass.

2015      Leaders of the pack en Route, Air Canada, September 2015, pages 45-46,    Jacinthe Dupuis.

              Glass Quarterly  no. 139, page 56, Bruno Andrus.

                

Public Collections:

                 

2020      Montréal City,  Montréal, QC, CA.

2019      Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Montréal. Canada.           

2017      Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON. CA.

              Fondation ForCGal. Québec, QC, CA.   

              Montréal City,  Montréal, QC, CA.

2016      North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland, GB.

2015      Galerie Espace Verre, Montréal, QC, CA.

 

Prizes and Awards:

 

2019      Prix François-Houdé. Montréal, Canada.

2018      Finalist of the Prix François-Houdé, Montréal, QC, CA.

2017      Prix 2017 Award for Glass, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, CA.         

              Prix Jean-Cartier de la Relève, Salon des Métiers d'Art de Montréal, QC, CA

              Finalist of the Prix François-Houdé, Montréal, QC, CA.

2016      Finalist of the Prix François-Houdé, Montréal, QC, CA.

              Finalist of the Enjoia't Award, Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, ES.

2014      Finalist of the ArtFad Awards, Barcelona, ES.

2013      Best in Show Award. Fusion, Fireworks 2013, ON, CA.

 

Upcoming Residency:

 

2022      Real Fabrica de Cristales de la Granja, Segovia, Spain.

2021      Pilchuck Emerging Artist in Residence Program. USA.

 

Past Residency:

 

2017      Digital embroidery, Fab Lab at the PEC, Montréal, QC, CA.

2016    North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland, GB.

 

Bursaries and Grants:

 

2021      Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec. Creation Grant. Canada.

              Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, QC, CA.

2019      Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec. Research & creation Grant, QC, CA.

              Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, QC, CA.

2018      Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec. Improvement Grant, QC, CA.

2017      Bourse ForCGal. Québec, QC, CA.

              Conseil des Arts et lettres du Québec. Research & creation Grant, QC, CA.

2016      Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, QC, CA.

              The Canada Council of the Arts, Travel Grant, Ottawa, ON, CA.

              Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec,Travel Grant,QC, CA.

2015      Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, QC, CA.

 

Catalogs:

 

2017      «Matière incandescente/Hot matter» Galerie La Guilde /The Guild. Montréal, Canada.

2016      SOFA CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, USA.

              European Glass Context, Gronbechs Gaard, Bornholm, DK.

2015      European Glass Festival Wroclaw Glowny Station, Karkonosze Museum, City Art Gallery, PL.

 

 

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