"Joan Dumouchel has managed to impose a style and language that belong only to herself. A metaphorical universe that gives a central place to the human figure, the heart of action. A world that belongs to the show! ... Place to dream, place to magic! Here are the equilibrists, who traverse the thread of human fragility, where the hopes of life, of tenderness, of the sense of things, of loves lost and rediscovered are strained.
Joan Dumouchel was born in Montreal in 1953. Dumouchel paints with confidence, demonstrating at the same time a knowledge and an intuition of the surfaces that it dynamizes. The theatricality of his characters is exalted by space, by the way they occupy the surface of the canvas. The world created by Joan Dumouchel immerses the viewer in a dreamlike and timeless atmosphere and echoes what inhabits the human being universally and which too often remains deeply buried in the meanders of our being. " Robert Bernier, "Other World, Other Space," 2003.
2004 Training course in acrylic techniques, Liquitex, England.
2001 Training course in contemporary art, Normandy Terre des Arts, Brécy, France.
1998 Bachelor's degree, Visual Arts, University of Quebec in Montreal.
1975 CEGEP Saint-Laurent, Pictorial Art, Montreal.
1971 Professional School of Commercial Art, Montreal