Marie Rioux



Marie Rioux was born in Montreal and studied visual art in Quebec City. Over the course of her career, she has worked alongside artists from various milieux in contemporary art. 

In this way, she has succeeded in developing an original manner of working and a body of art stamped with authenticity. At present she is continuing her artistic enquiries by giving tangible expression to the place in which she lives. 

Marie Rioux’s work can be found in serveral private collections, particularly in England, the United States, Germany and Canada including the collections of Bombardier, Norton Rose, Gentec and the Town of Levis. 

“My painting is the product of an irrepressible impulse which pushes me to express and communicate my emotions without hesitation. First, I picture the dominant colour I wish to explore. Then my ideas unfold with a multitude of options. Through spontaneous gestures, there then comes the pleasure of mixing colours, sketching shapes and bringing out textures. An initial composition emerges, followed by a considerable labour of reconstruction, leading to the final work. Recently, I have been working with monochromes, which adds a dramatic touch to my atmospheres. 

The place I depict in my work are mostly my own. They are North American and of the present. Sometimes one may see in them figures present in particular atmospheres. As I create I incorporate unusual elements into the work, which in a discordant manner echo our presence and our traces in the contemporary environment.”


  • 1975 École des arts visuels, Université Laval, Québec
  • 1973-1974 Cégep de Sainte-Foy, Québec


  • 2003 Dessin d’observation, Université Laval, Québec
    VU, Centre de diffusion et de production de la photographie, Québec
  • 2001 Dessin d’observation, Université Laval, Québec
  • 2000 Dessin d’observation, Université Laval, Québec
  • 1978  Atelier de céramique
  • 1976  Atelier de réalisations graphiques de Québec


  • 2014 Le Sainte-Laurent: empreintes, Alliance Francaise, Toronto, ON
  • 2012 Flumen, Galerie Saint-Dizier, Montréal, QC
  • 2010 Entre ciel et terre, Galerie l’Espace Contemporain, Québec City, QC
  • 2002 Rouge et art événement, Galerie Rouge, Québec City, QC
  • 2002 Paysages, Rouge Gallery, Quebec City, QC
  • 2001 Galerie de Grand Théâtre de Québec, Quebec City, QC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION                      

  • 2017 Celebrating Canada, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Studio Bécot, Québec, l’Art de la joie, Manif d’Art/8, la Biennale de Québec
  • 2016 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • First Canadian Place Gallery, Curated by Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • International exposition, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, U.S.A
  • Louise Carrier gallery, Lévis, Récits d’arbres, pierres et de territoire. Two person show
  • Château Frontenac Art Gallery, Quebec, QC
  • Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2015 Dialogues, Canadian Bacon, Quebec, QC
  • Vision du septième art, Journées de la culture. Studio Bécot, Quebec, QC
  • Château Frontenac Art Gallery, Quebec City 
  • 2013 REGART, centre d’artistes en art actuel, Québec
    Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON
    Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON
  • 2011 Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, ON
    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE), Toronto, ON
    Galerie Tzara 12×12, Québec
  • 2010 Lessedra Art Gallery, Bulgaria
    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE), Toronto, ON
    Symposium Beauce-Appalaches
  • 2009 Galerie Tzara, Québec
    Galerie l’Espace Contemporain, Québec
  • 2008 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA
    Galerie Bécot, Québec
    Galerie l’Espace Contemporain, Québec
  • 2007 Galerie Bécot, Québec
    Galerie l’Espace Contemporain, Québec
  • 2006 Galerie Bécot, Québec
    Galerie l’Espace Contemporain, Québec
  • 1999 Atelier Imagine, Québec
  • 1998 L’Orangeraie, L’Œil de Poisson, Québec
    L’abeille et le papillon, Salle Multi, Méduse, Québec
    Rouge et art événement, Galerie Rouge, Québec
    La grande macédoine, Galerie Rouge, Québec


  • 2013 Toile, La riviére qui marche, 5 ½ feet x 11 ½ feet, hall de l’édifice Bombardier, Dorval, Québec
  • 2006 Illustration, Disparues sous le signe de l’infini, Sylvie Nicolas, Éditions, Québec-Amérique


  • 2010 Prix CÉGEP Beauce-Appalaches, “Professional artist” category


  • Alliance Française, Toronto

Bombardier, Dorval, Québec

Compagnie Gentex, Québec

Compagnie Lauréat Pépin, Québec

CTRL Québec

Gentex Co., Quebec City

Norton Rose

Ogilvy Renaud, lawyers, Québec

Town of Lévis


  • 2017 LandEscape Art Review Europe, Anniversary Edition, page 28
  • 2016, Kelly Park, January 7
  • Club de collectionneurs de Québec, June 24
  • Diffusion Culturelle de Lévis, expositions
  • The Tribune Review, January 21
  • Nak You, January 12, Leah Kennedy, USA
  • 2014 “Y a pas deux matins pareils”, Radio-Canada, Ontario, September 4
  • “La Québécoise Marie Rioux expiose ses œuvres a l’Alliance Française”, Le Métropolitian, Toronto, September 10, Xavier Lambert
  • “Le Fleuve St-Laurent à l’honneur”, L’Express, Toronto, September 9, Alix Forgeot
  • Club des Collectionneurs de Québec, January 9, Québec City
  • 2013 Le Soleil, Visual Arts, A12, Quebec City, July 27
  • Le Soleil, Home, M8, Quebec City, November 23
  • 2012 Visiter la ville en deux toiles, Le Soleil, July 9, Québec
  • Parcours, vol. 16, no. 2, p. 53
  • 2011 Radio Canada, July 8, Québec
  • Magazine Parcours, vol 16, nº 2, Montréal
  • Plaisir de vivre, vol. 22, no. 4, p. 94
  • 2010 TOAE, 2010, www.Dilettantesdiary,com
    TVC, August, Beauceville, Québec
    Journal du Quartier, April, Beauceville, Québec
    Hebdo Régional, September 2, Beauceville, Québec
  • 2008 Interview, Art in America, September-October
    Trois québécoises à New York, Le Soleil, August 30, Québec
    Blouin Artinfo, September, New York, USA
    Un secret bien gardé, Vie Des Arts, Summer, Montréal, January, Montréal
  • 2007 De la dernière à la première chance, Voir, February, Québec


  • AVATAR, Association de diffusion et de création sonores et électroniques
  • (Artists Centre for the creation and dissemination of audio and electronic arts)
  • RAAV, Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec
  • (Professional society of visual artists in Quebec)
  • SODRAC, Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs
  • (Society for the protection of reproduction rights of artists)
  • VU, Centre de production et diffusion de la photographie
  • (Centre for the production and dissemination of photography)
  • L’Œil de Poisson, Centre de diffusion et de production en art actuel
  • (‘Fish Eyes’, Centre for the creation and dissemination of contemporary art)
  • REGART, Centre d’artistes en art actuel
  • (Centre for contemporary artists)