About Catherine Bard
Following her bachelor's degree in biology, Catherine Bard began drawing comics in 2012 in Jimmy Beaulieu's class in Montreal, and then started illustrating full time in 2017. She has participated in numerous comic book festivals with her self-published books (Montreal Comic Book Festival, Expozine, Rendez-vous de la BD de Gatineau). Her work has been distributed in a variety of ways, notably in publishing with the books Une maison juste à moi (Éditions Cardinal) and Les paysages intérieurs (Éditions La Galère), as well as in the awareness campaign 14 motifs de discrimination of the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse (present in Montreal's subways and on the web). She also participated in the exhibition "Le temps d'un poème", presented by Québec BD and distributed internationally (Belgium, Mexico, France), as well as in the exhibition "Ceci n'est pas une pub", presented during the festival Québec en toutes lettres. Because she likes to do things the other way around, Catherine started a certificate in plastic arts at UQTR in 2019, once her illustration practice was well underway. This was all it took for her to explore different mediums, including drawing, ceramics, digital art, painting and sculpture. In her work, Catherine questions our connection to the land and the parallels that exist between ecosystems and the human experience. Her experience as a biologist leads her to appreciate nature from a different perspective, as if knowledge of biomes allows for a heightened sensitivity to beauty, fragility and the extraordinary. In her search for the freedom of childhood, Catherine Bard attempts to highlight and connect our natural and inner landscapes, in a return to simplicity and spontaneity. Born in the Lower St. Lawrence, the artist now resides in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, where she happily walks the river of her veins in the heart of spruce forests.
Les paysages intérieurs, chez les Éditions La Galère (2022)
Jasmin cherche l'amour, auto-édition (2015)
Guest at MCAF
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023