Guy Tremblay

 Fine Art Photography

Bio

photo Guy Tremblay

Guy Tremblay practises his art for now more than forty years. Professional artist for about thirty years, he is an autodidact and holds a Superior Study Diploma in Contemporary Art Practices. He also took part in several workshops with Masters of contemporary photography such as Mary Ellen Mark, Arnold Newman and Bruce Davidson. He also much involved himself in the artistic community, initially in Ottawa with Gallery 101 then as of his arrival in the Eastern Townships with the P'tit Bonheur of St-Camille, he organized the Mois de la Photo à St-Camille during seven years. In the last years, Guy Tremblay as also committed himself with young people by teaching on a volunteer basis his art to teenagers in collaboration with the Association des groupes jeunesse de l'Or Blanc and the Coalition Sherbrookoise pour le travail de rue. He received up to now, three grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec. The art of Guy Tremblay was presented in more than 30 solos or of group shows. Its photographs belong to several public and private collections in Canada, the United States, France and Cuba.

The art of Guy Tremblay alternates between the landscape and the portrait. He generally concentrates on a single series at once. Certain series can however spread out over several years such as its series of landscapes. He chose black and white photography for aesthetic reasons and because he controls the process from the shooting until the processing of the final prints. With a direct and meticulous style, he avoids distracting with special effects. The black and white allows him a level of abstraction from the reality which leads the observer to consider the world in a new way. Its work is sober, contemplative and meditative. It is a research of extraordinary in the ordinary, of the true beauty. It is not so much the decisive moment than the environment and the quality of the light which inspires him. In a time of the digital photography, he still uses the gelatine silver print for its unequalled qualities. In addition to traditional gelatine silver print photography, he has been specializing for several years in platinum and palladium printing.


Exhibitions (Sélection)
Solo:
     2017 Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier,Valcourt
     2016 Galerie R3, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Duo avec Roger Gaudreau)
     2013 C... la galerie, Sherbrooke
     2012 Galerie Goncourt, Montréal
     2011 Espace Hortense, Mois de la photo à Saint-Camille
     2011 Musée Populaire de la photographie, Drummondville
     2008-2013 Installation à ciel ouvert à Ascot, Sherbrooke
     2008 Musée Beaulne, Coaticook
     2004 Maison des Arts et de la Culture, Brompton
     2003 Galerie Quarc, Sherbrooke
     1998 Espace Hortense, St-Camille
     1994 Galerie de l'Université de Sherbrooke
     1994 Bibliothèque Municipale Memphremagog, Magog
     1992 Musée Uplands, Lennoxville
     1987 Galerie de l'Alliance Française, Ottawa
     1980 Université Laval, Québec

Group:
     2017 Riverin-Arlogos, Eastman
     2016 Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
     2015 Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montréal
     2014 Université de Sherbrooke
     2013 Université de Sherbrooke
     2001 Espace Hortense, St-Camille
     1998 CPW, Woodstock, NY, USA
     1997 Maison Amsden, Stanstead
     1997 Espace Hortense, St-Camille
     1997 Poudrière de Windsor, Windsor
     1996 Espace Hortense, St-Camille
     1995 Galerie Art-Thé, North-Hatley
     1995 Centre d'Art d'Orford, Orford
     1993 Espace Hortense, St-Camille
     1989 Galerie Rodrigue Lemay, Ottawa
     1988 CPW, Woodstock, NY, USA
     1983 Galerie 101, Ottawa

Grants & prize

          Merite Estrien
     2013 Mérite estrien
     1997 Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
     1995 Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
     1993 Ministère de la Culture du Québec

Collections
     Musée McCord Stewart,
     Collection Loto-Québec,
     Museo Irureta, Tilcara, Argentine
     Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke,
     Alliance Française d'Ottawa,
     Université de Sherbrooke,
     Center for Photography at Woodstock
     ainsi que plusieurs collections au Canada, aux États-Unis, en Europe et en Asie.

Catalogs
     2006 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     2005 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     2004 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     2003 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     2003 Photo Americas Auction Catalog, Portland, OR
     2002 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     2001 Photo Americas Auction Catalog, Portland, OR
     2001 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     2000 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     1999 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     1998 Friends Without a Border (Howard Greenberg Gallery), NY
     1998 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     1997 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY
     1995 Center for Photography at Woodstock Auction Catalog, NY


Book:
     2018 Ton visage me dit quelque chose , Janvier 2019

Vidéo:
     2018 Choix incontournables de Nicolas Tittley à Formule Diaz , Janvier 2018
     2017 La Fabrique Culturelle , Décembre 2017
     2017 Exposition de Guy Tremblay au Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier , Décembre 2017
     2012 Ton visage me dit quelque chose (DC) , Février 2012