The French artist Jacques Carpentier immigrated to Montréal in 1968. He studied metal construction in 1964, and then obtained a master’s degree in visual arts from UQAM in 1989. He complemented his training with welding courses. In the 1990s, he taught art at CÉGEP du Vieux Montréal. Since 1982, he has participated in numerous public art events, including Sculpture: Séduction ’90. A member of the Conseil de la sculpture du Québec, he has participated in numerous public art competitions over the course of his career.