Jean-Robert Drouillard was born in Chatham, Ontario, in 1970, and grew up in Gaspé, Québec. After studying Québec literature and creative writing at Université Laval, he earned a diploma from the École-atelier de sculpture de Québec (today the Maison des métiers d’art de Québec) in 2000, and he has taught at the school since 2004. In 2002, he was a co-founder of Co-Op Le Bloc5, an art-production studio situated in Limoilou, Québec. He has had solo exhibitions at the MNBAQ, the Circa exhibition centre, Galerie Lacerte and Galerie Art Mûr, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. His works of public art are on display in Gaspé, Québec City, Longueuil, Montréal, and Cap-Tourmente. He is represented by Galerie Art Mûr in Montréal.