Carole Simard-Laflamme was born in Baie-Saint-Paul (Quebec) in 1945. After studying arts and architecture, she pursued museology at the Université de Montréal. She finalized her training by traveling to all the continents. She received several bursaries, travelling Europe, Africa and the Middle East in order to discover other peoples’ traditions. Her travels and her studies on the various traditional weaving techniques allowed her to measure the powerful links between the human being and his or her environment.
Throughout her career, she also participated in the Biennales de la Tapisserie contemporaine de Montréal and presented more than 50 solo exhibits across Quebec, Canada and Europe. She followed her wish to break down the walls between different artistic disciplines by associating her textiles with architectural and sonorous elements. She created more than 26 monumental pieces that were integrated to architecture as she dearly wanted to promote the presence of textiles in modern day art. She was invited to direct the Musée d’art conteporain de Baie-Saint-Paul from 2006 to 2007.
Her creations are always laced with the theme of human habitat. During her architectural studies, she developed an interest for the relationship between Man and his or her habitat. She created Habit-Habitat-Habitus, a piece that earned her a spot in the 1989 International Textile Competition in Japan.
She explores many different disciplines when creating her pieces or when collaboration with others. For example, she united fibers and music after her research and studies in musicology at the Université de Montréal numerous times when collaborating with composer François Tousignant. She integrated elements of photography and danse to her creations.