Véronique Malo is a visual artist with a multidisciplinary approach working mostly with video and video installations in public spaces, with a background in print media. Her artworks explore the idea of social portraiture and how structures of power influence migration and relationships through a landscape. In her videos, drawings and installations, she juxtaposes tension and construction of public spaces with ideas of community, contemplation and time.
She completed a Master of Fine Arts in Print Media at Concordia University in Montréal (Canada). In 2006, she studied as an exchange student in the MFA program at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. She participated in several exhibitions and screenings in Canada, in the United States, in France, in Sweden, in Spain and in Scotland. She worked in the realm of artist-run centers in Montreal, as well as teaching part-time at Concordia University and in Cegep. As an undergraduate, she studied Studio Arts at Concordia University and completed her studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In 2009, she was in Sweden taking part in a post-graduate program at Valand School of Fine Arts, as well as in Est-Nord-Est, a residency in St-Jean-Port-Joli, Qc and at the 3e Imperial in Granby. She took part in a residency and exhibition in Huesca, Spain for the Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes in 2011. She lives and works in Lanaudière and Montréal, Quebec.
This is nature in its rudimentary expression. Blades of grass are altered, enlarged, splintered and perforated. We are given opposite ends of a visual spectrum: the artist has juxtaposed the finite interpretation and the definitive reality of a simple raw fiber, and exhibited these within a unified setting. The dimensions of the artwork alter physical forms and play on the imagination of the observer. As it moves vertically, the image gradually loses its thick pictorial texture: an opaque-like filter masks a brighter pathway where light shines more abundantly, opening onto a changeable skylight.
A portion of the research and images was carried out in cooperation with the Microscopy Imaging Facility at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital.