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"In the fullness of pictorial space, to make an absolute statement and impose something of your own reality."

Bertrand Tremblay was born in Les Éboulements, Quebec, in 1951. Upon graduation from the visual arts program at the Laval University in 1978, he returned to Charlevoix and collaborated in the earliest activities of the Baie Saint-Paul Arts Centre. He was part of the inaugural Symposium of Young Painters in 1982 and participated again in 1984. Much of his time was spent teaching painting, drawing and traditional weaving throughout Charlevoix. In 1985, he returned to Quebec City, making five trips to the Canadian Arctic. In 1989, Bertrand Tremblay was awarded the First Prize of the Art Acquisition Program of the City of Charlesbourg. The artist is also an accomplished poet with published volumes in 1995, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2007. He is an active collaborator of two prestigious Revues of Poetry. In 2004, he became an official member of the I.A.F. - Institute of Figurative Arts, Canada. The works of Bertrand Tremblay are part of numerous collections throughout Canada and the United States.


Place of Birth: Les Éboulements, Québec
Date of Birth: 1951


  • 1975-1978 Laval University, B.A. Fine Arts, Quebec City, Quebec

Solo or Duo Exhibitions

  • 2011 Fou-Bar, Quebec, Quebec
  • 2007 Lamoureux Ritzenhoff Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2007 St-Jean-Baptiste Library, Quebec, Quebec
  • 2006 De Leon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2006 Iris Gallery, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
  • 2005 Lamoureux Ritzenhoff Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2002 Mont Sainte-Anne Gallery, Beaupré, Quebec
  • 2001 René-Richard Library, Baie Saint-Paul, Quebec
  • 1995 Iris Gallery, Baie Saint-Paul, Quebec
  • 1990-1992-1994 L'Embuscade Café-Galerie, Trois-Rivières, Quebec
  • 1992 Inox, Quebec
  • 1992 N.G.C.C. Georges R. Pearkes
  • 1991 N.G.C.C. Norman MacLeod Rogers
  • 1983 Domaine Forget, Saint-Irénée, Quebec

Group Exhibitions

  • 2002-2016 Lamoureux Ritzenhoff Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2009 Laurier Museum "Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor", October 1st - December 13, Victoriaville, Quebec
  • 2009 La Nef Gallery "Ah! que l'hiver", December, Quebec, Quebec
  • 2009 Iris Gallery "Carré d'as", May, Baie-St-Paul, Quebec
  • 2003 Place Laurier "Tous différents, tous les mêmes droits", March, Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1993-1994 YMCA, Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1993 Grand Theatre, Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1992 Exhibition Centre, Baie Saint-Paul, Quebec
  • 1990-1995 L'Embuscade, Trois-Rivières, Quebec
  • 1991 Charlesbourg Library, Quebec
  • 1989-1995 Panorama Arts Centre, Baie Saint-Paul, Quebec

Special Events

  • 2007 Launching of the poetry book : "Lettres du petit matin", Galerie Lamoureux Ritzenhoff, Nov. 2007, Montreal,Quebec
  • 2006 Portrait of the artist - "Bertrand Tremblay, I.A.F.: Passion", by photographer Jocelyn Samson - photo design and exhibition, Quebec
  • 2004 Symposium of the Massif - "Splendeur et Pinceaux", Execution of a painting in public, Petite-Rivière St-François, Quebec
  • 2003 Symposium of the Massif - "Splendeur et Pinceaux", Execution of a painting in public, Petite-Rivière St-François, Quebec
  • 2003 Festival Autumn Dream - Execution of a painting in public, Baie-St-Paul, Quebec
  • 2002 Canada Waters, Old Port, Montreal, Quebec
  • 2001 Homage to Gilles Kègle, Quebec City, Quebec
  • 2000 The Millennium Garden, Old Port, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1984 Baie Saint-Paul Symposium, Quebec
  • 1982 Baie Saint-Paul Symposium (First), Quebec


  • 2004: Became an official member of the I.A.F. - Institute of Figurative Arts, Canada, May 8
  • 1989 First Prize Purchase Program, Charlesbourg, Quebec


  • Gratton, B.A., Charlaine. "La Terre, la Mer et le Ciel", essay on the artist's contribution to aesthetics, October 2007.
  • Tremblay, Bertrand. "Lettres du petit matin - Letters of the Morning", poetry selection, de l'Oésie Editions, Spring 2007.
  • Tremblay, Bertrand. "Plus près encore nous tentions de nous connaître", Quebec: de l'Oésie Editions, 2004.
  • Repertory of Canadian Artists (Biennal Magazin'Art) Montreal, 2002-2004.
  • Participation at the Anthology "L'Amour de toi", Le Loup de Gouttière, Quebec, Winter 2003.
  • Tremblay, Bertrand. Nous naissons sur le sable des comètes, Quebec: Loup de Gouttière Editions, 2001.
  • Tremblay, Bertrand. J'appelle, Quebec: Mémoire Vive Editions, 1995.
  • Bertrand Tremblay et al. Revue Poésie, nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 1996-2002.
  • Bertrand Tremblay et al. L'Embarcadère, Charlevoix: Literary Society, nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (artist invited to illustrate no. 5).
  • Dix ans déjà, Exhibition Centre of Baie Sait-Paul, 1992.

Media Coverage

  • "La Terre, la Mer et le Ciel" in "Les Gens qui font l'événement", Magazin'Art, Fall 2007.
  • "Bertrand Tremblay, ô peinture" by Robert Bernier, Parcours et Art de vivre, Autumn, Quebec 2006.
  • ArtFolio 2005-2006, Fine Arts catalogue, Toronto, Ontario, 2005.
  • Documentary "Bertrand Tremblay, artiste-peintre" realized by Sara A. Tremblay and the Cegep of Matane, 2003.
  • Tout l'monde s'en fout pas, interview, CKRL-FM, February 2002.
  • "Voyages" by Lorraine Dietrich, Magazin'Art, Fall 2001.
  • Dans les règles de l'art, Télé-Com, Baie Saint-Paul, July 2001.
  • Topo, Télé-Com, Charlesbourg, February 1993.


  • Abitibi-Consolidated inc., Montreal, Quebec
  • Architerior Design, Burnaby, BC
  • Fisher Corporation, London, ON
  • Alcan Inc., Montreal, Quebec
  • Imex Industries, Elberton, GA, USA
  • Vanoc, Vancouver, BC
  • CIA CPCC Inc., Montreal, Quebec
  • Home Solutions, Calgary, AB
  • CLV Group, Ottawa, ON
  • Reda Cabinet Services Financiers, St.Leonard, Quebec
  • Holland & Mackie, Shelburne, VT, USA
  • McDonald's Restaurant, New Glasgow, NS
  • Westview Dental, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Hydro-Québec, Montreal, QC
  • YMCA, Quebec City, QC
  • City of Charlesbourg, QC
  • Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
  • Exhibition Centre, Baie Saint-Paul, QC
  • Flora, Canada
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