BOULAY - Statement
aiming to promote the awareness of a serious ecological problem, I have
been using society's non biodegradable plastic cast-offs for over four
and store them by color. When a color imposes itself, I go to work listening
to what it has to tell me, and show you what it said through descriptive
scenarios of such themes as unity, animal rights, acid rain, threat of
nuclear devastation, psychology, history, etc.
acrylic boxes to display these interpretations which can also be installations.
I do not paint the objects as I prefer playing with the natural hues and
gradations of a colour and each one suggests a world of it's own.
not use glue; it is a greater challenge for me to chance upon meaningful
juxtapositions of the objects, as though they were predestined to interlock.
(sometimes using plastic covered wire to permanently secure the objects).
University of Quebec at Montreal (B.F.A.), 81
The Montreal Museum School of Art and Design, 74 -75
Public choice award, honourable mention "Recycl'Art", '09
Members choice award, honourable mention "Renaissance", '09
Jury's choice award, honorable mention "Recycl'Art", '09
Jury's choice award, honorable mention "Recycl'Art", '08
Project Grant from Canada Council, March '87
First Prize, Annual Exhibition of the Quebec Sculpture Council,
Montreal ' 84 (Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs)
Finalist at the E.T. Greenshields Foundation's Exhibition, U.Q.A.M. Gallery,
Montreal, ' 81
National Museum of Fine Arts, QMCA "Prêt d'oeuvre"
Several private collections.
in America, janv. '88 The Gazette, '88 The Gazette, '84 La Presse
The Chronicle Cahier des Arts Visuels Etc. Montréal Cambridge
Times Le Soleil de Québec Vie des Arts Le Régional
de Rigaud The Kitchener/Waterloo Record The Danville Register- Museum
Message Le Courrier Inf. Mun. de Gatineau - The Montreal Daily News
Gallery Women's Art, Vancouver, hiver '89 University of Dayton Flyer
'92 Dayton Daily news, '92 Westmount Examiner '92 The Edmonton Journal
'96 Vue Magazine '96 Minot Daily News 1998 Minot State Univ. "Red
& Green" '98 The Herald, Williston Nth. Dakota '99 Le Progrès
Watchman, Lachute '04 Le Devoir, "Arts et culture", '04 Main Street,
Laurentides, '04 Le Droit, Ott.-Gatineau, "À voir" Juillet '05
- Espace, hiver '05 Espace, automne '08
Agenda, Fuerteventura '08 La Provincia/Diario de Las Palmas '08 Periodico
Canarias '08 Diana Boulay et les vanités, Jean-Claude
Gavard-Perret, Savoie, France - Arts-Up - Virtual Art Gallery '09
dix ans l'an 2000" - Le code d'éthique des sculpteurs '90 "De
l'Unité aux Multiples" Gallery Woman's Art, '89 Le Répertoire
des sculpteurs "Femmes de Parole et Écologie," A.F.D.U.,Jeux
d'Espace '86 Confrontation '85 Confrontation '84 Confrontation '83
Art actuel au Québec, Guy Robert Festival Interculturel de la
peinture et de la sculpture Ten years, Ten Works, Canadian Artists Society,
Toronto Le Pluralisme dans l'Art, Guy Robert La Sculpture et le vent,
Femmes sculpteures au Québec, Serge Fisette. - Historical Directory
of Quebec Sculptors in the XXth Century
Resource person "Arts-Tifice" Brownsburg-Chatham '05
Resource person for 1%, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Quebec, ' 87 - '
Lecture, Technical Procedures, John Abbott College.
Lecture, Technical Procedures, University of Dayton, Ohio.
Technical Procedures teacher, Balwin-Cartier School Board, Montreal.
sculpture teacher, St-Léonard.
Yoga teacher, Colette Maher Studio, Montreal.
Member of the Quebec Sculpture Council.
Women's Art Registry, Vancouver
Member of the International Sculpture Center and Sculpture Source.
Member of the Arts as a Healing Force Organisation.
Conseil de la Culture des Laurentides, Québec.
RAAV Regroupement d'Artistes en Arts Visuels
Educational slide-documentary by Jocelyn Philibert.
Works featured in the movie "Peanut Butter Solution".
L'Image de l'Art Plus, secondaire, Les Éditions Beauchemin, Laval.
UNESCO, Diana Boulay Humanities, Arts and Society 2019
VIMEO, Demo, Art of recycling
Le Chenail Cultural Centre, Diana Boulay Video Presentation
that attracts the eye, affects the senses in some way: Depending on it's
appearance, color, shape or use. To look at an object from all it's angles
is to study form.
the discovery of the objects, the choice of colors, the manipulations of
these objects, my sculptures symbolically illustrate such themes as: Ecology,
Psychology, Sociology, even History.
all, a pedagogical objective: To make the general public aware of the magic
in forms and colors of discarded objects that are a part of our lives.