Artists in the Time of Corona Exhibition

08 Dec 2020 - 28 Dec 2020

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the exhibition will open in Alexandria, at the mouth of the Nile -
in the prestigious galleries of The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt.

"The Art of Staying at Home
Who could have foreseen the events that overtook the world at the start of this year? We are already in December 2020! Where has the time gone? Work has halted, personal plans have been disrupted, and people have been confined to their homes. Time has evaporated between quarantine, isolation, precautionary measures, fear, anxiety, stress, and boredom. Among those who were confounded on how to spend this abnormal period were artists; like most people, some knew how to use their time wisely, while many closed in on themselves, feeling confused and anxious about these unusual circumstances. Their impressions of how they felt about that time were what we sought to observe in this exhibition, with the aim of sharing our own experiences and feelings during this critical phase with each other."

Gamal Hosni,
Director Art Exhibitions and Collections Department

Lockdown, 2020, 50 x 70 cm, Digital print

Phase One, 2020, 50 x 70 cm, Digital print

"The Confinement Series began while working on my eco-dystopian series, RatKind. The shocking images of children in cages, separated from their parents by the order of the American president Donald Trump made an irreversible impression of the North American morality, and deeply impacted my optimism for a positive response to climate change. With the event of the SARS-CoV-2, this impression has been reinforced in unimaginable ways. It has given new depth to the image of a younger generation held captive by the limited imagination, empathy, and courage of several governments around the world. The images were shot and then processed through standard and infra-red spectrums." Bonnie Baxter

July 14, 2020 - Sept 26, 2020


Blouin Division is excited to celebrate the alliance of Galerie Division and Galerie René Blouin with the opening of our major inaugural exhibition. Presenting thirty-six artists from multiple generations, the exhibition examines the range of thematic and formal strategies informing, and often connecting, their work.

2020 rue William | Montréal | Québec | H3J 1R8 | T. 514.938.3863 |

À l'épreuve

until July 20, 2020

centre d'essai en art imprimé

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372 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, #426
Montréal, Québec

Pod, Bonnie Baxter, Digital Print on Aluminum
20.32 x 30.48 cm, Edition 3

À l'épreuve est un projet de création de multiples d’artiste développé par Arprim, centre d’essai en art imprimé, qui explore une vision de la reproductibilité multidisciplinaire, large et ouverte.

Inspiré par la résurgence de l’art qui se fait à la maison, avec les outils du quotidien, une quarantaine d’artistes proposent des éditions inédites de 3 à 10 exemplaires créées durant la période de confinement.

Bonnie Baxter, Sabot de la vierge, 2018 (RatKind series), 27 x 40 inches, digital print


JUNE 4 - 21

Galerie Division
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Nicolas Baier, Bonnie Baxter, Tammi Campbell, Patrick Coutu, Manon De Pauw, Myriam Dion, Dumontier & Farber, Simon Hughes, Sarah Anne Johnson, Wanda Koop, Caroline Monnet



This augmented reality viewing app is an initiative of the Contemporary Art Galleries Association, realized in collaboration with Dpt.

Art Souterrain

february 29 - march 22, 2020

RatKind and Poppies

Observatoire Place Ville Marie

1, Place Ville Marie

H3B 2G2 Montreal, Quebec

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Exhibition by artist Bonnie Baxter

February 29 - March 22


Mondays to Thursdays - 10am - 5pm

Fridays & Saturdays - 10am - 6pm

Sundays - 11am - 6pm

Art Souterrain

2020 Rue William
Montréal, QC H3J 1R8

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«Spirit Matter»: l'amie des bêtes, Delgado, Jérôme, Critique Arts visuels, Le Devoir, 25 janvier 2020 >



A flywheel of dualities —Spirit/Matter - Body/Soul - Breath/Death—Bonnie Baxter’s Spirit Matter asks you to pause for a sensory-based proposal. Divergent mediums and technologies tug at our primal responses: a looming rat/man figure flooded with de-naturing light pushes against a wall—pricking at our phobias like the smell of a hospital. Passage through a small portal brings you to a 360° continuum of great loping wolfhounds—embodiments of body, coursing in endless circles. Their desire for life is like ouroboros: inevitable, compelling, frightening, joyous. Above, chimeric angels hover—an aurora of synapses firing. Together the elements form both an intoxicating diorama of Gaia and an artist’s rendering of the cerebrum. (...)

Centre d'art et de diffusion CLARK

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GALLERY / Tuesday - Saturday 12PM to 5PM

I would like to thank the invaluable contributions of

Tommy Asselin - Digital Conception, Florence-Ariel Tremblay, Corinne Beaumier, Michel Beaudry, Mathilde Rohr, Alix Dufresne, Alana Riley, Shawn Davis (HOAR) - Mural, Treva Petch, Jon Yu, Camille Charbonneau, Stephane Claude - Sound Design, Andrea-Jane Cornell - InterTone drone, Julie McInnes - Cello Drone, Centre CLARK & Atelier CLARK, Christine Unger -Text, Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides (MAC LAU), Musée d’art de Joliette (MAJ), Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Professional Development (CUPFA), Donna Tomson Castlekeep, Guylaine Gagnon

and all the furry beasts

Vous ne les avez pas vus
à la dernière foire



Including works from the following artists :

Adam Kinner, André Fournelle, Anne-Renée Hotte, Annie Descôteaux, Bonnie Baxter, Catherine Arsenault, Chloé Beaulac, Élyse Brodeur-Magna, Éric Ladouceur, Étienne Tremblay-Tardif, François Chalifour, Giorgia Volpe, Guillaume Boudrias-Plouffe, Henri Masson, Les Impatients, Jacques Hurtubise, Jean Goguen, Jean-Pierre Séguin, Jennifer Lefort, Jocelyn Jean, Louis Bouvier, Marilyse Goulet, Mathieu Lacroix, Maude Corriveau, Mélanie Myers, Milutin Gubash, Natascha Niederstrass, Nico Williams, Peter Gnass, Pierre Ayot, Pierre Durette, Pierre Leblanc, Raphaëlle de Groot, Robert Wolfe, Sarah Madgin, Sophie Jodoin, Sophie Latouche, Sylvain Bouthillette, Véronique Tifo et Virginia McClure.

Museum of Contemporary Art of the Laurentians - MAC LAU

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September 9, 2019 – October 18, 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

York Corridor Vitrines

September 12, 2019
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

FOFA Gallery
1515 St-Catherine st. West, 1.715 EV
Montréal, H3G 2W1

All this talk about the fate of Earth has nothing to do with the planet’s tolerance for higher temperatures and everything to do with our species’ tolerance for self-delusion.
Nathaniel Rich

Our garden was lost: the self-sustaining environment where lions and lambs lay together, where blame and shame did not exist. RatKind’s garden exists in a surreal place beyond our inevitable ecological collapse: it portrays an unlikely, utopian/dystopian future of Boschian delights where all forms of intelligence, animal and vegetable, exist naked, accepted, nurtured and nurturing, hopeful. Rats, surviving on our garbage, have evolved with us, in vice and virtue: able to giggle, able to act with empathy or altruism, they grimace with fear, turn pink with pleasure, regret bad choices, suffer from anxiety, and strike out in anger. We loathe them as our stygian mirror. We fear them as carriers of disease even as we rely on them for 95% of our laboratory experiments. Developed from my para-autobiographical Jane series, ‘the rat’ is a manifestation of our subconscious, a totemic persona representing repressed knowledge that forms a barrier of willful self-delusion. Can we see beyond the face of a thing to the heart of a being? Can we take back the garden?

READ REVIEW "Bonnie Baxter: Kindness Over Kind" by Christine Unger >

Quand la collection
prédit l'avenir



AUGUST 25, 2019


Bonnie Baxter, Sky Guy, dans l'atelier de production, August 2019.

The MAC LAU presents a selection of the finest work from its permanent collection. This is the inaugural installation of a series of exhibitions under the title, "Quand la collection prèdit l'avenir" dedicated to the Museum's continued commitment to refelction on its past as an important part of its transformation in the future.

MAC LAU - Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides
101, place du Curé-Labelle,
Saint-Jérôme (Québec) J7Z 1X6

L'artiste Bonnie Baxter et l’équipe de la BIECTR seront présents pour rencontrer le public le jeudi 22 août de 17 h à 19 h au Musée d'art de Joliette, dans le cadre des Jeudis 5 à 7 du MAJ. Ne manquez pas la présentation de l’œuvre Motel Rat de la série Ratkind de Bonnie Baxter, Prix Télé-Québec de la 11e BIECTR à 18 h 30, à l'Espace 3e et courez la chance de gagner un prix de présence.

L'accès au Musée est gratuit tous les jeudis soirs de l'été.

RatKind : The Troubling Universe of Bonnie Baxter >

"Do you like rats? While one would be tempted to spontaneously answer "no," Bonnie Baxter's project RatKind explores an even more fundamental question: why don't we like rats?

With her series "RatKind," major contemporary Quebec artist, Bonnie Baxter, poses questions as essential and distrubing as the fate of humanity. Powerful work that confronts us with our own fears as well as the vision of an increasingly probable future, "RatKind" won the Prix Télé-Québec on the occasion of the 11th International Contemporary Print Biennial of Trois-Rivières."
(in French only)


Director, camera and editing: Jean-Luc Daigle
Camera: Jérôme Scaglia and Thomas Bélanger
Coordination: Patrick Douville
Production Technician: Stéphanie Collins

Artist Credits:

Garden Sculptures: Michel Beaudry
All other artworks: Bonnie Baxter

Enormous thank yous to: Jules Beauchamp Desbiens, of DigiFab Concordia University; the entire team of the Centre d'exposition Raymond-Lasnier; as well as Élisabeth Mathieu, of the Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières.

Matrix, Ink and Paper
works from the 11th Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières

Curator : Jean-François Bélisle

From June 8, 2019 to September 8, 2019

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The 11th Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (BIECTR) will take place from June 16 to September 8 this year. The Musée d’art de Joliette is collaborating with this major printmaking exhibit by presenting, in Espace 3e, a selection of new prints by artists Bonnie Baxter (Canada), Jenny Robinson (United States), as well as Monika Brzegowska and Tomasz Winiarski (Poland). Exploring everything from silk-screen printing and mezzotint to woodcuts both handmade and laser-etched, the works in this exhibit reflect the great diversity of contemporary printmaking techniques showcased by the BIECTR.

53 artists from 21 different countries

from June 16 to September 8

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Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières
58 rue Raymond-Lasnier, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada G9A 2IG — 819-370 -1117 —

Bonnie Baxter

Lecture (French Only)

presented by the Department of Visual Arts

University of Moncton

Wednesday, March 27 2019, Noon (12pm)

Room 206A, Pavillon des Arts

University of Moncton (Moncton Campus) Department of Visual Arts
18, avenue Antonine-Maillet, Moncton NB E1A 3E9, Canada

T. 506 858-4033 or email:

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Gravures des archives de l'Atelier de l'Île (1977 - 1998)
Du 8 décembre 2018 au 10 février 2019
Vernissage, 8 décembre, 14h à 17h
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Invitation to the "FINISSAGE" of the exhibition "BONNIE BAXTER, collection of the archives of l'Atelier de l'île - 1977-1998" at Espace Atelier on the island of Val-David, Saturday, February 9, 2019, 14:00 to 16:00and sale of her work Soy la Serpiente (Bonnie Baxter, 1990. Engraved wood, 100 cm x 75 cm) for the benefit of l'Atelier de l'île.

During the year 2018 and early 2019, well-deserved tributes are paid to the artist engraver Bonnie Baxter of Val-David. Ms. Baxter was awarded the "Grand Prix Soleil" at the 29th edition of the 2018 Laurentian Grands Prix des Grands Prix, awarded every five years to a leading artist for her entire national and international career ( his predecessors being Gilles Vigneault and Robert Charlebois).From November 25 2018 to January 27 2019, in celebration of it's 40th Anniversary, the Musée d'Art Contemporain des Laurentides (MAC LAU) under the curation of Jonathan Demers, presented the exhibition « Bonnie Baxter - PRÉSENT PASSÉ FUTUR », a presentation of three of her series from the last 10 years – Jane's Journey (2008), The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane (2016) et RatKind (2018). On until March 2nd 2019 at the Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir de Montréal is also presenting «BONNIE BAXTER RATKIND ».

And now the Atelier de l'île of Val-David is pleased to present « BONNIE BAXTER, collection des archives de l'Atelier de l'île - 1977-1998 » (and recent work) and to hold a « FINISSAGE » for the exhibition Saturday the 9th of February from 2 pm to 4pm.

Bonnie Baxter was one of the first members of Atelier de l'île in 1975, where she began her career in print. In addition to the exhibition, Mrs. Baxter generously offers one of her wood engravings from 1990: Soy la Serpiente (1990, 100 cm x 75 cm.) for the benefit of the Atelier de l'île in the amount of $ 1,600.

The file « Le 18 juillet 2015 - FAIRE IMPRESSION AU ROULEAU COMPRESSEUR », from Director, Nicole Deschamps will be presented during the «Finissage ». The film recounts the preparations, training, and realization of 40 wood engravings under the artistic direction of Bonnie Baxter, and printed on July 18, 2015 in the public square of Val-David with the help of a real steamroller.

The exceptional work of the Atelier de l'île team in organizing their 40th anniversary, this event and the exhibitions that have resulted in recent years throughout Quebec, has been rewarded with the "Ambassador's Award" in 2018 from the Conseil de la culture des Laurentides.

L’Atelier is situated at 1289, rue Jean-Baptiste-Dufresne, in Val-David (at the heart of the village near the bicycle trail).

Conact information:, 819-322-6359,


Bonnie Baxter


RATKIND (2018)



(JD. an excerpt from the exhibition text) L’été dernier, nous avions réussi à mettre en place le contexte nécessaire à la réalisation d’une murale conçue par Bonnie Baxter et qui devait être produite sur la place publique de Saint-Jérôme, à deux pas du nouveau Théâtre Gilles Vigneault. À 24h du début de sa réalisation et après avoir présenté moi-même la maquette aux autorités locales, fortes étonnées et à la fin fortes enthousiastes de soutenir la réalisation de ce projet, j’ai reçu un coup de téléphone m’informant que ladite murale ne pourrait être réalisée.

Nous ouvrons le parcours de l'exposition par un fragment de cette murale destinée à la place publique, qui trouve sa place comme une brèche dans le mur de la galerie et qui nous mènera un peu plus tard ailleurs dans la ville. Faite à la bombe aérosol comme le veut la tradition du graffiti, on y voit ce personnage circonscrit par une arche, la même architecture que l’on retrouve plantée dans le parc Labelle et qui encadre semblablement la statue du curé du même nom. Reprenant la mimique de la statue qui pointe vers le nord, figurant une attitude plus près de la résistance et arborant le masque manifestant la désobéissance civile, le personnage au dos arqué pointe plutôt vers une route opposée. Il contre-indique ce que la statue propose depuis près de 100 ans (Alfred Laliberté, 1924), statufiée,
téléromantisée, comme le chemin à prendre pour arriver à la vie bonne pour les mortels. On pourrait taxer le personnage de vouloir jouer les trouble-fêtes, mais il pourrait aussi être là pour s’en prendre à l’autorité (qu’elle soit religieuse ou politique), ainsi qu’à l’intérêt personnel qui désincarne coup après coup le bien commun. Du même souffle, il pourrait être en train de nous dire… get the fuck out of here...

Le récit de Jane a déjà été – Jane’s Journey, 2008 – tout comme celui de sa mort – The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane, 2016 – et leur restitution m’est dorénavant difficile à faire. Parce que, à ces deux histoires, s’ajoute la tierce part de la trilogie à partir de laquelle, ni le voyage de Jane, ni sa mort prématurée, ne peuvent être les mêmes. Alors qu’aujourd’hui apparait la suite de la vie de Jane – RatKind, 2018 –, il faut, inévitablement, réécrire ce qui s’est passé.

Le texte de Chintamani (écrit en 2016 et appartenant à la série de la mort de Jane) qui commence, ou presque, l’exposition relève de ce temps retrouvé où la prémonition témoigne, aujourd'hui, de la lettre d’intention.

Comme le nomme Chintamani dans cette lettre, Jane n’est qu’une image et ce voyage, dont la fin abrupte est marquée par sa mort, ne pourra jamais véritablement trouver sa fin. Parce que cette image de Jane, construite par Bonnie Baxter, est celle d’un archétype qui arbore la perruque blonde presque à la manière de notre personnage du début, qui lui, met sa tête de rat. Il faut, dans le cas du voyage de Jane comme dans celui de la résistance, agir par désobéissance. Refuser – d’une part l’état actuel d’un monde motivé, souvent sans le savoir, par la peur – et de l’autre, désobéir à la mort qui nous prend en filature, y résistant par l’icône, par l’image.

De l’archétype de la blonde, Bonnie Baxter fait apparaitre à la fin du récit de Jane, au moment d’y donner la mort tragique, la figure du rat qu’elle présente comme son inconscient. Une forme de réincarnation qui revêt, à l’opposé de la séduisante Jane, la figure du rat pour qui les sentiments généraux soulèvent plutôt l’aversion et la peur. Le choix de cette figure est juste, et l’expérience de la murale confirme sa force.

RatKind (la dernière production de l'artiste) apparait dans un local loué occupé jusqu’à tout récemment par un courtier d’assurance. C’est là que nous avons installé la troisième partie de l’exposition, son troisième chapitre. Entre le Musée et le 330 de la rue Saint-Georges, vous aurez longé le parc Labelle et aurez remarqué dans un paysage d’hiver la statue, les arches, etc. Dans la foulée de cette marche, vous pourrez prendre connaissance de cette information : en urbanisme, on calcule le nombre de rats vivants dans une ville en équivalence à ses habitants. 1:1, comme si nous avions tous et toutes notre rat de qui nous sommes l’image, ou à l’inverse, qui nous représente au sein de sa communauté.

On trouve dans cette nouvelle série d’images une communauté qui a retrouvé, dans un paysage singulier, un espace commun à partager. Est-il nécessaire de savoir que ce jardin est celui de l’artiste, là où elle vit depuis 1982 ? Peut-être, si le voyage de Jane avait pour destination un exercice de mémoire, l’habitat de ce nouveau groupe à proximité de l’intime a, pour la suite du récit, sa part de sens.

Il faut, dans
RatKind, voir une réponse à un état général de la vie actuelle où la peur devient un véhicule de constitution identitaire et politique, avec le danger que cela présuppose. La désobéissance de l’un, qui a tenté de se faire voir sur les murs de la ville afin de confronter son image à celles des autres, devient pour sa famille le paradis inventé des peurs assumées.

À travers son voyage, et même dans sa mort, Jane s’est éprise d’une mission, celle de confronter ses peurs et de transcender la plus vertigineuse de toutes, la mort. L’image du rat comme véhicule d’une peur ambiante n’aurait pas pu être mieux choisie pour donner suite aux récits de Jane (ni le bureau d’assurance). La responsabilité qu’elle s’est donnée s’élargit, ici, au sein de cette communauté, quelque part issue de son inconscient.

Dans le bureau du PDG de la compagnie d’assurance, dont les reliques trainent encore, une image de ce chien que l’on a vu aux côtés de Jane est installée, comme si son cadre faisait abstraction de la chaise qui pourrait l’abîmer. Appartenant à la série de la mort de Jane, on y voit l’animal qui regarde le photographe, qui ne peut être que Jane, dans un décor où le temps est démultiplié par les 4 saisons qui composent le paysage. À ses côtés, le regardant du coin de l’oeil, un rat dans la neige. Ce portait en buste, de dos, la tête en trois quarts, correspond au langage visuel de Jane. S’il n’y a que l’image pour traverser la mort et les autres pour trouver sa sérénité, son dénouement ne peut être que … Jane dans la neige, impression numérique sur aluminium, prise et imprimée en novembre 2018.

The exhibition at the Museum - Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5pm
and at 330 rue Saint-Georges in St-Jérôme,
Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4:30pm

Bonnie Baxter & Shawn David (aka HOAR), making the mural, November 21, 2018, MAC LAU

Associated Exhibitions
Bonnie Baxter, Showdown, bois grave au laser, 36 x 48 pouces, 2016
Avec l’aimable permission de l'artiste

Prints from the archives of Atelier de l'Île (1977 - 1998)
December 8th 2018 au February 10th, 2019

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Laser engraved woodcuts

Atelier-Galerie A. Piroir
January 8th - March 2, 2019
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t: 819 322 6359

Bonnie Baxter sincerely thanks Jonathan Demers and the staff of the MAC LAU and for the immesurable contribution of all the artists, actors, technicians, freinds and students, and, of course, Boomer, Michel Beaudry, without whom the passionate adventure of this project would not be possible.

Bonnie Baxter is also thankful for the CUPFA professional development grants which she has received from the University of Concordia.

Se rendre au MAC LAU de Montréal
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From the Montmorency Metro take line 9 in the Direction of Lafontaine. Hours here >
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Jane, Laser Engraved Plate. 24 x 24 inches, 2016 | The Rat, Laser Engraved Plate. 24 x 24 inches, 2016
Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides | MACLAU
101 Place du Curé-Labelle
Saint-Jérôme, QC J7Z 1X6


Jane’s Journey
The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane
3 Months, 3 Series, 3 Interconnected Narratives

November 25, 2018, 2pm to 5pm

November 25, 2018 to January 25, 2019

• concurrent exhibitions are listed at the bottom of this email

In the context of the 40th anniversary of the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides (MAC LAU), Bonnie Baxter, whose art practice has grown up along with the museum itself, will exhibit a comprehensive exhibition of three of her series from the past 10 years. Curator Jonathan Demers employs the anachronistic nature of the exhibition's elements to play on memory, expectation and to expand preconceived notions of the retrospective.

Opening this November 25th at the MAC LAU, it will be the first time that Baxter's two Jane series - Jane's Journey and The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane - are shown together and in their entirety. At the same time, her new series, RatKind will infest the city of Saint-Jérome, appearing incrementally and finding its way into Montreal as well, beginning with a site specific installation in 15 rooms of the deserted insurance premises on 330 Rue Saint-Georges on Saint-Jérôme's main street. Past, present and future come together in one multi-faceted exhibition exploring the source of our identity, the burden of our past, and the frightening challenges of our future. RatKind, a projection into an implausible future-topia asks us to overcome our fears, rational and irrational, to find it in ourselves to adapt, recognizing the value of all forms of intelligence, all ways of being, even if it means overcoming prejudices and phobias as deeply held as our loathing of Rats and instead, embracing all Kinds.

BAIN PARIS (Jane's Journey series), Digital Print, 51 x 38.5 inches each
It began in the past, in a para-autobiographical journey, Bonnie Baxter travelled through her own geographical history in the guise of the archetype Jane, the blue eyed blond stereotype that had been her ally and her enemy throughout her career to create the series, Jane's Journey in 2008.
MOTEL RAT (The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane series), 24 x 48 inches, Laser engraved plate, 2016
In 2011 Baxter had had enough, Jane was taking over her career, in a devious twist, she killed Jane off in classic Pulp Fiction style with an over the top narrative dripping with lust, betrayal, murder, miss/taken identity, and a touch of the supernatural. By 2016, 8 years after Jane's Journey, she had created her second Jane series, The Tragic and Premature Death of Jane. Already, the rat had made an appearance, lurking in Jane's subconscious, a nagging embodiment of the memories Jane needed to face before she could move on.
MOTEL (RatKind series), Digital Print, 40 x 60 inches, 2018
Now, just two years later, the Rat has risen to the surface and refuses to be ignored. The future is here. Who is this Rat? In RatKind the figure of the rat emerges as a dark mirror of our moral and social consciousness. It manifests in a dreamlike futuristic utopia reminiscent of Bosch’s Garden of Delights. RatKind is a new species resulting from the convergence of human and rat DNA, a cautionary tale of the consequences of keeping unpleasant or fearful things repressed: the things that keep humankind from confronting injustice, prejudice, and greed and correcting issues of poverty, inequality, global warming, and loss of community. The series has a gentle humour and an inclusive spirit. In trying to make sense of the world around her, Baxter asks the viewer to reimagine our survival in a world that recognizes and celebrates the interdependence of all forms of intelligence, animal or vegetable.

text by Christine Unger

Prints from the archives of Atelier de l'Île (1977 - 1998)

December 8, 2018 to February 10th, 2019
Vernissage, December 8th, 2pm to 5pm

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Alexandre Gélinas (President of the CCL), Pierre Leblanc, (artist who created the award statue), Bonnie Baxter (Lauréate) Bernard Lamarche, (Director of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ)), and Michel Beaudry (Artist).

Once every four years, the CCL (LE CONSEIL DE LA CULTURE DES LAURENTIDES) pays an outstanding tribute to a leading Laurentian artist for their lifetime achievements. This year's Les Grands Soleils Award was presented to visual artist Bonnie Baxter (Val-David) whose nationally and internationally recognized work represents the wealth of talent and creativity that Québec has to offer. Bonnie Baxter is the first woman to have been awarded the Prix les Grand Soleils in the 29 years that this award has been given.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Museo do Douro
Alijo (Portugal)

Museu do Douro website >

10 August - 31 October 2018

La Collection Prêt d'œuvres de l'UdeS

Centre culturel de l”Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke (Québec)

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Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

"Following the success of its edition 2017, it is with pleasure that MAC LAU repeats its benefit auction this fall, on the occasion of 40th anniversary... the event is the institution's largest fundraising event. The funds raised allow the MAC LAU to assume its role of museum and to offer committed exhibitions, to initiate projects which are part of its community and which place the institution as a socio-cultural factor in the Laurentians, but also in the Greater Montreal."
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International Exhibition / Conference

Santander, ( Spain )

SEPTEMEBER 1 - 9, 2018

Première Biennale internationale de gravure de Cota, Colombie
21 - 31 August, 2018

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April 26 - June 10, 2018
Maison de la culture Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension

Festival Art Souterrain, February 27 - March 20, 2016


OCTOBER 23, 2017

"The Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion, Mr. David Heurtel, and the President and CEO of Culture pour tous, Mme Louise Sicuro, presented the 2017 Charles Biddle Award to the artist today. In visual arts Bonnie Baxter, on the occasion of the launch of activities of the Quebec Week of Intercultural Encounters (SQRI).

The Charles-Biddle Award is presented in collaboration with Télé-Québec's La Fabrique culturelle, which has launched a new video vignette dedicated to the laureate.

The two other finalists - Hada Lopez and Alejandra Odgers - received an official certificate of the MIDI. "

The Cultural Fabrique

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The 2017 President’s Excellence in Teaching Awards

“These awards celebrate one of our core missions,” she said, going on to note that many of Concordia’s Strategic Directions are directly linked to teaching.

This year’s honoured professors embody those directions, motivating their students to experiment boldly, get their hands dirty and go beyond the classroom."

Bonnie Baxter receives 2017's The President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Concordia University

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'Paris (monuments)' from Le voyage de Jane, 2008
by Concordia part-time faculty member Bonnie Baxter

Bonnie Baxter

Part-time faculty
Department of Studio Arts

Krzysztof Skonieczny

Assistant professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brandiff Caron

Assistant professor
Centre for Engineering in Society

Rosemary Reilly

Associate professor
Department of Applied Human Sciences

dans le cadre du programme CAM en tournée

September 16 - October 29, 2017
La bibliothèque Rivière-des-Prairies, Montréal

October 31- December 9, 2017
Maison de la culture de Verdun


Centre d'exposition Raymond-Lasnier
1425, Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville
Trois-Rivières (Québec) G9A 5H3

October 22 - November 19, 2017

Artists of Quebec and Mexico
A project made in partership between the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières and Universidad Autonoma del Estado in Mexico

Curators : Mylène Gervais and Cynthia Ortega Salgado

Medium : Prints on paper

"The exhibition Du corps métamorphosé au corps imprimé is a foray into the world of artists of different ages, cultures and experiences, firmly rooted in their contemporary reality. Through traditional and digital printing; they explore the transformation, the metamorphosis and the representation of the body according to their respective sensibilities in order to draw a picture rich in expression. It is in these multiple contexts that each artist creates their work. The exhibition includes a corpus of works by 30 artists.

(Source : Mylène Gervais and Cynthia Ortega Salgado, curators)

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Du corps métamorphosé au corps imprimé, Centre d’exposition Raymond-Lasnier,
Trois-Rivières, (Québec)
October 22 - 19 November 19, 2017

Vernissage : Sunday Octobre 22, 2017, 2pm

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Curators : Mylène Gervais and Cynthia Ortega Salgado

Artists of Quebec and Mexcio
A partnership between The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and Universidad Autonoma del Estado du Mexique

Visual and Media Arts

La Maison de la culture de Côte-des-Neiges

September 16 - 12 November 12, 2017

A selection of works from the PADORAC Acquisitions of Artworks (PADORAC) to draw attention to the artistic production of the last five years.

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Novembre 12, 2pm - 5pm

"Following the success of its 2016 edition, it is with pleasure that the MACL auction is coming back this fall. For the past 15 years, the Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides has invited contemporary art lovers to its fund-raising auction."

Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides
101, place du Curé-Labelle,
Saint-Jérôme (Québec) J7Z 1X6

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Bonnie Baxter, Out to Sea, 2016
Photograph mounted on aluminum
Artist's proof
30,5 x 46 cm

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Museu do Côa
Rua do Museu
5150-610 Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Portugalcoa Museu, foz coa city, Portugal

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AUGUST 1, 2017 - 30 SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Opening of the 3rd Global Print 2017
On Tuesday, August 1, at 17:00, the Côa Museum inaugurates the 3rd Global Print 2017: "GLOBAL PRINT, GLOBAL ART, COMMUNICATION AND ... WHAT ELSE?", within the the International Print Douro Biennial, which will be on exhibition until September 30.

"The exhibition “3rd Global Print 2017”, inaugurated this year, offers visitors a collection of 543 artists from 67 countries from all the continents. Prints by renowned artists, professors, but also by many young graduates and students, are exhibited together in various collective exhibitions, emphasizing, cultural diversity, technical diversity, virtuosity and creative innovation, but above all else, the richness and excellence of communication through art, which is the true purpose of its existence and of the DOURO BIENNIAL.

Assuming the responsibility of being the unique Biennial of graphic work of the country, its evolution since its origin in 2001 placed it on an unimaginable level today, abreast of the most important biennials in the world. To prove this, we highlight the exhibition tribute to world-renowned artists such as Antoni Tàpies, Paula Rego, Vieira da Silva, Octave Landuyt, Gil Teixeira Lopes, Nadir Afonso, David de Almeida, Bartolomeu dos Santos, Júlio Pomar and others, but also by the breadth and internationality reached.

The partnership with the Côa Museum also proves the scale of this project, transforming the Douro into a true world capital of prehistoric engraving and contemporary printmaking."

Nuno Canelas – Curator/Global Print and the Douro Biennial

AUGUST 1, 2017 - 30 SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

The 40th Anniversary of Atelier de l'île de Val David

An artist run studio for contemporary print

Galerie R3, Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (Québec)

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June 27 - September 15, 2017

Vernissage : Sunday, August 6, 2017, 2pm

Installation View


hors normes
2e édition de l'exposition XYLON hors normes
Maison de la culture Mercier
8105, rue Hochelaga, Montréal

January 15 - February 19, 2017

invited artists: Bonnie Baxter, René Derouin, Francine Simonin

Maison del la culture Mercier, Montréal (Québec)

Pour l’Art

Galerie B-312
April 22 - May 13, 2017
Montréal (Québec)

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© Pour l'art—Galerie B-312—2017

PAPIER 17- Foire d’art a l’Arsenal, Montréal (Québec)

21 April - 23 April, 2017

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hors normes

Du 3 septembre au 16 octobre, 2016 de 12h à 17h
September 3 - October 16, 2016 noon to 5pm

Galerie d'art Stewart Hall Gallery

176, chemin du Bord-du-Lac - Lakeshore
Pointe-Claire, h9s 4j7

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514 630-1300 poste 1778

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From September 3 to October 16, the Stewart Hall Art Gallery is pleased to present the works of 27 artists participating in the Xylon hors normes exhibition. In 2014 Xylon-Québec invited artists from all mediums to submit projects showcasing unconventional uses of relief printing. Joining the 24 selected artists are the three accomplished guest artists known for their practices that are as innovative as they are demanding. Without renouncing its origins, with the Xylon hors normes exhibition, the association is presenting a non-exhaustive look at the ground-breaking practices and helping to situate relief printing in a contemporary context.

invited artists

Bonnie Baxter, René Derouin, Francine Simonin

selected artists

Jocelyne Benoît, Marie-France Bertrand, Micheline Bertrand, Claudette Delisle
Nicole Doré-Brunet, Odette Ducasse, Élisabeth Dupond, Carole Fisette
Serge Foisy, Louis Hébert, Ingeborg Jürgensen Hiscox, Louise Ladouceur
Claire Lemay, Marie-Aline Lemay, Henriette Le Tellier, Odile Loulou
Brenda Malkinson, Anna Jane McIntyre, Rolande Pelletier, Sharon Robinson
Anaïs Ronceray, Sylvain Roy, Stella Sasseville, Deborah Wood

19 MARCH 19 — APRIL 30, 2016

La mort tragique
et prématurée de Jane

2020 rue William


february 27 to march 20, 2016

Jane's Journey


T : 438 385 1955

Jane's Journey est une partie d'une série para-autobiographique décrivant Jane comme un archétype de la beauté féminine. Son personnage solitaire se détourne de la caméra examinant le rôle du glamour et de la perte d'individualisation dans l'expression artistique. La série questionne la capacité des sociétés à isoler leurs propres expériences de l'existence fictive dépeinte par l'industrie de la culture, de la peinture et de la photographie au théâtre, à la littérature et au cinéma. C'est l'étrangeté dans les mises en scène, la dislocation du style avec le temps qui insistent sur l'individualité de Jane, sa conscience de soi, sa maturité malgré la pression sociale de se conformer. Son glamour vient de son mystère et vit malgré les postures délibérément non provocatrices qu'elle adopte. Elle ne cherche à plaire à personne sauf à elle-même.