A self-taught multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Québec, Monnet uses cinema, painting, sculpture and installation to demonstrate a keen interest in communicating complex ideas around Indigenous identity and bicultural living through the examination of cultural histories. Her work is often minimalist while emotionally charged and speaks to the beautifully intricate limbo of indigenous peoples today. Monnet has made a signature of working with industrial materials, combining the vocabulary of popular and traditional visual-cultures with the tropes of modernist abstraction to create unique hybrid forms. Monnet is always in the stage of experimentation and invention, both for herself and for the work.
Caroline Monnet is an Algonquin multidisciplinary artist working in Montreal, Quebec.