Biography

Born in Québec City in 1971, Eric Lapointe was awarded a college diploma in pure and applied sciences (1988) at Limoilou College. He then studied graphic arts (1991) at Sainte-Foy College, before getting a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts (2000) at Laval University, Québec. Éric Lapointe has been sculpting in bronze for 14 years. Represented in galleries in Quebec and the United States, his work has begun to garner recognition. His sculptures can now be found in several private collections. More recently, celebrities such as Michael Schumacher have acquired some of his work. Many enterprises have also called upon his talent, such as the Festival International de Météo. In the public sphere, Quebec Ministry of Industry and the Société d'Habitation du Québec have also used his services for designing awards. This summer, his first public monument will be erected commemorating the 150th anniversary of the municipality of St. Alban.

SCHOOLING

January 1994 - December 2000
Bachelor’s Degree in Plastic Arts
Laval University (Québec City)

September 1991 - May 1993
College degree in visual communications
Ste-Foy CEGEP (Québec City)

September 1989 – May 1991
College degree in Pure Sciences
Limoilou CEGEP (Québec City)

PERTINENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Bronze sculptor
Self-employed since 1994
Employer since 1999

SHOWN IN GALLERIES

Shown in galleries since 1996

Galerie espace B51
Montréal
Represented in gallery since 2007- x
Agent: Bryan Brisson

PUBLICATIONS

2004_Concours de Sculpture sur neige,
«Fête d'Hiver 2004», St-Jean-Port-Joli

1999_Contrat de 10 sculptures sur neige,
Rue Maguire, Québec

1998_Concours de Sculpture sur neige,
volet «Relève du Carnaval de Québec», Québec

PARUTIONS

PARCOURS: L'informateur des arts
published in vol. 9 no.2, Summer 2003
Supplément Découverte, “Sculpteur ou magicien”
_article by Nathalie Paquin, Article “Excès et details”

TQS interview, aired during the Téléjournal news program
Les éditions Griffe, 2002-2003
_Presentation of the “F1” sculpture

ART GALLERIES AND ANTIQUE SHOPS – Montréal
Les éditions Griffe, 2002-2003
_présentation de la sculpture «F1»

AMERICAN GALLERY & MUSEUM magazine: South Florida
Art Miami, 1998
_Presentation of the “Quarterback” sculpture

L'UNIVERS DE L'ART: Art Gallery at the Château Frontenac
Presentation of twenty selected artists of Québec origin - 1996
_Presentation of the “Quarterback” sculpture

 

Private collections
Partial list of some of the most important buyers

- Michael Schumacher, Germany
- Normand Legault, Montreal
- Bernie Ecclestone, United Kingdom
- Billy Weber, Germany
- Jean Todt, Italy
- Louis Gagné, Québec
- François Durand, Québec
- Gordon Bain, Québec
- Louis-Marie Beaulieu, Québec

Public and commercial collections

- Grand Prix of Canada (Formula 1)
- Société de l'Habitation du Québec
- Ministère de l'Industrie et du Commerce
- Théâtre La Bordée
- Galeries de la Capitale
- Orléans Express
- Laval University
- Laurie-Raphaël restaurant
- Festival International de la Météo (FIM)
- Groupe Stonehenge

PRIZES AND GRANTS

2000 First Prize, Architectural integration
(Selection before jury, $20 000 value)
Project realized at the PEPS (sports pavilion) of Laval University