MICHELLE BUI

WORKS
CV

Michelle Bui’s work disturbs the conventionally antagonistic positions typically ascribed to organic life and inert matter, producing new assemblages that evade dogmatic naming. Deftly taking advantage of the formal conventions of commercial photography, Bui’s work proposes the possibility of novel accumulations of biological and artificial material, possibly self-organizing and contingent, which welcome the eye of the camera for, at the very least, long enough to make themselves seen.



Melt Reflecting Back, 2020
Pigmented print on paper
60 x 42 inches, edition of 3 + AP
$2600




Soaked, 2020
Pigmented print on paper
43 x 35.5 inches, edition of 3 + AP
$1800




Still Life Under Rolling Pin, 2019
Pigmented print on paper
68 x 48 inches, edition of 3 + A/P
$3100




Sweat, 2019
Pigmented print on paper
60 x 42 inches, edition of 3 + A/P
$2600




Promise Of Pleasure (Bowels), 2019
Pigmented print on paper
16 x 12 inches, edition of 3 + A/P
$650




Vestige On Garbage Bag, 2019
Pigmented print on paper
60 x 42 inches, edition of 3 + A/P
$2600




Shapes That Form From Below, 2019
Pigmented print on paper
60 x 42 inches, edition of 3 + A/P
$2600




Supermarket Ikebana, 2019
Pigmented print on paper
57 x 38 inches, edition of 3 + A/P
$2500




Untitled (Gingham Rubber Glove), 2019
Pigmented print on paper
57 x 38 inches, edition of 3 + AP
$2500




My Boy, 2018
Pigmented print on paper
57 x 38 inches, edition of 3 + AP
$2500




Des poires et des oranges, 2018
Pigmented print on paper
57 x 38 inches, edition of 3 + AP
$2500




Fluffing, 2018
Pigmented print on paper
57 x 38 inches, edition of 3 + AP
$2500




Improvising on the Carpet, 2018
Pigmented print on paper
57 x 38 inches, edition of 3 + AP
$2500




Reclining Figure, 2018
Pigmented print on paper
34 x 24 inches, edition of 5 + A/P
$1200




Michelle Bui
b. Montreal, Canada
Lives and works in Montreal, Canada


Education
2018  Master of Arts, Université du Québec à Montréal
2017  École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris
2010  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major Painting and Drawing, Concordia University


Solo Exhibitions
2020  Objects for an Audience, Rad Hourani, Montreal
2020  Spilled Plenitude, Franz Kaka, Toronto
2019  Centerfold, Parisian Laundry, Montreal
2019  Plein Soleil, Circa Art Actuel, Montreal
2018  Pool of Plenty, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal


Select Group Exhibitions

2019  Object Lessons, Paul Robeson Galleries- Rutgers University, Newark, curated by Jacqueline Mabey
2019  Rencontres avec l’art contemporain 2019, Maison de la Culture Claude-Léveillée, Montreal 2019  Salon, curated by Eli Wood et Ella Simone, Montreal
2019  Laboratoire photo, Deux Poissons Gallery, Montreal, curated by Benjamin Klein
2018  Playlist, Antoine Ertaskiran Gallery, Montreal
2018  Coetus floerus, Nicolas Robert Gallery, Montréal
2018  Showroom, Pi2 de Gaspé, Montreal
2018  Appareillage, VU PHOTO, Quebec, curated by Péio Eliceiry
2017  Rêverie, Projet Pangée, Montreal
2017  La soupée #5, Diagonale, Montreal
2017  VIII Games of La Francophonie (photo competition), Bibliothèque nationale de Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan
2017  Peinture fraîche et nouvelle construction, Art Mûr Gallery, Montreal
2017  Farde toi casse toi, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, Paris
2017  Atelier Janssens, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, Paris
2016  Plate Bande (1. Feuille), Collectif REMI, CDEX, Montreal
2016  The Pirouette Example, performative sculptures for Emma-Kate Guimond, Espace Cercle Carré, Montreal


Residencies

2019  Research and creation residency, Centre Sagamie, Alma
2017  Research and creation residency (1 year), Atelier Circulaire, Montreal
2017  Creation residency, VIII Games of La Francophonie 2017 Competition, Abidjan


Awards & Grants

2020  Concept to realization grant, Canada Council
2019  Travel grant, Canada Council
2019  Concept to realization grant, Canada Council
2019  Acquisition and Marketing grant, Quebec Arts Council
2017  Jean-Marc Eustache for visual arts prize, UQAM Foundation
2017  François-Xavier Marange printmaking prize, Atelier Circulaire
2017  J.A. DeSève prize, UQAM Foundation
2017  Finalist VIII Games of La Francophonie 2017 Competition, Canada Council
2017  Mobility grant, Internation relations services, UQAM
2016  FARE grant, UQAM Foundation


Press

2020  Esse, « Michelle Bui, Franz Kaka, Toronto », Anaïs Castro, no.99 – Plants
2020  CBC Arts, « Say it with flowers – the weirder the better », Leah Collins
2020  Festival international des films sur l’art, « Michelle Bui - Rad Hourani », 7m45s (video interview)
2019  Blackflash Magazine, « The Weird Seduction of Michelle Bui’s Photographs », Emma Sharpe, Fall 2019
2019  Ciel Variable, « Michelle Bui : Centerfold », Jean-Michel Quirion, Fall 2019 (in french)
2018  Akimbo, ‘Coetus Floreus at Galerie Nicolas Robert’, Tammer El-Sheikh, August 1st, 2018
2018  Le Soleil, « Appareillage » à VU : Pratiques migrantes, Josianne Desloges, March 3, 2018
2018  Interview at CISM, Les étangs d’art, February 27, 2018
2018  Le Devoir, Maria Hupfield et ses rituels feutrés, Jérôme Delgado, January 20, 2018


Publications

2014  Bui, M. (2014). Le langage des plantes. Bosquet 02 : Poison, Montreal, p. 27-29


Conference
2019  « L’art peut-il être un acteur de changement social », panel organized by Jean de Julio-Paquin, Centre culturel Claude-Léveillée, Montreal
2019  Artist talk for Rencontres avec l’art contemporain with Julie Bélisle, Centre culturel Claude-Léveillée, Montreal
2018  Artist talk for L’ART OBSERVE avec Philippe Dumaine, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal


Public Collections

Collection d’art de la ville de Laval
Collection d’art de la Ville de Montréal
Equitable Bank
Hydro-Québec Collection
RBC Art Collection
Scotiabank
TD Bank Art CollectionEducation