Mireault has been painting on silk since 1978. His first
exhibit was in Verchères, in the Old Mill near the river.
He then joined a number of associations: Artisans du Richelieu,
Centrale des Métiers d'Art du Québec, a professional
association of craftsmen. He participated in the Salon des Métiers
d Art de Montréal since 1987.
Mireault has participated in art exhibitions in France,
Spain, Portugal,the USA and in Tunisia in 2005.
A great honor was attribute to Mireault in 2011 by the SPIN (Silk Painters International). He as been recognized as a MSP (Master Silk Painter) by this international association of silk painters. In 2011, there was only 10 MSP and Mireault was one of them.
2007, he was the laureate of the Prix France-Québec from
the SODEC. He spent a whole month in France, working with different
french silk painters. For the occasion, at the Festival Aubijoux-La
soie, he had a solo exhibition.
2006, He was selected as a teacher for a workshop in Santa Fefor
the Festival of Silk Painters of the SPIN. He will be there again
in August 2008.
2005, it was the 50th Salon des Métiers d'Art de Montréal
(18th for Mireault); 'Arts populaires', one of his silk painting
was part of the exhibit that celebrate the 50th anniversary. This
exhibition will be showned all across Québec during 2006.
2001, Mireault organized the silk exhibition, Contrecoeur-2001,
and held conferences on silk and silk painting.
2001, Mireault was the guest of honor of Mr Jean-Jacques Boucher,
expert at the Court of Appeal of Paris, Brussels UNESCO. This
exhibition was held in Bracieux, in France. Great French Masters
of painting on silk such as Lydie Ottelart, president of the movement
' D' Art et de Soie', Daniel André, Gilles Fourgassié,
Anne-Lan, appeared in it.
2002, Mireault was awarded the medal for making a significant
artistic contribution to Canada. This
honour came from the Queen on her visit to Canada during her Golden
He is, since 2003, president of the Cultural Commitee in the MRC
He is a member of The Guild of Silk Painters of United Kingdom,
the Silk Painters International News of USA, the Surface Design
the Cercle des
Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec.
In 2002, Jean-Louis received a second place honor from SPIN (Silk
Painters International) for his entry in "Hang With The Best"
in the professional category.
2005, mister Masaru Naganuma from Tokyo wrote to Mireault; they
signed a partnership for the edition of his artworks on silk.
On the same year, mister Vincent Volet from Switzerland, decorated
the central page of his magazine published at more than 300 000
copies in all Switzerland, using the silk painting called 'Tombe
received a Silver Medal in 1998 at the Cercle des Artistes Peintres
et Sculpteurs du Québec and the Gold Medal in 2000. Mireault
also received the Grand Prix Special in 2000, as well as a second
place trophy in 2001 and, recently, a first Grand Prize in 2002.
And in 2004, he became the President of the Jury on the request
of Mireille Forget.
Mireault teach this very special and ancient technique from China.
artworks are included in private and corporate collections. He
produces a Mireault line of products such as cards, candles, computer
mats, and T-shirts with his artworks as illustrations.Since 2000,
Mireault has also produced garments including silk shirts, silk
neckties, and silk scarves, all of those are one-of-a-kind garments.