First page of The Journal of the Guild of Silk Painters of UK.

Mister Stéphane Bergeron

at Mireault's workshop.

 

Once upon a time, there was an artist who colored people's life he loves.

Mandy Southan
CONGRATULATIONS
Some of you may recall a few years ago we featured the work of Canadian artist, Jean-Louis Mireault in the Guild journal. Well we received news that he has received an honour from the Queen on her visit to Canada during her Golden Jubilee year. He was awarded the medal for making a significant artistic contribution to Canada, his community and to his fellow Canadians and he was among only 30 people in his region to be given the medal by Her Majesty.
He sent us a very nice email us to tell us about it and also to proffer his thanks to the Guild "... it is because of my international recognition as a silk painter (you have a responsibility in that fact) that this medal was given to me. I want to thank you for this help in my artistic career."

Jean-Louis Mireault

Mireault au travail

Jean-Louis Mireault,
silk painter.
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.

In 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.

In 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.

In 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.

In 2001, Mireault organized the silk exhibition, Contrecoeur-2001, and held conferences on silk and silk painting.

In 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.

In 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 Jubilee year. He is, since 2003, president of the Cultural Commitee in the MRC de Lajemmerais.


He is a member of The Guild of Silk Painters of United Kingdom, the Silk Painters International News of USA, the Surface Design Association (USA)
and 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.

November 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 la neige'.

Mireault 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.

Mireault's 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.

 

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Café de Paris

First price with Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec

 

À l'abri du temps.

Second position in 'Professionnal category' with the SPIN

2003

For the installation

Hymne à l'Amour,

First Grand Prize

at Le Cercle des Aristes Peintres

et Sculpteurs du Québec