Manon Otis

Manon Otis




Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 1995, Bachelor’s degree in Art in 1984 both from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Happiness after a hard day’s work… may be drinking good red wine in a fashionable wine bar, warming up over a hot stove smelling the good odours of a simmering dish, cuddling under a soft linen bedspread before the complete intimacy of darkness. No need to speak out loud during those moments, either intimate or immerged in a crowd. We hear words behind their smiling closed lips while their intense look on one another stops the action. These social interactions also attract our eyes… and make us smile.


Hauterive, Québec, 1958.


More than twenty individual exhibitions in Québec, France, Switzerland and Spain since 1977. Many group exhibitions since 1979 in prestigious art centres: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Université du Québec Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Center, University of Montréal Art Gallery. She has been chosen to exhibit at the auction sale «Les Femmeuses», organized by the Pratt and Whitney company.


Private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. More than twenty-five Canadian companies have acquired her works: Bell Canada, Ogilvy Renault, CIBC Bank, Groupe Jean Coutu, Fiducie Desjardins.


Honourable mentions given by Le Cercle des Artistes Peintres du Québec in 1985, 1987, 1990, 1995; twice recipient of the Girardin-Vaillancourt Foundation Scholarship.


La Peinture au Québec depuis les années 1960, Robert Bernier, Éditions de l’Homme, 2002; Le Collectionneur, May 1996, number 34; La Presse, Raymond Bernatchez, February 1995; le Journal de Nancy (France), Manon Otis : promesse canadienne, March 1980.