Stéphanie Béliveau was born in Quebec City in 1966.
Over the past few years she has made a name for herself through a series of exhibitions that brought her popular and critical acclaim.
Critics and art-lovers alike appreciate her conscientious approach and the quality and originality of her visual language.
After graduating from Concordia University with honours in drawing and painting, she was awarded an FCAR scholarship to enroll in a Master’s program at UQAM, which she completed in 1993.
Her first solo exhibition of note was Sur la terre battue (Galerie Clark, 1995), but her career really took off after she participated in Artifice 96 (Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, 1996) followed by Peintures primaires (Galerie Trois Points, 1996), where exceptionally positive reviews drew the attention of the art world, the public and several collectors to her work.
The following year she won the City of Montreal’s Pierre-Ayot Award for young artists.
This was followed by other solo exhibitions that confirmed the highly personal and resolute nature of the path the artist had chosen to follow: La chambre des plâtres (Galerie Trois Points, 1999), Dessins et contrastes (Galerie Trois Points, 2000) and Peintures d’être (Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, 2003), Figures archaïques (Galerie Simon Blais, 2004), Thirteen Quiet Figures (Gallery Bjornson Kajiwara, 2005), À mains nues (Galerie 67, 2005) and Dessins d’humeurs (Galerie Simon Blais, 2006).
Over the years she has also participated in many group exhibitions: Espaces parallèles (Galerie Didactart, Montreal, 1995), Eight Montreal Artists in Prague (Prague, 1997), Acquisitions 1996–97 (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec), Acquisitions 1997–98 (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec), Intersections Montréal-Toronto (Montreal and Toronto, 2000), Événement Tchékhov (Galerie Plein Sud, 2001), Retour sur les Prix Pierre-Ayot et Louis-Comtois (Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, 2003), Regard sur les Prix Pierre-Ayot et Louis-Comtois (traveling exhibition by the Conseil des arts de Montreal), The Drawing Room (Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, 2005), and Mille lieux de peinture (Morges Library in Lausanne, Switzerland, 2005).