Born Canada: Quebec, Sainte-Justine-de-Newton, 1978
Yannick Pouliot’s sculptures, photographs and installations employ the strategy of the double take. They confound the viewer’s initial perception by revealing themselves as something other from what they seem. Using architecture and furniture as his raw material, Pouliot’s meticulously executed domestic forms – which incorporate luxury materials and charming decorative features – become visual puns which often act as stages for social satire.
Yannick Pouliot first studied horticulture at L’institut de technologie agroalimentaires (ITA) de Saint-Hyacinthe from 1997-1999, and then switched to Fine Arts, receiving his BFA in 2001 from Université Laval.
Pouliot showcase his work during a solo exhibition in 2008 at MAC (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal)