Tanya Morand – Funambule-Plaza

March 23rd to April 30rd, 2023

Opening reception in the presence of the artist on Friday, March 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Galerie.a presents Funambule-Plaza, an exhibition of the most recent works of Tanya Morand. As a sequel to the SPIN-PLAZA project initiated in 20.., the artist returns with her compositions intertwining architecture in splits and arabesques, but this time placing the human figure at the center to celebrate the soft mobility of people through the cities in which we live.


True to her practice, Tanya Morand’s latest works resonate with her personal experience of the city. Her images highlight the contrasts between urban density and the openness of the parks and public spaces that flourish there.

At the heart of these urban scenes, we find pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders and acrobats. In the eyes of the artist, these figures in movement reinvent the city as a more ecological and congenial place. Through composite and non-linear views, leading our gaze through different layers of space, the artist invites us to create new links between vernacular and monumental architecture, nature in the city and the communities that abound there.

Tanya Morand compares her collages – at the origin of her paintings – to a D.J.’s process of composing music. In a similar manner, she draws, cuts and combines her vast photographic repertoire gleaned from her own wanderings. Through a practice that spins between photography, collage, drawing, printmaking and painting, the artist transforms her visual material, lending poetry and a reaffirmed sense of meaning to the urban spaces that bring people together.

About Tanya Morand

Born in Montreal, Tanya Morand holds a Master’s degree in painting from Concordia University. Her works have been presented throughout Quebec, notably at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Musée d’art contemporain of Bay-Saint-Paul, La Chambre Blanche in Quebec City and during the Art Souterrain event in Montreal. She has also exhibited internationally, in Spain, the United Kingdom and France. Morand has participated in several artistic residencies and is the recipient of numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres of Quebec. Her works can be found in several private and public collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. An active member of Engramme since 2016, she has also been a teacher at the CEGEP Champlain Saint – Lawrence since 1998.

Tanya Morand – Funambule-Plaza
March 23rd to April 30rd, 2023
Opening reception in the presence of the artist on Friday March 24, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Galerie.a
Free admission from Thursday to Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.