Claudine Dametto was born in
Belgium and lived in London and Paris before
immigrating to Canada in 1974. Presently, she lives
Art has always been a part of
Claudine’s life. She studied music and drama as a
child, and painting and drawing at the St. Martin
School of Art in London, England. After she moved to
Montreal, she developed a passion for sculpture and
studied with Arto at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for
the Arts. She also studied watercolor painting and
drawing with Joanna Nash at the Visual Art Center in
Montreal, and received a degree in Art Teaching from
the University of Québec in Montréal.
Over many years, Claudine Dametto has
experimented with an unusually wide range of medium,
including fiberglass, cement, and stained glass, as
well as more traditional techniques, such as clay,
bronze, and stone. In addition, Claudine has worked
in video, stage design, and make-up and is known for
In the 1990s, Claudine Dametto created a
series of sculptures with bicycles parts. Those
sculptures were exhibited on the Lachine Canal along
the bicycle path. An accompanying art video called
“In bicycle” was also presented using two TV screens
on which bicycles and the river passes from one
screen to the other.
Passionate about travel,
Claudine is influenced by African, Native American,
Oceanic and Japanese art. For example, inspired by
her travels to Japan, Claudine created an
installation called “Meditation 1 & 2,” which
includes sculpture, music and a Zen garden.
After living in Calgary,
Alberta for three years, Claudine Dametto traveled by car
from the west cost to the east coast of Canada.
After this coast-to-coast journey, Claudine created
a series of paintings that focus on the theme of the
Canadian landscape - one painting (and in some cases
more than one) for each province and territory.
Claudine’s deep love of Canada is reflected in these
Claudine Dametto's artistic work
appears in private collections across the globe.