Claudine Dametto

           Sculptor and Painter


Claudine Dametto was born in Belgium and lived in London and Paris before immigrating to Canada in 1974. Presently, she lives in Montreal.

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 her masks.

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 passionate works.

Claudine Dametto's artistic work appears in private collections across the globe.



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