Julie Trudel winner 2013 Joseph Plaskett Award

Announcement by The Joseph Plaskett Foundation
July 19, 2013The 2013 Joseph Plaskett Award Winner is Julie Trudel of Montreal

photo: Jean-Christophe Lett                                                                                       photo: Guy L’heureux

The Joseph Plaskett Foundation is pleased to announce that Julie Trudel has been selected as the winner of the $25,000 Joseph Plaskett Award for this year.

In the tenth year of this Award for an outstanding painter to work in Europe, the Plaskett Foundation wishes to congratulate Julie Trudel who received her MFA from University of Quebec at Montréal (UQAM) in 2012. We wish to also thank the expertise of this year’s Jury which was based in Vancouver with senior artist’s Renée Van Halm, Robert Youds and Ben Reeves, in a process coordinated by Landon Mackenzie on behalf of the Foundation and the RCA.

The jury writes: “Julie Trudel was chosen for her intense and innovative approach to abstraction in painting. In her painting she investigates mechanical colour reproduction systems that she manually applies to variously shaped panels. This results in highly evocative and illusionistic surfaces that remind one of weavings or microscopic photography.”

Julie Trudel was formally presented with her Award at the Joseph Plaskett Reception on Saturday June 8, 2013 at the Empress Hotel in Victoria at the Annual General Assembly of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts now in its 133rd year. She plans to use her award to base herself for a year in Berlin, in 2014. Her work is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau in Montreal.

Artworks by Julie Trudel are currently on display in the exhibition “Point, line, plane, point, line, plane, point, line, plane” until August 8th at Galerie Hugues Charbonneau.