Daily events very often inspire Marie-Claude Pratte to create her extensive historical narratives in which through caricature and irony, she makes us reflect on the various ways we are shaped by identity, society and economics.

Over the past decade, her work has been presented in numerous galleries and exhibition centres. Some of these events have included PORTRAITS DE SOCIÉTÉ, 2000, a pictorial installation shown from 2002 to 2004 at the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) as part of the exhibition Enjeux de la representation. The series LA MARCHE DU MONDE was presented solo at the Darling Foundry in December 2004, and in the spring of 2005, MNBAQ exhibited H.A.C. (HISTOIRE DE L’ARTISTE CONTEMPORAIN) (History of the Contemporary Artist) as a solo exhibition.

Since 2007, she has participated in the International Symposium of Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul as well as group exhibitions État d’Urgence and le Tarot de Montréal. Her installations have also been presented in Vancouver, Strasbourg (France) and New York. Marie-Claude Pratte’s paintings, filled with societal and pictorial humour, can be found in public collections such as the MNBAQ, the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul and Fasken Martineau as well as many private collections in Québec, Canada, the United States and France.

Univers-cité (Universe-city / cited, University) (detail). Acrylic on wood, 122 x 183cm