With an educational background in visual arts and textile design, I am interested in the common bonds between painting, sculpture and textile design. Flax fibre, especially in paper form, plays a prominent role in my work and is pivotal for exploring these artistic techniques. The linen fabric is turned into paper and then transform into thread. I use this thread to construct large works. To construct the work, I draw with the linen paper thread in the same way I would draw with a pencil.
Taking my inspiration from the rich history of textiles, I create textile constructions based on a personalized language and gestural expression. Keenly appreciative of the craftmanship of paper making, I manipulate each sheet with techniques associated with textile design and painting, such as the use of pigments and natural coating.
Originally from Drummondville, Quebec, Mylène Boisvert lives and work in Tiohtià;ke / Montreal. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University and completed textile design training at Centre design & impression textile. She has several years of experience as a textile designer in the knitting industry (2001-2006) and as a teacher at Centre design & impression textile and Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Quebec, Canada and abroad, and some can be found in private and public collections.