Marie-Josée Leroux, alias Lerou, is digging into the collective and individual unconscious mind to trace archetypal forces. She then transform these into characters,
Her studio is located in Montreal, Québec, Canada. She is exhibiting in galleries in Paris, New York and Bruxelles. The stone becomes a mirror to explore her unconscious mind. The characters that emerge from her work are strange beings, sometimes gods and goddesses that belong to her personal history and her quest for eternity.
She is vice-presicent of the Quebec Sculpture Council, she was also chief of the Canadian delegation at the 2011 SNBA Salon (National Society of Fine Arts), held in Paris, France, at the Carrousel du Louvre, on December 2011. She received from the SNBA jury the Honor award for her sculpture « Aquarius ».
She is the author of a book of poetry named « Transmutation » and a CD of her poetry with music. She works principally on marble, alabaster, serpentine, soapstone.
In 2012, she realized a monumental stone sculpture in serpentine, The Guardian of the Water, for the protection of drinking water resources. This sculpture of 10 tons, ordered by the city of Boisbriand, is installed in front of Boisbriand Fire Station.
website : http://www.lerou.ca
resume : http://www.lerou.ca/resume.Leroux_marie-josee.pdf
video of works : http://youtu.be/VQND5NHRWvk