Marie-Denise Douyon

Marie-Denise Douyon (born 1961 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti) is a Canadian painter, illustrator and graphic artist. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Africa.[1]

Marie-Denise Douyon
Born 1961 (age 5960)

Nationality Canadian
Education Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City
Known for Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design

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Douyon was born in Haiti in 1961.[2] She fled the Duvalier regime with her parents in 1964, and eventually settled in Morocco in 1966.[3][2] She completed a visual arts degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology of New York in Manhattan, New York City.[4] After Jean-Claude Duvalier fell from power in 1986, Douyon returned to Haiti.[3] In the early 1990s, she was arrested, tortured and imprisoned by Haiti’s military junta, but was released on February 7, 1991 as part of a general amnesty of Haitian political prisoners.[5] Since 1991, Douyon has lived and worked in Montreal, Quebec.[5]

Douyon’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Canada, France, the United States and in the Caribbean.[6] In 2004, her work was shown at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.[citation needed]

Douyon integrates found and discarded objects into her art to “reinforce a social collective consciousness” regarding global warming and consumer culture. Her work also references her multicultural identity and African heritage.[6]

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