Monique Hurteau is a creative explorer whose practice spans a variety of industries + mediums.
She is an executive producer, producer, director, content-creator and lapsed stand-up comedian. She also holds an MBA Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Consulting and has experience across multiple industries including advising lawyers on deals ranging from $75M to $3B.
Monique’s artwork can be found in collections across Canada, the US + UK. She augments self-study with formal training, most recently with Honourary Drawing Master, Brian Smith AOCA.
Throughout her body of work, Monique explores her own complex history while challenging and purposely disrupting societal and cultural norms.
Currently, she lives in Squamish BC with her husband, a dog and two cats.
CULTURE, IDENTITY and…
Easy answer…it’s complicated.
Otherwise, I’m a bit all-or-none when it comes to my identity (take all of who I am, not just the part useful or most interesting solely for your purposes) and here’s a bit more of what I think/know about my own identity and consideration I ask for those who wish to know me and work with me…
…I kindly request that before reaching out to me to take a little time to consider the following image of my DNA story (a tiny insight into who I am). Google me, do some more research, see what I’m about and what I’m interested in…again, *before* reaching out to me…please and thank you… because there’s another 94% of me that matters to me...not just a certain 6% that might serve your purposes.
This is the work.
Please get curious. Ask people what they want, what matters to them, what they like and are interested in…it is pretty basic stuff but amazing how rarely it actually happens.
I adore exploration and following my curiosity. I like scraping into wet paint, the act of unearthing. Sanding down layers to see what might be revealed beneath. Scribbling, to discover how it disrupts composition. Layering on colour and texture with the intent to deconstruct it. I seek out the iterative process of building up, breaking down and building up again.
This includes experimenting with not only processes but also the places I start from. Exploring dark recesses out to their edges and risking failure because that’s where the magic happens. Not by doing what I’ve always done and what makes me, and others, feel safe.
Here, there be dragons.
small girl, medium hair, big trouble