Debby Talbot

"My work is the result of lightly manipulating chaotic shapes and colours." – Debby Talbot
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Debby Talbot was born in 1977 in Quebec. In 2013, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. For some years now, she has exhibited in Québec City, Toronto and Paris. She received a painting scholarship from the Fondation McAbbie in 2012. In connection with the BMO 1st Art! competition in 2013, she was chosen for the painting category as part of the university selection process (UQAM). In 2017, she was selected by the Canadian delegation for the Salon des beaux arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. In 2021, she was a finalist in a government project integrating art and architecture (1%) for the Centre récréotouristique de Saint-Constant. Her works are part of private collections, the Montréal artwork collection as well as the Colart collection. Debby Talbot lives and works in Montréal.

Artist’s statement

In my artwork, I seek to explore limits and barriers, and test the fragmentation of forms and the luminosity of colours (values and tones). Surveillance, appearance and camouflage are themes in my practice. My paintings become interactive in the sense that the coloured matter and its tactile aspect are a direct channel to the public; as a result, taking a step back will allow viewers to better observe the subject at a distance. Shifting, dissolution of reference points and reconstruction: this is the visual dialogue that challenges me in my practice.



2013Bachelor’s degree.. Visual and Media Arts, UQAM, Montreal, QC
2008Plastic Arts certificate, UQAM, Montréal, QC

Solo exhibitions

2021Finalist for a government architectural integration project (1%) Centre récréotouristique de Saint-Constant
2018Galerie du Vieux St-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
2017Centre National d’Exposition, Ville de Saguenay, QC
2017Centre d’exposition d’Amos, Amos, QC
2017Galerie du Rift de Ville-Marie, Ville-Marie QC
2017Galerie Renée-Blain, Brossard, QC
2017Galerie d’art UNO, Ville de Québec, QC
2016Galerie du Vieux St-Jean, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
2015Repai(è)res, Centre culturel Vanier, Châteauguay, QC
2015Repai(è)res, Galerie d’Art d’Outremont, Montréal, QC
2015Repai(è)res, Gallery 1313 (Process Gallery), Toronto, ON
2012Chair Mamy, Centre culturel Georges-Vanier, Montréal, QC

Group exhibitions

2017Le Salon des beaux arts 2017 au Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FR
2016Scènes de vie, L’espace contemporain de Montréal, QC
2016Panorama-Naturel, L’espace contemporain de Montréal, QC
2013Concours Annuel 2013, MACSF, Saint-Faustin, QC
2013Complot X : Dégât, Grover Building, Montréal, QC
2013La Maison des Arts et de la Culture St-Faustin, Saint-Faustin, QC
2013Passage à découvert 2013, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, QC
2013Exposition des lauréats de l’ÉAVM (UQAM), MACSF, Saint-Faustin, QC
2012Paramètres 2012, Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Montréal, QC
2012Et autres surprises en boîtes, Espace Jean-Brillant, Montréal, QC


2016Finalist of the Baie-Saint-Paul National Painting Competition
2013UQAM university selection for scholarship 1res Œuvres BMO
2012McAbbie Foundation Excellence in Painting Scholarship


2013Exhibition – Complot X : Dégât – Constat de décès, Le Devoir, Arts visuels, 25 mai 2013 (DELGADO, Jérome)
2013Publication of Project Conspiracy X
2013Passage à découvert 2013, Catalogue d’exposition


  • Montréal city’s artwork collection
  • Colart Collection
  • Private collections

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208, Richelieu St., Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec) J3B 6X8
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