Mariette Rousseau-Vermette, 233 & 362mr Wool & Fur,
wool, muskrat, white fox & beaver fur, 88" x 44", 1974, $24,000
146mr Eclate de Braise, Mariette Rousseau-Vermette, wool, 33" x 24", 1966, $7,500
627mr Papelionidae, Mariette Rousseau-Vermette, wool, steel, 54" x 54" x 16", Five sections on metal - woven in one piece, 2000, $24,000
476mr Hommage a Rothko, Mariette Rousseau-Vermette, wool, 87" x 84.5", 1979, $22,000
579mr Entre Chiens et Loups, Mariette Rousseau-Vermette, wool, 6’6" x 6’6", 1991, $18,000
Selected permanent collections and exhibition venues:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (Wall Hangings); Lausanne, Switzerland (International Biennials of Tapestry); Minneapolis Institute of Art (The Art Fabric: Mainstream traveling exhibition); Museums of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.; Canadian Cultural Centers, Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibitions); Musée du Québec, Rétrospective, Canada (solo exhibition); Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada; Milan, Italy (Art and Architecture); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (Textile into 3-D traveling exhibition); Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; Roy Thompson Concert Hall, Toronto, Canada; Palais de Justice, Montreal, Canada; Exxon, Rockefeller Center New York, New York; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Montreal, Canada.
Officer of the Order of Canada; Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts; Certificate of Honor, Canadian Conference of the Arts.
617mr Coup de Grace Mariette Rousseau-Vermette, brushed wool, 7’9" x 4’4", 1997, $11,500
Rousseau-Vermette once explained her inspiration: Working with noble materials, be they old or new, permits an evolution to unite tradition with high technology. Scientific discoveries permit me to explore new fields of research. Nature has been a tremendous influence on me since childhood, a great source of enthusiasm and energy. My goal is to create a harmony between light, color, the richness of the materials and the environments where my works are situated. What a privilege to have chosen a form of expression that is so passionate and without limits.