biography

Catherine Rondeau is a Montreal-based Canadian author, videographer and fine art photographer. Born in 1971 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, she grew up in Sherbrooke, Québec, in a predominantly French-speaking milieu. After completing an Arts and Letters program in junior college, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from Montreal's Concordia University. Her combined skills in writing and lens work allowed her to carve out a career as a freelance video journalist, during which she travelled to more than 25 countries before settling down to have a family and teach video production.

In 2010, Rondeau earned a Master’s degree in Communication from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The following year, she published an essay on the concept of fantasy in folklore and fairy tales. Inspired by her research, she made a return to photography with an initial series of digital photomontages (Beyond the Looking Glass) that focus on the imaginary world of children. In her latest series (Northern Crossing), the artist naturally transitioned to explore the period of early adolescence.

Her work is attracting increasing attention and has already been shown in several solo exhibitions in Quebec as well as being featured in magazines.

Catherine lives with her husband and two children in Montreal.

Catherine Rondeau portrait artist montreal
Photo credit: Zoé Boudou, 2016