Catherine Rondeau is a fine art photographer, videographer and author. 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 Concordia University (1997). Her combined skills in writing and lens work allowed her to carve out a career as a freelance photo and 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. The following year, she published a revised version of her thesis on the vital role of imagination (Aux sources du merveilleux, une exploration de l'univers des contes, Presses de l’Université du Québec). Inspired by her research, she made a return to photography with a vast series of digital photomontages (Beyond the Looking Glass, 2011-2014) that has been shown in a dozen solo exhibitions throughout the province Quebec.
Her work has since been featured in a dozen solo exhibitions throughout the province of Quebec. She is the recipient of grants for artists in the visual arts from SODEC (2016) and CALQ (2019 and 2022). She won her first public art competition in 2021 for the Saint-Bonaventure library. She has completed projects as part of artistic residencies, including at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts (2018) and the Centre d'art de Kamouraska (2015). More recently, she joined Atelier Silex's Studio Cobalt and participated in the production of Project Osmose, a video mapping mural. The artist regularly gives lectures on her artistic practice and leads creative workshops in schools. His works are part of Canadian public and private collections.