Born in Joliette, Quebec, in 1983, Jannick Deslauriers is an artist who lives and works in Montreal. She earned a BFA from Concordia University in 2008 and taught visual arts at Cégep Marie-Victorin from 2008 to 2020. Between 2020 and 2022, Deslauriers completed an MFA in Sculpture at the Yale School of Art in Connecticut. She is the recipient of numerous distinctions and grants, including the Susan H. Whedon Award for Outstanding Student in Sculpture from Yale University.
Deslauriers has exhibited in Quebec and Ontario, notably at the Musée d’art de Joliette (2011), the Biennale nationale de sculpture contemporaine de Trois-Rivières (2014), and Projet Casa (2020). She has also taken part in group exhibitions in the United Sates, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, including Miniartexil (2014-2015), the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (2016), and Terra Nova in Venice (2022). Her work has been featured in various publications, including Installation Art Now (Sandu Publishing, 2014) and High Touch: Tactile Design and Visual Explorations (Gestalten, 2012). Her sculptural works are in the collections of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the West Collection at SEI, Oaks Pennsylvania, and many corporate and private collections.