Chantal Dupas is a visual artist based in Winnipeg. Her work is rooted in a reflective interest in the cyclical and fragile nature of life. Through her studio practice and research, she has gravitated towards themes such as consumption, death and transformation in various capacities. Embracing her compulsion towards fact-based research and organization/categorization, her work enables her to question whether these systems confront fears of mortality and perhaps are ways we deal with and control time. At the core of her practice, she searches for experiences that remind her that she is within the natural systems she seeks to gather information from.
Chantal holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and has studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design along with a summer program at Yale University. Her current work focuses on the world of botany. This research has led to her volunteering at the University of Manitoba’s Herbarium and she is currently artist-in-residence at the University’s Belmonte Laboratory.