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Philippe Coudari

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Philippe Coudari was born in march 1956 in the city of Aleppo (Syria), son of an Armenian mother and a French father. The same year, his family moved to Montreal in Canada where he is still living.

He feels privileged to have grown up at the crossroads of the European, Mediterranean and North American cultures and traditions.

He went into Pure Sciences and Graphic Arts studies. He obtained a Business Administration degree at the University of Quebec in Montreal and he held different jobs in different fields of activities.

In 1991, at age 36, he got interested in sculpture.

Since 1994, he travelled many times to Europe and the U.S. where he visited many museums, exhibitions and studios.

About his technique

Learning by himself he developped his own technique forming and modeling clay with a stick. Although he is attached to the human figure, he practically never uses a living model.

Between 1998-99 he had several short stays at Roseline Granet studio (Meudon, France) who initiated him into her plaster and wax technique

In 2001 and 2002 he worked in Pietrasanta (Italy) at Wröbel, Francesconi and Palla studios where he was acquainted with the technique of the marble which he began to use in his work.

Curriculum vitae


2005 - 7th Annual Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, presented by the Sculptors Society of Canada. Jurors: Grazyna Kabat, Anne Wrobel, Peter Dennis. Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto

2005 - Human Stories, Wellington Gallery, curator: Sarah van Nostrand, Aurora, Ontario

2004 - Métamorphoses, Galerie Mosaïkart, Montréal, Quebec

2004 - Coudari, sculptures et Gilles Jaques, huiles, Galerie Renée Blain, Brossard, Quebec

2004 - True, a group show, Wellington Gallery, Aurora, Ontario

2002 - 50 per cento, one hundred international sculptors, Galeria Arkad, Seravezza, Italy

1997 - Artistes du Québec, Kolin Museum, Czech Republic

1996 - Le cercle des artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec,12th edition, with jury, Constantin Brancusi Center, Montreal, Quebec


Carnéade Honorary Award, from Académie Mazarine de France, 2009

Sculpture First Grand Prize, Le Cercle des artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec, 25th edition, Montreal 2008

Jury First Prize, category sculpture, Salon des Arts Visuels of Brossard, 14th edition, Brossard, 2006

MST Bronze Sculpture Award, 7th Annual Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, 2005

Jury Third Prize, Le Cercle des artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec, 13th edition, Montreal, 1996


University of Sherbrooke Art Collection, Quebec, Canada

Law Faculty, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Sherbrooke City Hall, Quebec, Canada

N.S.E.R.C., Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Advisory Coucil on Science and Technology, Ottawa, Canada


Philippe Coudari, le sculpteur québécois, journal Le Perche, may 31st, 2006, France

DUMONT, Jean, La réalité au-delà du réalisme, Espace review, nb.67, Montreal, march 2004

ROBERT, Guy, Le Pluralisme dans l’art au Québec, Iconia Publisher, Montreal, 1998, Canada


TV5 CANADA, Club Social, December 2008, Quebec

CANAL VOX, Jamais trop d’Art, August 2006, Quebec

ROGERS CABLE TELEVISION, York Region Living, May 2005, Ontario

TÉLÉ QUÉBEC, Culture éclair, December 2004, Quebec