Catherine Canac-Marquis (b. 1988) is a photographer and visual artist living and working in Montreal. Her photographic practice is centered on portraiture and landscape, focusing on the study of isolated geographical spaces and communities. She’s interested in the particularity of islands and human development as an insular experience, and how this geographical context influences both people’s behaviors and experiences. Her artistic process often involves a travel-based approach.
She holds a BFA with Distinction in Photography from Concordia University. In 2016, she was one of three Canada-wide AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship recipients, and in the spring of 2017, the Proof 24 annual exhibition of emerging Canadian artists at Gallery 44 – Center for Contemporary Photography in Toronto showcased her works. She was also a recipient of the Canadian Flash Forward’s 2017 award for emerging photography from The Magenta Foundation.