Michel Beaudry was born in 1945 in Québec and studied philosophy and sociology. For much of his professional life he was a computer systems analyst at the National Institute of Scientific Research in Montréal, specializing in urban planning. Despite a lack of any formal training in the arts, he has maintained a sculpture studio in Val-David, Québec for more than 20 years, developing skills as a metalworker, computer technician, and electronics expert.
Beaudry’s life has been intertwined with the Québec arts scene as he has forged both personal and working relationships with many of Québec’s artists including Jean-Paul Riopelle and most significantly, his life partner, multi-medium artist Bonnie Baxter, whom he collaborates with on a regular basis.
Michel Beaudry is currently devoting himself to the full time vocation of sculpting. He works primarily with steel and aluminum to create surreal representations of the natural world. His work is included in a number of private collections and is frequently exhibited in site-specific installations, like the Art Zoo at RCAG.
The Art Zoo is a culturally enriching cage-free alternative to a conventional zoo, designed as a surreal representation of the natural world.