Team

Serge Malenfant

President, coordinator and founder of the MURIRS organization; painter, illustrator, set designer and mural artist, Serge Malenfant is native of Sherbrooke with a passion for local history. In 1997, his desire was no longer to apply paint on a canvas limited by a frame, but to spread it into the environment, our living spaces. To him, that is the function of art and more specifically of mural art. His enthusiasm and strong determination at carrying out his large-scale historical mural projects have never ceased to propel him. This adventure thus allows him to unite his passion for art and history.

Raphaëlle Coulombe- Allie

Mural artist since 2005 and MURIRS executive assistant. She is a graduate in Visual and Media Arts at UQAM and an artist photographer. She was the regional winner of the 2007 BMO Financial Group First Art Student Competition.

Lara Poulin

Mural artist since 2006. She received her diploma in Photography in 2001. In 2006, she founded, with her associate, Les murs animés, a business in mural painting. While working with Les murs animés, she designed mainly interior murals in multiple businesses, hospitals and for many individuals. In 2013, she joined the MURIRS team.

Martine Ménard

A graduate from Concordia University in Studio Arts and Art History, she works for MURIRS as a mural artist since 2013. She also shares her passion for figurative art in a variety of solo and collective shows in the Eastern Townships and elsewhere since 2011.

Denis Jacques

A portraitist since 1980, Denis Jacques is especially recognized for the quality and realism of his portraits. He has been invited by MURIRS since 2003 as a painter and portraitist. In addition to being a master portraitist and pastel artist and having received many prizes across both Quebec and Canada, he has been directing and teaching at the Académie Portrait International since 1988.

Claude Martin

Versatile painter; portraits, landscapes, still life, abstraction… Fresco and set painter (founder of Les Ateliers Fresco), illustrator and graphic designer, teacher, conference speaker, photographer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist… However shy! His paintings are shown all around the world in business collections; “mARTin” never ceases to amaze. He is an artist who lives of and for his art.

Sybiline

Mural Artist since 2011 and member of the Portrait Society of Canada, of ASFA and of IQ, Sybiline works, among other things, as a portrait painter and illustrator for a variety of clients, mainly in the publishing sector. Awarded many honours such as “Best in Show” at the World Science Fiction Convention in 2009, it is possible to admire her works in many galleries, conventions and events.

Pierre Laforest

After finishing his studies in Visual Arts at the Université Laval, Pierre Laforest completed his training in Florence, where he mastered painting and drawing techniques. In 1999, he was chosen to go to Lyon as part of a practical training program in mural painting and participated in the “Fresque des Québécois”. Thereafter, he took part in initiating the pillars project in Quebec City. Since then, he has participated in the creation of most of the murals in the Quebec region. It is since 2012 that he participates in MURIRS’s projects.

C.A MURIRS

Jean-Louis Blanchette
Natural Resources and Territory CRÉ Coordinator (Administrator)

Marie-Claude Gaudreau
Lawyer (Secretary)

Gaston Leroux
Government Relations Consultant (Administrator)

Serge Malenfant
Mural Artist (Founding President)

Valéry Martin
Communications Consultant (Administrator)

Mélanie Goulet
Events Coordinator (Administrator)

Julie Tremblay
Chartered Accountant (Treasurer)

Francois Thomas
City Planner (Administrator)

STRATEGIST TEAM MEMBER

 Claude Lévesque
Communications Consultant, member since 2002

PAST PARTICIPANTS

 Annie Bilodeau
Participating artist, 2002-2010

 Luc Beaudoin
Participating artist, 2003-2010

Simon Durocher
Participating artist, 2002-2003

 Geneviève Gendron
Participating artist, 2004-2007

Danny Ferland
Participating artist, 2010-2011

 Hélène Fleury
Artistic Director, 2002-2003
Participating artist, 2002-2005

 Mylène Moliner-Roy
Trainee for the 2012 mural

Steve Saint-Pierre
Participating artist, 2012

Gabriel Aubert Gosselin
Participating artist, 2003-2013

Raymond Laperrière
Participating artist, 2002-2003

Ève Leblond
Participating artist, 2002-2005

Carole Moisan
Participating artist, 2003-2008

Guillaume Rancourt
Participating artist, 2004-2006

Bruno Rathbone
Participating artist, 2005

Véronique Boislard
Participating artist, 2004-2011

Émile Poissant
Trainee for the 2012-2013 murals

Clément Drolet
Communications and Marketing Manager, 2013

Gabye Roy
Participating artist, 2003-2005

Richard St-Francois
Participating artist, 2004

Gabriella Sanchez
Participating artist, 2005-2006

Éric Trudelle
Participating artist, 2007

Odile Richer
Participating artist, 2010-2011

Saïda Tremblay
Participating artist, 2005-2006 and 2011-2012

Jonathan Cloutier
Trainee for the 2013 mural

Geneviève Reesör
Participating artist, 2003-2013

PAST TEAM MEMBERS

Richard Bérubé
Economic Development Officer, 2005

Jean Chenay
Economic Development Officer, 2002

Réjean Daoust
Labourer, 2004

Sébastien Dubois
Producer Videographer, 2003

Diane Gadoua
Administrative Assistant, 2005-2006

Liliana Laserna
Researcher, 2003-2004

Alain Paquet
Graphic Design and IT Consultant, 2003-2006

Estella Poso
Researcher, 2003

Anne Lockquell
Graphic Designer, 2003-2005

PAST ADMINISTRATORS

Gaétan Drouin
Lawyer

Sébastien Duchesne
Lawyer

Nicole Berthiaume
Human Resources Development Consultant

Marc Dufour
Architect

Gilles Marcoux
Sherbrooke Downtown Development Corporation, General Director

Bruno Pettruci
Architect

Mario Santerre
Télé-Québec, General Director