In the past, Pierre P. Huot's artistic strength could be found in representational and figurative art on canvas, paper, stone and metal. This was the developmental basis of his early years. While he was content with these surface representations, he felt that something unspoken was missing.
About 25 years ago, through a personal unconscious inspiration, he then delved into the world of the abstract. At first, he layered representational and figurative work with touches of the abstract. Soon though, ordered representation became submerged in the abstracted disorder of the world he saw. Figurative work was molded, submerged and transformed by uncontrolled images, both conscious and unconscious. Abstractions came to dominate and with that domination came the chaos that we see in our social and personal lives today. On canvas, he is now inspired and released to combine both the figurative and the abstract into powerful expression that speak to the world at large.
Huot has been represented over the years by these galleries, in alphabetical order:
- Alliance Française,Ottawa, ON, CAN
- L'Art de l'Époque, Gatineau, QC, CAN
- Éducative De La Salle, Ottawa, ON, CAN
- Francis-Alexandre, Ottawa, ON, CAN
- Jean-Claude Bergeron , Ottawa, ON, CAN
- Kastel Gallery, Westmount, QC, CAN
- Le Marié Tranier Gallery,Washington, DC USA
- Limner Gallery, New York, NY, USA
- Macaya Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
- Maison de la Culture, Gatineau, QC, CAN
- Montcalm Gallery, Gatineau, QC, CAN
- Musée de la Grande Vigne de Dinan, Bretagne France
- Richelieu, Montréal, QC, CAN
- Terence Robert, Ottawa, CAN
- Thériault Art Gallery, Timmins, ON, CAN
- Universitaire d'Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, CAN
- Vincent , Ottawa, ON, CAN
- Yvon Desgagnés, Baie St-PauL, QC, CAN
- City of Gatineau
- Numerous public and private collections in Canada, United States, France, England and Australia
Prizes and Recognitions
Winner of the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to Canadian culture
Commissioned painting for the IV Francophonie Games 2001, artwork for the catalogue cover of the Concours Culturels et Arts visuels.
Resident at the museum Grande Vigne in Dinan, Brittany region in France. The paintings produced in residence were exposed in France.
Poster commission for the Patrimoine Canadien for the celebration of the francophonie canadienne, "Notre Francophonie en Poésie"
- Studies in Art at Algonquin College
- Studies in Fine and Commercial Art at the Ottawa Technical School
- Studies in drawing, painting and Sculpture at the Ottawa School of Art
- Studies Fine Arts at Ottawa Technical High 1960/64 .
- Studies Art at Algonquin College, 1965/66
- Painting and Sculpture Studies at Ottawa Arts School, 1971/72