Trained as an architect, RICHARD CLOUTIER completed a Master’s degree in Visual Arts in 2006 and has been actively focusing on his artistic production for the past 14 years. The Loto-Québec Collection, an important public collection in Canada, purchased in 2008, 2009 and 2013 four of his works, all of which had been part of traveling exhibitions throughout Quebec during the last years. His work has been shown in Montreal, Toronto and France. For the last 8 years, he was also represented by the Ernden Fine Art Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, allowing him to spread his work in many private collections in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and other cities in the USA, along with Europe. In March 2011, he has been invited to show a new series of paintings within the context of Laval University’s foundation 50th anniversary. During summer 2012, he has been part of a group show titled Repérages, which took place at the Baie-Saint-Paul Museum of Contemporary Art, an important artistic institution located in the inspiring Charlevoix region. In 2013, Cloutier won the Second Prize of the Quebec City Art Works Competition, in the Professional Artists category. He presented last Fall 2013 an important solo exhibition at the Galerie Bernard located in Montréal.