Gilles Morcou was born in Montréal, QC in 1964, lives in Sainte-Adèle, QC. Marcou was predestined to paint, because his whole family drew. During his youth, not so long ago, he sketching caricatures and then devoting himself to painting. Since everything interests him, he tries his hand at engraving, stained-glass, even writing and poetry. After such journey and experiences, it is not surprising to find his works in various galleries. The artist reconciles his art with all of his interests: his son, collegiate teaching in multimedia, home and trips.
Marcou paintings represents birds as well as other subjects, Marcou manifests his own style. A style born from pleasure; the pleasure of creation. The pleasure of freedom. After a moment with this free spirit, one could believe that Marcou is a bird.
AWARDS AND MENTIONS
1997 - Desjardins prize 1997, glass engraving
1995 - UQAC scholarship for the realization of solo exposition ALOURYAM
1992 - EXPLORATION scholarship, Canada Council for the Arts
1992-1993 - First and second prize UQAC poetry competition, Chicoutimi, QC