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André Pijet

André Pijet

André Pijet is an international editorial cartoonist. His satirical and humorous works have been published in Poland, Greece, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey, the United States, and Canada. In Quebec, he made a name for himself with a series of cartoons related to the 1993-94 hockey playoffs which he produced for a major Montreal daily newspaper.

Photo: André Pijet
Photo: André Pijet

André Pijet Biography

André Pijet settled in Montreal, Quebec in 1988. In his native Poland, his training in fine arts and photography, along with his innate talent for drawing, led very early to a career as an illustrator, caricaturist, cartoonist, and painter. His satirical and humorous works have been published in Poland, Greece, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey, the United States, and Canada. In Quebec, he made a name for himself with a series of cartoons related to the 1993-94 hockey playoffs, which he produced for a major Montreal daily newspaper.

André Pijet's Monalisa
André Pijet’s Monalisa

He received his bachelor’s degree in Major in Painting & Drawing and Minor in Art History, and master’s degree in Art Education from University Concordia. As a freelance artist, he works regularly with major advertising agencies and publishing companies. He is well known for his book illustrations and for his work as a graphic artist and art director. In parallel, during all the time he continues to search for his proper way to express his own perception of the Contemporary world through the painting and drawing constantly exploring it theoretically and practically. His works have been featured in a number of major exhibitions and have earned him a number of prizes abroad.

Awards

  1. 2017: 1st Prize in 8th National Competition of Satyrical Artwork “Manufaktura Satyry” Zyrardow, Poland.
  2. 2014: Prize of SPAK, Association of The Polish Artists of Caricature, 5th National Competition of Satyrical Artwork “Manufaktura Satyry” Zyrardow, Poland.
  3. 2013: Honorable Mention National Competition of Satyrical Artwork “Olsztyn 660” Olsztyn, Poland.
  4. 2013: The City of Zyrardow Mayor’s Prize, 4th National Competition for satyrical artwork “Manufaktura Satyry” Zyrardow, Poland.
  5. 2010: Prize of Distinction in competition « Museum, » Gallery Krzywe Zwierciadlo Zielona Gora, Poland.
  6. 2009: Honorable Mention, National Exposition of the Association of Polish Artists of Satirical Art SPAK, Theme: “Theater”, Warsaw, Poland.
  7. 2009: Prix The Small Lion, Polish Satirical Contest “Discover the Universe,” Olsztyn, Poland.
  8. 2008: Prix Robert Lapalme, Exhibition 1001 Visages, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  9. 2003: The Prize of the Conseil General du Loiret – International Festival des Dessins Presse, Humor et Caricature, Orleans, France.
  10. 2001: Winner of the porcelain pencil for best foreign book « Piegé par l’amour », Saint-Just-Le-Martel, France.
  11. 2000: Honorable Mention – International Biennial of Caricature, Vercelli, Italy.
  12. 1998: Winner of the porcelain pencil for the best foreign cartoonist, Saint-Just-Le-Martel, France.
  13. 1998: 3rd prize – International Biennial of Caricature, Vercelli, Italy.
  14. 1996: 1st prize for book of caricatures «Toute vérité est bonne à rire», Casino-Beringen, Belgium.
  15. 1996: Aydin Dogan Vakfi – Award of Success, Istanbul, Turkey.
  16. 1993: 4th prize, Ancona, Italy.
  17. 1991: 4th prize, Ancona, Italy.
  18. 1989: 4th prize, Ancona, Italy.
  19. 1987: Critic’s Choice Award – Casino-Beringen, Belgium.
  20. 1986: Honorable Mention, Warsaw, Poland.
  21. 1986: 3rd prize, Zielona Gora, Poland.
  22. 1985: 3rd prize – International Biennial of Graphic Art, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  23. 1985: 3rd prize, Suwalki, Poland.
  24. 1984: 2nd prize, Suwalki, Poland.

André Pijet Cartoonist, by Sharmin haque prima

Books 

André Pijet is an author of six books:

  1. Arbalet: En vert et contre tous, satirical story about the last leaving tree on the Earth;
  2. The Great Finals;
  3. Toute vérité est bonne à rire;
  4. Les Éditions PIJET 2000;
  5. Piégé par l’amour;
  6. Les Cantons – Rondel et Baton à la conquête du Saladier d’argent.

André Pijet Cartoonist, by Sharmin haque prima

Paintings  

Andre Pijet, La Serenissima, 2009, Acrylic on canvas. André Pijet is known for his paintings as well. There have been several expositions in Montreal featuring his work.

Exhibitions 

Individual exhibitions  

  1. 2017: The “Open Studio” Exhibit 2017,”painting exhibition,Montreal,Quebec,Canada.
  2. 2016: Galerie Studio 325.”Les Inspirations 2011-2016,”painting exhibition,Montreal,Quebec,Canada.
  3. 2015: Galerie Carlos.”Les Impressions urbaines, “painting exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  4. 2014: Galerie Carlos.”Les Impressions métamorphiques, “painting exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  5. 2013: Galerie Carlos. “Les Impressions contemporaines,”painting exhibition,Montreal,Quebec,Canada.
  6. 2009: Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville, “Le Grandes Finales du Canadien des Années 90”, an exhibition of artwork published in Montreal daily La Presse.
  7. 2008: Gallery Arte Bella, “Metamorphic Impressions, “painting exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  8. 2003: Place Desjardins Grand hall, “l’Amour, “paintings exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  9. 2001: “Piégé par l’amour, “The 20th International Exhibition of the Press Cartoon and Humor, painting exhibition, Saint-Just-Le-Martel, France.
  10. 2001: The Gallery of the Fine Arts Museum, “Pijet l’Amour”, painting exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  11. 1994: Maison de la culture Mercier,”Rétrospective: Pijet”,drawings exhibition,Montreal,Quebec,Canada.
  12. 1994: Complexe Desjardins,”Pijet en Rétrospective”,drawing exhibition,Montreal,Quebec,Canada.
  13. 1993: Complexe Desjardins, “André Pijet: Personnalités politiques”, drawings exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  14. 1993: The International Museum “Just for Laughs”, “Pijet: Les finales de la coupe Stanley, “drawings exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  15. 1993: La promenade Fleury, “Coupe Stanley de Pijet, “drawings exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  16. 1993: Maison de la culture Rosemont – Petite – Patrie, “André Pijet: Caricaturiste”, drawings exhibition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  17. 1987: Galerie Wieza Cisnien, “Pijet”, drawings exhibition, Zielona Gora, Poland.

André Pijet Cartoonist, by Sharmin haque prima

Group Exhibitions 

  1. 1983-2013: Participation in national and international group exhibitions: Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Poland, Greece, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Swiss, Belgique, England, Russia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Venezuela;
  2. 2008: The Humorists, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, organized by 1001 Visages;
  3. 2007: International exhibition,Bain Mathieu,Montreal,Quebec,Canada,organized by 1001 Visages;
  4. 2006: Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, organized by 1001 Visages.

André Pijet Cartoonist, by Sharmin haque prima

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