Dominique Blain lives and works in Montréal. She has exhibited her works in many North American and European cities, as well as in Australia (Biennale of Sydney in 1992). Three major retrospective exhibitions have been devoted to her: at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 2004 (in circulation at MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina and at Nickle Art Gallery in Calgary); at the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec in 1998 (in circulation at the Ansel Adams Center in San Francisco and at Sala 1 in Rome); in 1997 and 1998, the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Art in Bristol organized an exhibition of her work in five institutions in the United Kingdom: Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Cambridge. Many museums have displayed her works: Portland Museum of Art; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen; Museum of Europe in Brussels; and the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England. In Quebec, she has participated in three editions of the Cent jours d’art contemporain [100 days of contemporary art] and presented her works at the Galerie de l’UQAM, the Galerie d’art du Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke, the Musée régional de Rimouski and the Musée d’art de Joliette.
Dominique Blain has produced many public works in Quebec, in particular: Hôpital pour enfants Sainte-Justine, Montréal (2016), Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal (2011); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Pavillon Bourgie (2011); new concert hall of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (2011); Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, Montréal (2010); Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur, Montréal (2009); Jewish General Hospital, Montréal (2008); Jardins de Métis / Redford Gardens (2007); Quartier International de Montréal (2006); Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montréal (2005); Sinclair Laird Elementary School, Montréal (2000); Maison des écrivains, Montréal (1991); as well as CBC/Société de Radio-Canada head office in Toronto (1994).
She received the Prix du Québec Paul-Émile-Borduas award in 2014 and Les Elles de l’Art award in 2009, awarded by Pratt & Whitney in association with the Conseil des arts de Montréal.