Born in Monteregie, Quebec in 1975. He lives and works in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. His sculptures are seen in and collected by galleries and are part of public, institutional and private collections. The artist’s work is represented by gallerists in Montreal and in California.
A Bachelor of Visual Arts and of Philosophy, Éric Nado began his career in Montreal, Canada, in 1999, and was part of the 2002 founding cohort of Montreal’s first artist housing cooperative, the Lezarts Cooperative.
Since presenting solo exhibits in artist centers such as Observatoire 4 in his early years as an emerging artist, Éric Nado has grown to be recognized by his peers and by art galleries and commissioners. He was chosen to be enlisted on the Integration of Arts to Architecture Program (1%) of the Quebec Government. In 2007, he chose to move his family and workshop 20 minutes out of Montreal and from the U.S. borders, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, rich of an inspiring industrial and military heritage.
Urban exploration and the quest to tell stories of the past through sculpture-assembly has been an intricate part of his creative process since the start. From the relics of our past, Nado creates imposing tribute pieces to a collective recollection and inspire a sense of nostalgia.
Éric's work has been purchased by many collectors, private investors and public instances in the past fifteen years and commissioned by private companies for various means. Since 2012, he has acted as a Cultural Mediator to many City Summer initiatives and is invited annually to speak in art classes and conferences, both targeting children and young adults in social reinsertion.