Fauteux-Langlois, awarded several times, has designed and made trophies
and many medals including the Québec Ministry of Culture's
prestigious Québec Price, the Medal Denise-Pelletier (1981,
86, and 87), the Medal Marie-Victorin (1983-86) and the Medal Paul-Émile-Borduas
(1980). In 1993, she participated in many solo and group exhibitions
and presented her sculpted jewels.
Trained originally in studio art, Ghislaine Fauteux-Langlois carries
on, in the mid 1970's, with her studies in goldsmith and jewellery.
Inspired for many years by nature, the artist is now more interested
by primitive art which she discovered during a stay in Western Africa,
in particular the resources and beauty of African Art. As she observed
the techniques of sculptors, makers of bronze and jewelers, she
specifically developed a fascination for masks, tools and cult objects,
due, she says, to symmetry, duality, and oppositions that are their
Fauteaux-Langlois' jewels, designed from wax sculpted shapes and
casted in bronze, silver or gold (lost-wax method), are inspired
by stylistic and figurative elements of primitive art that she transposes
into a personal search and for which she privileges movement, matter
and vitality. Furthermore, she decorates her jewels with pearls,
old agates, granite, amber that tone in with metal and intensify
the sculpted work.