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Born in Montreal, he has always drawn. On the walls of his room, in the basement, on the floors, he painted characters, landscapes and abstractions. He found no better way to give sense to the universe.

Later, he will take Visual Art studies and lithography under the direction of Nicole Malenfant at Laval University in Canada.
1984-1989 Creation of the collective L'Art Salé specialized in live painting followed by an auction in public places as bars (Foufounes Électriques, etc.), museum (Musée du Petit Séminaire de Québec), church (Historical church of St-Eustache), theatre (Théâtre du Grand Dérangement) in Canada
Live model workshop : Montreal, Foufounes Électriques
1985 Study of lithography under supervision of Nicole Malenfant

1986 Article about live painting in Inter artistic magazine, Quebec City

1989 Mention for a litography at Loto-Québec concourse

2002 Exhibition at Ste-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, Canada

2003 Exhibition at Frelighsburg Festiv'Art, Canada

2004 Exhibition at Montreal Gay Village Festival, Canada

Exhibition at Granby Urban Color Festival, Canada

Exhibition at Bromont Festival, Canada

Exhibition at Frelighsburg Festiv'Art, Canada

Exhibition at Cercle des Artistes Peintres du Québec (special mention for soft pastel work call Rencontre), Canada

2007 Trip to Guatemala in Mayan community and production of a mural painting representing Mayan God in a smal village call Lagunita Salvador

2012 Study of mosaic under direction of Suzanne Spahi at Mosaïkashop in Montreal, Canada 

2013 Mosaic exhibition at Mosaïkashop in Montreal, Canada

Study of Ancient Mosaic at Mosaic School Art under supervision of Luciana Notturni in Ravena, Italy
2015 Mosaic and painting exhibition at Mosaïkashop, Montreal
2016 Mosaic and painting exhibition at Art Fusion Galleries, Winwood Art District, Miami, USA

2017 (June) Mosaic and Painting Exhibition  at Lausanne, Palais de Beaulieu Cré-Art Fridea Kahlo's theme, Switzerland

2017 (November) Mosaic and Painting Exhibition at Montreux MAG (Montreux Art Gallery 13th edition), Switzerland

2019 Mosaic exhibition at Art Fusion Galleries, Winwood Art District, Miami, USA

He was actively involved in the management and presentation of workshops models and live painting in Quebec by creating a collective of artists which approach was to create works live in public or private places, followed by an auction.

He participated in many symposiums and live painting in Quebec between 1985 and 2010.

In 2012, it is love at first sight for mosaic that he studied under the direction of Suzanne Spahi, mosaicist and owner of Mosaikashop in Montreal.

In the summer of 2012, he participated in an intensive session of ancient mosaic under the supervision of Luciana Notturni, head of the well renowned Mosaic Art School of Ravenna, Italy.

Versatile artist, Daniel Tardif alternates from drawing and painting to mosaic by handling all subjects: from representation to abstraction.

Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art (New-York) comments: “We salute you on your aesthetically absorbing oeuvre which reverberates with a dynamic textural sense  and powerful visceral shapes.”

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