Originating from Rouyn-Noranda, Sébastien Ouellette has a diploma in visual arts and anthropology. For more than 20 years, he professionally practices sculpting and painting, on top of teaching at the Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue since 2015. He has many solo and collective expositions to his name, not just in the region, but Montreal and Toronto as well. He has also participated in many national and international competitions and symposiums.
His artistic approach is largely connected to his training in anthropology, and his inspiration often comes from ethnology, sociology, and archeology textbooks. Each new production begins with an active data collection, where interaction with the occupants of where he conducts his research is of most importance.