Yves Trudeau was born in Montreal in 1930, where he lives and works. After completing his classical studies, he attended the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. In the early 1960s, her work was exhibited at the Canadian Guild of Crafts, the Stratford Festival (Ontario), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, including Toronto: the Royal Ontario Museum and at the Art Gallery of Toronto (AGO). In 1961, he founded the Quebec Association of Sculptors (the current Council of Sculpture of Quebec).
During his career, Yves Trudeau received several awards and scholarships from the Québec Research and Creation Assistance Program and was supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation. For his outstanding contribution to the arts, the Université du Québec à Montréal awarded him a certificate (1984). This recognition leads him to teaching. For several years he held a position as professor of sculpture in the Department of Visual Arts at the same institution.