Boudreault was born in 1956 in Havre-Aubert (Magdalen Islands). After studying literature and theatre, he set off for France and enrolled in the École du Louvre. Upon finishing his studies, he began working as an art consultant and contributed to the development of many important collections. Since 1991, he has devoted himself full-time to his art practice. Boudreault has lived and worked in Montreal since 1998.