ABOUT THE ARTIST

 ARTISTIC STATEMENT / VISION :

 

My first years of life were marked by a highly sensitive and deep inwardness towards the world. My perceptions began to be expressed in shapes and colours which I felt urged to describe using simple materials: pencils and paper. How I would have liked my entire life to be composed of sensorial perceptions and pure creativity, whereas I succeeded in already creating a world in the image of my youth: pure, light and full of promise.

 

But since reality knows how to catch up to each of us at the primary necessity level, I accepted jobs in the food industry during this period. However, much like with all restrictions and difficulties, something was positive. Faced with these experiences, I developed learning processes that today serve me well in my corresponding career choice.

 

Also, following several years observing laws that govern the forest and wildlife, I realized that this 

inward understanding would guide me to create my very own vision of art, without using any reference except my imagination and my feelings.

 

Consequently, I have the feeling of giving birth to something that is greater than I am by painting the beauty of the world. In short, recreation is my primary focus and it’s this drive which gives meaning to my quest for fulfilment through art. This process, still in its infancy, characterizes my entire journey and has never stopped even up to today. In fact, my paintings have become, throughout my exploratory approaches, the demonstration of my being in the process of becoming fulfilled.

 

Every painting, produced with this perspective, becomes a moment in eternity; the illustration of a constant internal struggle, which seeks to establish a series of breaks as part of a spiralling perceptual growth. In this way, I am basically searching how to recreate myself, to reinvent the way I look at things when developing my paintings, much like many other of life’s chapters.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT :

 

2005 - TODAY

From my studio I create and develop my art on a daly bases

I also prepare my expositions, teach and give private workshops.
2005-2006     

Studies in contemporary art at university of UQAM im Montréal
2005

Studies at the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Laval,

Chantal Pépin, director Ste-Rose

2000-2005

I rented a studio at Complexe du Canal Lachine

where I painted 7 days a week for five years

I attend weekly portrait and live-model workshops at Cultural Center

Georges-Vanier in Montréal

1998

Painting and drawing studies at Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montréal
1997

Private studies in form and perspective with Pierre Desjardins painter, Montréal
1986

Private sculpture studies with Maurice Boisvert, wood sculptor, Boucherville, QC

 

ARTISTIC  ASSOCIATIONS :

            

Institut des Arts Figuratifs ( IAF )

Society of Canadian Artists

Mondial Art Academia

Société Académique Arts Sciences Lettres of Paris

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SOLO  EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017

Studio 303 " L'arrière-pays " 

2016

Gallery Hors-Cadres in Knowlton

2015

Gallery D, Montreal

2013

Raymond-Lévesque libraire, Longueuil

2011

Atelier-galerie 303 " Rouge et Sauvage "

2010

Atelier-galerie 303 " Ô bleue "

2005- TODAY

I operated my own gallery from 2005 to 2014

and then converted it in to my creation studio 

2007-2008

Studio 261, Montreal

Galerie Richelieu, Montreal
2006

Art Longa gallery, Montreal " Âme et Eau "

2003

Maison Trestler, Vaudreuil Arts Centre, Vaudreuil, QC
1998

Galerie 1040, Montreal

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Duo exhibition at Gallery Gisèle Boulianne at Québec city

Duo exhibition at gallery 1040 Marie-Anne Montreal

Collectif art exhibition at Pointe-Valaine Otterburn Park

 2016

Salon des Beaux Arts at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris
2015

Gallery  Complexe du Canal  Lachine.

Exposition of small formats at my studio

2014

Exposition " Couleurs sur le monde "one week exchange

with Russian painters at Baie St-Paul

Exposition with 3 artists at the World Trade Center in Montréal

2000-2005

Gallery Complexe du Canal Lachine
1998

Art center of Mascouche, Candiac and Ste-Rose, QC
1997

Art center of Candiac and Ste-Rose, QC
1997

Montreal Chamber of Commerce art exhibition

 

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SYMPOSIUMS

2018

Montréal en Arts, Ste-Flavie, galerie France Malo, Traces à l'Ange-Gardien en Outaouais, St-Félix d'Otis au Saguenay.

2017

Thetford-Mines, Chesterville " l'acceuil des grands peintre "

Ste-Julie " Arts et passions, symposium Ste-Rose Laval,

"The New Art festival in Ottawa,

Visit'Arts-Québec on Les promenades Samuel de Champlain,

Cap-Santé en couleurs,  Montréal en Arts,

Artistes en fêtes Ste-Flavie en Gaspésie,

Ste-Flore "rendez-vous des peintres ", Danville P.Q,

Traces à L'Ange-Gardien Gatineau,

Rêve d'Automne et " Une rue à peindre " Baie St-Paul,

Villages en couleurs l'Anse St-Jean

2016

Thetford-Mines,  Candiac,   Arts et passions Ste-Julie,

Visit'Arts-Québec, promenade Samuel-De Champlain,

Montréal en Arts,  Vieux Beloeil,  Danville,

Les Couleurs du Manoir de Montebello,

Happening de peinture de Tadoussac,

Eau en couleurs Rivière à Pierre,

Rêves d'Automne à Baie St-Paul,

Galerie Hors-Cadre,  Vallée Jonction en Beauce,

2015

Thetford-Mines,  Art et Passion Ste-Julie,

The New Art Festival in Ottawa,  Montréal en Arts,

Domaine St-Bernard at Mont Tremblant,

Festival de peinture of Mascouche,  Art happening at  Tadoussac,

Rêves d'Automne à Baie St-Paul: Une rue à peindre also

national painting contest and painting festival,  Rivière Éternité in Anse St-Jean,

Vallée Jonction in Beauce,  Salon des Bois Franc in Victoriaville,

Group exposition at the World Trade Center in Montréal.

2014

Chesterville,Ste-julie, Boischatel in Québec city, Candiac, 

Kamouraska, Domaine St-bernard, Château Richer, 

Mascouche, Port-Daniel in Gaspésie,  Fima in Montréal, Baie-Comeau,

Rêves D'automne at Baie-St-Paul, Rivière Éternité at Saguenay, 

Vallée Jonction Chaudière Appalache,  St-Léonard New-Brunswick

2013

FIMA at Montréal,  Domaine St-Bernard at Mont-Tremblant,

Château Richer Québec city,  St-Léonard New-Brunswick,

Bromont en art,  Frélighsburg

2012

St-Hyacinthe,   Ste-Pie

2011

Plaines couleurs a painting seminar in Quebec City

1998-2000

Yearly participation in various symposiums

Kamouraska, Granby and Sainte-Rose, QC

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AWARDS

 

2018

Chevalier d'Or symposium Ste-Flavie

2016

Bronze award at the society Arts-Science -Lettres of Paris

5 th place jury at the National art contest in Baie St-Paul

3 th place jury in the category professional artiste at Mascouche

Awarded member of Mondial Art Academia

2015

Member of the Figurative Art Institute ( IAF )

Prize Richard Fontaine granted by his fathers to an individual and his work of art

Second place jury and prize at the national festival contest of Baie St-Paul

Third place jury and prize at Mascouche, category: professional artist

2014

Prize and solo  2015 exposition at gallery D in Montréal 

won at International Art Festival of Montréal

Third place jury and prize at symposium of Candiac

Third place jury and prize at Mascouche, category: professional artist

Finalist  at the national festival contest of Baie-Saint-Paul

2013 

First place jury and prize at Domaine St-Bernard, Mont-Tremblant
2002

First prize jury in Granby, QC
2000

Honorable mention, symposium, Kamouraska, QC

 

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TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

 

2008 to PRESENT

Have given private and group art courses on a regular bases at my 303 studio

 

WORKSHOPS

2017 groupe AAPARS  " Intuition,source of realization "

2016 groupe SACQ, Québec city, " Transparency in colours "

2015 groupe SACQ  " Negative spaces "

         groupe AR BORAL, St-Donat  " Colours and their sentimental resonance "

2014 groupe AR BORAL, " Atmosphere and light "
2011  École d'été des arts de Mont-Laurier " Discover your signature "

          and " Transparency in colours "

 

PUBLICATION / COVER PICTURE

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The cover picture of Source(s) is the illustration one of my paintings.