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Doris Charest

BFA, MED, ASA, FCA

Biography

Curriculum Vitae Doris Charest
4 Whitehall Crescent St. Albert AB T8N 3G4
dorischarest@gmail.com/ P: 780-458-3951
www.dorischarest.ca

EDUCATION

BFA Baccalaureat in Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
BED Baccalaureat in Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
MED Masters in Visual Art Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Untouched, HLD, Edmonton, AB
2019 A walk in the forest, VASA, Hemingway Centre, St. Albert, AB
2018 Untouched, Hub@302, Calgary, AB
2018 A walk in the forest, CAVA Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2018 Untouched, The Works, Edmonton, AB
2018 Untouched, Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer, AB
2015 Featured artist. Art Gallery of St. Albert, AB
2015 Vistas, Hemingway Centre, St. Albert, AB
2015 Our History, Ourselves, Pava Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2013 Influenced by Travel/L’influence de voyager, CAVA Gallery, Edmonton, AB

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Painting on the edge, FCA, Vancouver, BC
2020 Landscapes, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
2020 International Society of Experimental Artists, St. Albert, AB
2020 Muse, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, AB
2020 Works on paper, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, AB
2020 Broder, Devenir, Drumheller Art Centre, Drumheller, AB
2020 Abondance, Devenir, VASA, St. Albert, AB
2019 Broder, Devenir, Women’s art Museum, Edmonton, AB
2019 Caprice, DDK, Lotus Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2019 Winter, VASA, Hemingway Centre, St. Albert, AB
2019
2019 Devenir, Installation & mobiles, Salmon Arm Centre, Salmon Arm, BC
Devenir, Installation & mobiles, Stony Plain Multicultural Centre, Stony Plain, AB
2019 Abondance, Exhibitions by Group Devenir, Three Sisters Gallery, Canmore, AB
2018 Devenir, Installation & mobiles, Art Point Gallery, Calgary, AB
2018 Abondance, Exhibitions by Group Devenir, Kiwanis Gallery, Red Deer, AB
2017 Devenir, Installation & mobiles, Galerie CAVA, Edmonton, AB
2016 Blanc, La Cité Francophone, Edmonton, AB
2016 Signature show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2016 Works on paper, VAAA, Edmonton & Calgary, AB
2013-2015 “Remplir le vide” Traveling exhibition -Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Grande Prairie Art Gallery TREX exhibit, Franco-Albertan visuals artists- Alberta, CA
2015 ISEA, International Experimental Art Symposium, Michigan, USA

COLLECTIONS
Canola Association of Alberta
Association Canadienne Francophone de l’Alberta -ACFA
Association Canadienne de l’Éducation Francophone -ACEF
Private Collections in the United States and Europe

BIBLIOGRAPHY & MEDIA

2019 Radio-Cité, Portes ouvertes , Edmonton, AB
2019 Radio-Cité, Artiste en vedette, Edmonton, AB
2017 Radio-Canada- Alberta Le café Show- Entretien

2016 Radio-Canada- Alberta Le café Show- Entretien

2015 Featured Artist, Art Gallery of St. Albert, AB
2013 First prize-Still life, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
2011 Prix Sylvie Brabant for my work in the community, Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta, Edmonton, AB

PUBLIC ART

Mural École Père Lacombe, Edmonton, AB. Design & creation in collaboration with Karen Blanchet.
Mural Morinville Heritage Association. Design & creation of a historic panel, Morinville, AB
Mural Legal Hotel. Design & creation of a historic panel, Legal, AB
Mural Cardiff Historical Society. Design & creation of a historic panel, Cardiff, AB
Mural École St. Marguerite d’Youville, St. Albert, AB Logo. St. Albert, AB

PUBLICATIONS

2019 Edmonton Muse Interview, The Edmonton Muse:https://edmontonmuse.ca/, or
https://view.joomag.com/the-edmonton-muse-january-2019/0054291001545684708/p8?short
2016 Cover of: ‘Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection. “Oh West Canada! Contemporary artists from Western Canada”, Italy, Antiga Edizioni, p. 105
2016 2016 Blanchet, M. Concert Bénéfice SOS, Campus St. Jean, Edmonton, AB –Oeuvre sur le couvert.
2016 Hayes, Scott, “ Book filled with St. Albert Artists”, St. Albert Gazette, November, p. 28.
2015 CAVA ‘Dans mon studio’, Edmonton and area, Alberta

TEACHING

2012-present Instructor of Art education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, AB
2009-present Instructor of Art education, Faculty of Education,, University of Alberta, AB
1996- ‘Artist in the school’ , By AFA, Edmonton, St. Albert, Calgary, Red Deer, AB
1995 Centre d’art visuels de l’Alberta- Visual arts for adults and youth, AB

PRIZES, GRANTS & RESIDENCES

2020 Award, Muse Show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC
2018 Arquetopia, Urubamba Residence, Peru
2017 Residence in Caraquet, NB. Representative of Alberta at the Acadian Festival
2011/3 Creation Residency- organized RAFA at the Banff Centre- Banff, CA
2015 Featured artist, Art Gallery of St. Albert, AB
2014 Creation Residency, Carpe Diem, India
2013 Creation Residency, Arquetopia, Mexico
2011 Prix Sylvie Brabant, (for my contribution to the community) Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta, Edmonton, AB
2008 Grant for creative practice –ACFA-Association Canadienne Francophone de l’Alberta, AB

JURY POSITIONS

2019 Federation of Canadian Artist, Chapter, Edmonton, AB
2015-2019 Art Society of Strathcona, AB
2016 Allied Art Council, Spruce Grove, AB
2010-2018 Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary, AB

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & VOLUNTEER

2000 – Federation of Canadian Artists –Signature Member
2000 Alberta Society of Artist-Signature Member
2015 Member –VAAA-Visual Arts Alberta
Membre: Rafa Regroupement d’artistes francophones de l’Alberta
1995 Member- SAVA- Société francophone des arts visuels de l’Alberta
2000 Member-RAFA- Regroupement Artistique Francophone de l’Alberta

Artist Statement

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount

Doris’s love of painting started when a Houston neighbour took her to her first watercolour class and there, she fell in love with painting. As they say, the rest was history. Painting became a daily activity and exploring the different mediums became the challenge. Doris took classes from a variety of artists in the United States and Canada.
Occasionally travel slips in with her artwork. She was invited to be a guest artist in Québec at La Marée aux 1000 Vagues in Riviere du Loup. She also got a grant to be an ‘Artist in the Community’ where she got to travel all over Alberta as a guest artist. When she cannot travel, Doris lets her work travel for her. She has exhibited in the United States and all across Canada. Nature and the world around her inspires Doris. Her love of texture won her the Allessandra Bisselli Award with the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver. Look for Doris Charest’s work in the American Magazine: Sommerset Studio and the British Magazine: Leisure Painter. Her work continues its journey. One of her paintings was part of a show at the Venice Biennale in 2017. Art has become a voyage of discovery and she follows it to see where it will bring her.