of Fine Arts,
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
Sept. 2002 George Laoun, Montreal, Quebec.
May 2001 Galerie la Seigneurie, Châteauguay
1999 Art Rebel; Gallery and art supplies,
1996 Centre d'exposition l'Imagier, Aylmer
Café Les Belles Surs, Montreal, Quebec.
1992 Gallery Dan Delaney, Westmount, Quebec.
June 2001 Galerie Luz, Montreal, Quebec.
2001 Ils sont jeunes
, Simon Blais Gallery, Montreal,
2000 Paint or Die, peachpitpie, Montreal
- Art for Earth, Arts N.D.G., Montreal
1998 Sabar / La fête, Centre d'exposition l'Imagier,
1997 A Season in Hell, #512 Belgo Building
- Lieu de la mémoire, Centre d'exposition l'Imagier,
1995 The Feminin Viewpoint, Jacob Inc.
St-Bruno and Montreal store windows
1991 Los Artistas en Residencia, Galeria Principal, Dominican
1989 Young Artists Series, Liberty Yogurt Inc., Candiac,
and Projects: 1994
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, B Grant
1990 Explorations Grant, Canada Council
Artist in residence, Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic.
Instructor, Visual Arts Centre, Westmount, Quebec.
2000 Guest Artist, Batshaw Youth and Family Services Centre, Montreal,
of le Regroupement des artistes en arts
of Quebec, art rental collection
1992 Canada Council, Art Bank
1991 The Altos de Chavon Foundation, Dominican Republic.
I develop my paintings by sketching images from which spring from
memory, imagination as well as through observation. Having been
inspired by symbolism in religious art, folk art and indigenous
or "primitive" art, I gather together my own images to
create a personal symbology. My intention is to turn askew the conventional
reading of portraiture and to reconstruct a contemporary iconography.
The head has
been the central theme for a recent series of work in oils and in
watercolour. I use photographs of family and friends as references
or models. By developing one subject in two mediums I mean to create
two parallel universes: The world of the imagination and one of
the everyday. The individuals portrayed in these oil paintings come
from an imaginary culture where everyday objects become tools, religious
relics, or even fetish objects used to obtain some sort of paradise.
The watercolour paintings then become the worlds these people imagine;
a world of beliefs and superstitions, of dreams and of nightmares.