About Doris

 

Doris Charest – Biography- specialist in mixed media painting and drawing.

Over the years, I have continuously experimented with media.  I added ink to my watercolors.  I added wasp nests pieces to my collages. I experimented with different papers.  I added string, plaster or wire to different pieces.  This show is about my love of experimenting and the paintings that resulted from that.

Nature and the people in her life are my main inspirations.  Capturing memories of my experiences in a way that a camera cannot, my paintings invite you to explore the subject; quietly discovering what is really there.

My interest in painting started when my husband was transferred to Texas and my neighbor took me to a painting class to pass the time.  This led to a passion for painting that has never stopped.  I took classes in Texas, Arizona, Quebec and Alberta.  My attraction to texture and color is due to my growing up on a farm in northern Alberta where fields of wheat, canola and flax provided colors for my palette even then.   They are the fuel for the memories I use for my paintings.

Mixed media is my favorite form of painting. I love the variety of media because it helps tell stories. When creating a painting, I have a story in mind but I also wants the viewer to create their own story or relationship with the painting and evoke memories for them.  

For workshops: Phone: 780-458-3951 or email: dalinec@shaw.ca or dorischarest@gmail.com or check out her web site: www.dorischarest ca. 

Doris also has some online classes for ‘beginners at art’ on Udemy.com and Skillshare.com. If you need a refresher or want to learn new skills, try these out.  

Please contact me if you want further information, want to be on my email list for shows, want to buy one of my artworks, want to join my newsletter, want to hear about upcoming exhibitions or just say HI.

Curriculum Vitae                                                     Doris Charest  

                                                                                       4 Whitehall Crescent St. Albert AB

                                                                                       T8N 3G4

                                                                                        dorischarest@gmail.com

                                                                                       Phone: 780-458-3951/780-200-0112

                                                                                        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

    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

2019

Devenir, Installation & mobiles, Salmon Arm Centre, Salmon Arm, BC

2019

Abondance, Exhibitions by Group Devenir, Three Sisters Gallery, Canmore, AB

2019

Devenir, Installation and mobiles, Stony Plain Multicultural Centre, 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

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            

Qureshi, Mariam,  D. Charest Featured Artist for March: https://edmontonmuse.ca/

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

2012-2017

Instructor of Art education, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, AB   

2009-

Instructor of Art education, Faculty of Education,, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1996-

‘Artist in the school’ , School program sponsored by AFA, Edmonton, St. Albert, Calgary, Red Deer, AB

1995

Centre d’art visuels de l’Alberta- Education of the visual arts for adults and youth, AB

 

 

PRIZES, GRANTS & RESIDENCES

2017

Residence in Caraquet, NB. Representative of Alberta at the Acadian Festival

2011-2013-

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

2015-2016

Art Society of Strathcona, AB

2016

Allied Art Council, Spruce Grove, AB

2010-2015-2018

Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary, AB

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & VOLUNTEER

2000 –

Federation of Canadian Artists –Signature

2000

Alberta Society of Artist-Signature

2015

Member –VAAA-Visual Arts Alberta

1995

Member- SAVA- Société francophone des arts visuels de l’Alberta

2000

Member-RAFA- Regroupement Artistique Francophone de l’Alberta