Sara Robichaud

Biography

Sara Robichaud completed her Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Victoria in 2009 after receiving her BFA at Queen's University in 1995.  She currently lives in Nanaimo, BC and teaches on Vancouver Island.


She has taught at the Surrey Art Gallery, the Vancouver Island School of Art and during her Masters, as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria. Sara has been a Golden Certified Working Artist for Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island since 2006.

 

Robichaud’s work is rooted in formalist painting, engaging the viewer in an inquiry between the atmospheric and lyrical qualities of the form and the hard physicality of their material. Her process includes: staining, layering from chalky opaque paints to transparent saturated colours, taping / scraping viscous layers of heavy gel and using lace as a stencil. Enmeshed with personal life experiences, Sara explores generational feminine themes using an alluring and original visual language.

 

Sara is represented in Calgary at the Herringer Kiss Gallery and in Vancouver at Gallery Jones. Her work has been exhibited nationally and at international art fairs in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles. It is also part of numerous private and public collections in North America and the Middle East. 

EDUCATION

2009       Masters of Fine Arts, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

1995       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON 

 

REPRESENTING GALLERIES

2017       Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC

2013       Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

 

SELECTED SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017       Unapologetic – Romantic Notions of a Modern Woman,

                Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC

                Concurrent Exhibition with Clint Neufeld Here Be Dragons    

2017       An Unapologetic Affair, Artist’s home, Nanaimo, BC   

2015       Unapologetic – Romantic Notions of a Modern Woman,

                Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

                Feature, Art Rental & Sales operated by the

                Vancouver Art Gallery, BC

2014       Mother Tongue, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2013       Double Life, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC

2012       Double Life, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC

2011       The Milk is Opaque, TRENCH Contemporary Art, Vancouver, BC

                Percolate with Ben van Netten, Massey Gallery at the

                Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, BC

2010       light renovations, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

2009       Apparition of the Arenic, MFA Thesis Exhibition,

                University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

2008       Chromatic Dissonance, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2007       Visions of a West Coast Pour, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006       Pouring Out, Canvas Gallery, Vancouver, BC

                Conversations In Colour, Two-Person Exhibition with Elly Mackey,

                Kennedy Arts Centre, North Bay, ON

                Radiant Elation, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

                Spread Thin, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, BC

                Gallery Gora, Montreal, QC        

2004       New Works, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC    

2003       Lyrical Abstractions, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC

1997       Two-Person Exhibition with Andrew Van Schei,

                 Joan Ferneyhough Gallery, North Bay, ON

  

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013-16  Art for Food, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB

2014        Toronto International Art Fair, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013        Toronto International Art Fair, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Toronto ON

                 Where the Heart Is, Art Gallery of Calgary, AB

                 Transferred, Patchogue Art Gallery, Patchogue, NY  

2012        Summer Group Show, Trench Contemporary Art, Vancouver, BC

2011        Toronto International Art Fair, with Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto, ON

                 Monomania, TRENCH Contemporary Art, Vancouver, BC

                 Toronto Opening Exhibition, Mayberry Fine Art, Toronto, ON

                 Featured Artist, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB

2010        Gallery Artists So Far, TRENCH Contemporary Art, Vancouver, BC

                 Toronto International Art Fair, with Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009        MFA Feature, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

                 MFA, White & Four Abstract Painters,

                 Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008        Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                 make believe, PS1 East Van Studios,

                 Swarm Artist Run Centre Crawl, Vancouver, BC

                 Los Angeles Art Show, with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery,

                 Los Angeles, CA

2007        Featured Artist, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

                 Affordable Art Fair, with Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, New York, NY

2006        10th year Anniversary Celebration, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

                 Wrap it Up, Christmas Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

                 Toronto International Art Fair, with Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005        Axis, Opening Show, Calgary, BC

2004        Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2003-04  Summer Shows, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC

2000-02  Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC             

1998        Into the Third Millennium, Praxis Gallery, Toronto ON

                Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

                WKP Kennedy Arts Centre, North Bay, ON

1995       Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston, ON

                Axiom, Graduating Show, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

1993       Chosen Ones, WKP Kennedy Arts Centre, North Bay, ON

 

TEACHING

2007-18  Golden Artist Colors “Certified Working Artist”

2008-11  Instructor, Vancouver Island School of Art

2008        Sessional MFA Instructor, University of Victoria

2003-07  Instructor, Surrey Art Gallery

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2016 /05 BC Arts Council, Project Assistance Grant

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017        An Invitation into Painting: Sara Robichaud’s Unapologetic Affair

                 Marie Leduc Ph.D.

                 Sara Robichaud Makes No Apologies, Portia Preigert, Galleries West

 2012       Double Life, Ellen McCluskey

 2011       Painting in Between: Tensions & Trajectories in the Work of Sara Robichaud, Julie Bevan

 2009       Studio Spaces, MFA Catalogue Essay, Kitty Scott

 2007       Dancing with Paint, Justin Muir

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Ministry of Foreign Affaris, Ottawa, ON, Cenovus Energy, Calgary, AB, Baku Flames Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan, Friends for Life, Vancouver, BC, Arriva Condominiums by Torode - Presentation Gallery, Calgary, AB, Pacific Palisades Hotel, Vancouver, BC,

Millner Thompson LLB, Calgary, AB, Brentwood Bay Resort, Brentwood Bay, BC

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