Shane Arsenault


Shane Arsenault is a graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design, where he obtained a Bachelor of Design majoring in Photography in 2015. Shane has exhibited in and around Calgary since 2008 including the Whyte Museum in Banff, Alberta. He is the recipient of the Rosalee Heibert Memorial Endowment and the Student Excellence Award from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2015), the Lamphouse Endowment for the Arts Fund - Emerging Artist Bursary in 2011 and the Rotary Club Art Competition, Canmore, Alberta in 2010. In 2015, Shane Arsenault self-published a book of Fine Art Architectural Photography titled “Facades”. 

“Plane Space” focuses on the patterns of architectural facades while still providing recognition to the intimate details they reflect; in turn, provoking an exploration on how these facades interact with us, and how their forms reflect the way we live. These photographs are printed onto brushed silver aluminum which gives the images the gleam and luster of an architectural facade while increasing their physical presence beyond one dimensional imagery to actual object.

2011 – 2015               Alberta College of Art & Design
                                    Photo Major, Bachelor of Design

Group Exhibitions:
2015                “Embodiment” - Joint Show, Loft 112, PAG
2015                "Mentors" - Joint Show, Artpoint "Red Gallery"
2015                "Blindspot", ACAD Main Hall - Calgary, Alberta
2015                “RAW: "Visionary", Standard - Calgary, Alberta
2014                Amnesty International Travel Imagery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2014                Seities: “Theme: Streets”, Shelf Life Books, Calgary, Alberta 2013       
                         NOMAD Founder Show, NOMAD Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2013                Through The Lens "A Retrospective", The Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta
2013                "Stop Making Sense", ACAD - Calgary, Alberta
2012                Amnesty International Travel Imagery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2009 – 2010        Through The Lens, The Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta
2008 – 2009        Through The Lens, The Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta

Solo Exhibitions
2016                “Plane Space”, HK INCUBATOR, Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2014                “Facades",  Marion Nicoll Gallery Main Space, Calgary, Alberta
2014                “Face to Face", NOMAD Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2015                   'Facades' / Fine Art Architectural Photography, 40 page hardcover book
2011                   ‘Around’ with Photography by Shane Arsenault, 64 Page local and travel photography; hardcover book

2014                   Flesh & Bone, 5 Page Spread, Vol 5.
2014                   Seities “Theme: Streets”, (Bi-Annual Issue)
2013                   "Through the Lens", Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
2010 – 2011       Monument Snowboard Collection, (Annual Issue)
2010 – 2011       Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Website Publication (December)
2009 – 2010       Student Life Series, CRPS (Canadian Rockies Public Schools)
2009                   Highline Magazine, (Summer Issue)

Awards in the Arts:
2015                   Rosalee Heibert Memorial Endowment
2015                   Student Excellence Award, Alberta College of Art & Design
2011                   Lamphouse Endowment for the Arts Fund, Emerging Artist Bursary
2010                   Rotary Club Art Competition, Canmore, Alberta
2010                   Raven Awards Scholarship, Canmore Collegiate High school
2008 – 2009       Artspeak Young Artist, Canmore, Alberta

Related Employment Experience:
2014                Through the Lens – Darkroom Instructor, (Annually)
2013/14           Founder/Curator/Treasurer of NOMAD Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2012                Fast Forward Weekly Magazine, Calgary, Alberta (December - Present)
2010                Rocky Mountain Outlook Newspaper, Canmore, Alberta  (May – October)