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Claire Desjardins

Joined Artfinder: June 2016

Artworks for sale: 508

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Canada

About Claire Desjardins

 
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  • Biography
    "Hi, I'm Claire Desjardins.

    It's really nice to meet you.

    I help to create happiness by infusing moments of joy in everyday lives."

    Claire Desjardins (b. 1965, Montreal) is an award-winning Canadian artist living and working in Gore, Quebec. Working primarily in painting, her formally driven work focuses on gesture and colour, emphasizing energetic, animated brush strokes and bold palettes. Her work is both highly abstract and highly personal, a dynamic expression of sentiments or reactions of which she is consciously unaware.

    She regularly exhibits her work in galleries and art fairs throughout North America. In addition, she frequently teaches painting workshops and has served as a jury member on several national art prizes. 

    Claire has been involved with various corporate collaborations, including Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Microsoft, Nuvango, Gelaskins, and Shutterfly, among others. In Spring 2019, Claire launched her new signature collection of art apparel, Claire Desjardins, which is sold in stores across the US and in Canada, and in the UK.

    She has live-painted on stage with the likes of Randy Bachman and Blue Rodeo and Styx. Her artwork was auctioned off, and the 100% of the proceeds were donated to help sick kids. She has participated in a number of charitable events.

    Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections around the world.

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  • Awards

    2013

    Da Wang Grant

    Grant recipient:
    Da Wang Culture Highland Artist Grant, Shenzhen, China, for a 1-month long artist residency.

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    2013

    VSC Grant

    Grant recipient: one month artist residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (USA).

    2011

    VSC Grant

    Grant recipient: one month artist residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (USA).

    2010

    Featured artist

    Taste of Stowe Arts Festival, Stowe, VT

    2007

    Nominated for "Best in Show"

    Art in the Park – Ottawa, ON

    1981

    Ronnie Terry Award

    Recipient of Ronnie Terry Award for Excellence in the Creative Arts, St. Georges School of Montreal – Montreal, QC.
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    Previous events

    Event: Toronto Artist Project

    Dates: Feb. 21, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019

    Venue: Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

    Contemporary art fair in Toronto, Ontario

    Event: The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn - November 2018

    Dates: Nov. 8, 2018 - Nov. 11, 2018

    Venue: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street Brooklyn NY 11222

    Mark your calendars: I have been accepted to The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn! I am so excited to participate in my 2nd fair with them and Saatchi Art.
    November 8 to 11, 2018

    Thursday, November 8th (Private View) 6 to 10 PM
    Friday, November 9th Open to public 3 to 10 PM
    Saturday, November 10th Open to public noon to 9 PM
    Sunday, November 11th Open to public 11 AM to 6 PM
    I will update this post when I know my stand number.

    Event: Voices In My Head

    Dates: June 21, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018

    Venue: The Eleanor London Gallery, Côte St-Luc Public Library, Montreal, Quebec

    Voices in My Head is an exhibition of select artworks by Claire Desjardins will be on display at the Eleanor London Gallery.

    Event: The Other Art Fair in LA - March 2018

    Dates: March 15, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    Venue: The Other Art Fair LA, The Majestic Downtown, Los Angeles CA

    Contemporary art fair in Los Angeles

    Event: Toronto Artist Project - 2018

    Dates: Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 25, 2018

    Venue: Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

    Contemporary art fair in Toronto, Ontario

    Event: Miami Spectrum

    Dates: Dec. 6, 2017 - Dec. 10, 2017

    Venue: Spectrum Miami, 1700 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132

    I will be showing my paintings at Spectrum Miami 2017 at booth S1100. Stop by my booth to view all my latest paintings.

    Event: summerCRUSH

    Dates: July 19, 2017 - Aug. 16, 2017

    Venue: Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

    Select works by Claire Desjardins, at Wall Space Gallery, in Ottawa!

    Event: ArtExpo New York - SOLO

    Dates: April 21, 2017 - April 24, 2017

    Venue: ArtExpo New York 2018, PIER 94 711 12TH AVE NEW YORK, NY 10019-5399

    View select artworks by Canadian abstract artist, Claire Desjardins

    Event: HERitage Exhibition

    Dates: April 3, 2017 - May 11, 2017

    Venue: Sozo Gallery, Hearst Tower, Charlotte, NC

    View select works by Claire Desjardins, at Sozo Gallery, in Charlotte, NC

    Event: Workshop: Expressions in Paint with Claire Desjardins

    Dates: March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017

    Venue: Donna Downey Studios, 501 South Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 USA

    Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

    Event: The Artist Project (contemporary art fair)

    Dates: Feb. 23, 2017 - Feb. 26, 2017

    Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

    A fair featuring a number of contemporary artists.

    Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

    Dates: Nov. 25, 2016 - Nov. 27, 2016

    Venue: Oakville Art Society, 560 Bronte Road Oakville, ON L6L 6S1

    Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

    Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

    Dates: Nov. 5, 2016 - Nov. 6, 2016

    Venue: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

    Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

    Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

    Dates: Oct. 8, 2016 - Oct. 9, 2016

    Venue: Gore Community Center, 9 Chemin Cambria, Gore, QC J0V 1K0

    Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

    Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

    Dates: Sept. 7, 2016 - Sept. 9, 2016

    Venue: Artists Association of Nantucket, 24 Amelia Drive, Nantucket, MA 02554

    Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

    Event: Imaginary Friends

    Dates: Aug. 3, 2016 - Aug. 15, 2016

    Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

    Event: The Secrets We Keep

    Dates: June 29, 2016 - July 20, 2016

    Venue: Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

    Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

    Event: Featured Artist: Claire Desjardins

    Dates: March 25, 2016 - April 22, 2016

    Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

    Event: After the Sky Clears

    Dates: March 2, 2016 - March 24, 2016

    Venue: The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke St. West

    Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

    Event: The Artist Project (contemporary art fair)

    Dates: Feb. 19, 2016 - Feb. 21, 2016

    Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

    A yearly fair featuring a number of contemporary artists.

    Event: Square AFFAIR Art (Fundraiser)

    Dates: Oct. 31, 2015 - Nov. 5, 2015

    Venue: McClure Gallery, Visual Arts Centre, Westmount, Quebec

    Fundraiser

    Event: Visceral Expressions

    Dates: April 4, 2015 - April 26, 2015

    Venue: Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

    Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

    Event: The Painting Center is Turning 21! (fundraiser)

    Dates: Nov. 25, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014

    Venue: The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001, USA

    The Painting Center has achieved an important milestone: its 21st Anniversary. Unique among galleries, The Painting Center has presented the work of talented, often under-recognized painters, and educated the public through exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, performances and internships for over two decades. To celebrate this achievement and to ensure The Painting Center’s ability to continue to fulfill its mission, there will be a benefit exhibition of current and former members and invited artists who have supported the gallery. As a non-profit, artist–run gallery, The Painting Center has played a vital role in the careers of hundreds of artists. The exhibition and benefit event will support The Painting Center’s ability to continue to celebrate painting and nurture artists into a third decade.

    Event: Claire Desjardins - Featured Artist

    Dates: Nov. 12, 2014 - Nov. 24, 2014

    Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    We are pleased to invite you to the opening night of Claire Desjardins's new exhibition.

    Meet the artist and discover her new works.

    The exhibition will run until November 24th.

    Nous sommes très heureux de vous inviter au vernissage de la nouvelle exposition de Claire Desjardins.

    Vous aurez le plaisir d'y rencontrer l'artiste et de découvrir des oeuvres totalement inédites.

    L'exposition se poursuivra jusqu'au 24 Novembre.

    Event: Featured artist: Claire Desjardins

    Dates: Aug. 27, 2014 - Nov. 13, 2014

    Venue: Sozo Gallery, 214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA

    Recent works by Canadian artist, Claire Desjardins, will be featured at the Sozo Gallery, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Event: Ebb & Flow

    Dates: Feb. 2, 2014 - Feb. 23, 2012

    Venue: Muse Gallery, 1230 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W3, Canada

    “I wish to explore the concept of my own existence in this common space we call earth: sometimes I blend and flow with the environment that surrounds me; sometimes I feel as though I am floating in a completely separate space of my own. Often, I simply exist in between these two realities, hovering on the edge, much like the penumbra, between the light and the darkness, observing life’s ebb and flow.”

    Event: Claire Desjardins – solo exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 24, 2014 - March 3, 2014

    Venue: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

    Solo exhibition of original abstract paintings by Claire Desjardins.

    Event: This Way

    Dates: Nov. 14, 2013 - Nov. 24, 2013

    Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Meet the artist and discover her statement, technique and of course admire her new, colourful pieces. To make this evening even more special, the artist will engage in a live painting performance!

    Event: Then and Now

    Dates: Sept. 19, 2013 - Oct. 10, 2013

    Venue: Muse Gallery, 1230 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W3, Canada

    A home holds within its walls a wide spectrum of comfort, warmth, rituals, habits, irritations, peace, sorrows, and joy. The perceptions of its objects, smells, colours, and textures are different to its various inhabitants, simultaneously holding the mundane and the unforgettable in the same space.

    Like all my paintings, this body of work is personal. In it I express my strong connection to my home: everyday routines, memories of the past, the special corner where I keep my coffee paraphernalia, a place where I can be frazzled, a place where I can be calm. The textures (sometimes painted with a kitchen spatula, often on wood panel), the colours (abundant, provocative), and the various shapes all come from my relationship with my home.

    Event: Surface

    Dates: Dec. 2, 2011 - March 1, 2012

    Venue: Le Meridien Versailles, 1808 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3H 1E5, Canada

    "Actuellement, j'observe un retour vers les années 80 et 90. Peut-être que cette nostalgie se reflète dans la simplicité que l'on aperçoit dans mon travail..."

    Event: Transition

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2011 - Nov. 30, 2011

    Venue: Massarelli Design Studio, Belgo Building, 372 St. Catherine Street West, #400, Montreal, Quebec

    Une exposition des nouvelles œuvres de Claire Desjardins.

    Event: GOT GALLERY?

    Dates: Nov. 8, 2010 - Dec. 10, 2010

    Venue: Massarelli Design Studio, Belgo Building, 372 St. Catherine Street West, #400, Montreal, Quebec

    Select works by Claire Desjardins, in the gallery at Massarelli Design Studio, located in the Belgo building, downtown Montreal.

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Awards

2013

Da Wang Grant

Grant recipient:
Da Wang Culture Highland Artist Grant, Shenzhen, China, for a 1-month long artist residency.

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2013

VSC Grant

Grant recipient: one month artist residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (USA).

2011

VSC Grant

Grant recipient: one month artist residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (USA).

2010

Featured artist

Taste of Stowe Arts Festival, Stowe, VT

2007

Nominated for "Best in Show"

Art in the Park – Ottawa, ON

1981

Ronnie Terry Award

Recipient of Ronnie Terry Award for Excellence in the Creative Arts, St. Georges School of Montreal – Montreal, QC.

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Previous events

Event: Toronto Artist Project

Dates: Feb. 21, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019

Venue: Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

Contemporary art fair in Toronto, Ontario

Event: The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn - November 2018

Dates: Nov. 8, 2018 - Nov. 11, 2018

Venue: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street Brooklyn NY 11222

Mark your calendars: I have been accepted to The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn! I am so excited to participate in my 2nd fair with them and Saatchi Art.
November 8 to 11, 2018

Thursday, November 8th (Private View) 6 to 10 PM
Friday, November 9th Open to public 3 to 10 PM
Saturday, November 10th Open to public noon to 9 PM
Sunday, November 11th Open to public 11 AM to 6 PM
I will update this post when I know my stand number.

Event: Voices In My Head

Dates: June 21, 2018 - Aug. 19, 2018

Venue: The Eleanor London Gallery, Côte St-Luc Public Library, Montreal, Quebec

Voices in My Head is an exhibition of select artworks by Claire Desjardins will be on display at the Eleanor London Gallery.

Event: The Other Art Fair in LA - March 2018

Dates: March 15, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Venue: The Other Art Fair LA, The Majestic Downtown, Los Angeles CA

Contemporary art fair in Los Angeles

Event: Toronto Artist Project - 2018

Dates: Feb. 22, 2018 - Feb. 25, 2018

Venue: Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

Contemporary art fair in Toronto, Ontario

Event: Miami Spectrum

Dates: Dec. 6, 2017 - Dec. 10, 2017

Venue: Spectrum Miami, 1700 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132

I will be showing my paintings at Spectrum Miami 2017 at booth S1100. Stop by my booth to view all my latest paintings.

Event: summerCRUSH

Dates: July 19, 2017 - Aug. 16, 2017

Venue: Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

Select works by Claire Desjardins, at Wall Space Gallery, in Ottawa!

Event: ArtExpo New York - SOLO

Dates: April 21, 2017 - April 24, 2017

Venue: ArtExpo New York 2018, PIER 94 711 12TH AVE NEW YORK, NY 10019-5399

View select artworks by Canadian abstract artist, Claire Desjardins

Event: HERitage Exhibition

Dates: April 3, 2017 - May 11, 2017

Venue: Sozo Gallery, Hearst Tower, Charlotte, NC

View select works by Claire Desjardins, at Sozo Gallery, in Charlotte, NC

Event: Workshop: Expressions in Paint with Claire Desjardins

Dates: March 24, 2017 - March 26, 2017

Venue: Donna Downey Studios, 501 South Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 USA

Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

Event: The Artist Project (contemporary art fair)

Dates: Feb. 23, 2017 - Feb. 26, 2017

Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

A fair featuring a number of contemporary artists.

Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

Dates: Nov. 25, 2016 - Nov. 27, 2016

Venue: Oakville Art Society, 560 Bronte Road Oakville, ON L6L 6S1

Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

Dates: Nov. 5, 2016 - Nov. 6, 2016

Venue: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

Dates: Oct. 8, 2016 - Oct. 9, 2016

Venue: Gore Community Center, 9 Chemin Cambria, Gore, QC J0V 1K0

Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

Event: Workshop : Expressions in Paint

Dates: Sept. 7, 2016 - Sept. 9, 2016

Venue: Artists Association of Nantucket, 24 Amelia Drive, Nantucket, MA 02554

Deepen your understanding of the acrylic medium as you learn innovative mark-making techniques, experiment with larger brushes, and explore color theory. Focus is on planning and getting started, choosing color combinations, and achieving desired overall effect, and subsequently breaking through mental barriers that prevent creativity. View work by other contemporary artists, explore color field paintings, and discuss negative and positive space as well as collage techniques.

Event: Imaginary Friends

Dates: Aug. 3, 2016 - Aug. 15, 2016

Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

Event: The Secrets We Keep

Dates: June 29, 2016 - July 20, 2016

Venue: Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

Event: Featured Artist: Claire Desjardins

Dates: March 25, 2016 - April 22, 2016

Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

Event: After the Sky Clears

Dates: March 2, 2016 - March 24, 2016

Venue: The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke St. West

Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

Event: The Artist Project (contemporary art fair)

Dates: Feb. 19, 2016 - Feb. 21, 2016

Venue: Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Canada

A yearly fair featuring a number of contemporary artists.

Event: Square AFFAIR Art (Fundraiser)

Dates: Oct. 31, 2015 - Nov. 5, 2015

Venue: McClure Gallery, Visual Arts Centre, Westmount, Quebec

Fundraiser

Event: Visceral Expressions

Dates: April 4, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Venue: Wall Space Gallery, 358 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

Solo exhibition, featuring select works by Canadian abstract artist Claire Desjardins.

Event: The Painting Center is Turning 21! (fundraiser)

Dates: Nov. 25, 2014 - Dec. 20, 2014

Venue: The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001, USA

The Painting Center has achieved an important milestone: its 21st Anniversary. Unique among galleries, The Painting Center has presented the work of talented, often under-recognized painters, and educated the public through exhibitions, lectures, panel discussions, performances and internships for over two decades. To celebrate this achievement and to ensure The Painting Center’s ability to continue to fulfill its mission, there will be a benefit exhibition of current and former members and invited artists who have supported the gallery. As a non-profit, artist–run gallery, The Painting Center has played a vital role in the careers of hundreds of artists. The exhibition and benefit event will support The Painting Center’s ability to continue to celebrate painting and nurture artists into a third decade.

Event: Claire Desjardins - Featured Artist

Dates: Nov. 12, 2014 - Nov. 24, 2014

Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

We are pleased to invite you to the opening night of Claire Desjardins's new exhibition.

Meet the artist and discover her new works.

The exhibition will run until November 24th.

Nous sommes très heureux de vous inviter au vernissage de la nouvelle exposition de Claire Desjardins.

Vous aurez le plaisir d'y rencontrer l'artiste et de découvrir des oeuvres totalement inédites.

L'exposition se poursuivra jusqu'au 24 Novembre.

Event: Featured artist: Claire Desjardins

Dates: Aug. 27, 2014 - Nov. 13, 2014

Venue: Sozo Gallery, 214 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA

Recent works by Canadian artist, Claire Desjardins, will be featured at the Sozo Gallery, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Event: Ebb & Flow

Dates: Feb. 2, 2014 - Feb. 23, 2012

Venue: Muse Gallery, 1230 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W3, Canada

“I wish to explore the concept of my own existence in this common space we call earth: sometimes I blend and flow with the environment that surrounds me; sometimes I feel as though I am floating in a completely separate space of my own. Often, I simply exist in between these two realities, hovering on the edge, much like the penumbra, between the light and the darkness, observing life’s ebb and flow.”

Event: Claire Desjardins – solo exhibition

Dates: Jan. 24, 2014 - March 3, 2014

Venue: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

Solo exhibition of original abstract paintings by Claire Desjardins.

Event: This Way

Dates: Nov. 14, 2013 - Nov. 24, 2013

Venue: Galerie Lydia Monaro, 34 St. Paul Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Meet the artist and discover her statement, technique and of course admire her new, colourful pieces. To make this evening even more special, the artist will engage in a live painting performance!

Event: Then and Now

Dates: Sept. 19, 2013 - Oct. 10, 2013

Venue: Muse Gallery, 1230 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W3, Canada

A home holds within its walls a wide spectrum of comfort, warmth, rituals, habits, irritations, peace, sorrows, and joy. The perceptions of its objects, smells, colours, and textures are different to its various inhabitants, simultaneously holding the mundane and the unforgettable in the same space.

Like all my paintings, this body of work is personal. In it I express my strong connection to my home: everyday routines, memories of the past, the special corner where I keep my coffee paraphernalia, a place where I can be frazzled, a place where I can be calm. The textures (sometimes painted with a kitchen spatula, often on wood panel), the colours (abundant, provocative), and the various shapes all come from my relationship with my home.

Event: Surface

Dates: Dec. 2, 2011 - March 1, 2012

Venue: Le Meridien Versailles, 1808 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3H 1E5, Canada

"Actuellement, j'observe un retour vers les années 80 et 90. Peut-être que cette nostalgie se reflète dans la simplicité que l'on aperçoit dans mon travail..."

Event: Transition

Dates: Nov. 1, 2011 - Nov. 30, 2011

Venue: Massarelli Design Studio, Belgo Building, 372 St. Catherine Street West, #400, Montreal, Quebec

Une exposition des nouvelles œuvres de Claire Desjardins.

Event: GOT GALLERY?

Dates: Nov. 8, 2010 - Dec. 10, 2010

Venue: Massarelli Design Studio, Belgo Building, 372 St. Catherine Street West, #400, Montreal, Quebec

Select works by Claire Desjardins, in the gallery at Massarelli Design Studio, located in the Belgo building, downtown Montreal.


 

Biography

"Hi, I'm Claire Desjardins.

It's really nice to meet you.

I help to create happiness by infusing moments of joy in everyday lives."

Claire Desjardins (b. 1965, Montreal) is an award-winning Canadian artist living and working in Gore, Quebec. Working primarily in painting, her formally driven work focuses on gesture and colour, emphasizing energetic, animated brush strokes and bold palettes. Her work is both highly abstract and highly personal, a dynamic expression of sentiments or reactions of which she is consciously unaware.

She regularly exhibits her work in galleries and art fairs throughout North America. In addition, she frequently teaches painting workshops and has served as a jury member on several national art prizes. 

Claire has been involved with various corporate collaborations, including Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Microsoft, Nuvango, Gelaskins, and Shutterfly, among others. In Spring 2019, Claire launched her new signature collection of art apparel, Claire Desjardins, which is sold in stores across the US and in Canada, and in the UK.

She has live-painted on stage with the likes of Randy Bachman and Blue Rodeo and Styx. Her artwork was auctioned off, and the 100% of the proceeds were donated to help sick kids. She has participated in a number of charitable events.

Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections around the world.

 
 
 
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