About the Artist
I was born in the UK and emigrated to Saskatchewan in 1967 where I lived and worked as an artist and teacher until 2011. I studied art and arts education in London, UK and Regina Saskatchewan. I participated in a semester of painting, drawing and art history at the American Aegean Center for Fine Arts held in Italy and on the island of Paros , Greece in 2001 as well as many other workshops.
I now live on the Gulf island Gabriola, situated in the Salish sea off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, where I paint full time and live surrounded by nature.
You can visit me also through:
*my public artist facebook page: Antoinette Hérivel Artist
* Instagram: antoinetteherivel
* Twitter: Antoinette Hérivel
Exhibitions and Galleries
I have exhibited primarily in Canada in solo and group exhibitions both in public and commercial galleries. My work has been shown in the United States and is part of private collections in Canada and the UK. Work in public collections includes the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council Art Bank, Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina, City of Regina, Hospital Art Foundation of Regina, Duck Mountain Resources, Calgary, Alberta, Sony Music , Toronto and that of H.R.H. Prince Edward.
Content and Subject Matter
Narrative/autobiographical /family history /stories
My work is often autobiographical, whether telling stories or assembling familiar or curious still life objects that reflect history and place. I use a combination of direct observation , memory and imagination to create my work.
Oils and occasionally egg tempera and watercolour. I work in a variety of media with drawing, including a method of mixed media paper collage, using wheat paste painting drawing and text.
History of Related Arts Activities.
In addition to my work as a painter, I taught and mentored young artists, collaborated with dancers and designed theatrical props for dancers and children's theatre. I produced a series of interactive learning activities for ArtSask an educational website. I served as advocate and supporter for a variety of arts organizations and projects, including as board member for a gallery and for the Canadian artist advocate organization: CARFAC in both Saskatchewan and BC.
I taught and adjudicated in many capacities including workshops for teachers, and children. I worked as an artist in schools as part of the Learning Through the Arts initiative and for 17 years as a sessional lecturer and practicum advisor for the Arts Education Program in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina.
Solo Exhibitions Since 2010:
2018: Bombay Sapphire Regional semi finalist ( coming October 9-12): Gallery Jones, Vancouver BC
2017: Observation to Imagination: Hive Gallery, Gabriola, BC ( March/April)
2016: Fragmented :The Artist's Studio, Gabriola
2015: Frocks: Plaskett Gallery, New Westminster, Vancouver BC
2014: Frocks: A selection::Gabriola Medical Centre Gabriola, BC
2010: The King of Spain’s Daughter: Elsie Scherle Art Gallery ,Regina Beach, Saskatchewan
2010: Fragmented: Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
Full CV including solo shows from 1986- 2010 ; many group exhibitions, awards and publications available upon request.