Education

2005 - 2007: Master in Fine Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with first class honours

 

1996 - 1997: Professional degree in ceramics. Centre de Céramique Bonsecours - Montreal, Quebec

 

1991 - 1993: Master in Physiology and Anatomy, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

 

1987 - 1991: Degree in Veterinary Medicine. École Nationale Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort - France

Grants and Distinctions

2020 : Guest lecturer by the Association des amis du Musée National Adrien Dubouché, Limoges, France. 

2018 :  Membre of the jury for the Jean-Marie Gauvreau Award

            Guest panelist at the Festival International des Films sur les Métiers d’Art (FIFMA), Quebec City.

 

2016: Recipient of the Jean-Marie Gauvreau Award

          Member of the jury at the Canada Council for the Arts

2015: Member of the jury for the prix Paul-Émile-Borduas awarded by the Government of Quebec         

        Guest lecturer, «The New Storytellers» symposium at the Phi Center, Montreal         

        Guest lecturer at the Art History Department of the Université de Montréal

        («Histoire d’un médium», Marie-Ève Marchand professor)        

        Guest lecturer at the Visual Art Department of the UQAM

        («Formes et structures temporelles», Nadia Seboussi professor)       

        Grant (Section – research and creation) received from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec

 

2014:  Grant to artists, Canada Council for the Arts

 

2012:  Guest lecturer, «Ma création, ma carrière» symposium, CMAQ, Grande Bibliothèque du Québec

 

2010:  Runner up for the Pulse Prize and the Pulse People’s Choice Award New-York 2010

Grant (Section – research and creation) received from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec (Quebec Arts Council)

 

2008:  Grant (Section – research and creation) received from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec

 

2007:  Recipient of the Bourse d’Excellence de l’UQAM pour les cycles supérieurs (FARE)Awarded grant by the Centre Interuniversitaire en Arts Médiatiques (CIAM)

Guest lecturer at a conference and workshop held at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

 

2006:  Guest lecturer at a conference held during «Les journées de la Céramique», Paris, France

 

2005:  Finalist at the Carouge International Ceramics Contest (Switzerland)Guest lecturer at SOFA, Chicago, USA

 

2003:  Finalist for the François-Houdé Prize from the City of Montreal

 

2002:  Winner of the Winifred Shantz Award ($10,000) granted by the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

Finalist for the François-Houdé Prize from the City of Montreal

 

1999 - 2000 - 2001:  Finalist for the François-Houdé Prize from the City of Montreal

 

2000:  Guest lecturer - University of Colorado, Denver (USA)

 

1999: Grants (Section – research and creation) received from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec

Public Collections

Montreal Fine Arts Museum - permanent collection; Public collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada; Tom Thomson Art Gallery permanent collection; Majudia collection; Cirque du Soleil collection; City of Montreal collection; Hotel-Bertrand Museum (City of Châteauroux – France) - permanent collection; Loto-Quebec collection; Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec – permanent collection; Tourisme Montreal collection; Claridge collection; Art Gallery of Burlington permanent collection

Solo Exhibitions

2019 :   « Laurent Craste: 20 years of career - Variations and Digressions», Musée des maîtres et artisans                               du Québec, Montreal.

            « Laurent Craste» : solo exhibition at the YLS gallery, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Québec

            « Châtiment», Galerie 3, Quebec City.

           

2018 :   « The Fall », La Guilde, Montréal

 

2017:    " Iconoclast", Hohmann Fine Arts, Palm Desert, California, USA

             "Revolution's Small Collateral Damage", Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, Canada

2016:    «Épuration», Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, Ontario

            «Jeux de massacre», Ubisoft Studio, Montreal

 

2015:    «Shards of Vanity», Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

 

2013:    «Trans/pose/forme/figure», Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Lab Design           

             «Laurent Craste», Division Gallery, Montreal

 

2012 :   «Iconocraste», Cirque du Soleil head office, Montreal

 

2010:    Solo exhibition at the Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF) with the SAS gallery           

            Solo exhibition at the Pulse Art Fair in New-York city with the SAS gallery

 

2009:    «Esthétique du saccage» («The Esthetics of Ransacking»), SAS gallery, Montreal.

 

2008:   «Les Vases Communicants» («The Communicating Vessels»), CIRCA exhibition center, Montreal

 

2007:    «Les Dievx dv Stade» («The Gods of the Stadium»), video intervention, Écomusée du Fier Monde, Montreal.              «Assiette de Christs» («Christs’ Plate»), video intervention, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec,

            Montreal.

           «J’aurais voulu être une Mauresque» («I would have loved to be a Moorish woman»), video intervention,                      Musée du Château Dufresne, Montreal.

 

2004:    «Amphora », Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario.

 

1999:    «Les nouvelles consultations de la Pythie: oracles génétiques», (“The new consultations of the Pythie:                     genetic oracles”), Gallery of the Centre de Céramique Bonsecours, Montreal.

Group Exhibitions (selection - download CV for a complete list)

2020 : « Sculptures contemporaines», Maison de la culture Claude-Léveillée, Montreal. Trio exhibition with Amélie                         Proulx and Violette Dionne. Curator: Bernard Lévy.

To come : « Alice – le jeu des curiosités», Maison Hamel-Bruneau, Quebec. Curator: Anne-Sophie Blanchet

               « Volonté de fer », Vieux Presbytère de Deschambault, Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec.  Curator:                                 Carole Baillargeon.

               « FEU», Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay. Curator: André-Louis Paré 

               « Indéfinissablement bleu», galerie YLS, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Québec.

2019 :  « La genèse d’une œuvre», Centre de céramique Bonsecours, Montreal

            « Les mémoires vagabondes », Galerie d’art Desjardins, Drummondville

               Art Toronto, with Galerie 3.

2018:   « Here be Dragons», Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

             “Feux”, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal

             « Vasa Vasorum”, Peter’s Project, Santa-Fe, USA

2017:    “Cultural Topographies:  The Complexities of History and Identity in Canada”, Canadian Clay and Glass                        Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario.

              “Shock of the Now”, Hieronymus Gallery, Akron, Ohio, USA

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