Curriculum Vitae

Formation académique

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.

Bourses et distinctions

GRANTS AND DISTINCTIONS

 

2021 :  Guest lecturer by The Guild for Les Journées de la Culture. ‘’Laurent Craste : A sculptural practice                  marked by History’’.

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

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

            Guest panelist at the Festival International des Films sur les Métiers d’Art (FIFMA - International Film              Festival on Crafts), 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

Collections publiques et institutionnelles

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Permanent collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Majudia collection

Claridge collection

Public collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada

Tom Thomson Art Gallery permanent collection

Art Gallery of Burlington permanent collection

Cirque du Soleil collection

City of Montreal collection

Hotel-Bertrand Museum (City of Châteauroux – France) - permanent collection

Loto-Quebec collection

Musée des métiers d'art du Québec – permanent collection

Tourisme Montreal collection.

Expositions solo

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, Quebec

            «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 head office, 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.

Expositions solo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection - download CV for a complete list)

2022 :  ‘’Novalis Terra’’, Musée de la Piscine, Roubaix, France. Exposition en trio avec Amélie Proulx et                      Pascale Girardin, commissaire Marie-France Bégis.

            ‘’Confined’’, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. Commissaire Denis Longchamps.

2021 :  ‘’La Céramique en plein essor’’, La Guilde, Montréal. Commisaire : Laetitia Dandavino-Tardif.

            The Ceramic Congress - Canadian exhibition. Exposition virtuelle. Commissaire: Carole Epp

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

            «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

            “Feu”, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal. Curator: André-Louis Paré

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