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

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.

To come in 2019 :

            September: solo exhibition at the YLS gallery, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec

            November: solo exhibition, 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)

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

2015:  «Montreal Creative», ARTVstudio, Place des Arts, Montreal.          MTL@PARIS, Les docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, France          «Sensory Stories: An Exhibition of New Narrative Experiences», Museum of the Moving Image, New-York,          USA.         «Mutations. Les métiers d’art au Québec depuis 1930», Musée de l’Amérique francophone  (Musées de la                civilisation complex), Quebec. Permanent exhibition from 2015 to 2020.2014:  Chromatic Festival:  Parade, interactive work created in colaboration with  Département studio, Chalet de                 la Montagne, Montreal         «Porcelain: breaking traditions», Division Gallery, Toronto         «Regards sur l'art contemporain» - selection of works from the Cirque du Soleil collection. Villeray Parc                     Extension's Art Center, Montreal         «HAPPENING», Les docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design, during the Nuit Blanche, Paris, France2013:  «De la porcelaine à l'oeuvre», Art-Mûr gallery, Montreal«Olga Antonova, Laurent Craste, Cheryl Pope: decoration/destruction» - Main Gallery – Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, USAPulse Art Miami, with the Division Gallery2012:  «Earth & Alchemy», Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusset College of Art and Design, Boston, USAArt Toronto with the SAS galleryScope Art Show New-York with the SAS gallery«La céramique dans tous ses états», Centre d’exposition du Vieux Presbytère, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QuébecAqua Art Miami with the SAS gallery2011:  Stilleven», Pertwee Anderson & Gold Gallery, London, United-Kingdom«Terra Nova: Canadian ‘Ground-Breakers’ in Ceramic Art». Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaAqua Art Miami with the SAS galleryToronto International Art Fair (TIAF) with the SAS gallery«La représentation», exhibition under the management of the curator Luc Delavigne, Haut-Richelieu Museum, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.«10 Artists /10 Years: Surveying work by Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics Recipients». Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada2010:  «Montreal Art Contemporary» - Expo 2010 Shangaï, China«Hantise», exhibition under the management of the curator Ève de Garie-Lamanque, Art Mûr Gallery, MontrealThe Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: presentation of two video installations during the Nuit Blanche Festival2009:  «Ton souffle qui passe» (“Your breath that passes through”) Art Souterrain, site-specific video intervention as             part of the Nuit Blanche Festival, Montreal.«Unity and diversity», Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea.

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