Jeannette Sirois - Works on Paper


I am a full time practicing visual artist working with colour pencil and graphite on paper. Having created work for public installations, gallery exhibitions and private and public collections I use portrait drawing as a means to address issues of acceptance/rejection based on mental heath, the LGTBQ+ community and identity

I hold a Diploma in Design, a BFA with distinctions from Concordia University in Montreal, Art Teacher Certification and a M.Ed. from UBC. 


Currently my work can be purchased through my studio, or through West End Gallery in Victoria,


 2002            M.Ed,       Visual Arts Education,UniversityofBritishColumbia.

 1995             GraduateDiplomaArtEducation,ConcordiaUniversity,Montreal.

 1994             BFA,withDistinctions,ConcordiaUniversity,Montreal



2014-2015     Going Places.   AwardedbytheCityofSeattle, Washington.                                             -              

2014               It’s Written  on your  Face. Commissioned by the City of Vancouver



  • 2019            Group Show, Salt Spring Art Gallery, anchor work for the show

  • 2019            Focus Magazine:  Front Cover and Feature article

  • 2018            Professional Artist Magazine:  Feature artist

  • 2018            Representation:  West End Gallery, ongoing

  • 2017             Solo show, Salt Spring Gallery. “Portrait of”

  • 2017            Group Show invited artist. “Body of Work”, Salt Spring Art Gallery

  • 2016            Group show, Salt Spring Art Gallery.

  • 2015            Surrey Art Gallery Acquisition Permanent Collection. Parkinson the Destroyer

  • 2015            Surrey Art Gallery Acquisition, Permanent Collection. Equality of Same: Lorraine

  • 2015            The Kingston Prize Group Curated Show., national portrait competition. 

  • 2015            Solo Curated Show.  Place Des Arts Gallery.  Coquitlam, BC

  • 2015            Group Show.  Pride in Art Society, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver

  • 2015            Solo Show.  The Cultch, Vancouver

  • 2015            Group Curated Show.  Surrey Art Gallery, View from the Southbank II.  Invited artist.       

  • 2014            City of Surrey Acquisitions. Selected artist for permanent collection, for City Hall artworks.

  • 2014            Education and Postcard booklet.  Images for the year of reconciliation, City of Vancouver.

  • 2014            Group Show.      Surrey Art Gallery, Arts 2014, First Place Award in 2D works

  • 2014            Group Show.  International Print and Drawing Exhibition.  California

  • 2014            Group show.  The Miracle of the Portrait.  Portrait Society of Canada, Finalist

  • 2014            Solo Curated Show.  Leigh Square, Coquitlam.  Beyond Real, an exhibition of 21 drawings.

  • 2014            Group Show.  About Face exhibition. North Vancouver Community Arts Council.  

  • 2014            Group Show and Invited artist to display at National Conference, Florida.  

  • 2014            Colour Pencil Society of America.  Award: District Chapters Award for Exceptional Merit.

  • 2013            Group Show.  The Miracle of the Portrait.  Portrait Society of Canada, Finalist

  • 2013            Group Show, Juried.  Federation of Canadian Artists, International Group Show.

  • 2013            Group Show.  Surrey Art Gallery, Arts 2013, First Place Award in 2D works

  • 2005           Group Show.  Surrey Art Gallery, Arts 2005, finalist

  • 2004           Group Show.  Surrey Art Gallery, Arts 2004, finalist

  • 1997             City of Fort Nelson Acquisitions.  Selected artist for permanent collection.

  • 1997             Solo Show.  Fort Nelson Art Gallery

 © 2023 by Jeannette Sirois.