Jeannette Sirois - Works on Paper

BIOGRAPHY

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 work on large scale botanical and portrait drawings which I use to explore the world around me.  I'm fascinated by the details of plants, the connection we have with them, and the loss we experience with the speed of our lives, and the destruction of the environment.  I love exploring new plant life and I'm working to understand how plants become extinct and or destroyed on mass by consumerism, harvesting, deforestation, and more.  As I move forward with my art I will be exploring more of these issues in coming works. 

I hold a Diploma in Design, a BFA with distinctions from Concordia University in Montreal, Art Teacher Certification, and an M.Ed. from UBC, a member of BAC (Botanical Artists of Canada). 

 

Currently, my work can be purchased through my studio, or through West End Gallery in Victoria or Edmonton www.westendgalleryltd.com

EDUCATION

 2002            M.Ed,       Visual Arts Education,University of British Columbia.

 1995             Graduate Diploma Art Education,ConcordiaUniversity,Montreal.

 1994             BFA,with Distinctions,ConcordiaUniversity,Montreal

1981.              Diploma, Interior Design, Dawson Collage, Montreal

PUBLICART

2014-2015     Going Places.   Awarded by the city of Seattle, Washington.                                             -              

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1995-2011.       Visual Arts instructor private and public schools, BC, Canada (professional teacher certification)

2011-2016.       Langley Adult Continiung Education - Botancial, Birds and Animals with colour pencil

2015-2019       Visual Arts Instructor - Botanical with colour pencil, graphite, Observational Drawing, Adult Continiung Education, Salt Spring Recreation

2019 - Ongoing Visual Arts instructor, Continuing Education, University of Victoria, BC, Observation Drawing, Portrait Drawing with Graphite

2020 - Ongoing Visual Arts Instructor, Botanical and Introduction to Colour Pencil Classes, Adult Continiung Education, CVAC

2015 - Ongoing Visual Arts Instructor, Botanical, Basic Colour Pencil, Birds/Animals, Adult Continiung Education, private studio, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

EXHIBITIONS,ARTICLES AND AWARDS

  • 2020.          Solo Show, West End Gallery, "Unfurled Petal"​

  • 2020.          Victoria News paper, article featuring "Unfurled Petal" 

  • 2020.         Downtown Victoria article 

  • 2019            Sooke Fine Art Show, Awarded Grand Prize Winner and Peoples Choice Award

  • 2019            The Kingston Prize finalist, national portrait competition. 

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

  • 2019            Focus Magazine:  Large Scale Botanicals, Front Cover and Feature article

    • ​https://www.focusonvictoria.ca/palette/jeanette-sirois’-large-scale-works-are-done-with-patience-and-precision-in-pencil-crayon-r164/

  • 2018            Professional Artist Magazine:  Feature artist

  • 2018            Representation:  West End Gallery, ongoing

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

  • 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.