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A Very Brief Statement
Through sculpture, I am singing an ode to the visual language of advertising and consumerism. The detritus of abandoned everyday objects is transformed and resurrected to breath new life.

Reuel Dechene


Résumé - Reuel Dechene

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Chase, Galerie McClure, Montreal
2009 WORD, Dale Smith Gallery, Ottawa
2007 Blink, Udell Contemporary, Calgary
2006 Capped, Projx Mtl, Montreal
2006 Detour, Dale Smith Gallery, Ottawa
2005 Recap, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2004 Be Mine, Dale Smith Gallery, Ottawa
2001 Sexy Wheel Cover Up, Swizzle Gallery, Toronto
1999 Carnal: low rider kitsch, Artguise, Ottawa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 Candela, curated by Melinda Craig, Ottawa
2011 Fall Exhibition, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver
2008 Summertime in Paris, Parisian Laundry, Montreal
2008 Decade, Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto
2005-2008 18 Illuminations: Contemporary Art & Light, curated by Carla Garnet and Corinna Ghaznavi.
• Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound November 25, 2005 to January 22, 2006
• Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, May 18 to July 2, 2006
• Art Gallery of Peterborough September 8 to October 22, 2006
• MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, April 26 to June 23, 2007
• St. Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, September 1 to October 7,2007
• Winnipeg Art Gallery, November 24, 2007 to March 2, 2008
• Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, July 11 to October 3, 2008
• Art Gallery of Sudbury, 2008
2007 Culture Crash, Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa, curated by Stefan St Laurent & Tam-Ca Vo-Van
2007 Celebration, Dale Smith Gallery, Ottawa
2007 Paradoxal, Galerie Laroche Joncas, Montreal
2006 Candela, curated by Melinda Craig, Ottawa
2004 Electric Art Derby, Casa del Popolo, Montreal
2004 Local Scene: 2003 Acquisitions, City Hall art Gallery, Ottawa

COLLECTIONS

  • Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston ON
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa ON
  • City of Ottawa
  • Private collections

EDUCATION
BFA, Concordia University, Studio Arts, Major Intermedia & Cyber Arts (graduated with distinction)

ARTIST RUN CENTRE ACTIVITIES
2011 Member of Articule, artist run centre, Montreal
2003 Board of directors, Gallery 101
2000-2003 Webmaster, Galerie SAW Gallery2000 Board of Directors, Artengine, online artist resource
2000-2005 Member, Gallery 101
98-99 Chair, Gallery Management Committee, Galerie SAW Gallery Inc. Ottawa
98-00 Trustee, Galerie SAW Gallery, Board of Trustees, Ottawa Inc.


PUBLICATIONS

  • Carla Garnet, Corinna Ghaznavi, and Stuart Reid. 18 Illuminations: Contemporary Art and Light.
    Montreal: Art Books Canada, 2007
  • various newspaper, magazine, TV and Radio interviews, reviews and previews

Contact Reuel:
reueldechene@gmail.com

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