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Renee
De Gagne

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For Montreal-based professional artist, Renee De Gagne, architecture is an expressive statement of its urban dynamics. Through her warm color palette, she captures the energy of a city by maintaining a balance between figuration and abstraction.

` My paintings reflect my love of architecture, be it breathtaking towers or ancient constructions. Buildings are an important testimonial of our presence on earth, and my artwork is about this « presence ». I find inspiration in architectural details, textures, reflections, contrasts formed by complexity and simplicity. Although you may be able to recognize a specific cityscape, my endeavour is not to reproduce reality and authenticity but rather to record my emotional impressions.`

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

- Agora Gallery, Collective Exhibition (New York, 2014)
- Emeraude Gallery, Solo Exhibition (Montreal, 2013)
- City of La Prairie, Collective Exhibition (Quebec, 2012)
- ISAP’s 4th Annual International Exhibition (2012)
- «All in your Mind », National Public Health Institute, Solo Exhibition (2010)
- 10th and 11th International American Juried Art Show (2010)
- « Behind the Structures », Kaf Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition (2009)
- Juried Arts Festival, Saint-Basile-le-Grand (2009, 2008)
- « Renaissance », Desjardins Securities Group, Solo Exhibition (2009)
- « Beyond Textures», Kaf Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition (2008)
- AAPARS - Juried Visual Arts Exposition (2008, 2007)
- South Shore Visual Arts Provincial Juried Contest (2008)

AWARDS

- Award of Excellence, 29th Annual Chelseay International Fine Art Competition (2014)
- People’s Choice Award, City of La Prairie (2012)
- Award of Merit, 10th International Show - American Juried Art (2010)
- 3rd Prize – Visual Arts Award - Juried Arts Festival, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC (2009)
- 3rd Prize – Visual Arts Show, St-Bruno, QC (2007)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

CARFAC -- Canadian Artists Association
FCA – Federation of Canadian Artists
OMMA – Ottawa Mixed Media Artists

MEDIA COVERAGE

- 2013 – Contemporary Realism « Renee De Gagne – Determination and Latitude », Magazin’Art, 25th Year, Summer 2013, Number 100, p. 106-110.
- 2011 – « The Unexpected – Unexpected Design », The Palette Magazine, June 2011, Number 38, p. 8.
- 2010 - “Renee De Gagne – Urban Cosmopolitism”, Parcours Art, Fall 2010 Edition, No. 70, p. 118-119.
- 2009 – 16th Edition, Roussan Guide of Visual Arts in Quebec, p. 127

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

- City of Saint-Basile-le-Grand, QC
- Group DCB Financial Services Inc., QC
- Integration New Media Inc., QC
- Group Aecon Quebec, QC
- Salvex Inc., QC
- Laurentian Bank, QC
- Laval Medical Clinic, QC
- Dorval Gardens Medical Clinic, QC
- Espace M Media Inc., QC

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