Photo of CATHERINE BEAUDETTE
cbeaudette@faculty.ocad.ca
Photo of CATHERINE BEAUDETTE
CATHERINE BEAUDETTE
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art, Graduate Studies
cbeaudette@faculty.ocad.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

painting, representation, oil and watercolour

Overview

Mirroring the role of Natural History and Archaeology Museums by preserving the past, my work plays off the many nostalgic and romantic associations we have with nature and culture.  As the traditional museum paradigm shifts to include new methodologies of analysis, I am compelled to study material culture from a decidedly nonscientific and non-academic perspective. Through the accumulation of specimens, and artifacts, I collect, catalogue, and (re)present these objects in drawings, paintings, and installations. In my practice I attempt to dismantle codified systems of knowledge and classification, exchanging them for new taxonomies that challenge existing categories.  This convergence of ideas and collections offers new ways of looking at the world around us.

Education

MFA, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

AOCA, Honours, Ontario College of Art

Professional Experience

2005                   Buljarica Artist Colony, Serbia/Montenegro

2005                   KIAC Artist Residency,  Dawson City, Yukon

2005                   New Works Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

2000                    Founder, LOOP Gallery Artist Collective, Toronto

1997                    Research,The Fortress of Louisbourg,Parks Canada,. Cape Breton NS

Selected Exhibitions

2009                   Yukon Art Centre, Whitehourse, Yukon. Confluence

2008                   Full Tilt Gallery, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. Epitaph

2007                   Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Mushrooming

1999                   St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax NS. Tableau

1998                   Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS. Set’

1994                   Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton,Ontario. Catherine Beaudette - Paintings

 

Awards \ Grants

2006                   Ontario Arts Council, mid-career grant

2004                   Canada Council for the Arts, Creation Grant

2001                   Canada Council for the Arts, Creation Grant

2000                   The Canadian Emerging Artist Prize, RBC Connor Clark Private Trust

1991                   Ontario Arts Council, Project Grant

1982 & ‘86          Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

1982                   W.O. Forsythe Award for Women Painters

 

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

SELECTED EXHIBITION INTIATIVES

2008                Howard Park Institute window gallery, Toronto – ongoing exhibitions

2002- 2004          Go West OCAD Thesis Exhibition, 25 downtown galleries, Toronto

1995                    True to Form - 17 painters, Dufferin Mall, Toronto

1994                    Posse - six painters, Isaacs Gallery, 179 John St., Toronto, Ontario