Photo of Colette Laliberte
Photo of Colette Laliberte
Colette Laliberte
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art, Graduate Studies

Area(s) of Expertise

Drawing and Painting, Wall Work, Site Specific Installation


Colette Laliberte is an artist and Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto (OCAD U). She teaches drawing, painting, installation and site-specific art interventions. From 2004-2006, she was the Chair of First-Year Studies; from 2006-2008, she held the position of Assistant Dean; and, from Sept. 2014 to Dec. 2015 she was Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Art Colette Lalibert"has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include Latcham Gallery, Stouffille, Ontario (2015); Doris McCarthy Gallery University of Toronto at Scarborough (2014); Galeria de Arte Universal, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (2007); Triangle Artists' Workshop 2004, Brooklyn, New York (2004); Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario (2003); Mus–e des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec (2003); ARCO Madrid, Spain (1996) among others. In June 2008, she did a two-week residency at the Medialab-Prado: Interactivos?'08 Vision Play and In September 2008, she participated in the Cape Farewell Youth Expedition 2008. This Arctic expedition formed of specialists in climate change, artists and 28 high school students focused on the effect of climate change. She is the recipient of visual grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Art Council and, Toronto Arts Council. Her work can be found in private collection in Canada, France and, Spain as well as in the public collection of le Mus–e national des beaux-arts du Qu–bec, Qu–bec, le Mus–e des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke and, the Canada Council for the Arts, Art Bank. Colette Lalibert–'s idea-based practice of abstraction encompasses drawings, paintings, projections and site-specific interventions. She examines how technology, place and space contribute to shaping the environment and affecting our ways of thinking and behaving.


MFA, University of Windsor: Windsor, Ontario Computer Graphic Arts Certificate, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advance Learning: Oakville, ON BFA, University of Quebec at Montreal, Quebec Artist residency: 2008 Interactivos?'08 Vision Play, MediaLab-Prado, Spain 2004 Triangle Artists? Workshop, Brooklyn, New York 1999 Paris Studio, Cit? internationale des arts, Paris, France 1999 Cit? C?zanne ? Pontoise, ?cole nationale sup?rieure d?art de Cergy-Pontoise, France 1984 Banff Centre of the Arts, Banff, Alberta 1982 Professional training workshops, Paris, France

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions: 2007: "Construcci?n," Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 2005: "Conundrum," Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON. 2003: "Traffic," Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON. 1999: "Champs de ville," Centre d?art de l?Universit? de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec. 1998: "Autonyme," Glendon Art Gallery, York University, York, ON. 1995: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON. 1995: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON. Group Exhibitions: 2007: XXVII Festival of Caribbean Culture, Salon International, Galerea Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 2004: Triangle Artists' Workshop 2004, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York. 2003: "Blender," Mix Magazine, An exhibit of 17 of Canada?s Hottest Visual Artists celebrating MIX Magazine's MIX Gallery, Toronto, ON. 2002: "Regard," Touring exhibition, curator Annie Molin Vasseur: Galerie vaste et vague de Carleton, Carleton, Quebec; Glendon Art Gallery, York University, York, ON; Galerie du nouvel Ontario, Sudbury, ON.

Awards \ Grants

Toronto Arts Council Ontario Arts Council Canada Council for the Arts


2000: "Place to Place"; On-site painting installation at the residence of a private art collector, Toronto, ON 1995: Projet d'Int?gration des arts ? l'architecture; Ministry of Cultural Affairs, commissioned piece for ?cole Saint-Patrice, Magog, Quebec. 1992: Projet d'int?gration des arts ? l'architecture; Ministry of Cultural Affairs, commissioned piece for ?cole Sainte-C?cile, Lac M?gantic, Quebec.

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Jury Member: Galerie Glendon Gallery, Glendon Campus,York University; Grants to Visual Artists Ontario Arts Council; Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Ontario; Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta.