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CURRICULUM

ARTISTIC APPROACH

The design and realization of my artistic creations stand out through their spontaneity and intuition, and take life in the informal and gestural lines structuring their composition. Each of them is born out of theoretical reflection, my true analysis tool to treat any given subject. Moreover, my works of art are structured in various thematic series, allowing me to address the breadth of a given subject from various points of view and giving me the opportunity to explore multiple avenues and a myriad of formal variants. Whatever the specific functions of a given work of art, aesthetic, human, moral or ontological, my objective remains to empower the viewer to reflect upon what stimulates his emotions, ideas and personal experiences as they relate to the social environment.

In the production of my work, I use a variety of materials, processes and painting techniques, preferably in association with the use of acrylic, mixed techniques, technical textiles and polymers. Receptive to the endless possibilities offered by the advancement of science and new technologies,         I integrate into my work since the late 80s some traditional art materials coupled with specialized contemporary ones, such as synthetic resins, elastomers, specialty and interference pigments, as well as artistic computer tools. Conceptually speaking, my recent researches have involved the inclusion of new materials, processes and technologies, but always in the absolute respect of the balance between the various visual elements structuring my work.

Through their inherent diversity, and through the interpretation, synthesis and dialectical dynamics of the form/content dichotomy, my plastic proposals provide the viewer with a glimpse of the variety and complexity of the vast universe that surrounds us. My work speaks of change, mutation and a continuing shift towards the new and the unknown through experimentation. It is also finally distinguished by the duality and contrast between two seemingly opposing and contradictory forces that ultimately share the same foundation: the abstract and the concrete.

David Roche

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • 1986-1989 Master in Plastic Arts.
  • 1980-1983 Bachelor of Arts – History
  • 1977-1980 Bachelor of visual arts in plastic arts.
  • 1973-1977 Diploma in Painting, Sculpture and Design, School of Fine Arts.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • 2001-2005 Post-graduate Education - Computer Graphic Design and Multimedia.
  • 1990 Post-graduate Course - Educational Television.
  • 1989 Post-graduate Course - Computer Graphic Design.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Plastic Arts and Art History Professor, since 1977.

PERSONAL EXHIBITS

  • 2012 Exhibition project "Synergy Space", Brossard City Hall, Brossard, Québec, Canada.
  • 2008 Exhibition project "Planetary Dialogue", CURRYS Gallery, Longueuil,Québec, Canada.
  • 2007 Exhibition project "Colosseum", CURRYS Gallery, Longueuil,Québec, Canada.
  • 2006 Exhibition project "Imprints of time", CURRYS Gallery, Longueuil,Québec, Canada.
  • 2001 "Matter - Texture and Color". Society of Development of the Arts and the Culture of Longueuil (SODAC) Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1994 "Retrospective". Greenfield Park Municipal Libraryk, Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada.

COLLECTIVE EXPOSITIONS

  • 2015
    "Silk Journey to Art"
    , Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China.
  • 2014
    The Autumn Salon (Salon d`automne, 150 variations sur les traces d`Ozias Leduc), Art Museum of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2012
    • Ecorea Jeonbuk International Art Biennale 2012, Sori Arts Center & Beokam Museum, South Korea
      • 2009
        • Garglin Sky, Athens, Greece.
        • 2008
          • Olympic Fine Arts 2008. China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, Chine.
          • «Colors and Olympism» 3rd edition of the Beijing International Art Biennale. National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Chine.
          • «Passion à trois regards» Art Gallery of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
        • 2007
          • 6th International Biennale of Contemporary Art di Firenze, Fortezza da Basso, Firenze, Italy.
          • 2005
            • "EXPO - SODAC". Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
            • "Expo of the Prairie". Complexe Saint-Laurent The Prairie, Quebec, Canada.
          • 2003
            "EXPO - SODAC". Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
          • 2002
            • 10th. Salon of Visual Arts. Socio-cultural Center, Brossard,Quebec,Canada.
            • "Expo - SODAC". Longueuil, Quebec, Canadá.
          • 2001
            "Expo of the Prairie". Complexe Saint-Laurent, The Prairie, Quebec, Canada.
          • 2000
            8th. Salon of Visual Arts. Socio-cultural Center, Brossard, Quebec, Canada.
          • 1996
            • Gallery "Art in Liberty". (the artist`s works are represented yearly), St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada.
            • International Premier of the Visual Arts – 13th. Great Contest of the Team of Painters and Sculptors of Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
          • 1995
            • National Intercultural Week Exposition. Tower of the Victoria Square, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
            • "The Colours of Hope" Exposition. Artothèque de Montreal Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
          • 1994
            • Duchamp-Villon Prize. Plein sud Art Gallery, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
            • Second Salon of Visual Arts. Socio-cultural Center, Brossard, Quebec, Canada.
            • "20-20-20" Exposition. Gallery of Center, St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada.
            • "Colours of the World" Exposition. Productions Cinéspec Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
          • 1993
            • "Space to See" Exposition. Charles Lemoyne Foundation - Socio-cultural Centre, Brossard, Quebec, Canada.
            • "Loto-Québec Collection" Exposition. Gallery of Center, St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada.
          • 1992
            The Gallery of Fine Art. St. John`s, Newfoundland, Canada.
          • 1987
            Havana Second International Biennial of the Arts. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

PRIZES AND MENTIONS

  • 2012
    Gold medal Honorary Ambassador, Ecorea Jeonbuk International Art Biennale 2012, South Korea.
  • 2008
    Honorary Diploma, Gold medal and commemorative Olympic Torch, Olympic Fine Arts 2008, Beijing, China.
  • 2000
    Winner of the contest “Relais 2000 du Sentier Transcanadien” organized by Society of Development of the Arts and the Culture of Longueuil (SODAC) for Accomplishment of the Symbolic Mural “I Like to Ride Down My Trail” that Memorialize the Opening at National of Transcanadiense Path. Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1996
    Honorific Mention - Painting International Premier of the Visual Arts – 13th Great Contest of the Team of Painters and Sculptors of Québec. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1994
    Honorific Mention – Sculpture Duchamp-Villon Prize 1994 Plein sud Art Gallery, Longueuil, Québec, Canada.
  • 1980
    First Prize - Engraving National Salon of Art Professors.
  • Gold medal (obverse) - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
    Gold medal (obverse) - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
  • Gold medal and commemorative Olympic Torch - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
    Gold medal and commemorative Olympic Torch - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
  • Commemorative Olympic Torch, Olympic Fine Arts 2008commemorative Olympic Torch - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
    Commemorative Olympic Torch, Olympic Fine Arts 2008commemorative Olympic Torch - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
  • Gold medal (reverse)  - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
    Gold medal (reverse) - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
  • Gold medal - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
    Gold medal - OLYMPIC FINE ARTS 2008
  • Honorary Diploma and Gold medal  ECOREA INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE
    Honorary Diploma and Gold medal ECOREA INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE
  • Gold medal Honorary Ambassador - ECOREA INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE
    Gold medal Honorary Ambassador - ECOREA INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE
  • INTERNATIONAL OSTEN BIENNIAL OF DRAWING
    INTERNATIONAL OSTEN BIENNIAL OF DRAWING
  • INTERNATIONAL OSTEN BIENNIAL OF DRAWING
    INTERNATIONAL OSTEN BIENNIAL OF DRAWING

OTHER EVENTS

  • 2000
    Creation of the symbolic mural "J`aime parcourir mon Sentier" commemorating the national opening of the Trans Canada Trail. Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1991
    Lecturer. Artistic Workshop. Third Latin American Conference of Artistic Teaching.
  • 1990
    Lecturer. Symposium on Video. New Latin American Cinema Festival.
  • 1989
    Lecturer. International Conference of Caribbean Art. Third Havana International Art Biennial. Havana.
  • 1988
    Lecturer. Second Latin American Conference of Artistic Teaching.
  • 1985
    • Lecturer. First Latin American Conference of Artistic Teaching.
    • Lecturer. International Conference of Caribbean Art. First Havana International Art Biennial.

COLLECTIONS

The artist`s works are part of numerous public and private collections in Canada, United States, Cuba, China,  South Korea, Mexico, Spain and other European countries:

  • Jeonllabuk-do Government Foundation COLLECTION, Wanju-gun, Jeonllabuk-do, South Korea.
  • Tai Miao Museum, Olympic Fine ARTS COLLECTION - 29TH OLYMPIC GAMES- Beijing, China.
  • International Pinacotheque of Gergeri COLLECTION, Crete, Greece.
  • Pébéo COLLECTION, Gémenos, France.
  • Pébéo COLLECTION, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada .
  • City Hall Longueuil COLLECTION, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
  • The Embassy of the Czech Republic COLLECTION, Prague, Tchécoslovaquie.

ASSOCIATIONS

A Professional Member of several Art associations, two of which being: the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV), the Visual Arts Copyright Society (SODRAC), the Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC),the International Association of Art  (IAA/AIAP), the Monteregian Council of Culture and Communications (CMCC)  etc.