2015-17 Master of Fine Art, Western University. London, Ontario, Canada.
2017 Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Western University.
2009-13 Bachelor of Arts Honours,University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
2017 Tent Trailer Tree Theatre. Y+ Contemporary Projects, Scarborough, Ontario.
2017 Gardening at Arm’s Length. Graduate Thesis Exhibition. ArtLab Gallery, University of Western Ontario.
2014 Kokedama: A Fractured Garden. Niagara Artist Centre, Flea Market Gallery. 46 Turner Crescent, St Catharines, Ontario.
2013 Deep Cleanse. Solo Show. Roadside Attractions 911 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario.
2012 Mycelial. Solo Show. Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario.
2012 Remembrance. Solo Show. Framing and Art Center. 188 Kent Street. London, Ontario.
2018 Expression Orange 6th Edition. Contemporary Art Event 6th Edition. Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.
2017 Working Title: Ways of Working. Group Show. Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Grimsby, Ontario.
2017 The Living City. Group Show. Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, Ontario.
2017 Desire Lines with Artspin, 291 Lakeshore Blvd E. Bicycle Tour and Group Show. Toronto, Ontario.
2017 Satellite Award Exhibition. Group Show. Satellite Gallery, London, Ontario.
2017 SHOW.17. Group Show. Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.
2016 I Know What You Did Last Summer. Group Show. ArtLab Gallery, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.
2016 Fresh Paint and New Constructions. Group Show. Art Mur, Montreal, Quebec.
2016 Mushroom Festival. Group Show. The Bookshelf Museum, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.
2016 Closed System: Sustainable Growth. Group Show. Artlab Gallery, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.
2015 The Politics of Design. Group Show. Xpace Cultural Centre. Toronto, Ontario.
2015 Escape Plans. Group Show. Younger Than Beyonce Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
2015 Grow Op. Group Show. The Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, Ontario.
2014 Untitled. Two Person Show. Pszczonak Contemporary Window Gallery. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
2013 Something Like A Paintopticon. g a l e r i e s a i n t - j a q u e s, Guelph, Ontario.
2013 Object Abuse. Group Show. Spinach Gallery, London, UK.
2013 What Have Yous. Group Show. Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario.
2013 Stranger Stranger. Group Show. Boarding House Gallery 6 Dublin St. S., Guelph, Ontario.
2012 How We Got Lost. Group Show. Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario.
2011 Extreme Drawing. Group Show. Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario.
2011 Threespective. Three Person Show. Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario.
2019-20 Upcoming Standalone Sculptural installation in the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health expansion, Toronto, Ontario.
2017-18 Cross-Border Transgression-Connection. Two Year Installation at the University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.
2017 Living Text “ALLONE”. Concrete Poetry Exhibition at Culture Days, London, Ontario.
2017 Living Text “EAT THE CONCRETE”. Main Squared Festival. Public Festival at Main Street and Danforth Avenue in Toronto.
2016 Percolator Solo Project at CAFKA ‘16 (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area Biennial). Kitchener, Ontario.
2013 Fluxus Garden. Solo Project. St. George’s Square, Guelph, Ontario. Public Artwork (Commissioned by Musagetes).
2018 Ontario Artist Council, Visual Artist Creation Grant.
2016-17 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario.
2015-16 SSHRC - CGS Masters Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario.
2015-16 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. *declined*
2015 Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario.
2015 Chair’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario.
2013 Dean’s Honour Roll, University of Guelph.
2011 Tony Arrell Scholarship, University of Guelph.
Publications and Media
2018 ‘Artist with unusual Flair’, by Valerie Posthumus. The Haldimand Press, March 22,2018.
2017 ‘Sprouting Words’, by Lorraine Johnson. Ground Magazine, The North, Issue 40, Winter 2017.
2017 Featured artist segment in This Art Works! Online Television series.
2016 Exhibition Catalogue, Fresh Paint - New Construction - 12th edition Catalogue, Art Mur Gallery, Montreal Quebec. Print.
2014 Interview on Musagetes’ weekly radio show “The Secret Ingredient” (Episode broadcast @ 9:00 am on Wednesday September 17, 2014) on 93.3fm CFRU campus radio at the
University of Guelph. http://www.cfru.ca/recordings/158
2013 ‘Planting Seeds of Possibilities in St. George’s Square’. Project Review by Jessica Lovell. ‘Guelph Tribune’. September 12, 2013.
Workshops and Teaching Experience
2018 Panelist in 'Environmental Humanities and German Studies’, Toronto German Studies Symposium. University of Toronto.
2017 Participant in Impact’17 Conference at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany.
2017 Panelist in Discussion “Public Art and the Environment”. Public Art Symposium. London Arts Council, London Ontario.
2017 Hydroponic Workshop. Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario.
2017 Artist Talk/Workshop. Y+ Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario.
2017 Hydroponic Workshop in association with Subtle Technologies “Solution Culture: Hydroponics for Creative Practice” at InterAccess, Toronto, Ontario.
2017 Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Western University. Include Advanced Teaching Program.
2017 Artist Talk. “Gardening at Arm’s Length”. Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, Ontario.
2015-17 Graduate Teaching Assistant. University of Western Ontario.
2017 Conference Presentation at Envirocon. “Grasping for Utopias”. University of Western Ontario.
2016 Interdisciplinary Plastic Pollution Think Tank at DNA Artspace, London, Ontario.
2016 Artist Roundtable at CAFKA Symposium, Critical Media Lab in Kitchener, Ontario.
2016 Artist Talk at Bealart Program. H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario.
2016 Portraiture Workshop. Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, Ontario.
2015 Artist Talk @ Orangeville Upper Credit Field Naturalist Club, “Mushrooms and Ecology in Contemporary Art”.
2013 Guelph Café Art Lecture Series. Workshop Leader, “How Do We Build Communities with Art?”.
2013 The Secret Ingredient Radio Show with Musagetes (International Art Organization based in Guelph) on 93.3fm CFRU campus radio at the University of Guelph. Interviewing artists and presenting discussion on issues in contemporary art.
Paul Chartrand works with constructed habitats built from found objects and integrated living components. His projects include various mediums and practical methodologies but focus particularly on sculpture and drawing. Paul finds inspiration in the blurry definitions of culture and nature; intending for his work to foster dialogue regarding this problematic dichotomy. His influences include many artists, writers and philosophers dealing with environmental discourses such as Helen and Newton Harrison, Hans Haacke, Mary Mattingly, Martin Roth, Jane Bennett, Timothy Morton, Vanessa Watts and more. Paul completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in 2013 and his Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University for which he earned Ontario Graduate Scholarships and SSHRC funding. He has exhibited at galleries including the Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catherine’s), Roadside Attractions (Toronto), Xpace Cultural Centre (Toronto), Younger Than Beyonce Gallery (Toronto), Boarding House Gallery (Guelph), Artlab and Satellite Gallery(London), Idea Exchange (Cambridge), the CAFKA Biennial (Kitchener), Y+ Contemporary (Scarborough) and Main Squared Festival (Toronto).