Paul Chartrand Curriculum Vitae
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. Paul completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph in 2013 and his Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University during which he earned both 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 (London) and the CAFKA Biennial in Kitchener.
2015-2017 Master of Fine Art, Western University (1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7).
2017 Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Western University.
2009-2013 Bachelor of Arts Honours, Guelph University (50 Stone Road East Guelph Ontario. N1G 2W1 (519) 824-4210)
2017 Upcoming Solo Show. 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.
2017 Satellite Award Exhibition. 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.
2017-18 Upcoming Standalone Sculptural installation in the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health expansion, Toronto, Ontario.
2017 Echo Arts Festival. University of Western Ontario Campus. London, Ontario.
2016 Percolator Solo Project at CAFKA ‘16 (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area Biennial). Kitchener, Ontario.
2015 Niagara Falls Night of Art. Niagara Falls History Museum. Niagara Falls, Ontario.
2013 Fluxus Garden. Solo Project. St. George’s Square, Guelph, Ontario. Public Artwork commissioned by Musagetes.
2016-2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario.
2015-2016 SSHRC - CGS Masters Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.
2015-2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. *declined*
2015 Dean’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.
2015 Chair’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario.
2013 Dean’s Honour Roll, University of Guelph.
2011 Tony Arrell Scholarship, University of Guelph.
Publications and Media
2017 Featured artist segment in Art Works! Television series. http://www.artworks-show.com/
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. http://www.guelphtribune.ca/community/planting-seeds-of-possibilities-in-st-georges-square/
2012 ‘From A to Zavitz’ Solo Show Exhibit Review by Nadine Maher. ‘The Ontarian’. November 15, 2012. http://www.theontarion.com/2012/11/from-a-to-zavitz-8/
‘Drawing With Paper’ Exhibit Review by Tom Beedham. ‘The Ontarian’. November 17, 2011.
2011 ‘Triple Perspective’ Exhibit Review by Divinus Caesar. ‘The Ontarian’. November 3, 2011.
2011 ‘Mushrooms Remind Us to Look Around’ by Abid Virani. ‘Guelph Mercury’. March 29, 2011.
Workshops and Teaching Experience
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. Includes Advanced Teaching Program.
2017 Artist Talk. “Gardening at Arm’s Length”. Grimsby Public Art Gallery, St. Catherine's, 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 Conference Presentation at Envirocon. “Problematic Ethics of Earth and Land Art. University of Western Ontario.
2016 Portraiture Workshop. Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, Ontario.
2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant - Sculpture and Installation. University of Western Ontario (September 2015 - April 2016).
2015 Current Member on Board of Directors for Haldimand Artworks. Haldimand County, Ontario. 2014 Artist Talk @ Orangeville Upper Credit Field Naturalist Club, focusing on mushrooms and ecology in contemporary art.
2014 Guest Juror for River Arts Festival in Dunnville, Ontario.
2014 Library Living workshops. Three projects focusing on group work and abstraction taught to adults with special needs on two separate events.
2014 Combining Two Cultures (C2C) Conference on interdisciplinary studies at the University of Guelph. Lecture on the combination of art and science in mushroom related artworks.
2013 Guelph Café Art Lecture Series. Workshop Leader, “How Do We Build Communities with Art?”.
2013 Weekly 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.
2008-2009 Teaching classes portraiture, (for six separate 2 hour sessions) as part of the “Museum School” Program. Medical Hall of Fame, London, Ontario.