Biography


Ariane Blais, is a multidisciplinary artist and performer, born in Quebec, Canada. She grew up surrounded by paintings, pots of paint and brushes. Her mother, an artist herself, taught her art for over 20 years. Thus, at a very young age, she developed a natural attraction to colors, textures and visual aesthetic. Naturally, art became a language on its own. Inspired by the abstract expressionist movement, Ariane is interested in the artistic process and emotions conveyed by the paintings rather than what they represent in reality.

Renowned for her 'hands on' technique (literally painting with fingers, not brushes) to create artworks from which emerge faces, places, animals and fragments from her past. It gives her work a uniquely personal feel immediate and vibrant. Her work is exhibited internationally and her artworks are now in the collections of art collectors all over the world.

Her paintings were chosen by Sony USA to be featured in the TV show “The Art of More”. the former Prime Minister of Iceland, Universal France's music producer and also international recording star Celine Dion, amongst others.

With vibrancy and vitality, Ariane brings viewers on an emotional journey of color, exploring her experiences of world and travels in paint. Boldly expressive, with a rich and tactile surface alive with pigment, Her works are abstractions of the emotions she feels, fragmented and layered via handfuls of paint into striking and emotive vistas.

The way human brain form images, to create memories, fascinates her.  The complex sub-conscious processes are the main inspiration behind her works.   And those memories - of people, experiences, souvenirs, fragments of life - seem also to become fragments of her very existence. Painting with her hands affords her a sensory immediacy as she works, ambiguous and abstract, her paintings are experiential objects marked by relentless explorations of materials. As her artworks grow on canvas, they begin to offer visual suggestions of fragments from her past.

Faces, places and animals all emerged from these canvasses as She has worked - so She will invite you to gaze for a few minutes at each of the paintings. And discover which fragments emerge for you.

Dissemination of Works


Shows

2019, Guilin HuaQiao Art Museum, Guilin, China

2019, M50, Shanghai, China

2018, Honyo Art Center, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2018, En Lai Art Museum, Beijing, China

2018, China South Asia and Southeast Asia Art week, Kunming, Yunnan, China

2018, RoveArt, Beijing, China


2017, Poivre Noir, Trois-Rivieres, Canada

2017, Mooti Gallery, Dali, Yunnan, China

2017, Xu cun Contemporary Art Museum, Xu cun, Shan Xi, China

2017, Dali Art Factory, Dali, Yunnan, China

2017, Dali Contemporary Art Center, Dali, Yunnan, China

2016, Raymond-Lasnier Exhibition Center, Trois-Rivieres, Canada

2015, Galerie Roccia, Montreal, Canada

2015, Museum Sultan Abu Bakar, Pekan, Malaysia

2015, Galerie Roccia, Montreal, Canada

2014, Glamort, St-Ambroise Castle, Montreal, Canada

2014, Galerie Roccia, Montreal, Canada

2014, Museum of Ramesay Castle, Montreal, Canada

2013, Agora Gallery, New York, USA

2013, The Morne Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013, Montreal International Design Show, Montreal, Canada

2013, Pahang Art Museum, Kuantan, Malaysia

2011, Embuscade Gallery, Trois-Rivieres, Canada

2011, Les Nuits Polaires, Trois-Rivieres, Canada

2010, Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada



Live Painting

2018, Radical 7, Taiga, Chengdu, China

2018, Honyo Art Center, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

2018, China South Asia and Southeast Asia Art week, Kunming, Yunnan, China

2017, Mercedes-Benz, Trois-Rivieres, Canada

2017, Xu cun International Art Festival, Xu cun, Shan Xi, China

2017, Dali Contemporary Art Center, Dali, Yunnan, China

2017, Dali Art Factory, Dali, Yunnan, China

2016, LGBT Gala, Olympia Theater, Montreal, Canada

2016, Le Grand Chemin, Trois-Rivieres, Canada

2016, Canada day Celebration, Montreal, Canada

2015, Galerie Roccia, Montreal, Canada

2014, The Phantom of the Opera, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2014, Galerie Roccia, Montreal, Canada

2014, Art Battle, Le Belmont, Montreal, Canada



Awards

2019, Work of excellence, Her Art, M50, Shanghai, China

2017, Xu cun International Art Festival Artist in Residency, Xucun, Shan Xi, China

2016, Shortlisted International Emerging Artist Award, Dubaï, UAE

2015, Grant Montreal Art Council, Montreal, Canada

2013, Grant Montreal Art Council, Montreal, Canada

2011, 1st Prize, Photos Givrées, Les nuits polaires, Trois-Rivieres, Canada