|Chard Chenier||Biography: My art is often termed "cosmological" as it is inspired by the stars and galaxies. My paintings recreate the feeling of wonder and serenity I felt as a child beneath the prairie sky.
Magnificient sunsets over the Red River, lightning storms, and mystical northern lights stimulated my artistic imagination and spiritual sensibilities as a child. As I've matured my inner world has evolved, I now appreciate that throughout human history people have looked to the stars for inspiration. My "inner spaces" are integrated into this vision through the cosmos of daily life.
At an early age I was influenced by the work of the Masters - Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Matisse and many others. Deeply moved by their legacy I tried to emulate them while remaining true to my personal vision.
Over the years I evolved professionally and now exhibit paintings, drawings, works on paper, and limited edition prints internationally. My images decorate people’s homes from Paris to San Francisco.
In the early 90's I juxtaposed figures with abstractions to emphasize human values. The late 90's have seen the creation of mandala abstractions to reflect my spiritual and ecological concerns. Now the 21st century is an incentive to create new contemporary artwork - inspired, as always, by Truth and Beauty: the foundation of what is best in us.
Country: Canada Birthyear: 1947 Galleries: Since 1996 Chard has focused on his web site at www.chardart.com
1996 – Harrison Gallery, Montreal Trade Centre
1996 – Munro Museum, Washington, D.C.
1995 – Contemporary Realism Exhibition, PVM – Montreal, Quebec
1994 – Galerie d’art contemporains de Montréal
1993 – Galerie d’art contemporains de Montréal
1993 – Galerie Sodarco, Old Montreal
1992 – Galerie d’art contemporains de Montréal
1992 – Centre d’art Ozias Leduc : St-Hilaire, Quebec
1991 – Galerie d’art contemporains de Montréal
1991 – International Trade Show, Montreal Board of Trade
1990 – Shadma Art Gallery : Tel Aviv, Israel
1990 – Colmin Gallery, (Yorkville) Toronto, Ontario
1990 – Galerie St. Paul, Old Montreal
1989 – Creative Group Gallery: San Francisco, California
1989 – Céramique Bonsecours : Old Montreal
1989 – Conceptart: 9th Annual Exhibition – Outremont, Quebec
1988 – Gallery Christ Delaet: Antwerp, Belgium
1987 – Céramique Bonsecours : Old Montreal
1986 – Jillowen Gallery : Montreal, Quebec
1985 – L’Intrigant: Outremont, Quebec
1983 – Galerie La Magie de l’Art : Montreal, Quebec
1982– Kinsman-Robinson Galleries : Toronto, Ontario
1980 – Phoenix Theater : Montreal, Quebec
1979 – Galerie Lachasse : Toronto, Ontario
1978 – Evendim Gallery : Vancouver, British Columbia
1977 – Galerie Lebouquineur : Vancouver, British Columbia
1977 – IPI Gallery : Vancouver, British Columbia
1977 – Brackendale Art Gallery: Brackendale, British Columbia
1976 – Canvas Company : Vancouver, British Columbia
1976 – York Theater : Vancouver, British Columbia
1976 – Helen Pitt Gallery : Vancouver, British Columbia
1975 – SUB Gallery : UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia
1975 – Vancouver Art Gallery: Vancouver, British Columbia
Performance Art with cosmological canvas exhibited as part of performance.
1974 – Queen Elizabeth Theater : Vancouver, British Columbia
1973 – SUB Gallery : UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia
1973 – Simon Fraser University: Burnaby, British Columbia
Performance Art - multi-media performance.
1972 – Vancouver Art Gallery: Vancouver, British Columbia
1971 – SUB Gallery : UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia
1976 – Canada Council Grant: Painting
1993 – First Prize : Grand-Prix International for “Leap of Faith” (Galerie Sodarco)
1973 – “Faces” Intermedia Press - Vancouver, B.C. (drawings of faces)
1976 – “Peaceful Provisions” Phenix Press – Vancouver Island, B.C.
1979 – Titled “Chard” this is a 23 minute video broadcast quality aired by CBC in Montreal – produced and aired in Vancouver.
Media: acrylic Style: abstract Subjects: light and color|