Diane Collet

Country: Canada

Title:  Looking for my face

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36" x 60"

The World's Women On-Line!

Collet received her BFA from Montreal's Concordia University. She explores the absurdity of life with respect to human relations and the sociological inequality of the sexes. She toys with philosophies that perpetuate stereotypes and often produces visual puns inspired from everyday language. Some paintings reflect her feminist or spiritual concerns, while others mirror glimpses of observations or sensations. Ironic or satirical humor is an important element in her work. Collet's methods are raw, quick, and gestural; her materials primarily acrylics on canvas and/or plywood, and mixed media on paper. Her work has appeared on the covers of Gallerie Annual: Women's Art, 1988, Vancouver, B.C.; Grain, Fall 1989 and Summer 1996, Regina, Saskatchewan; and Room of One's Own, March 1994 Vancouver, B.C.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Le Commensal du Musée, Montreal, 1996; McIntyre Street Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1996; McClure Gallery, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, 1993; Complexe Guy Favreau, Conference Centre, Montreal, 1988; Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, 1987; Frédéric Palardy Gallery, St. Lambert, 1985; Pierrefonds post office, Pierrefonds, 1984; City Hall, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, 1983; Shawinigan Cultural Centre, Shawinigan, 1983; Café des Berges, Lachine, 1982; and Maison du Brasseur, Lachine, 1981.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Large Format, Brancusi Art Centre, Montreal, 1997; Group Show, McIntyre Street Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1996; Unplugged, Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, Cornwall, 1996; Modernité Tous Azimuts, Brancisi Art Centre, Montreal, 1996; Les Femmeuses, Pratt & Whitney, Longueuil, 1996; As We Are, Galerie de la ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, 1996; The Feminine Viewpoint, Jacob boutique, Longueuil, 1995; Women's Lives, McIntyre Street Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1995; From the Model, Galerie de la ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, 1995; Forms, Couleurs et Musiques, Galerie Clarence Gagnon, Montreal, 1994; Un Printemps en Art, Vaudreuil-Soulanges Museum, Vaudreuil, 1994; Quebec Multi-Culturel Art Contemporain, Brancusi Art Centre, Montreal, 1993; and Le Nouveau Monde, Maison de la Culture Marie Uguay, Montreal, 1992.
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