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Biography
Statement
Solo Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
Galleries
Education-Awards
Charities
Commissions
Volunteer Experience
Biography
Stephanie Prest

Surrounded by painting and other studio-based arts her whole life, Stéphanie Prest is an actively engaged artist from Montreal, now living in Victoria, BC. Holding a BFA from Concordia University, she served as a member of the Painting and Drawing Students' Association and acted as the Association's Vice President during her senior year. 

Her varied endeavors include working with fashion and accessory designers Viola Blanca and Cheryl Fudge, mehndi (henna tattoos), flower arranging and photography. She is also greatly inspired by traveling and her trips to places such as Nantucket, France, Brazil and the West Coast. Long inspired by vivid colours and the study of colour theory, Prest's work has evolved as an exploration of colour, pattern and representation of physical forms. 

Stylistically influenced by artists such as Guido Molinari, Gustav Klimt and David Hockney, her love of nature and experience working with flowers can be seen in many of her painting series. Most recently, she explores landscapes and seascapes. Through photography and the subsequent painting, she attempts to capture the serenity and tranquility that occurs in nature

Statement
Reflections

As an artist I have always been interested in the formal elements of painting and textiles. Much of my art is based on my knowledge of color theory and the juxtaposition of complimentary colors. I have always been fascinated by experimenting with the combination of color and pattern.

Over the past couple of years my work has taken a far more realistic approach. Working with more natural shades of color and playing with tonality to achieve a more three dimensional quality, this has led me to explore nature and its intrinsic beauty.

Through photography and the subsequent painting I try to capture a certain sense of serenity and tranquility that is often seen only in nature. Something I feel is often lacking in our fast paced world. The environment I live in and the experiences that occur in my life have been the source of my inspiration. My work is a culmination of this variety of influences.

Solo Exhibitions
Glass Beach

2017 Stage Wine Bar, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria
2017 The Dock, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria
2016 The Dock, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria
2015 Juan de Fuca Library, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria
2015 Stage Wine Bar, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria
2015 Discovery Coffee Oak Bay, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2014 Discovery Coffee Downtown, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2014 Stage Wine Bar, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2013 Koffi, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2013 Stage Wine Bar, Acrylic Paintings,  Victoria.
2013 Hutchison Library, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2013 James Bay Coffee & Books, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2013 Bean Around the World, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2012 Fan Tan Alley Gallery, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2011 Boutique Yazz, Acrylic Paintings,  Montréal.
2010 Brutopia,  Acrylic Paintings, Montréal.
2009 Corail Bleu, Acrylic Paintings, Montréal.
2008 L’Anonyme, Acrylic Paintings, Montréal.
2006-2007 General 54, Acrylic Paintings, Montréal.
2004 "Striped” Acrylic Paintings, Corail Bleu, Montréal.
2003 "Sensations” Mixed Media, Acrylic and Oil, Café X, Montréal.
2002 Fibres Showcase, Textiles, Concordia University, Montréal.
2002 "Body Rhythms” Mixed Media and Acrylic, Luba Lounge, Montréal.
2001 Fibres Showcase, Textiles, Concordia University, Montréal.

Group Exhibitions
Rainbow Fleet

2018 Pop Up Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria.
2016-17 "Small Works Show", Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria.
2017 Tidelines, Exhibition with Logan Ford, Trounce Alley Gallery, Victoria.
2013-17 Moss Street Paint-In, Victoria.
2016 Pop Goes Victoria, Trounce Alley Gallery, Victoria.
2015 Pop Up Art Show, Theatre Inconny, Victoria
2014-2015 Victoria International Airport, Victoria.
2014 ‘Small Works Show’, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria.
2013 ‘Sidney Art Show’, Mary Windspear Center, Victoria
2012 'Look' CACGV, Bay Center, Victoria.
2010 ‘Nantucket Land Council: Love of The Land’, Preservation Institute, Nantucket.
2010 'Co- Painters', Brutopia,  Montréal.
2009 Nantucket Arts Festival, Preservation Institute, Nantucket.
2008-2009 ‘Green House Art House’, Boynton Gallery, Nantucket.
2009 ‘Nantucket Land Council: Love of The Land’, Preservation Institute, Nantucket.
2008 Centre Chat Bleu, Paintings, Montréal.
2008 'Elan Art Storm', La Sala Rossa, Digital Projections of Paintings, Montréal.
2008 ‘Queen West Art Crawl’, Gladestone Hotel, Toronto.
2008 ‘Nantucket Land Council: Love of The Land’, Brigham Gallery, Nantucket.
2007 ‘Love of the Land: Wildflower Benefit’, Preservation Institute, Nantucket.
2006 ‘EnviroArt’, Galerie Mosaik Art, Montréal.
2006 ‘Lise Bricault & Stéphanie Prest’ Duo Show, Gallerie Donati, Montréal.
2006 ‘Topsy-Turvy World’, Musée Des Beaux Arts de Montréal.
2005 ‘Closing Exhibition’, Galerie Accidentelle, Montréal.
2005 ‘Summer Sample Sale’, Kava Street, Montréal.
2004 ‘Prest meets Pincombe’, Duo Show, Lydia Pincombe, St. Lambert.
2004 ‘The Out Store’, Café Vortex, Montréal.
2003 ‘Concordia Graduation Exhibition’, La Gazette, Montréal.
2003 Painting & Drawing Department Exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montréal.
2003 House Fly Productions, Le Swimming, Montréal.
2003 Painting & Drawing Association Exhibition, Bonkif, Montréal.
2002 Free Style Magazine Lauch, Université de Concordia, Montréal.
2001 Painting & Drawing Association Exhibition, Reggie’s, Montréal.
1999 ‘Disavril’ Duo Show Andrea Burns, Cégep Champlain. St. Lambert.
1997-1998 Exposition Collectives, Cégep Champlain, St.Lambert.

Galleries
Babysitting

2018  The Gallery at Mattick's Farm.
2014-18 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria.
2016-18 Rouge Gallery, Saskatoon.
2015- 2016 Trounce Alley Gallery, Victoria.
2014 - 2016 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria.
2014 - 2015 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Acrylic Paintings, Victoria.
2008 - 2013 Thomas Henry Gallery, Acrylic Paintings, Nantucket.

Education- Awards
Allegro

Education 

1999-2003 Concordia University, BFA Studio Arts, Montréal.
1996-1999 Champlain College, DEC Fine Arts, St. Lambert.

Awards 

1996 High School Art Award, Chambly County High School.
1992 Dance Scholarship, Walker Hadley School of Dance, St. Lambert.

Charities
Weir's Beach

2018 Live Auction,Élementaire St-Jude, Greenfield Park.
2017 Live Auction, Secondaire Stelly's, Victoria
2016 Live Auction, South Park Elementary School, Victoria.
2015 Live Auction, South Park Elementary School, Victoria
2015 Live Auction, Stelly’s Secondary Fundraiser, Victoria.
2014 Live Auction, Stelly’s Secondary Global Fundraiser, Victoria.
2013 Live Auction, Cisco Brewers Nantucket, Nantucket.
2012 Boney Up Silent Auction, Sons of Norway House, Victoria.
2006 Art for Awareness Silent Auction, Hemingway's, Toronto.
2003 Loyola High School Auction, Montréal.

Commissions - Collections
Dionnis

2018 Amelia Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2017 Dellight Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2017 Lefebvre Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2017 Dellight Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2016 Steeves Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2016 Wyatt Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2015 Conn Collection, Painting, Victoria
2015 Massey Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2015 Ryan Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2015 Meckling Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2015 McEwan Collection, Painting, Pennsylvania.
2014 Manning Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2014 Barfoot Collection, Painting, New Zealand.
2014 Boyd Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2014 Bishop Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2014 Holden Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2014 Yeo-Gartrell Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2014 Melissa Louie, Painting, Victoria.
2013 Karen Halligan, Painting, Victoria.
2013 Karen Miller Collection, Painting, Victoria.
2013 Gillie Easdon, Painting, Victoria.
2012 Liz Salls, Painting, Victoria.
2012 Dustin Borchelt, Painting, Victoria.
2012 Rod Milligan, Painting, Victoria.
2011 Joel Leger, Painting, Victoria.
2011 Dustin Borchelt, Painting, Victoria.
2011 The McEwans, Painting, Victoria.

Volunteer Experiences
Shawinigan Lake

2014 Cosmic Campout, Photographer, Ladysmith.
2012-2013 Craidarroch Castle, Photographer, Victoria.
2012 Boney Up Benefit, Caterer & Volunteer, Victoria.
2011 Craidarroch Castle, Events Coordinator, Victoria.
2010 NLC Love of the Land: Wildlife Benefit Exhibition, Curator and Promoter, Nantucket.
2009 Nantucket Arts Festival, Nantucket Arts Council, Administrative work, Promoter and coordinator.
2008 NLC Love of the Land: Water Benefit Exhibition, Assistant Curator and Promoter, Nantucket.
2008 Centre Chat Bleu, Blue Happenings, Montréal.
2008 Boston Pops: VIP Cocktail, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Nantucket.
2008 Nantucket Land Council, Assistant Curator, Nantucket.
2008 Seaside Shakespeare Festival, Henna Tattoos, Arts Council, Nantucket.
2008 Annie Abrahams, Dance Performance, Bleu/Orange, Oboro, Montréal.
2007 NLC Love of the Land: Benefit Exhibition, Curator and Promoter, Nantucket.
2007 Administrative volunteer work, Nantucket Land Council, Nantucket.
2007 Event Facilitator, Loring Campaign Celebration, Nantucket Land Council.
2007 Curator, Love of the Land: Wildflower Benefit Exhibition, Nantucket.
2007 Biennale de Montreal, Assistant Painter, Fine Arts Museum.
2003 Painting and Drawing Dep't Exhibit, Installation and Curator.
2002 Painting and Drawing Dep't Exhibit, Installation and Curator.
2002-2003 Painting and Drawing Student Association, Vice President.
2001-2003 Painting and Drawing Student Association, Member.
1997-1999 Group Exhibition Curator and Installation, Champlain College.
1994-1996 Assistant Instructor, Walker Hadley School of Dance.