SYLVAIN BOUTHILLETTE

Bio.

“Manjushri is a bodhisattva associated with Vairochana, the Buddha Resplendent, who is like the sun in glory at its zenith. He is the patron bodhisattva of the Kadampa denomination, famous for its students of the written word. Manjushri’s sword of discriminating wisdom is tipped with flames to show that it severs all notions of duality. It can cut away delusion, aversion and longing, to reveal understanding, equanimity and compassion.”

Born in 1963 Sylvain Bouthillette took a Master’s degree in Visual Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. For more than twenty years he has developed his multidisciplinary practice of painting, sculpture, soundwork and printmaking. He has shown at or been collected by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; the Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal; Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, TD Bank and the Musee de Quebec among several others. A survey and catalogue, “Sylvain Bouthillette: Dharma Bum”, recently finished a national tour.

Sylvain Bouthillette’s newest exhibition, “Resiste,” opens on September 12, 2013.

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EDUCATION
1991 MFA, Concordia University, Montreal
1984 Bachelor in Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010-11
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto (Ontario)
Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie (Alberta)
Galerie McClure, Montréal
2008
Optica, Montreal
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto (Ontario)
2007
Dharma Bum, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
Dharma Bum, Centre d’exposition de Rouyn-Noranda, Rouyn
Dharma Bum, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax
Galerie L’oeuvre de l’Autre, Université de Chicoutimi
Dharma Bum, Musée de Rimouski, Rimouski
2006
Dharma Bum, Expression, St-Hyacinthe
Galerie Trois-Points, Montreal
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
2004
Everything is Perfect, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
Blastronautes, Clark, Montreal
Doodaa, Galerie Esthesio, Quebec
Tigre, Galerie Trois Points, Montreal
Tout est parfait, Galerie AxeNeo7, Gatineau
2003
Tout est parfait, Oeil de Poisson, Quebec
2002
Tout est parfait, Plein Sud, Longueuil
Fra Delinquenti, Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal
2001
Dessins, estampes et multiples, Galerie Trois Points, Montreal
Décélération, Langage Plus, Alma
Zeichnungen und Druckgrafiken, Galerie Front Store, Basel (Switzerland)
2000
Artcore Gallery, Toronto
Song Khapa, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener (Ontario)
1999
Rigodon, OBORO, Montreal
Atelier d'estampe Sagamie, Alma
1993
Groots, Galerie Clark, Montreal
1990
Raisin 3, Galerie Clark, Montreal
1988
Big Smiles All Around, Articule, Montreal
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010
BLAWM!, Galerie Trois-Points, Montreal
2010
Object secret d’atelier, Maison de la culture Cote Des Neiges, Montreal
2008
Québec Gold, Reims (France)
2007
Acquérir pour grandir, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec,
Quebec
2006
Réingénérie du monde, Maison de la culture Mont-Royal, Montreal
2005
Montréal/Lyon. Libres échanges, Galerie Néon, Lyon, France
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
2004
Ils causent des systèmes, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec
Little Stabs at Happiness, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
2003
Peinture en liberté : les années 1990, Musée d’art contemporain,Montreal
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
2002
Génération Montréal ville peinture, Montreal
Animal de compagnie, Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal
2001
Des nouvelles de Tchékhov, Plein Sud, Longueuil
Wasserwerk 3, Wiesenbrücke, Riehen, Suisse
Kunstkredit, Kunsthaus Baseland, Basel, Switzerland
Chronicles, Great Canadian Printmaking Competition prize winner, Edward Day Gallery, Yorkville (Ontario)
Clarkgraff, Galerie Clark and Graff, Montreal
2000
Passart, Centre d’exposition de Rouyn-Noranda, Rouyn-Noranda
1998
Artifice II, Centre des arts Saidye Bronfman, Montreal
1997
De fougue et de passion, Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal
Biennale de l’estampe et du dessin, Alma (Quebec)
1996
Artifice, Centre des arts Saidye Bronfman, Montreal
Reclaiming Paradise: Survival of Montreal paintings in the ninety’s,Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
1995
Nomads, Galerie Nomads, Montreal
Les ateliers s’exposent 1995, studio located at 2247 Delisle street, Montreal
1987
L’Art au travail, Usine Liberté, Candiac
PRICES AND GRANTS
2007
Bourse de type A, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2006
Bourse longue durée, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2005
Bourse de type A, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2003
Bourse longue durée, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Bourse longue durée, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2002
Bourse longue durée, Conseil des Arts du Canada
2001
Ernst & Young, Great Canadian Printmaking Competition, troisième prix
Atelier du Québec à Bâle, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
1999
Bourse courte durée, Conseil des Arts du Canada
1997
Bourse longue durée, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
COLLECTIONS
Banque d’œuvres d’art du Conseil des Arts du Canada
Banque Nationale
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec
Cirque du Soleil
Collection Prêts d’œuvres d’art, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Ernst & Young
Giverny Capital (France)
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener (Ontario)
Loto-Québec
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
Collections privées

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