Pierre Giroux

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Artist Statement

Classical architecture, from rural homes found in the Canadian countryside, to French and Italian vestibules and drawing rooms, these are the foundations of my work. The paintings play upon the fine line between reality and slight surrealism, always drawing upon the viewer to move within the rooms. Streams of light poke through windows and doors into dim interiors, calling you to venture out. Entryways flanked by trees and English gardens, invite you to walk back in. My hope is to evoke the memories of the many spaces we’ve visited, lived in and the role they’ve played upon our senses.

Pierre J Giroux

Curriculum Vitae

Classical architecture, from rural homes found in the Canadian countryside, to French and Italian vestibules and drawing rooms, these are the foundations of my work. The paintings play upon the fine line between reality and slight surrealism, always drawing upon the viewer to move within the rooms. Streams of light poke through windows and doors into dim interiors, calling you to venture out. Entryways flanked by trees and English gardens, invite you to walk back in. My hope is to evoke the memories of the many spaces we’ve visited, lived in and the role they’ve played upon our senses.

Education

1994 – 1995 The Florence Program (OCAD University), Florence, Italy

1991 – 1994 Drawing and Painting (graduated with honors), OCAD, Toronto, Ontario

Solo Exhibitions

2004  portals, West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2005  familiar places, West End Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2007   tranquil days, West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2013  Victorian, West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2014  Transitions, OBO studios, Cornwall, Ontario

2015 One Night Stand, OBO studios, Cornwall, Ontario

2019 Interiors, West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2020 Illuminations, West End Gallery, Victorian

Selected Group Shows

2009 Spirit of the West Coast, Victoria, British Columbia

2009 15th Anniversary Collection, West End Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

2010 Pierre Giroux and Daniele Lemieux, New Paintings, Victoria, British Columbia

2011 Patricia Johnson and Pierre Giroux, New Paintings, Edmonton, Alberta

Professional Art Experience

2014 – current   Cornwall Historical Walking Tour, research, design and creation of 30 historical plaques, Cornwall, Ontario

2015   Cotton Mills Mural, sixteen foot oil painting for the Cotton Mill Condominiums, installed in the main entrance, Cornwall, Ontario

2016 Mural for the Community Addictions and Mental Health Centre

Gallery Representation

2002 – current  West End Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, West End Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2017 – current Trinity Galleries, Saint John, New Brunswick

2020 – current  Alpha Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario