Eliane Saheurs semi abstract art
"A structure-less painting is, to me, a painting that does not matter. Structure mirrors your degree of responsibility toward the work. You can't just let it flow around in pretty colours. It needs a kind of core." Per Kirkeby
Rothwell Gallery, Ottawa
Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron Gallery, Ottawa
Jean-Claude Bergeron et Eliane Saheurs at ArtToronto 2017
Eliane Saheurs traded one homeland of spectacular mountains for another, and found her artistic voice between ancient stability and endless change. Landscapes, variously abstracted, are her muse, and they crackle action and life. What the viewer sees is up to the viewer, as Saheurs, even at her most literal, makes no orders. Her scale and perspective fire the imagination, and only the artist’s reverence for our rugged land is indisputable.
Peter Simpson, Ottawa, March 2021
Began art studies in 1985 at Algonquin College, Ottawa, and continued at the Ottawa School of Art to 1995, working mainly with Michel Savage, Blair Sharpe, Kathy Gillis, Jeff Stellick and Susan Feindel. Studied also with Frank Webb from Pittsburgh, Lynn Forgach from New York, Toshihisa Fudezuka from Tokyo and Virginia Cobb from Santa Fe. Residency, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. Worked in New Mexico, France and Crete.
Has lived in Ottawa, Ontario, since 1984.
2015-2018 Gallery Associate for Harrison Gallery, Ottawa
2009-2019 Installation of exhibitions for AOE, Ottawa
2005-2006 Gallery Assistant for Calligrammes, Ottawa
2005 Gallery Assistant for Varasmus Fine Art, Ottawa
2015 Juror for Kash-Masson Gallery Programming
2004 - Juror for Group Exhibitions, City Galleries and Art in Public Spaces
2004 - 2006 Exhibition Coordinator for Elizabeth Fry Society, Ottawa (Art in the Garden)
2001 - 2003 Exhibition Coordinator for Signatures by Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts I institute
Design and Web sites
Poster designs for Signatures, Card designs, building Website for self promotion
2021 Saatchi, included in Spring Catalogue 2021
2018 Saatchi, included in "Best of 2017"
2016 Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2015 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2014 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2013 Artavita, Los Angeles, Honorable Mention, painting
2013 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2012 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2010 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2009 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2006 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2005 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1997 Orléans Visual Art Center, Anniversary Poster Competition:
1st Prize and Poster Award 1996 O.W.S.: Jurors Award
1995 O.W.S.: Guest Juror's Award (Anna Babinska)
1993 O.W.S.: Juror's Award
1993 Arteast: 1st Prize in Mixed Media, 1st Prize in Watercolour,
2nd Prize in oil and acrylic
1993 Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
1992 Cumberland Arts Exhibition: 1st Prize in Mixed Media
1992 Ottawa Watercolour Society: President's Award
1991 Cumberland Arts Exh. 1st Prize in Mixed Media, 1st Prize in Watercolour,
1991 Mayor'sChoice Award
1991 Arteast: 1st Prize in Watercolour, 1st Prize in Mixed Media,
Honorable Mention in Watercolour
2023 Alpha&Omega Gallery, Ottawa, New works (May)
2022 Alpha&Omega Gallery, Ottawa, Retrospective exhibition
2022 Galerie Old Chelsea, Québec, peintures récentes
2019 Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, peintures récentes
2016 Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Espaces inédits
2015 Gallery Sivarulrasa, Almonte, Enchanted Spaces
2014 Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center for the Arts, Inside Out II
2013 Galerie Bergeron, peintures récentes, October
2011 Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center for the Arts, Ottawa
2010 Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa: Structures cachées II
2009 Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center for the Arts, Ottawa:
2006 Hidden Structures I Galerie J.Cl. Bergeron, Mirages de la nature
2005 Art Rental and Sales, Ottawa Art Gallery: Pastoral Mysteries
2003 Gloucester Gallery, Ottawa: Nature’s Forces and Currents
2002 Alliance Française Ottawa: Recent paintings
2001 Signatures Gallery, Ottawa: Peintures récentes
2000 Gallery Telpaz Kanata: Recent paintings
1999 Galerie Château Cartier, Aylmer: Landforms and Structures
1998 Municipal Gallery, Visual Arts Orléans: Ancient Horizons
Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario: Works on paper (Duo)
1997 Atrium Gallery, Nepean, Ontario: Emerging - Submerging
1996 Galerie J.C. Bergeron, Ottawa: Monotypes
1994 Ottawa International Airport: Landforms
Gloucester City Hall: Forces de la terre
1993 Maison de la culture de Gatineau:
Forces de la terre - jeux du soleil
1993 Galerie Intersection, Ottawa: Dancing Grounds of the Sun
1992 Alliance Française Ottawa: Peintures récentes
Selected Group exhibitions
2023 Auction Ottawa Art Gallery Fundraiser
2020 LeParty, Virtual Fundraiser Ottawa Art Gallery
2019 LeParty, Ottawa Art Gallery Fundraiser
2018 Toronto Art Fair with Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron October
2017 Toronto Art Fair with Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron 26 – 30 October
2016 Galerie Sivarulrasa Gallery Almonte, Anniversery show
2015 LeParty, Ottawa Art Gallery Fundraiser, May
Galerie Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, Spring Voices, April
2014 Galerie Luz, Montreal, July
LeParty, Ottawa Art Gallery Fundraiser, June
Ottawa School of Art, 4X
Cube Gallery, Warmth
2012 Galerie Bergeron, Exhibition 20x20x20x20 for 20th year celebration
2011 Cube Gallery, Small Works, December
Ottawa Art Gallery, Winter Delights, December
2010 Canadian Standards Association, Toronto, October
Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal, October - December
Ottawa East Art Festival, Shenkman Center, Orléans, June
2008 Cube Gallery, The Big Bigs, Festivearts, Ottawa Arts East
2007 Cube Gallery, Canadiana
2005 Galerie J.Cl. Bergeron: 5 femmes - 5 visions.
Ottawa Art Gallery: Jazz Exhibition.
Ottawa Art Gallery: The Art of Golf.
Ottawa Art Gallery: Juxtapose
2004 Ottawa Art Gallery: “Spring Fever”.
Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport, Ontario.
2003 Signatures Gallery, Ottawa.
Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Sales and Rental: Progression.
Swiss Embassy Art Show, Ottawa.
Ottawa Art Gallery: “Through the Looking Glass”.
Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport.
2002 Gloucester City Gallery: Juried Opening Exhibition.
Rideau Valley Art Festival Westport.
Rothwell Gallery: Featured Artist November.
Signatures by Le Cordon bleu: "Songs of Light".
Gloucester Gallery: Selection
2001 New York Art Expo with Gallery Artworks, Vancouver.
Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport.
2000 Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport.
Toronto Art Fair with Gallery Telpaz, Kanata.
Galerie J.-C. Bergeron: L’art et le papier IV.
Museum of Nature: Ikebana inspired from paintings.
1999 Gallery Telpaz, Kanata.
Praxis Gallery, Toronto: 5 Artists Choice.
Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport.
1998 Ted Marshall Memorial Scholarship, Ottawa Art School
Elmwood Art Fair, Rockcliffe.
Gallery Carl Davis, Ottawa: Works on paper.
1997 Gallery Carl Davis, Ottawa: Artists Choice.
Elmwood Art Fair, Rockcliffe
Telesat Canada, Gloucester, Ontario
City of Ottawa, Ontario
Caisse populaire Notre-Dame, Ottawa, Ontario
Opcom Solutions Inc., Ottawa, Ontario
Mitel Corporation, Kanata, Ontario
Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Ottawa, Ontario
Silicon Valley North Publications, Ottawa, Ontario
Hamilton Appotive Callan, Law Offices, Ottawa, Ontario
Ambassade de Suisse, Ottawa, Ontario
Dean at University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
Minolta Business Equipment, Gloucester, Ontario
Directeur Swissair Canada, Montréal, Québec
Alcan Aluminium, Montréal, Québec
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, Ottawa
Hill Charity Golf Classic, Ottawa, Ontario
Conolly, Nichols, Allan & Carroll, LLP, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Medical Protective Association, Ottawa, Ontario
Brascan Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario
Emergo Canada, Calgary, Alberta
Keller, Williams Real Estate, Ottawa, Ontario
Kelly, Manthorp, Arlitt, Heaphy, Mossey Law Offices, Ottawa, ON
Tom Curran Law Offices, Ottawa, Ontario
Royal Galipeau, MP, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Standards Association, Toronto Ontario
CIBC Wealth Management, Ottawa, Ontario
Enbridge Inc., Toronto, Ontario
Rhoda Wong, New York, USA
Henderson Design Group Kailua Kona, Hawaii, USA
Koitel Patent Agency, Tallinn, Estonia