Stéphane-Robert is a self-taught visual Artist and poet based in West Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. He has been creating Art since 2011 and is currently focused on abstract painting and free-verse poetry (in both English and French). These two disciplines naturally merge together as he creates, and are often thematically related.
As a queer, neurodivergent, and francophone Artist, Stéphane-Robert is driven to make Art inspired by his life experiences. Both his Art and his poetry are pathways for him to revisit traumas and thus create a powerful token of survival. He grew up in a small agricultural town in Northern Ontario, and his experience of being a queer and neurodivergent person there still greatly influences his artistic practice.
He studied part-time at Laurentian University for four years, where he took classes in the Arts and humanities (language, psychology, communications). Since then, he dedicates a considerable amount of his time studying Art history, poetry and language.
He is a proud member of CARFAC as well as an artist-member of the Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario. Additionally, Stéphane-Robert has had several exhibitions at local establishments such as coffee shops and fundraisers, and he has had two successful private-sale exhibitions. In addition to publishing several poetry collections and zines, he has sold paintings which now belong to 37 private collections in Canada and the USA.