Stéphane-Robert is a Queer/neurodivergent/francophone, Artist and writer who was born and raised in Verner, Northern Ontario (Canada) and currently lives and works in Banff, Alberta (Canada). His practice is centered on the reinterpretation and revisiting of his past trauma and lived experiences (and of others), to translate feelings, forces, values, and energies into abstract paintings and free-verse poetry.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Art-relevant)
Freelance Graphic Designer | Self-employed (2015-Present)
Lead Designer | Goliath Media Solutions Inc. (2021-2022)
Intern | Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (2016-2018)
Assistant | Sturgeon River House Museum (2013-2015)
2021/Dec. | Nouveau-Louvre @ Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Online) (Group)
2020/Dec. | Zoom Louvre @ Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Online) (Group)
2020/Nov. | Expozine 4.1 @ Expozine Sudbury (Cancelled due to COVID-19) (Fair)
2019/Nov-Dec. | Nouveau-Louvre 2019 @ Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Group)
2019/Apr. | Expozine 3 @ Expozine Sudbury (Fair)
2017/Dec. | the END / la Fin – Private Residence. (Solo)
2017/Jun. | Angles – Private Residence. (Solo)
2017/Sept.| Untitled @ Kuppajo Espresso Bar (Solo)
2017/Jan. | Local Artist Display @ Kuppajo Espresso Bar (Group)
2015/Sept. | Takes Two @ Twiggs Coffee Co., Sturgeon Falls (Solo)
“Traces of Blue” – Poetry Book – November 2020
“I’m so heartbroken I can’t find a title” – Poetry Zine – April 2019
“We LOVE Sudbury” – Poetry Zine – April 2019
“Hypocrites Villageois” – Poetry Zine – April 2019
“J’étais sa Supervierge – Poetry Zine – April 2019
MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS
2018 – present | Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Artist-run centre | Artist-member
2019 – 2022 | CARFAC Ontario | Member
MEDIA / PRESS
Jan 2021 | Jonction 11-17 (Radio Canada) – Radio interview about Traces of Blue. Available here.
Dec 2019 | Poésie Station (CKLU) – Radio interview about my poetry. Available here.
April 2019 | Sudbury Star – Featured in article about Expozine. Available here.
April 2019 | Le Matin du Nord (Radio Canada) – Radio interview about my first zines. Available here.
AWARDS / GRANTS / BURSARIES
2016 | Laurentian U. Staff Union – Academic Bursary
2014 | Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Community Involvement
2011 | Community Involvement Award, Claude Gravelle Member of Parliament
40 works in 32 private collections in : Ontario, Quebec and the USA.
2015 – 2017, 2020 – 2021| General B.A. (Not completed)
Laurentian University / University of Sudbury
2020 Academic year GPA : A+