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ARTIST NAME: Ouellet, Shelley
ACCESSION NUMBER: 1999.109.001
DATE: 1998
CATEGORY: Sculpture
MEDIUM: rubber bugs, filament, beads
DIMENSIONS: Actual: 243.8 x 243.8 x 243.8 cm (96 x 96 x 96 in.)
COLLECTION: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

OTHER HOLDINGS: Ouellet, Shelley
ARTIST BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Calgary installation artist Shelley Ouellet creates site-specific, temporary monuments that explore the relationship between citizens and their physical and social environments. She constructed her insect-shaped installation Entomology (its third iteration dwells in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts) using small, plastic insect toys. Ouellet earned her BFA in Painting and Printmaking at the University of Calgary (1991). After serving a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts (1995), she worked at the centre as an Associate in Digital Imaging, Media, and Visual Arts (1996), before undertaking a residency at Est Nord Est, St-Jean-Port-Joli in Quebec (1997), two more at the Banff Centre (2000, 2001), and at EM/Media in Calgary (2004). She has been a florist and a web designer, an instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Director of the Stride Gallery, and a freelance designer for arts groups such as Onedge.tv. She runs a private exhibition and arts event space called the Carpet 'N Toast Gallery out of her basement in Calgary. Ouellet has mounted several solo exhibitions, including Bunnies at the Calgary Centre for Performing Arts Window Project, Entomology at the former Edmonton Art Gallery , and All That Glitters… at 1,000,000 mph in London, England. Her many group shows include Mysteries of the Flesh at the Calgary campus of the University of Lethbridge, ArtThrob at Articule Gallery in Montréal, and hereweare at exhibition weework in Toronto. Her work lives in the many private collections, as well as in the holdings of the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff, the Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary, and the Canada Council Art Bank.

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