Native of Rouyn-Noranda, Céline J. Dallaire is well known in her region for her artistic work and her commitment to art teaching. She has obtained degrees from various fine arts institutions in the United States. Her work has been exhibited in both individual and group shows in Canada and internationally..
Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to serve as a co-curator, received scholarships and honors, pursued additional training to enhance her artistic skills, and remains active in art-related organizations.
Her work can be found in private, corporate and public collections, including Loto-Québec, Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Library and Archives of Canada and Bibliothèque municipale de Rouyn-Noranda.
In 2000, Céline J. Dallaire founded the Académie des Arts, a private art school that has been offering diverse art programs customized to individuals' expertise levels for over two decades. Recognized for its excellence, the academy underwent a significant transformation in 2022, adapting to the digital age by introducing online coaching and mentoring courses. These innovative programs not only allow aspiring artists to access expert guidance from the comfort of their homes but also provide unique opportunities for virtual studio visits, enhancing the learning experience.
My practice questions the fast-paced and stressful nature of a society constantly besieged from various angles. I delve into crucial subjects such as the environment, wildlife, identity, and population movements. Witnessing the rapid urbanization and its detrimental effects on the environment has motivated me to explore environmental issues more deeply through my art. My ultimate objective is to create artwork that is not only visually appealing but also thought-provoking.
My work combines both traditional and innovative techniques. In an age dominated by digital imagery, my dedication to painting remains paramount. It allows me to dive into layers of emotion and thought, creating tactile and visceral experiences for viewers to connect with. These experiences aim to evoke deep emotional responses. While embracing the opportunities presented by technology, I also integrate immersive digital and installation experiences into my art. This synthesis of traditional and contemporary methods helps me develop new perspectives and continually evolve my thinking and artistic experimentation, mirroring the ever-changing nature of our society.
My goal is to incite conversations, spark imagination, and challenge viewers' perception. I want to encourage contemplation of the intricate dynamics that intertwine our society and the environment we inhabit.