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Meet the Artist - 2017

Gallery: Elisabeth Belliveau

Elisabeth Belliveau

Elisabeth Belliveau

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency program is pleased to introduce Elisabeth Belliveau as the artist mentor for the upcoming 2017 program. Her deep appreciation for northern Alberta sparked during her previous role as a full time instructor in studio arts at Grande Prairie Regional College.

Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Belliveau is a Montréal-based interdisciplinary artist and published author of four graphic novels. Her work has been screened and exhibited internationally. She has attended a number of residencies, including the Banff Centre, Women’s Studio Workshop NY and National Film Board of Canada. Belliveau completed a BFA at Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA at Concordia University in Montréal where she taught interdisciplinary studio arts. She was the 2015 recipient of the Federation Wallonie Bruxelles and Conseil des Arts et des Lettres Quebec studio residency in Belgium. She was recently awarded the CALQ studio residency for Tokyo Wondersite in Japan. For more information on her work, visit

Potential Course Outline

Belliveau has developed a potential course outline to provide applicants with an overview of what might be covered over the 10-week program.

"I am interested in the opportunity to work as an artist in residence in Wood Buffalo and to create bridges between art practice, exhibition and education. I look forward to the opportunity to bring my knowledge of drawing, sculpture, stop-motion animation, textiles, bookbinding, video and installation and curation in order to teach, mentor and coordinate an exhibition with emerging artists from the Wood Buffalo Region." - E.B.
Week Overview
  • Introduction and review of course outline
  • Selection of art supplies
  • Portrait drawing
  • "Zine" creation
  • Bookbinding Workshop
  • Professional practices (grants, artist-run centres, museum and galleries)
  • "How to" apply for artist calls, exhibitions and residencies
  • Portfolio development
  • Gallery exhibitions and curation
  • History of moving image and stop-motion animations
  • Video editing workshop
  • History of still-life and vanitas
  • In-class critique
  • Prepare for final exhibition
  • Gallery install and final exhibition

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