I've Gazed Along the Open Road  mural at The Profile, Vancouver. Photo by Laara Cerman.

I've Gazed Along the Open Road mural at The Profile, Vancouver. Photo by Laara Cerman.

Bio

Crissy is a multidisciplinary artist living in Vancouver, Canada. Working primarily in painted collage and paper sculpture, her colourful interwoven worlds and micro-landscapes offer an intimate escape from the chaotic world, while celebrating its beauty.

Inspiration is drawn from memories of growing up rural British Columbia, daily life in an urban environment, the pages of geoscience and astronomy publications, and the nature of the art materials themselves.

Paper is hand-painted with watermedia then cut and precisely assembled into dimensional paintings. Elements often rising above each other and their support offer a play of light and shadow, with colour, shape, and line collaborating to create stylized scenes and planetary views. Looking at and into these ordered yet playful scenes suggest the restorative power of the natural world, the wonder of the cosmos that surround it, and our place in both.

Crissy is a member and leader of THRIVE Mastermind and a member the All Together Artist Collective. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in British Columbia, with works held in private collections in Canada and the UK.

Select pieces are available for purchase at The Gallery Shop at the Seymour Art Gallery and by contacting the artist directly.

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Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2020   The Kube, Gibsons (upcoming)

2018-2019     Featured Artist | Athena Law, Vancouver

2018    Featured Artist | Chickpea, Vancouver

2018    Suspended in a Sunbeam | Kafka’s Coffee & Tea, Vancouver

2017    Watercolour Works | Coup Salon, Vancouver

Select Group Exhibitions

2019    Lupollo, Vancouver

2019    Made From Scraps: Volume 1 / Wood | Space, Vancouver

2018    Salon Artist | Kate Duncan’s ADDRESS, Vancouver

2018    Friend or Foe | Kafka’s Coffee & Tea, Vancouver

2018    Start with Art | Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver

2017    Cutting | Off the Rail Brewing, Vancouver

2017    Canada 150 Art Show | Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver

2017    THRIVE at ROVEYVR | Thrive Art Studio, Vancouver

Murals

2018    No Rain, No Flowers | Project Coordinator & Lead | THRIVE Art Studio x Vancouver Mural Festival, Vancouver

2018    I've Gazed Along the Open Road | The Profile Coworking Business Club, Vancouver

Teaching

2018    Summer Art Camp  | Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver

2018    Planetary Play: Create a Collage World workshop | Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver

Residencies

2018    Tools For Women | Makerlabs, Vancouver

Bibliography

Smith, Janet: Collages, clouds, and contemplation meet at West of Main Art Walk, The Georgia Straight, May 8, 2019

Sigler, Shannon: Up & Away: Interview with Crissy Arseneau, The Story Shop, March 26, 2019

Girr, Curry: Featured Artist - Crissy Arseneau, Artist & Craftsman, January 15, 2019

Krysa, Danielle: Crissy Arseneau, The Jealous Curator, December 18, 2018

Sproule, Michelle: The Scout List , Vol 464: Catch Some Rays, Scout Magazine, March 21, 2018

Clair, Alice: SAD Showcase: Collage, Sad Magazine, August 31, 2017

Collections

Works held in private collections in Canada and the UK.