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Nicole Lemelin

8562, André-Grasset
Montréal, Québec
H2M 2M6

Artist Painter
Internet Presence

Website: www.nicolelemelin.tdparts.com

About Nicole Lemelin

As I like to say when I am ask to describe myself, the first thing that comes to my mind is: I am just a human being ‘trying-to-get-cross-town’. But I agree that this may be a little too simplistic for you to have an idea of “who I am”.
The journey translates into life: in dreams, in poetry, in paintings and in reflective meditation and writing; each of them contributing to enlighten the puzzling journey.
With time, going along that pathway, not only do I discover my own personal mythology but I also get in touch with the more collective aspect within it. It appears in my painting, not as a rational expression or a literal illustration of my dreams, poetry or any other reflective mode. Rather, what is coming through is more the essence, the spirit of the unconscious material met along the way. This material can reappear a long time after the fact and often when this happens I will go back to my dream-journal, poetry & reflections and realize that it is part of a whole chain of events, including much more than ‘myself’. Jungian and Freudian studies, coupled with mythology, history and a dash of philosophy mix into my process. For more than 20 years this process involves working with dreams, symbolism and the exploration of the unconscious.

Born in Quebec City, studying Fine Arts at the École de beaux arts de Québec; maintaining studios in both Montreal, PQ and Palenville, NY for more than a decade now; during the early 1990s was part of the avant garde exhibits at Gallery Rouge in Quebec City and by the mid-90s had connected with similar minded artists, working in the Hudson Valley of New York. At the turn of the millennium, I was part of the Cross Street Gallery stable of painters and exhibited in the gallery’s major exhibits (curator Bernard X Bovasso) involving: ‘Expressionistic paintings of the Abstract kind' - or simply paintings reflective of an Abstract Sublime.
Exhibit highlights:
• Gallery Les Yeux Fertiles, in Quebec City – Both collective and solo painting exhibits; plus one solo installation exhibit.
• Galerie Rouje,Quebec City, ‘ La Grande Macédoine’ 1996;
• Galerie Rouje,Quebec City, ‘Jeune peinture et Art actuel’ 1997
• Galerie Rouje,Quebec City, 'La grande marée' 2001
• At the Kleinart Gallery, Woodstock, New York in the December Invitational 1999.
• Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery. Catskill, NY, 2000, 2001
• Tenshi Gallery, Kingston, NY, November 2000.
• Museum of Computer Art, NYC, January 2001.
• Twilight Park, Haines Falls, NY, August 2001 (Award )
• Gallery Le 1040, "À chacun son dieu", Montréal, March 2002
• The Cross Street Gallery , Saugerties, NY, August 2002,, Image and Soul
• The Cross Street Gallery, Saugerties, NY, October 2002, Group Show
• The Cross Street Gallery, Saugerties, NY, Avril 2003, The Abstract Sublime
• The Cross Street Gallery, Saugerties, NY, Juin 2003. The Abstract Sublime, Reloaded
• Cross Street Gallery, Saugerties, NY, June 2004, The Summer Solstice.
• CRIQ, Corporative Show, Montréal and Quebec City, Fall 2004
• The Cross Street Atelier,Saugerties, NY, May 2005, An Art distress call for all the souls lost at sea.
• The Cross Street Atelier,Saugerties, NY, August 2005, Poets who paints and Painter who write poetry.
• Les journées de la culture, Montréal, CCMM, Septembre 2005..
• Green County Council of the Arts, Catskills, NY ,November 2005, Annual Show
• The Catstkills Gallery, Saugerties, NY, December 2005, 7 Artists Exploring Paint
• Athens Cultural Centre, Athens, N.Y., November 26,2006.
• Cercle des artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec, 24e Concours international des arts visuels, Montreal, Novembre 2007. (Award)
• ARTA Gallery, Toronto,December 2007
• Galerie l’Art Neuf, Montreal, July 2008 (Juried show)
• International Association for the Study of Dreams, Dreams Whitout Borders,
2008 Juried Dream Art Exibitions, Montreal, July 2008.

My notes on the IASD

In November 2007 a series of synchronicities started. It is in following their path that one day in February 2008, I discovered the IASD call for entry online (on CRAIG’s list). That was it, after going through IASD’s web-site, I was convinced that there was something there for me and also my husband. What? I did not know at that time but we decided to go on, enrolling as volunteers at the Montreal Conference.
Not only did we have a great experience but most important, we met a whole community with whom we can share, learn and expand our horizon about dreams.The diversity within the group (interests, cultures, disciplines), make the organization a vital part of our time.

Volunteer at the IASD Montreal Conference
Artist participating in both of the art shows: At the Gallery Art Neuf and at the Hotel Universel exhibit.
Volunteer at the IASD Psiber Dreaming 2008 Conference

 List of dream-related publications and/or web sites where my work is featured.

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