Originally from the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Karine Guyon has had the opportunity to live and exhibit in many major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa as well as in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently working as a full time artist in Montreal. Her paintings can be found in both private and public collections across Canada including the Porter Housing Society Collection and the Simon Fraser University Art Collection in Vancouver, BC. From 2015 to 2017, Guyon was awarded several private art grants and an Emerging Artist Grant in Visual Art for her collaborative installation entitled ‘‘Kaleidoscopy’’ and from the Ontario Arts Council for her ‘‘Spatial Landscape’’ series respectively. In 2018 Guyon’s was selected to have the first blacklight exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.
In 2016, I started working on a body of work, which incorporates ultraviolet and invisible fluorescent raw pigments, with traditional painting mediums such as oil paints and beeswax. Inspired by the underground electronic music scene, the idea was to use luminescent colors and fuse them into a contemporary visual experience in virtue of versatile abstract paintings.
In the electromagnetic spectrum, ultraviolet light emits shorter wavelength than that of the color spectrum which implies higher frequency and energy. When traditional painting mediums are combined with ultraviolet light storing colors and short wavelengths, the result is the creation of paintings emitting light and energy.
Inspired by the work of Kandinsky, and Klint, I am drawn to abstraction by an awareness of the spirituality of energies in the material world. For me combining abstraction to technologically advanced light emitting materials is a necessary way of depicting a transcendent reality that has the possibility of bringing the viewer into an alternate reality and awakening.
GROUP JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2018 Colour: What Do You Mean By That? Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON
2015 Thames Art Gallery Juried Exhibition 2015., Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent, ON
2010 Twitter, Art and Social Media., Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2018 Colour is Energy. The Innovation Pod, Ottawa, ON
2019 Art Bridge / Pont des arts., Centre Culturel et du Patrimoine Uplands. Lennoxville, QC.
2019 Lumière Noire, 10e Anniversaire., Nuit Blanche Montréal au Bain Matthieu, Montréal, QC
2018 Galatecha., Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa, ON
2018 Air Canada Supports Canadian Art., Maple Leaf Lounge Art Installations, Ottawa, ON
2017 Little Italy Art Tour., Platform Gallery & Studio, Ottawa, ON
2016 Little Italy Art Tour., Platform Gallery & Studio, Ottawa, ON
2015 Sketch., Galerie SAW Gallery., Ottawa, ON
2015 Transformative and Visionary Art., Solstice Forest Gallery, Collingwood, ON
2014 Salon of inclusiveness., The Black Cat, Toronto, ON
2014 Fill’er Up., Earl Selkirk Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 Garage Sell., Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 Tel Aviv@100., Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Shhhhhh! Silent Auction., 221A Artist Run Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Penny Stocks., LES Gallery, Vancouver, BC
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION
2017 Kaleidoscopy 3.0., Analog/Digital Installation. Collaboration w Joaquin Habacon, Alweezgrooven, Ottawa, ON.
2015 Kaleidoscopy VR., Analog/Digital Installation. Collaboration w Joaquin Habacon., Maker Faire, Ottawa, ON
2015 Kaleidoscopy., Analog/Digital Installation. Collaboration w Joaquin Habacon., Solstice Gathering, Collingwood, ON
2017 Alweezgrooven., Multi-Media Interactive Art Installation Grant
2015 Ontario Arts Council (OAC)., Emerging Artist Grant
2015 Solstice Gathering., Multi-Media Interactive Art Installation Grant
Simon Fraser University Public Art Collection, Vancouver BC.
Portland Housing Society Public Art Collection, Vancouver BC
2017 Montreal Curator ArtBOMB Daily., Online Art Auction, Montreal, QC.
2015-17 Ottawa Curator ArtBOMB Daily., Online Art Auction, Ottawa, ON.
2017 Guest Juries., Foyer Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2014 Art and Silent Auction Facilitator/Curator., Bitcoin Expo 2014, Toronto, ON.
RAAV., (Regroupement des Artistes en Art Visuel du Quebec).
Xospa Ruth., Social Entertainment. Grupo Radio Formula., Mexico City, MX. May,2015
Salaberry Bernard., The Artist's Lounge. CJSF 90.1 FM., Vancouver, BC. September 30, 2010
Dumulong Marie-Eve., French Connection. CITR 101.9FM., Vancouver BC. September 16, 2010
Bibeau Pierre-Philippe., Six Pieds Au Dessus de la Mer. Radio Canada, Vancouver BC. September 13, 2010
Xospa Ruth., The Fashion Family, Interview with Karine Guyon Artist and Painter. Teleformula., Mexico City, MX. 2016
Chagnon, Patricia., Le Téléjournal. CBC Radio-Canada, Vancouver BC. November, 2008
Karine Guyon., L'Arrivé Fracassante des Oeuvres D`Art sur la Cyber-Scène: Artbomb. Bravoart.org pg.11
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Gilroy Corinne., Book Review: Tell by Soraya Peerbaye. Understory Magazine.ca. January 07, 2017
Nickel Cira., An Interview with Soraya Peerbayer, Author of Tell, Poems for a Girlhood. Canthius Feminism & Literary Arts. http://www.canthius.com/blogcontent/2016/12/11/jw5imphoz64b4jk91rkur118imjr December 2016
Charbonneau Beth., Our Home Magazine City of Ottawa, Winter 2016-2017. Beth Charbonneau pg.67 December 2016
LiveWire., Art and Old Things. Windsor Star. Windsor, ON. December 2015
Canadian Art., Julie Sando (he called me his) Fully Transistorized Baby & 2015 Juried Exhibition. Canadian Art Foundation. http://canadianart.ca/exhibitions/julie-sando-he-called-me-his-fully- transistorized-baby-2015-juried-exhibition/ November 2015
Foley Beth., Literary Press Group catalogue, Pedlar Press, St-Johns, NF pg. 64. September2015
Peerbaye Soraya., Tell, Pedlar Press Litedistco, St-Johns, NF pg. Cover. October 2015
The Chatham Voice., New Art Exhibits. The Chatham Voice. Chatham, ON. pg.15. October 2015
Maldonado Joseph Angel & Lynn., The Sex Seminar, I Am Center, Charleston, SC pg. Cover September 15, 2014
Solomon Linda., Karine Guyon: Exhibition at Le Centre Culturel Francophone. Vancouver Observer. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/node/4743. September 10, 2010
Livshin Olga., Tel Aviv@100. The Jewish Independent, Vancouver, BC. pg. 4. May 22, 2009
The Langley Times., Alive-ly Affair. The Langley Times, Langley, BC pg. 3 and Cover. August 12, 2007
Tamminnga Monique., Arts Alive and Well in the City. Langley, BC pg. 17. August 26, 2005
2009-2011 Bachelor or Art (BA)., Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. (completed in 2011)
1997-1998 Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA)., Bishop University, Lennoxville, QC. (one year completed)