Sacha Barrette
SACHA BARRETTE

Born in Saguenay Lac St-Jean in 1965.

Sacha left his native region for Montréal to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Québe in 1982, and has since worked in the visual arts field for numerous advertising firms. He taught private painting classes until he decided to devote himself entirely to his art. He has since exhibited in galleries in Montréal and the Outaouais region.

He has traveled throughout Canada, The United States and Latin America, rebuilding his palette of colors and reaffirming his style. Upon his return to Québec he moved to the countryside where he found not only the colors he had experienced in his travels, but also the joy of painting.

He works with color in such a way as to keep its original purity, thereby giving the subject its unique shape, texture and light, all applied “almost flat”. Hence, the colors are allowed to express themselves.

EXHIBITIONS
2011 Solo show, Keystone Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Galerie Iris, Baie-St-Paul, Québec, Canada
2010 Gallery on the Grand, Kitchener, Ontario
Keystone Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
State of the Art Gallery, Toronto (trio with Julie St-Amand and Alexandre Zerbé)
2009 Keystone Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Gallery on the Grand, Kitchener, Ontario
2008 Solo show, Harrison Galleries, Vancouver, Canada
The Village Gallery, Mississauga, ON
2007 Solo show, State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Montreal, Canada
2004 Galerie d’Art Époque, Aylmer, Québec
Pavillon des Arts de Ste-Adèle, Québec, Canada
2002 State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Art and Soul Gallery, Indianapolis, USA
2001 Art Expo New York, New York, U.S.A.
2000 State of the Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999 Art Expo New York, New York, USA
1998 La Tournée des Vingt, Mexico City
L’Art de l’Epoque, Aylmer, Québec
Le bateau lavoir, centre d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada
“Le Belgo”, Montréal, Canada
1997 Festivart of Frelighsburg
“Voyage au Chili”, “L’Art de l’Epoque”, Aylmer, QC
1996 Le groupe des Artistes Associés, Val-David, Québec
“L’Art de l’Epoque”, Aylmer, Québec
“l’Association des peintres professionnels du Québec”
Place Ville-Marie, Montréal
1994 “Galerie d’art Jaccar”, Aylmer, Québec
1993 McDonald Club, Ottawa
La Petite Maison des Arts, Montréal
1992 La Boutique d’art d’Outremont, Outremont, Québec
“Galerie d’art Le Néoniste”, Montréal
Mouvement Pinceau, Montréal
Exhibition of Watercolours Vues sur Montréal
1990 “La Maison de la culture de Rivières des Prairies”, Québec
1998-1999 Place des Goélettes, Chicoutimi, Québec
“Galerie d’art L’Imprévu”, Montréal
1987 Le Groupe des Arts, Montréal
“Galerie d’art Le Néoniste”, Montréal

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1997 Participates in an important serie focused on Chili’s culture; meets and associates himself with the head of the “Centre multiculturel - La Fondation Victor Jara” in Santiago, Chile.
1996 Illustrations for the book “L’Histoire de Nelson”, written by Joane Lalancette, édition d’art La Sauvagine; and contributes to the Ste-Justine Foundation in Montréal.
1994 Teaches visual arts with his wife in a private school located in the State of Oaxaca in Mexico. Creates a fresco in a dome for Mr. Santibanez.
1992 Meets with the film-maker Guido Lombardi and executes, at his request, “Cinq tableaux souvenirs” of scenes taken from the set of the movie “Vandetta”. Gives private painting courses in the Outaouais region.
1989 Participates in the creation of different live paintings in Montréal.
1988 Associates himself with the famous comic strip creator named Prouche in order to complete the comic strip based on the history of Alphonse Desjardins.
1985 Teacher’s assistant in a drawing course in graphic design at the University of Québec in Montréal for the professor Maurice Macot. Creates a comic strip for the Comic strip by computer Forum in Ghand, Belgium.