Julie Duschenes comes originally from New Brunswick. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax in 1975, and MFA from the University of British Columbia in 1982. She lived and worked in Vancouver until 1993, when she moved to Lethbridge, where she continues her studio practice as a painter and printmaker. Her first visit to Lethbridge and the university here was in 1987 and, in 1988, she made a print as part of the University of Lethbridge’s fine art press, PULP Editions. Duschenes has taught in the Department of Art at the University of Lethbridge and, prior to that, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. In 1991, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery presented a solo exhibition of her work, tulips and lovers (after C. Sheeler), curated by Joan Stebbins. Duschenes was represented in exhibition, Current: Contemporary Works by Lethbridge Artists, marking the Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s 30 years of exhibition programming in 2006. Her solo exhibition, Mortal & Immortal Incarnations, was shown in Lethbridge at The Sir Alexander Galt Museum, and, in 1997, in Calgary at Canadian Art Galleries and in Halifax. Lethbridge’s Yates Memorial Centre presented her exhibition, TOUCH, in 2007. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the late ‘80s, the Edmonton Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Alberta) in the mid-‘90s, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax in 1997. Recent series of paintings are represented in her current solo exhibition, Oldman River Coulee, at the Bowman Arts Centre in Lethbridge until February 25, 2012. Duschenes’ work is represented in the collections of the University of Lethbridge, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Vancouver Art Gallery, Burnaby Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery, Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University in Sackville and Universite de Moncton in New Brunswick, and the Provincial Art Bank in Fredericton, New Brunswick; among other public collections.
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