Artist Resume

PROFILE

“Deb Chaney’s works are spiritual consciousness revealed in a physical form. She paints with a healing intention and create large mixed media paintings with many layers of translucent colour, and infusions of light and earthy ephemera.” - Michelle Martin, “Portrait of an Artist: Deb Chaney”. Georgia Strait, Vancouver, 2014.

SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITS

  • 2017 4th Annual Salon of Inclusiveness The Salon of Inclusiveness, Black Cat Gallery, Toronto, ON. '
  • 2017 Raw Artists ‘Fixate’ Collaborative Group Show, Harbor Centre, Vancouver BC
  • 2017 ‘One Year Retrospective’, Kabuni House, Group Exhibit, Vancouver, BC
  • 2017 The Pinnacle Hotel, Collaborative lobby display, North Vancouver
  • 2016 Centrefold Gallery, Pop Up Show, Juried Group Exhibit, Vancouver, BC
  • 2016  ‘As The Crow Flies’, The Cultch, Juried Group Exhibit, Vancouver, BC
  • 2016 ‘Capture Coquitlam’ Places Des Arts, Juried Group Show, Coquitlam, BC
  • 2016 ‘Selected Works’, Performance Works, Solo Exhibit, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
  • 2015 ‘Where Spirituality Meets Physicality’, The Cultch, Group Show, Vancouver, BC
  • 2014 ‘We Are East Van’, Group Show, International Design Show, Taiwan.
  • 2014 ‘Fragments of Life’, Gallery 117, Group Artist Exhibit, South Delta, BC
  • 2014 ‘Elected Members Exhibition’, SCA, Etobicoke Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 2013 Group Exhibit ‘We are East Van’ International Design Show West, Vancouver, BC
  • 2013 Group Show, Rob Wall Gallery, Bowen Island, BC
  • 2013 Group Juried Exhibit, Britannia Library Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 Juried Members Exhibit, Society of Canadian Artists, The Halifax Club, Halifax, NS
  • 2012 Juried Group Show, ‘3, 2, 1... Art Party’, Seymour Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
  • 2012 Solo Show, Pure Abstraction, Havana Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2011 Two-Person Exhibit, Little Gems, The Beaumont Studios, Vancouver, BC
  • 2010 Group Show, Little Gems, The SCA, Galerie Ouest, Toronto, ON
  • 2010-2013 Open Studio Events, Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver, BC

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

  • 2014 -current. D2ART and Sala Interiors, Los Angeles California, USA.
  • 2014 - current.  Kunat Fine Art Gallery, Germany
  • 2013. Rob Wall Gallery, Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2010. Castle Antiques and Estate Dealers, Vancouver, BC

EDUCATION

  • 2000 - B.Sc. Earth and Ocean Sciences. University of Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 1998 - current - Workshops, Private Study, & On-going Continuing Education.

AWARDS & ARTIST RESIDENCIES

  • 2014. 1 month painting residency. Toffia, Italy330 C Creativa Officiana.
  • 2014. Diploma of Excellence. 9th Annual Female Art Addiction based in London UK. 
  • 2011-2014  Artist in Residence. The ARC Live/Work Artist Residency, Vancouver, BC.
  • 1982. Sophie Clapham Memorial Award for Recognition in Fine Arts

MEDIA

  •  2017 ’The Culture Trip’ Top 10 Contemporary Artists in Vancouver 2016 ‘Time to Shine’, podcasts interview with Oscar Santolalla
  • 2016 BCIT Co-op Radio, Interview with Simon Armstrong
  • 2015 Featured Artwork, Style at Home Magazine.
  • 2014 Featured Artwork, Homepage Saatchi Online Gallery, London, UK
  • 2014 Feature Article, The Georgia Strait, ’Portrait of an artist: Deb Chaney’ 
  • 2014 Vancouver City Buzz,‘Top 15 Vancouver Artists to Watch’, Vancouver, BC.
  • 2012 TELUS TV Vancouver, Studio Interview with Mia Japal
  • 2011 NOVUS Community TV, Studio Interview, Eastside Culture Crawl Open Studio Event
  • 2011 CBC Radio one, Interview with Chad Pawson aired on CBC Early Edition
  • 2011 The Province, newspaper feature, Beaumont Studios Little Gems Show
  • 2011 Vancouver CO-OP Radio “It takes a Village” Interview with Kara Ko

PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • 2016 Vancouver Artist Lounge, Artist talk, “The Parallels between Life and Art Process.”
  • 2014 Girl Guides of Canada, artist talk “ What does it take to be a working artist?”
  • 2013 Britannia Library Gallery, artist talk, “Where does Spirituality meet Physicality?”
  • 2013 Richmond Artist Guild, artist talk & live painting demonstration.
  • 2012 Vancouver Public Library, talk, “Three blocks that stop artists how to overcome them.”

ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  •  2016 Pacific Northwest Art Institute, Coupeville, WA. “Layers & Process: A Journey in Abstract Painting in Acrylics and Mixed Media.” 3 day workshop.
  • 2015 South Delta Artist Guild, “Layers & Process: A Journey in Abstract Painting in Acrylics and Mixed Media.” 3 day workshop.
  • 2013 Vancouver Coastal Health, The Vancouver Art Studios, “Living the Artist Life”
  • 2013 Vancouver School Board, “Using Painting in a Therapeutic Practice”
  • 2013 Vancouver School Board, Grade 4 class, “Abstract Landscape Painting in Acrylics & Mixed Media”, 5 sessions/weekly
  • 2011 Northstar Montessori School, North Vancouver, “Basics in Acrylic Abstract Painting”
  • 2011- 2012 Brock House Seniors Center, Adult Education, “Using Acrylics and Mixed Media in Abstract Painting” 6 week course.
  • 2010 - 2011 Dunbar Community Center – Adult Education, “Introduction to Abstract Painting & Collage” 4 week course. 

PUBLICATIONS

  • The 68 Secrets of an Illuminated Artist - How to Stay in your Creative Flow Despite Any Obstacle. Box Set. Self Published. 2013.
  • The Little Inspiration Book, Ideas to Empower Women. Trafford Publishing. 2000.
  • Contributing Author: Sand in my Bra, Funny Women Write From the Road. Traveler’s Tales Publications. 2001.

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTORS

  • Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, CA USA
  • First Manhattan Mortgage, El Segundo, CA, USA
  • BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • 2017 - Active Member, Federation of Canadian Artsits
  • 2007- 2015 - Elected Member Society of Canadian Artists