“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” The Georgia Strait, Vancouver, 2014.
SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITS
2019 ‘Horizons’ Curated group show Burnaby Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC
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
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
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
2018 - Featured Artist, Home Page, Saatchi Gallery Online
2018 - Vancouver Radio CJSF 90.1 ‘Essential Conversations’ Interview Deb Chaney by Radio host Lucca Halex.
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
2018 Burnaby Artist Guild, Artist Talk, “How to Stay Creatively Inspired, Despite Obstacles and Challenges.”
2018 Opus Coquitlam, Artist Talk, “Being in Business as an Artist.”
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, Public Talk, “Three blocks that stop artists how to overcome them.”
ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2018 Pacific Northwest Art Institute, Coupeville, WA. “Encaustic Effects with Acrylics” 3 day workshop.
2018 Art Focus Artist's Association, Port Coquitlam, BC “5 Tips for Layering in Mixed Media. 3 hr demonstration.
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.
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
Hilton Hotel, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Dwell 24, Developments, Port Moody, BC
Station Square 2, Burnaby, BC
Ovation Development, New Westminster, BC
Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach, CA USA
First Manhattan Mortgage, El Segundo, CA, USA
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2019 - Braid Street Studios, New Westminster, BC, Canada
2007- 2015 - Elected Member Society of Canadian Artists, SCA designation