Biography

Canadian artist Serge V. Richard born in St-Louis-de-Kent, now lives and works in Kedgwick, New Brunswick.

He uses photography and sculpture to explore environmental and humanitarian themes. Richard graduated from Holland College in Charlottetown with a major in graphic arts continued in fine art studies at the Université de Moncton.

“A Coeur Ouvert” 2016

Photo: Rachelle Richard-Léger

 Richard began his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, worked in the feature film industry, and at Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton as scenic painter and props builder. He owned and operated h’Art Creation Studios Inc. focusing on commercial design.

During the first fifteen years of his fine art career, Richard concentrated on figurative acrylic paintings and large-scale drawings. The year 2000 saw a shift towards abstraction and a more intuitive approach to his art. In particular, his series “Enveloppé d’une fragilité humaine” (“Wrapped in human frailty”) exemplified a more fluid style that emerged based on his inner life.

In the following years, Richard turned to photography and sculpture to convey his artistic message. He regularly exhibits his work in in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario in both solo and group shows. In 2014, he participated in “Imagined Dialogues”, a prestigious exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery whose purpose it was to create an inter-generational dialogue  through work created by fourteen contemporary Acadian artists following its presentation at the World Acadian Congress 2014 in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

 

Richard is the recipient of Research, Creation and Career Development grants from ArtsNB, The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.

An active teacher, Richard shares his knowledge through teaching classes and workshops including Genie-Art (ArtSmarts) at Une Ecole, un Artiste (One school, One Artist)  in local school districts.

He is a member of the Association of Professional Artists of New Brunswick, ArtsLink NB, CARFAC (The Canadian Artists ‘Front) and CARCC (Copyright Society of the Canadian Artists’ Front Inc.)