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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St. Lucia

2015 Flowers ‘n Fruit, Whole Foods Market, Oakville

2012 Floravision, The Inner Gallery, Bois d’Orange, St. Lucia

2010 Hibiscus‘n Bananas, Blue Roots Art Studio, Open Studio, Burlington

2000 St. Lucia Week Art Exhibition, St. Lucia Tourist Board, Toronto City Hall, Toronto

1998 Jungle Rhythms, Atrium Cafe, Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton

1998 Caribbean Imagery, Gallery on the 5th, Hamilton Central Library, Hamilton

1997 Kaleidoscope, Hamilton Cultural & Ethnic Mosaic Association,  Jackson Sq. Mall, Hamilton

1996 Aquavisions, Sunset Motors Ltd, St. Lucia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected from 2010-present, for brevity)

2017

Culture Days, Doors Open Burlington, live painting at Halton Mosque, Burlington

CariFestArt, Fringe event of Carifesta XIII, Gallery of Caribbean Art, Barbados

Night Garden, Lost in Books, community-engaged temporary public art installation, Burlington Public Art Program, Burlington Central Library

Live painting, art market & tea sampling, Be Yoga & Wellness, Burlington

2016

Art in the Park,  Oakville Art Society, Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Bronte

Exhibition #20, McMaster Innovation Park,  Hamilton

DVSA 46th Annual Art Auction, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas

2015

Harvest Artwalk, Whole Foods Market, Oakville

Art in the Park,  Oakville Art Society, Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Bronte

Exhibition #17, McMaster Innovation Park,  Hamilton

National Arts Festival Visual Arts Exhibition, Blue Coral Mall, Castries, St. Lucia

2014

Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour, Blue Roots Art Studio, Burlington

Art in Action pre-tour group exhibition, Art Gallery of Burlington, Community Gallery, Burlington

Culture Days – acrylic painting demonstration, Civic Square, Burlington City Hall, Burlington. Again in 2015 & 2016.

National Arts Festival Visual Arts Exhibition, Blue Coral Mall, Castries, St. Lucia

SLTA 35th Anniversary of St. Lucia’s Independence Gala, The Bristol, Toronto

St. Lucia Toronto Association Arts Showcase, Brockton Collective, Toronto

2013

Gifts of Art, Arts Etc. Gallery Shop, Perry Gallery, Burlington Art Center, Burlington

152nd annual Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

11th annual Burlington Studio Tour, Art in Action, Burlington

On the Wall Gallery, Champers restaurant, Barbados

Pre-tour show, Art in Action, Burlington Studio tour, Teresa Seaton Fine Art Stained Glass Studio & Gallery, Burlington

Gallery of Caribbean Art at Tides Restaurant, Holetown, Barbados

St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, Pigeon Island National Park, St. Lucia

Spring Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

St. Lucia National Arts Festival, Castries City Hall, St. Lucia

Art Auction 2013, Burlington Art Center, Burlington

2012

St. Lucia Art 2012, The Inner Gallery, St. Lucia

10th Annual Burlington Studio Tour, Art in Action, Burlington

Danse Macabre, Strata Gallery, Elora

2011

Miniature Show, 337 Sketch Gallery, Hamilton. Again in 2012.

Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery at Twist Gallery, Toronto

Two-person show, Donna Grandin & Stephen Zawadowski, 337 Sketch Gallery, Hamilton

Fine Art & Craft Festival, BFAA booth, Burlington Art Center, Burlington. Again in 2012.

Toronto Art Expo, Metro Convention Center, Toronto

Poetry, Music and Art to Benefit St. Lucia, Chapman Univ, Orange, CA

St. Lucian Art 2011, The Inner Gallery, Bois D’Orange, St. Lucia

2010

Christmas Guild Show & Sale, Burlington Art Center, Burlington. Again in 2011.

Style & Space, Fall Art Sale, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto

The Inner Gallery, St. Lucia. 2003-present

EDUCATION

1997 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Hons.

1991 St. Joseph’s Convent Girls’ Secondary School, St. Lucia, CXC Ordinary Level Art, Grade One. Instructor, Sir Dunstan St. Omer 1989-1991. Summa Art award.

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

2015 City of Burlington, Mural, Ireland Park, Burlington

2010 City of Toronto, Mural, 400 MCowan,  Scarborough

2000 St. Lucia Consulate Office, Toronto. Commissioned paintings

2001 M&C Fine Arts Awards Competition, Castries City Hall, St. Lucia, Gold Award in Visual Arts . 1996 Newcomers Award

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015 Burlington expands public art inventory with six new mural projects, Michael Gregory, Burlington Post, Dec 3

2015 Burlington artists’ murals showcased in city-wide project, Michael Gregory, Burlington Post, Nov 20

2014 Process and Product: the Fine Art of Donna Grandin, interview with Dr. Leanne Haynes, ARC magazine, Dec 23

2013 Burlington artist’s acrylic painting exhibited at renowned Louvre, Dennis Smith, Burlington Post, Dec 13

2013 Art in Action interview with Deb Tymstra of Halton Insider, TV Cogeco, Oct 16

2012 New Faces, New art … 10th Art in Action …, Pepper Parr, Our Burlington, Oct 29

2010 Create or Die, Natalie D’Auvergne interviews Donna Grandin, 34th Parallel magazine, Issue 12, Oct

2010 https://aphroditeares.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/the-creative-process-as-a-path-to-self-discovery-an-interview-with-donna-grandin/ , Natalie D’Auvergne (full interview)

2000 Artist Inpired by St. Lucian Picture Book, Tropical Traveller, March, volume 133

1996 22 Year Old Debuts with Art Display, The St. Lucia Mirror, Vol 2, No. 51 Fri, Aug 30

 

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