Michele Drouin 1936- 2018
Michèle Drouin (RCA) was born in the 1930’s. She received her MFA in at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, and her BFA at the School of Fine Arts in Montreal. By the late 1970’s she was a well-regarded abstract painter. In the 1970’ and 1980’s, artists, critics and curators forged relationships that connected the artworld in Edmonton, London and New York. Those connections manifested in the Triangle Workshops in New York and the Emma Lake workshops in Saskatchewan. This was fertile ground for collaboration and artistic expression, which was then honed and refined through expert critique and coaching. It was the environment in which Michèle developed the vibrant, expressive style that influenced the rest of her career.
Drouin’s work can be found in important Canadian Collections. She has exhibited in France, The United States, England, Tunisia, and in most major cities in Canada. She was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in 1992.
Michele passed away in September 2018. It was an honor to host a retrospective in November 2017 in collaboration with her daughter Yzabelle Martineau. Bugera Matheson Gallery will continue to represent her work on behalf of her estate.