Canadian Sculptures' Society

Ale Groen

Artist Statement

Mind in Dialogue…
Who am I? Who are we? My sculptures explore the inner structures and shapes of our personalities. They are the unseen faces of ourselves. Man is the formation of layers and layers within the conscious and unconscious which continually creates new shapes within our identity. This new identity must have a shape, structure, material and cohesion. My plywood busts explore a longing and emptiness within ourselves that need to be seen and confronted.

Brief Biography

Education
1986 MFA, Syracuse University
1984 Studio/Art Courses, Ontario College of Art
1978 Studio/Art Courses, Florence, Italy
1978 Italian Renaissance Art, Sir Wilfred Laurier University
1977 Visual Art / Geography, Teacher's Certificate Sp.
1976 BEd, University of Toronto
1974 BA, York University

Selected Exhibitions
2011 New Members 2011, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2002 Southbrook Farms ON, Kylemore Homes, Angus Glen Golf Club
2001 Group Show Charity, Oak Ridges Morraine, Toronto
1998 Jutan Gallery, Toronto
1996 Mill Pond Gallery

Awards
2001 Carpet Design, Walking on Water, TLM Interior Designers, Newport Beach CA
2000 Logo Designs, Cherrystone Management Inc., Data Gap Inc.
2000 SEE Furniture Book (published)

Corporate Collections
Nortel Network, Dallas Texas Orillia Christian School, Orillia ON
Interac Association, Toronto The Marriott Hotel, Toronto
Studio H. Bade, Netherlands Richmond Hill Public Library, Richmond Hill
Kaiser Permanente, San Diego CA Fieldstad & Company, Irvine CA
Nabisco Ltd., Toronto ON

email: groenart@rogers.com

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Media: wood, steel

SSC Member Since: 2011