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Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2016 – Entomology, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB
  • 2011 – Johnston Falls, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2009 – Johnston Falls, Globe Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Uk
  • 2008 – This old thing? Reconsidering Landscape & Icons, Carpet ‘N Toast Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2007 – All That Glitters…, 1000000mph, London, UK
  • 2006 – Talk Back, Artist-in-Residence and Exhibition, The Dunlop Gallery, Regina, SK
    Shuz, EMMedia, Calgary, AB
  • 2004 – Friday, February 13th, 2004, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2002 – Wish You Were Here, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
    Niagara Falls, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON
  • 2001 – Wish You Were Here, AKA Artists Centre, Saskatoon, SK
    Wish You Were Here, Galerie Connexion, Fredericton, NB
    Wish You Were Here, Niagara Artists’ Company, St. Catharines, ON
  • 2000 – Bonjour, Je m’appelle Shelley Ouellet, L’Oeill de Poisson, Québec City, PQ
  • 1999 – Marilyn, Third Avenue Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • Aviary, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
  • Entomology, Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1998 – Entomology, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Entomology, The Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC
  • Entomology, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • Entomology, Project Room, The Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 1997 – Quilt, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 1995 – Entomology, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 1994 – Entomology, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • Bunnies, The Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts Window Project, Calgary, AB

Special Projects:

  • 2012-13            Calgary 2012 Artist in Residence, Calgary 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada, Calgary, AB
  • 2012            Equinox in Union Cemetery – A Vigil, Tea Service, Calgary, AB
  • 2011            Tea For Tales, Old Y Centre, YWCA Building Centennial Celebration, Calgary, AB
  • SOUP. Celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day, Calgary, AB
  • 2010             SOUP version 1 & 2, EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2015            Sought After, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • Water, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB
  • 2014            Alberta Culture Days, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB
  • 90×90, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • Made in the 2000s, with guest curator Katherine Ylitalo, Nickle Galleries, Calgary, AB
  • Made in the 90s, with guest curator Nancy Tousley, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
  • 2013            The Art Bank in the 21st Century, Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery, Halifax, NS
  • The Art Bank in the 21st Century, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
  • Made in Alberta: Part 3, MoCA, Calgary, AB
  • Great Moments in Pop, MoCA, Calgary, AB
  • 2012            We Tell Ourselves Stories, Nickle Art Galleries, Calgary, AB
  • Summer Survey II, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, AB
  • 2012            Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2011            Calgary Collects, with guest curator Jeffrey Spalding, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Culture Days, Capital Arts Gallery (AFA), Edmonton, AB
  • All Faculty Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • Arts Birthday, EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB
  • Stride Gallery Directors Show / Role, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2009            Screens -2010 Olympic Exhibition – Online exhibition and cultural showcase, Vancouver, BC
  • 2009            The New Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • Gallery Without Walls: 50 years of the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • 2007            Alberta Formed, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
  • 2006            Tag, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB (two-person collaborative with Erin MacMillan)
  • 2005            Stride 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2005            Beyond Emma Lake: Contemporary Art of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 2004            Shimmering Spectacles, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
  • Summer Exhibition, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB
  • 2003            Beyond Beauty, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
  • 2002            Alberta Biennial, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
  • Alberta Biennial, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • hereweare, exhibition weework productions, G. Koh and P. Klygo, Toronto, ON
  • ACAD Faculty Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • ArtThrob, Articule Gallery, Montréal, PQ
  • 2001            Obessions, The Works Festival/Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2000            Presence, The Works Festival, Edmonton, AB
  • FibreOptics, Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB
  • FibreOptics, Frank Gallery (Crowsnest Pass Allied Arts Association)
  • Shiny, Galerie 101, Ottawa, ON
  • Recent Acquisitions, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 1999            Shiny, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB
  • Light a Match, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB
  • AFA: Selections from the Collection, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 1997            Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, The Walter Phillips Gallery, Calgary, AB
  • 30th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
  • 1996            Alberta Biennial, The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
  • Alberta Biennial, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • Numbered Company, Gallery 1.1.1, Winnipeg, MA
  • 1995             Mysteries of the Flesh, The University of Lethbridge, Calgary, AB
  • Copy, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary AB

Education and Professional Development:

  • 2012 – 2013            Artist in Residence, EMMedia, Calgary, AB
  • 2008            Artist in Residence, Untitled Artists Society, Calgary, AB
  • 2004            Artist in Residence, EMMedia, Calgary, AB
  • 2000 & 2001            Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
  • 1997            Artist in Residence, Est Nord Est, St-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec
  • 1996            Associate, Digital Imaging, Media and Visual Arts, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff
  • 1995            Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
  • 1991            Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Bibliography:

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  • Anderson, Jack, Ouellet’s work gives teenagers a voice, The Leader Post Regina, Mar. 8, 2006, Section A, p.11
  • Andresen, Kim, Installation Art: a community through time, Artichoke Magazine, Fall/Winter 2002, p. 19
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Publications:

  • Venice Blog – Island Hopping – Pre-show logistics keep artists busy, The Calgary Herald, June 18, 2005, P G1-2
  • Evergon: Margaret & I, Published by Stride Art Gallery, Feb. 2003
  • Obvious: Kelly Mark, Fuse Magazine, 2002, Volume 25, Number 3, Page 45-47
  • Aurora Landin: It was a difficult decision…, with Myles Zawrony and John Will, Stride Art Gallery, Feb. 1995
  • Mary Scott: In you more than you, with Diana Sherlock and Todd Maduke, Stride Art Gallery, Sept. 1994

Public Collections:

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council Art Bank, The Nickle Arts Museum, The Walter Phillips Gallery

Shelley Ouellet