Artist Biography:

Ashley Guenette is a Franco Ontarian artist from rural Northern Ontario. Her recent work draws from algorithmically-generated social media content in order to reveal their hidden forms of oppression and reframe them in critical, feminist contexts. Using analogue methods to interpret digital content, her drawings, paintings and multiples challenge aesthetic conventions of painting while engaging in an ongoing dialogue with its histories. Guenette holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo.

Ashley Guenette

Born: Sudbury, 1997

ashleyguenette@gmail.com

Ashley Guenette lives and works on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples, ON, Canada

 

Education:

2019 Baccalauréat en arts visuels (BFA), University of Ottawa

2022 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), University of Waterloo

Teaching Experience:

2022 Artist Educator, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario

2022 Paint Night Instructor for Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

2021 Sessional, instructor of drawing & painting in studio arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario

2021 Paint Night Instructor for Faculty of Phys. Ed., Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario

Related Work Experience:

Present Artist Educator, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario

2015-Present Practicing Artist

2019-2020 Art Gallery of Sudbury - Special Project Communications and Support Intern, Sudbury, Ontario

2019 Planning Assistant - Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Sudbury, Ontario

Select Solo Exhibition Record:

November 2022-January 2023 Put a finger down if you have ever been personally victimized by social media algorithms, Franco-Nord solo exhibition funded by BRAVO arts, WKP Kennedy Art Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

2022 Put a finger down if you have ever been personally victimized by social media algorithms

MFA Thesis Exhibition - University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG)Waterloo, Ontario

Select Group Exhibition Record:

2022 The Chain Links, Presented by curated. and City of Waterloo, City of Waterloo information centre, Waterloo, Ontario

2022 PlaySmelter

Pat The Dog Theatre Creation 10th Anniversary edition, Sudbury, Ontario

2022 Is this real life / Est-ce la vraie vie

Juried Group Exhibition - Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario

2022 Create Waterloo Outdoors Exhibition

City of Waterloo juried exhibition, Waterloo, Ontario

2021 If You Can’t Find Branches Make Your Own

Between Pheasants Contemporary Temporary Art GalleryKerns, Ontario

2020 Create Waterloo Outdoors Exhibition

City of Waterloo juried exhibition, Waterloo, Ontario

2019 Nouveau Louvre

GNO (Galerie du Nouvel Ontario), fundraiser, Sudbury, Ontario

2019 Meridian

University of Ottawa Bachelor of Visual Art graduate group exhibition, Ottawa, Ontario

2019 Tipping Pedestals

Gallery 115, group exhibition, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

2018 An Upstream Flow in a Downstream Current

Ephemeral outdoor group exhibition, New Liskeard, Ontario

Site Specific Art Projects:

2022 Rupture - Magdolene Dykstra

Studio assistant for temporal installation, Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Waterloo, Ontario

2020 Standing Tall / Debout

Commissioned Mural - Up Here Festival, Sudbury, Ontario

Residencies:

2021 Gibraltar Point Artscape, Toronto, Canada

Publications/Review/Catalogues:

2019 Meridian – University of Ottawa Bachelor of Visual Art graduate group exhibition, Ottawa, Ontario

Awards:

2021 Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarship, Completed with artist Colleen Heslin