Samuel Choisy

 

Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

 

www.samuelchoisy.com

@samuel_choisy

samuel.choisy@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

 

April 2015- Royal Conservatory-Toronto. Canada.

Learning Through the Arts-Artist Educator Level I

 

Sept 2014- Royal Conservatory-Toronto. Canada.

Learning Through the Arts-Artist Educator Foundation level

 

Sept 1999 -June 2001 School of Fine Arts Nantes, France.

DNSEP (Diplôme National Supérieur d’Etudes Plastiques)

Equivalent MFA, in photography, with honours.

 

Sept 1996 -June 1999 Imaging School Angoulême, France.

DNAP (Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques),

Equivalent BFA in painting and photography, with honours.

 

Sept 1993 -June 1996 National School of Music Angoulême, France.

CFEM (Certificat de Formation et d’Etudes Musicales).

Major in jazz bass and double-bass.

 

Sept 1992-June1993 University of Poitiers, France.

Major in Art History and Philosophy

 

 

WORKSHOPS/ VOLUNTEERING

 

June 2017-Now Board Member-Le Laboratoire d'Art. Toronto

January 2014-Now  Exhibition committee, Le Labo, Toronto.

September 2013 Statement writing, instructor Catherine Sicot, Le Labo, Toronto.

May 2013 Albumen/Salt Printing, instructor: Bob Norton, Gallery 44, Toronto.

April 2013 Pricing Art Work, instructor: Christa Fairchild, Gallery 44 Toronto.

March 2012 Studio Lighting Workshop, instructor: Toni Hackensfield, Gallery 44, Toronto.

November 2010 Lith Printing Workshop, instructor: Guillaume Zuili, Gallery 44, Toronto.

 

 

 

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

 

Sept 2018, Toronto.

            Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council.

Sept 2017, Toronto.

            Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council.

February 2016 VeraD

           Self Directed residency On Cargo Ship across Atlantic North

March 2015 Artscape Gibraltar

           Self Directed Residency, Toronto

Jan 2015, Toronto, Canada

            Chamlers Arts Fellowship.

Jan 2014 Toronto, Canada

            Ontario Arts Council, Artiste Visuel et Métier d’Arts Grant.

Oct 2012-Feb 2013 Toronto, Canada

            Mentorship Program, Le Labo, Media Art Center

            Mentor: Marc Audette.

August 2010 Los Angeles, USA.

            Honorable Mention for Photobook International Contest.

April 2007 -June 2007    Sète France

            Artist Residency and Creation Grant at “Ciné-Scéne, La Fonderie”, for “Leaving Lusitania, Season 5”.

 November 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia

            Second Prize, International Portfolio Review.

September 2004 Niort, France

            Artist Residency and Creation Grant at “Pour l’instant”, Artistic Director: Joan Fontcuberta.

November 2000 -April 2001 Porto, Portugal

            Erasmus Program Travel Grant.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Dec 2014-Now-Artist Educator ,

              Workshop on image  composition, Cameraless photography...

Nov 2009-May 2010- Private Lessons, Toronto

            Street Photography, Portfolio editing, Photo History

Oct 2009- Scanner instructor, Gallery 44, Toronto

            Instructor for new members on Imacon Flexlight 949

Sept 2002-Nov 2003-Cours Condorcet, Clamart

            Fine Art and Art History Teacher.

Sept-June 2001-Lycée Pétrelle Paris.

            Fine Art and Art History Teacher.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

BlankSpace- Sept 2018

Ain't Bad- Aug 2018

Shots nº98- July 2017

Shots nº86-September 2016

Samuel Choisy ou le tremblé de la vie, by Christine Klein Lataud, Liaison, June 2013.

Heavy Weather au Labo: de la photo comme au cinéma by Guillaume Garcia, L'express, March 2013.

Heavy Weather, une exposition étonnante au Labo by Raphael Lopoukine, Le Métropolitain, March 2013.

Lodz Fotofestiwal- Edition 2006.

3D-Group show catalogue curated by Nuno Rahmallo-Feb 2004.

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

 

July-"TOAF"-Nathan Philip Square"-Toronto

June-"Riverdale Art Walk"-Toronto

February-"The Artist Project 2018"-Better leaving Center-Toronto

March-"Salon44"-Gallery44-Toronto

 

2017

 

September-"Queen West Art Crawl"-Toronto

 

 

2016

 

September-"Art Protects"-Galerie Yvon Lambert -Paris, France. (Group)

 

 

2014

 

June-"Plastic Fantastic"-LightBox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.USA. (Group)

 

2013

 

September- "Gros Désir" , Centre Francophone de Toronto, Toronto.(Solo)

 

July-"The Story of Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York (Group)

 

June-  "Gros Désir", Manta Contemporary, Hamilton. (Solo)

 

March- "Heavy Weather", Le Labo, Toronto. (Solo)

 

2012

 

November- "House Warming", Videofag, Toronto. (Group)

 

May- “Silences” Gallery 44 (Members gallery), Toronto (Solo)

 

May- “The Dark Room”, 918 Bathurst Centre for the arts, Toronto (Group)

 

2011

 

April- “The Thin Line Between Fiction and Reality”, Gallerywest, Toronto, Canada. (Group)

 

2009

 

January- “[Mis]placed animals", Xspace gallery, Toronto, Canada. (Group)

 

2008

 

May- “Leaving Lusitania, season 5”, Le Triton, Les Lilas, France. (Solo)

 

2007

 

September- “Art Protects”, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France. (Group)

 

April- “Leaving Lusitania, season 5”, La Fonderie, Sète, France. (Solo)