“What interests me is colour’s ability to evoke, memories, feelings, and worlds . I’ve noticed for example that my colour choices change according to the seasons, time of day, if I travel, and according to my state of mind. I try to express, with sensitivity and reflection, the complex spectrum of feelings and thoughts I have, using combinations of colours informed from my sensory experiences“
Natalie Céleste Légère was born in Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada. She received her BA in 2008, from the Université de Moncton. Légère has presented in solo and group exhibitions throughout New-Brunswick. She was part of the Fall 2018 Catapult Arts Accelerator Program with ArtsLinkNB. Légère participated in Genie Arts, Naked State, and gave workshops at her gallery & studio, in 2019. She created Live Plein Air videos, in 2020, thanks to support from the province. Légère’s upcoming exhibitions include: Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB, Galerie 12, Moncton, NB, and Galerie Marie-Hélène Allain, Bouctouche, NB. She currently lives and works in Woodstock First Nation, NB, Canada.
Education & Professional Mentorships
2021 - Painting Mentor - Dustin Neece.
2021 - Mentorship with Camille Przewodek, through LevellingUp & Monday’s with Camille.
2008 - B.A - Multidisciplinary, Concentrations in Visual-Arts, French Literature and Artistic Expression, Université de Moncton, Moncton, N.B.
2023 - (upcoming) Raptors, Marie-Hélène Allain Art Gallery, Bouctouche, NB.
2021 - (upcoming November) Galerie 12, Moncton, NB.
2021 - Summer/Été, Galerie Sans Nom, Member’s Wall, Moncton, NB.
2021 - Chouettes, Grassroots Gallery, Fredericton, NB.
2020 - Howl, Gallery 12, Aberdeen Cultural Center, Moncton, N.B.
2020 - Pastel, Assomption Life Gallery, Moncton, N.B.
2019 - Thunder 626, Natalie Légère Gallery, Woodstock, N.B.
2019 - Triangles 3/3/3, Natalie Légère Art Gallery, Woodstock, N.B.
2005 - Mandala, Moncton Public Library, Moncton, N.B.
2021 - “Ecology Interrupts Me”, Sunbury Shores, Saint-Andrew’s, NB.
2021 - Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of Arts, Paint Peggy’s Cove, studio and Plein Air.
2020 - Third Space Member’s Exhibit, The Art Warehouse, Saint-John,NB
2019 - Third Space Member’s Exhibit, Third Space Gallery, Saint-John, NB.
2019 - Naked State Artist Residency, Bare Oaks Family Park, Ontario.
2018 - Third Space Members POP Up exhibit, SJTL, Saint-John. NB.
2013 - Sculpture Class End of Year Show, Triangle Gallery, Université de Moncton.
2006 - Artists Café, McKenzie Art Gallery, Moncton.
2006 - Annual Student Auction, Louise & Rueben Cohen Art Gallery (GALRC), Université de Moncton, Moncton.
2000 - Operation: Open Heart, Galerie d’Art de l Université de Moncton (GAUM) now known as the Galerie d’ Art Louise & Rueben Cohen, (GALRC), Moncton, NB.
2021 - (Upcoming) Connexion Arc, Fredericton, NB. October 18-24th.
2021 - Artist Residency In Motherhood, self-directed, online.
2019: Naked State Artists Residency, Arts Unfold, Bare Oaks, ON, Canada, August.
1999 - Canada Games. Literary representative for New-Brunswick.
2019 - Naked State Residency, Bare Oaks Family Park, Ontario, Canada.
2019 - “The Thunder Series”, Natalie Légère Art Gallery, Woodstock, NB, Canada
2018 - Catapult, ArtsLink NB, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
Special Events & Workshops Offered
2021 - Ecology Interrupts Me, Plein Air Pop-Up, Sunbury Shores, St-Andrews, NB.
2021 - Paint Peggy’s Cove, Peggy’s Cove Area Festival for the Arts (PCAFA), NS.
2020 - “Plein Air Painting”, Funded by NB Tourism, Heritage, and Culture.
2019 - “Dot Painting Workshop”, Natalie Légère Gallery, Woodstock, NB.
2019 - “Think Like An Artist: 12 Weeks Workshop”, Natalie Légère Art Gallery, Woodstock, NB.
2019 - Aboriginal Day Wampum Workshop, Natalie Legere Gallery, Woodstock, NB.
2019 - “Génie Arts”, curriculum through Arts, École Le Sommet, Moncton, NB.
2012-14, ‘17 - Live Art for "Go Beyond Earth Day", Moncton, April.
2014 - Live Art for "Art Jam", Café C’est La Vie, Moncton, N.B., April.
2017-21 - Galerie Sans-Nom (GSN), Artist-Run Center, Moncton, NB
2018-21 - Third Space, Saint-John, NB.
2018-21- ArtsLink NB, Saint-John, NB.
2018-21 - Canadian Artists Representation Front d’artiste.s Canadien.ne.s - Maritimes.
2001-21 - Association Acadienne des Artistes Professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick (AAAPNB)
2019-21 - Connexion ARC, Fredericton, NB, Board member,.
2019-21 - Galerie 12, Moncton, NB.
2021-22 - California Art Club
2021 - Quillwork workshop and Grand Opening of Indigeneast, Tara Francis, Shediac. 2020-21 - Anne Blair Brown, A Painter’s Journey & Lasting Impressions courses.
2021 - Post Production, webinar with Steve Carver, presented by CARFAC-Maritimes.
2020-21 - Landscape Painting : Ben Fenske, Stapleton Kearns. New Masters Academy
2021 - Art Installation Demystified: Paul-Édouard Bourque, with CARFAC-Maritimes.
2020 - Digital Photography for Artists, hosted by ArtsLink NB, Saint-John, NB.
2020 - Art Cures, Art Therapy Master Classes with Adriana Marchione.
2020 - Introduction to Islamic Geometric Designs, with Eric Broug, Udemy.com
2020 - Children’s book Illustration, with Réjean Roy, Edmonston, NB.
2019 - Public Art Seminar, with Marie Perrault, organized by AAAPNB, Moncton, N.B.
2019 - Performance Arts Workshop, with David Frankovich, Ontario.
2019 - Wrapping, Packing and Transporting Artworks Workshop, Paul-Édouard Bourque, Edmonston, NB.
2019 - Introduction to Photoshop, Maurice Henri, Moncton, NB, Canada.
2019 - Mentorship with Jared Betts, organized by ArtsLink NB.
2018 - Mentorship with Barbara Safran de Niverville, organized by AAAPNB.
2017-19 - Better naming and discerning your artistic process: a toolbox, with Catherine Voyer-Léger, presented by AAAPNB.
2018 - Catapult Accelerator Program for Artists, with ArtsLink NB, Fredericton.
2018 - Residencies and Other Opportunities for Artists with Eryn Foster, through ArtsLink NB, Florenceville-Bristol.
2018 - Arts Writing Intensive with Merray Gerges and Yaniya Lee from Canadian Art Magazine, presented by ArtsLink NB, Saint-John.
2018 - Business Tips For Artist, ArtsLinkNB, Fredericton..
2018 - The Working Artist Master Class with Crista Cloutier.
2018 - Photographing and Documenting Artwork, with Paul Litherland, presented by AAAPNB, Moncton.
2018 - Art of Managing Your Career - Aboriginal Program, with Natalie Sappier, presented by Culture Plus, Fredericton, N.B.
2018 - Linocut Workshop with Andy Demaret at Atelier Imago, Moncton.
2016 - Framing your Artwork, Emily Carr University, Vancouver.
2012-13 - post Bachelor credit courses: Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Université de Moncton, Moncton.
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