Ariane Dubois

Born in Boisbriand, PQ

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About the Artist

Professional artist and museologist, Ariane Dubois lives in the ancestral land of a rural corner of the metropolitan region of Montreal. Her passion for the arts arose in childhood and it is with conviction, passion, and determination that she chooses the professional path from the age of 13, multiplying her interests and knowledge in drawing, painting and history of art. Bachelor in Visual Arts from Concordia University where she studied painting with Jean McEwen, John Fox and Tom Hopkins, she also completed a certificate in art history and a master’s degree in museology at the University of Montreal. As a result, Ariane Dubois leads a career as both a visual artist and a museologist.

As a painter, Ariane Dubois has developed a personal approach over the past thirty five years that stems from her relationship with nature and natural imagery. She boasts well over a hundred exhibitions in renowned art centres, galleries and museums. Recipient of grants from the Ministry of Culture of Quebec and the Council of Arts and Letters, she receives recognition from her peers. A founding member of the Galerie Verticale de Laval, she also sat on the board of directors of the Société des Arts Visuels de Laval and of the Galerie Praxis de Sainte-Thérèse as president. In addition, she joins as a regional expert in visual arts the Committee for the Integration of Arts in Architecture (1%) on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of Quebec.

Dubois’s paintings can be found in several prominent public, private, and corporate collections in Canada and USA including those of Loto-Québec, Promutuelle l’Abitibienne, Caisses Desjardins, Royal Bank of Canada, Brookfield properties and Abitibi Consol.

Her passion for art led the artist on a few parallel paths. As a museologist, Ariane Dubois work on severals spheres of art diffusion. She was the gallery director of the Salle Alfred-Pellan in Laval for fifteen years, independent curator for art center and museums, art educator and author. She has organized several exhibitions of established and historical artists such as Jean McEwen, Betty Goodwin, Kittie Bruneau and Jacques Payette for which she also wrote the exhibition catalogues.


Ariane Dubois has created a video in her studio of the 3 paintings she submitted for Artists Choice 2023, watch here:

Studied at

1995 - 1997 BFA Education, University of Quebec at Montreal
1993 - 1997 Masters in Museology with internship at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Education and Cultural division
1991 - 1993 Art History Certificate, University of Montreal
1987 - 1991 BFA (painting, drawing and ceramic), Concordia University, Montreal
1983 - 1987 College Diploma in Fine Arts, College Lionel-Groulx, Sainte-Therese


1992 Grant supporting artistic practises, (short term), Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs
2001 Grant supporting artistic practices (long term), Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec

Professional Activities

2007 Art Teacher, Commission scolaire de Laval, Odyssee des Jeunes school
2002 - 2006 Independent curator, Salle Alfred Pellan, Laval
1997 - 2002 Coordinator and Exhibit Curator, Corporation du centre culturel Andre-Mathieu/Maison des Arts de Laval – Visual Arts (permanent position) for the city of Laval, PQ
1991 - 1997 Director, Salle Alfred-Pellan, Laval


Mille-Iles School Commission – Ecole Horizon-Jeunesse, Laval
Laurenval School Commission, Laval

Member of

2003 - 2005 Museum of Contemporary Art of Laurentides, Acquisitions Committee
1991 - 2005 Conseil de la Culture des Laurentides
2004 Association Lavalloise pour les artes plastiques
1995 - 1999 Foundation de Soutine aux arts de Laval

Solo Exhibitions

2009 - De l’aube au crépuscule, Galerie Eve Fontaine, St-Hyacinthe, QC
2009 - Oeuvres recentes, Galerie Eve Fontaine, St-Hyacinthe, PQ
2008 - Landes brumeuses, Galerie D’Este, Montreal, PQ
2007 - Lieux Momentanes, Salle Alfred Pellan, Laval, PQ
2005 - Entre Deux Mondes, Vieux Presbytere, Saint-Bruno, PQ
2005 - Marais – Les eaux troubles, Art Gallery of Outremont, Montreal, PQ
2004 - Recent Works, Olivier Martin Gallery, Montreal, PQ
2002 - Ut Pictura Poesis, Praxis art actuel Gallery, Sainte-Therese, PQ
2000 - Signes de Vie, Centre d-exposition du Vieux Palais, Saint-Jerome, PQ

Group Exhibitions

2013 - present, Annual Artists Choice Exhibition, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2013 “Jardin Fauve” (Two Artist Exhibition with André Pitre), Roberts Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 - 2013 Artists Choice, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 Three New Artists, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 - 2013 Toronto International Art Fair, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 15th Annual Sketches Show, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008 Group show, Galerie D’Este, Montreal, PQ
2007 Papier 07, AGAC et Galerie d’Este, Montreal, PQ
2007 Group show, Galerie D’Este, Montreal, PQ
2006 Biennale de Dessin, Musee d’art de Mont Saint-Hilaire, PQ
2004, 2005 Les Femmeuse, Pratt & Whitney, Longueuil, PQ
2003, 2004 Voila Quebec en Mexico, Musee de Las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico
2003 Les Valises, Horace Gallery, Sherbrook, PQ
2002 Champ Libre, Centre d’exposition de Vieux-Palais, Saint–Jerome, PQ
2000 D’un millenaire a l’autre, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montreal, PQ


Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal
Abitibi Consolidated, Montreal
Loto-Quebec, Montreal
Montmorency College, Laval
Promotuelle L’Abitivienne, Saint-Jovite
Caisse Populaire Therese-de-Blainville, Sainte-Therese
Corporation du Parc d’affaires La Rolland