EDUCATION
Concordia University
MA, 2005; Thesis: Bachelard: Studio Practice and I
BFA, 1983
McGill University
Dip Ed, 1976
BA, With Distinction, 1974
Diplôme d'études collégiales, 1971
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY
The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
          Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring Programs 1983, 1984 and 1985
Province of Quebec Teacher Certification '78
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS - Juried or Curated or By Invitation
 
2007
DRAWINGS, Restaurant Aikawa Gallery, DDO, QC
2004
ART PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, Java U Gallery, 4914 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC
2001-2002
RELATIONSHIPS, Espace 3, the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal, QC
2001
BESTIARY, invited artist, Cornwall Regional Gallery, Cornwall, Ontario
2000
OF FLIGHT, invited artist, Kirkland Library, Kirkland, QC
1996
UNDERTOWS, Gallery 89, John Abbot College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC
1994
DANS TOUT SES ETATS, Centre de Céramique Poterie Bonsecours, Montreal, QC
1990
DRAMATIS PERSONAE, invited artist, Maison André Benjamin Papineau, Laval, QC
1988
“I DREAMT A DREAM”, invited artist, installation, The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Congress, Palais des Congrés, Montreal, QC
1987
THE WALLFLOWER SERIES, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, QC
1985
NEW MUSE: VIDEA, Sally Borden Lounge, The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta
1984
BETWEEN THIS SPACE AND THAT, installation, The Exit Gallery, The Banff Center
SOLO EXHIBITIONS as Director/Curator, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
 
2010
PEOPLE I HAVE KNOWN with performances
2004
REVERIE with performances
1999
THE INNER LIMITS
1989
RESIDENTS OF THE FOURTH
SELECTED DUO OR TRIO EXHIBITIONS
 
2010
IMAGES 3, (with Yvonne Callaway Smith, Diane Collet), Galerie Laoun Opticien, Montreal, QC
2006
CONFINED SPACES, (with Lisa Waite), Espace Trois, The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC
1996
UNPLUGGED, (with Diane Collet), The Cornwall Regional Gallery, Cornwall, Ontario
INTERNATIONAL GROUP EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
 
2012
REBIRTH: REFLECTIONS FOR JAPAN POST 3/11, Prince Takamodo Gallery, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
1996
INTERCHANGE 96, seven-person, Galerie Stara radnice, Brno, Czech Republic
1996
ARTISTS’ EXCHANGE: August 1 to August 29, In-studio production and exhibition (with Milan and Eva Lapka, Susan LowBeer, Shinco Jager and Krysia Stronski, guests of the Brno Artists’ Association, Kunstat and Brno, Czech Republic)
1995-pres
THE WORLD’S WOMEN ON LINE, Internet: www.asu,edu/wwol with CD-ROM
1995
THE WORLD’S WOMEN ON LINE, United Nations 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, China and Computing Commons Gallery, Arizona State University, USA
Curator: Muriel Magenta
NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
 
2010
25th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
2006
ART WOW 2, Galerie Harwood, Hudson, QC
1994
THE FEMININE VIEW POINT, Jacob 1220 Ste Catherine, Montreal, QC; catalogue
1989
NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo, Ontario
1984
84 CLAY EH?” The Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta; catalogue
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Juried or Curated
 
2012
CADAVRE EXQUIS, Galerie Ouest, Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC.
2011
ART AU CARRE, The Visual Arts Center, Montreal, QC
2010
ORANGE Galerie 127 Raphael Décor, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
LE CORPS MIS A NU Galerie 127 Raphael Décor, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
2008
IASD: DREAMS WITHOUT BORDERS, Galerie Art Neuf, Montreal, QC
2007
EYE CANDY, Galerie Design Ex Machina, Pointe Claire, QC
2005-2006
GALERIE 2050: SCOTT ADDIS, 2050 Crescent Street, Montreal, QC
2003
LE CORPS MASCULIN Art en Majuscule, Montreal, QC
EN ROUTE, Art en Majuscule, Montreal, QC
2001
CORPUS: DOROTA’S IMAGINARY COLLECTION, Galerie D’Avignon, Montreal, QC
1998
VISUAL EUPHORIA, Galerie Raphael Essebag, Montreal, QC
1997
ART ACTUEL ET CONTEMPORAIN: GRAND FORMAT, Centre Constantin Brancusi, Montreal, QC
1996
TRIBUTE TO ROLAND SMITH, Galerie VAV, Concordia University, Montreal., QC
1994
CORPUS, McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Center, Montreal, QC
1993
QUÉBEC MULTI-CULTUREL ART CONTEMPORAIN, catalogue, Centre Constantin Brancusi, Montreal, QC
1991
ENSEMBLE, Le Quartier des Arts, Pointe Claire, QC
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS as Director/Curator of Galerie de la Ville, DDO, QC
 
2012
IMPROVISATIONS 2012: THE PLAYROOM – in-gallery, 12-artist creation project
2011
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
2010
10 X 10 CHALLENGE 2010: Collaboration with the Lakeshore Camera Club
DVD produced by Stephane Brazeau, Drew Patterson, Richard Bonomo
2008
FLIGHT OF FANCY: THE IMAGINARY CANADIAN STAMP COLLECTION,
ART AT HOME, GALERIE DE LA VILLE AT MOBILIA, Mobilia, Pointe Claire, QC
 
PEOPLE SCAPES, Studio La Fine Pointe, Pointe Claire, QC
2001
IMPROVISATIONS 2001 – in-gallery, 5-artist creation project
1998
IMPROVISATIONS 1998 – in-gallery, 13-artist creation project
1992
THE STORYTELLERS (duo with Diane Collet)
SELECTED DEALER OR FACULTY EXHIBITIONS
 
2001-2011
Gallery artists exhibitions, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1999-2006
David Astrof FIne Arts exhibitions, Thompson House of McGill U., Les Ailes de la Mode, Marché Bonsecours, Montreal, QC
1988-2012
Faculty Exhibitions, The Dollard Center for the Arts, DDO, QC
1987-2004
Faculty Exhibitions, The Visual Arts Center, Montreal, QC
REPRESENTATION AND MEMBERSHIPS
 
 
Galerie Harwood, Hudson, QC
 
David Astrof Fine Arts, Montreal, QC;
 
The McIntyre Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
1992-2012
R.A.A.V.: Regroupement des Artistes en Arts Visuels (CARFAC) QC – ‘membre professionnel’
2003-2012
Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec, Montréal, QC – ‘membre professionnel’
(from 2008-2011 inactive member)
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
 
 
Colart, Dollarama, Montreal, QC
Avmor, Montreal, QC
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
SELECTED PROJECTS AND COMMISSIONS
 
1996
PROJECTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, Polyvalente Marcel Landry, Iberville, QC
1994
AUTOPORTRAIT D’UNE CLASSE, mural, Polyvalente de Pierrefonds, QC
1989
CHILD’S PLAY, for Allsteel, IIDEX, Toronto, Ont.; silver medal winner
GRANTS
 
1996
Les Artistes à l’Ecole, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, QC
1995
Les Artistes à l’Ecole, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, QC
1994
Les Artistes à l’Ecole, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, QC
1984
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
1983
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
1983
Les Fonds FCAC pour l'aide et lt support à la recherche, Gouvernement du Québec
SELECTED COMMISSIONED TEXTS
 
2007
Where Ritual and Re-Conceptual Art Meet: The work of Anne Lewis
Espace Sculpture 79, Spring 2007, p. 37 & 38
2004
A Lifetime with Art: An Introduction to the Work of Anita Shapiro, text for exhibition catalogue introduction, Montreal, QC
2003
Commemorating Creativity text for Avmor Collection Catalogue, Montreal, QC
2003
Card and Poster design for Journée Internationale des Femmes, La Communauté Sépharade de Montréal, Montreal, QC
2003
Parallel Reality text Yaakov Goldhacker exhibition catalogue, Zeke’s Gallery, Montreal, QC
2002
The Act of Membership text for Arts N.D.G. newsletter
2001
The Glass Books text for Town of Dollard des Ormeaux publication for Linda Covit outdoor sculpture
1998
Shirley Katz: Of Flesh and Reality text to accompany artist’s slides
SELECTED ARTICLES OR PROGRAMS
 
2010
"10 x 10: 1 Camera, 1 Lens, 1 Model: 4th Edition The Parish House"; DVD
Director: Stephane Brazeau, with Drew Patterson, Richard Bonomo
2009
"Claudine: Selling for Dad" Whallet-Abbey Media Buy Me, Episode #7121
Director: Gideon Dante, DVD runtime: DVD 21:46 mins. First Broadcast: HGTV (Videotron 103) February 1, 2009, 8:30 pm
2006
"Ascher invites public to say 'hello' to sculptures:" article and photo by Heather Solomon, The Canadian Jewish News, Lyfestyle section, February 9, M page 37
2004
"Dans la peau de Claudine Ascher" article by Valerie Schultz, photo by Jacques Pharand, Arts et Spectacles,Cite Nouvelles/City News, May 7, 2004, page 23
2002
"Ascher aligns animals and humans at SBC", article by Heather Solomon, photo by Doreen Lindsay, Canadian Jewish News, Arts Section, January 24, M page 29
2000
"Envol: Une Exposition de Claudine Ascher",
Arts et Spectacles, Cites Nouvelles / City News, October 15, 2000, page 17
1993
"La sculpture – le modelage en argile" segment directed by Stephane Pilon,
Radio Quebec 17UHF/Cable 8, March 10, 1993
SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
2009-2012
Creator/Administrator/Advisor, Education in the Visual Arts Program (EVA), Dollard Center for the Arts. DDO, QC
1986-2012
Teacher: Adult Art Techniques, Dollard Center for the Arts. DDO, QC
2005&2006
Advisor, Comprehensive Art Program (CAP)
Saidye Bronfman Centre School of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
2000-2006
Teacher, Saidye Bronfman Centre School of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
1987-2004
Teacher, Visual Arts Center, 350 Victoria Avenue, Montreal, QC
2001
Teacher, Ceramics, Continuing Education, Dawson College, Montreal, QC (substitution)
CURATORIAL AND ARTS ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE
 
1988-2012
Director and Curator, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard Centre for the Arts, DDO, QC
1994-2012
Director Adult Studio Arts Programming; Dollard Centre for the Arts, DDO, QC
2005-2006
Department Head, Drawing and Painting, Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
2002-2003
Interim Department Head, Drawing and Painting, Saidye Bronfman School of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
2002
Independent Curator, Gillian Wallis Johnston exhibition, Galerie Gora, Montreal, QC
1994-1996
Curator, McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Center, Montreal, QC
SELECTED BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBER
 
1988-2012
Acting Secretary, Dollard Centre for the Arts, DDO, QC
2005-2006
Member, Board of Management, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC
2006
Chair, School of Fine Arts/Youth Institute Committee, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC
2006
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC
2005
Member, Business Skills for Creative Souls Conference Committee; Youth Employment Services, Montreal, QC
2003
Member, Journée Internationale des Femmes Planning Committee, Communauté Sépharade du Québec, Montréal, QC
SELECTED SPEAKER, LECTURER, WORKSHOPS AND/OR JUROR
 
 
Artists Associations of Dollard, Pierrefonds, Pointe Claire, Dorval, Beaconsfield, Lachine, LaSalle, St. Laurent, Laval, The Women’s Art Society, Youth Employment Services, The Artists’ Circle of the West Island, Air Canada, Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Mountain Lake PBS Auction, Art Now ...
 


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