Sara Robichaud (née: McIntosh)
Sara Robichaud completed her Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Victoria in 2009 after receiving her BFA at Queen’s University in 1995. She currently lives in Nanaimo, BC and teaches on Vancouver Island.
She has taught at the Surrey Art Gallery, the Vancouver Island School of Art and during her Masters, as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria. Sara has been the Golden Certified Working Artist for Vancouver Mainland and Vancouver Island since 2006.
Robichaud’s work is rooted in formalist painting, engaging the viewer in an inquiry between the atmospheric and lyrical qualities of the form and the hard physicality of their material. Her process includes: staining, layering from chalky opaque paints to transparent saturated colours, taping / scraping viscous layers of heavy gel and using lace as a stencil. Enmeshed with personal life experiences, Sara explores generational feminine themes using an alluring and original visual language.
Sara is represented in Calgary at the Herringer Kiss Gallery and in Vancouver at Gallery Jones.
Sara’s work been exhibited nationally and at international art fairs in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles. It is also part of numerous private and public collections in North America and the Middle East.