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Henriette Ethier (1950) was born in Dalkeith in Ontario. Ethier has participated in over 70 solo and group shows since 1975. Her works have been shown in Ontario, Quebec, Germany and Chili. Many of her works are part of private and public collections: (Embassade de l’État du Koweit in Ottawa, La maison de la Culture in Gatineau and the University of Ottawa.
Henriette Ethier has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and a Masters degree in Education both completed at the University of Ottawa. Throughout the years she saw the need to pursue various courses and workshops in art to complement and nourish her knowledge and refine her skills in different fields of the artistic landscape. This has incontestably sharpened her perception of today’s artistic debates and trends. (Western Technical collegiate in Toronto and The Ottawa School of Arts…drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, cinema and animation films).
Ethier candidly expresses that she has learned much from the young students and adults she has encountered during her 35 years as an art teacher. She has also given various art workshops throughout Ontario. She admits that teaching art occupied much of her time but did not inhibit her production as a professional artist.
This Ottawa artist is a member of several art associations such as BRAVO (Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l’Ontario), la GNO, (Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario).
Ethier presently lives in Ottawa and maintains an active production. Photography, painting and sculpture remain an essential part of her process.