Sharon Cheney's Art Career
as a Painter and Sculptor
Sharon Cheney began her art career in her teen years. She later attended the following schools in Montreal: Ecole des Beaux Arts, the Saidye Bronfman Center, and the Visual Arts Center. In addition, she has trained with many well-known artists. See Below
Sharon Cheney, a Quebec artist, has been involved in artistic expression for many years, participating in numerous shows.
Her sensitive representation of nature and people is felt by the viewer who is caught at once by their sensuality and emotional quality. Her works are in many collections in Europe, United States, and Canada, including the private collection of the former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney.
Sharon Cheney was born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. She received her art training both locally and in the United States. She has been a prolific painter and scu1ptor for many years, and has participated in many group and solo shows.
Her oils and pastels reflect a mysterious emotional quality of sadness and joy, and spiritual acceptance. They also demonstrate her sensitivity and love of nature. Having traveled abroad extensively, she paints fascinating landscapes of exoctic place for all to share and enjoy.
The combination of her training as a therapist and her intuitive understanding of people is expressed in her sculptures, which are very moving.
As a teenager she studied with Ester Worthheimer. Later she studied stone sculpture with Stanley Lewis, life drawing and sculpting with Sylvia Lefkovitz, pastel painting with Horace Champagne, Max Stiebel, and Jeanne Lynn, Chinese water colors with Ming Ma, oil painting with David La Fell, sculpture and mold making with Donald Liardi, and Carman Flagelinni. portrait painting with Vincent Capario, landscape painting with Bruce Heggwitt, Frank Zukerell, and Rita Briansky, and floral painting with William Shultz. She also studied clay molding and life drawing at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
As a member of the Pastel Society of Canada, the Conseil de la Sculpture de Quebec and the Arts Club of Montreal, she has participated in over 25 group shows in Quebec, Ontario, and New York, some of which she helped organize.
Though she paints scenes of Quebec, she has travelled to Australia, Japan, China, New Zealand, South America, the Middle East, and Europe for inspiration. She shares the vibrant colors and exotic landscapes, which have inspired her.
Sharon Cheney was born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. She was always fascinated by people even from an early age. For as long as she can remember, she liked to watch them and imagine what they were thinking and feeling.
All of these have given her an increased sensitivity and understanding into human nature. Her belief in Jungian psychology is reflected in her sculptures, many of which depict the many faces of the Goddess and other archetypes. The feminine principle is exemplified in her sculptures "The Temptress", The Fertility Goddess", "Sacred Marriage" and "Mother and Child."
Her oil paintings and pastels demonstrate her love of nature and often have a mysterious emotional quality to them. The viewer can readily relate to the variety of feelings expressed in her work.
Her channeled energy paintings are designed to heal the body as well as the spirit. These brightly colored oil paintings energize and bring joy just by looking at them. They can also be used as a focus for meditation.
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Sharon has participated in many solo and group shows in and around Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, Cologne, Germany, Florida and in western New York.
Her works have been shown in galleries in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and New York. Works by Sharon Cheney are in the private collections of Dr. Norbert Hautzer of Germany and Brian Mulroney, the former Prime Minister of Canada
Group Exhibition VISIONS DE CINQ FEMMES was held at the Montreal Gallery of Contempory Arts on November 15- Dec 14, 1998 at 2165 Cresent Street, Montreal, Quebec.
Vision de Cinq Femmes exhibition included artists:
Dale Alpen-Whiteside, Sharon Cheney, Lilianne Moore, Carole Segal, and Sylvia Weiss.
Solo Exhibition by Sharon Cheney on April 11-18,1991 was help at Le CLUB des ARTS,
1840 Sherbrooke West,Montreal, Quebec, H3I 1E4
November 13-25, 1993, EXPOSITION HOMMAGE to the Oil and Pastel Paintings of SHARON CHENEY was held at the Municipal Library,1380 Church Street, Saint- Laurent, Quebec.
Sharon Participated in the following group exhibitions:
May 1979 Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Quebec
May 1980 Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Quebec
May 1981 Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Quebec
May 1982 Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Quebec
May 1983 Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Quebec
May 1984 Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Quebec
May 1987 Beth Ora Synagogue, Saint-Laurent, Quebec
May 1987 Laval Artist Exhibition, Laval Community Center
Jun 1987 Cote St. Luc Library, Cote St. Luc, Quebec
Dec 1987 Beth Israel Synagogue, Montreal, Quebec
Feb 1988 Collectors Choice Exhibition, Kastel Gallery, Montreal, QC
Nov 1988 Visions de Cinq Femmes, Gallery des Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec
May 1989 Beth Ora Synagogue, Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Oct 1989 Pastel Society of Canada, Montreal Community Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Apr 1990 Arts Club Spring Show, Walter Klinkoff Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
May 1990 Laval Artist's Exhibition, Laval Community Center, Laval, Quebec
Nov 1990 Arts Club Fall Show Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
Mar 1991 Quartier des Artists Gallery, Pointe Claire, Quebec
Apr 1991 Solo Exhibit Arts Club of Montreal Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
Apr 1991 Solo Show, Continental Insurance, Cologne, Germany
Apr 1991 Arts Club Spring Show Olgivy's, Montreal, Quebec
Oct 1991 Cancer Society Auction, Montreal, Quebec
Nov 1991 Arts Club Christmas Show Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
Nov 1991 Toronto Art Exhibition, Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario
Dec 1991 Laval Artist's Show, Hotel des Gouveneurs, Laval, Quebec
Dec 1991 Florida Pastel Society Exhibit, Bradenton, Florida
Feb 1992 Art Club Auction, Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
Mar 1992 Laval Artist's Exhibition, Hotel des Gouveneurs, Laval, Quebec
Mar 1992 Arts Club Spring Show, Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
Apr 1992 Montreal Street Scenes, Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
May 1992 Colbert Gallery Exhibition, Montreal, Quebec
Nov 1992 Laval Artist's Exhibition, Hotel des Gouveneurs, Laval, Quebec
Dec 1992 Carrefour d'Argenteuil, Brownsburg, Quebec
Dec 1992 Arts Club Christmas Show, Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
Mar 1993 Arts Club Spring Show, Arts Club, Montreal, Quebec
Nov 1993 Solo Exhibit - Municipal Library, Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Feb 1993 Solo Show, St. Saveur Hotel, St. Saveur, Quebec
Jun 1994 Le Square de Tertre art show, St. Henri, Quebec
Dec 1994 Pastel Society of Canada, Montreal, Quebec
Jun 1995 Le Square de Tertre Art Show, St. Henri, Quebec
Oct 1995 Solo Exhibit Spiral Path Center, Geneseo, New York
Feb 1996 Beth Israel Synagogue, Kingston, Ontario
Jun 1996 Le Square de Tertre Art Show, St. Henri, Quebec
Jun 1997 Mill House Gallery, Honeoye Falls, New York
Jun 1997 Gemanow Coffery Gallery, Rochester, New York
Oct 1998 On The Flip Side Gallery, Rochester, New York
Sharon's works have been shownin ther following galleries:
Galerie Clarence Gagnon, Montreal, Quebec
Quartier des Artists Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
Kaspar Gallery Toronto, Ontario
Neville Gallery Toronto, Ontario
Maskit Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Rideau Mall Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Mill House Gallery, Honeoye Falls, New York
Beth Israel Synagogue, Kingston, Ontario
Gemanow Coffery Gallery, Rochester, New York
On The Flip Side Galler, Rochester, New York
Le Patrimoine Montrealais, Montreal, Quebec
Le Square de Tertre Art Show, St. Henri, Quebec
Arts Club of Montreal
Conseil de la Sculpture du Quebec
Pastel Society of Canada
Sharon Cheney's Art Education
1964-66 Street Scenes & Still Life Esther Wortheimer, Montreal, Quebec
1967 Clay Modeling Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Quebec
1968 Life Drawing Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Quebec
1978-84 Stone Sculpture Stanley Lewis, Montreal, Quebec
1984 Life Drawing Sylvia Lefkovitz, Montreal, Quebec
1984-86 Modeling in Wax Sylvia Lefkovitz, Montreal, Quebec
1986 Oil Painting Sylvia Lefkovitz, Montreal, Quebec
1987 Water Color & Chinese inks Ming Ma, Montreal, Quebec
1987 Landscapes in Pastel Horace Champagne, Visual Arts Center, Montreal
1988 Sculpting in Clay and Plaster Ecole des Beaux Arts Villa Maria, Montreal
1988 Mold Making Ecole des Beaux Arts Villa Maria, Montreal
1988 Still Life & Landscapes in Pastel Jeneane Lunn,Burlington, Vermont
1988 Sculpture & Mold Making Donald Liardi, Van Kleek Hills, Ontario
1988 Still Life in oil David Lafell, Old Lyme Academy, Conn.
1988 Portraiture in Oil Vincent Capario, Ecole des Beaux Arts Villa Maria
1989 Landscapes in Oil Bruce Heggwitt, Van Kleek Hills, Ontario
1989 Landscape Frank Zuckerell, National ArtsCenter, New York
1989 Florals William Schultz, National Arts Center, New York
Sharon Cheney's Academic Education
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy McGill University, Montreal, QC
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Science Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago
Hypnotherapy Certificate Transformative Hypnotherapy School, Santa Rosa, CA
Holistic Therapy Classes Sharon Forrest, Montreal QC
Metapsychics Classes Canada and the United States
Sharon's Additional Art Expereinces Include:
Acting as Director of Cheney Creations, organizing and marketing solo and group art exhibitions, designing and producing commissioned sculptures and paintings as well as participating in numerous art exhibitions.