CHANTEL GUSHUE

Mixed Materials / Canada

 

My work is a reflection on the damaging exertion used when trying to reach an unattainable, perceived perfection. The materials I use to illustrate this analogy (bone and crystal) form in similar ways in nature, through the crystallization of their own essential matter.

Their outward appearance leads to a presumption of worth, but true value lies beneath the surface.

Work

Ring, 2021

Resin, ovine bone, silver, gold, peridot, glass, enamel paint

Ring, 2021

Resin, bovine bone, silver, gold, amethyst, glass, enamel paint

Experience

EDUCATION
Massachusetts College of Art & Design MFA Visual Arts 2018 – 2020

HONOURS & AWARDS
Grants to Individuals Arts Nova Scotia 2021
Best in Show – Catch Phrase Envision Arts 2021
Honourable Mention – Grit to Gold Society of North American Goldsmiths 2020
Road 2 Success Scholarship Society of North American Goldsmiths 2020
GGC National Scholarship Girl Guides of Canada 2018
Dean’s Scholarship MassArt 2018

EXHIBITIONS
STUDENT EXHIBITION SNAG 2021
CAMP LA Pai Gallery – Ottawa, ON 2021
WE ARE SNAG: ANTHOLOGY SNAG 2021
METAL + ? = SPLOP Design 2021
ADORN AXIS NYCxDESIGN – New York, NY 2021
CATCH PHRASE University of North Texas CoLab – Denton, TX 2021
ARTIST OF THE WEEK Myday-Byday – Rome, IT 2020
ARTIST OF THE MONTH Envision Arts – Dallas, TX 2020
WHAT REMAINS Co-Adorn – Halifax, NS 2020
WHAT REMAINS MassArt – Boston, MA 2020
PLACEMENT Visual Space Gallery – Vancouver, BC 2020
QUARANTINE FOLK Calico – Brooklyn, NY 2020
EMERGE Gallery 263 – Cambridge, MA 2020
GRIT TO GOLD University of the Arts – Philadelphia, PA 2020
CRAFT IN CONTEMPORARY ART Site:Brooklyn – Brooklyn, NY 2020
PLACEMENT Mary E. Black Gallery – Halifax, NS 2020
MASTERS Scollay Square Gallery – Boston, MA 2020

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