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Alexis Marie Chute, MFA, BFA

ALEXIS MARIE CHUTE

Born: 1984, Canada                                  

Education:

Masters of Fine Art, Creative Writing, Lesley University, Cambridge MA, USA

Bachelor of Fine Art, Visual Art, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN

Media Design School, Auckland New Zealand

 Gallery Representation:

  • 2013 to Present – AR&S Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • 2013 – 2015 – Method Art Gallery, Scottsdale AZ, USA

 PR & Publicity:

2013 – Present –  Rachel Sentes, Gal Friday Publicity

Residencies: 2012/2013 – Artist in Residence, Harcourt House Gallery & Artist Run Centre

 Curating:

2016 –  InFocus Photo Exhibit, Alberta photography exhibition – dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB, CAN, Exposure Photography Festival

2015 –  InFocus Edmonton, Group photography exhibition – Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB, CAN, Exposure Photography Festival

Professional Mentoring: 2015 – Mentoring creative individuals working in the area of art, music, writing and photography. Teaching them business and creative skills to help them advance in their fields.

Filmmaking: (Writer, Director, Producer, Filmmaker)

2015 – 2016

  • “Expecting Sunshine” Documentary
  • “Brave New Normal: Five Mothers Break the Silence on Baby Loss” Documentary

 Solo Exhibitions:

2015

  • “The Quiet Rebuild – New Portraits” – Harcourt House Gallery & Artist Run Centre, Annex, Edmonton, AB, CAN, Exposure Photography Festival

2014

  • “Unfulfilled Precognition” – EPCOR Centre, Calgary AB, CAN
  • “Unfulfilled Precognition” – Kiwanis Gallery, Red Deer AB, CAN
  • “The Quiet Rebuild” – Art Central Gallery, Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary AB, CAN
  • “The Quiet Rebuild” – Gallery at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton AB, CAN

2013

  • “The Quiet Rebuild” – Harcourt House Gallery & Artist Run Centre, Edmonton AB, CAN

2007

  • “Art in Transition” – Artist’s Studio, Edmonton AB, CAN

2006

  • “A New Kind of Beauty” – The Gallery at Milner, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Insert-Yourself-Here-Family” – FAB Showcase, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Reflections of Reality” – Hulbert’s Café, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Untitled Painting & Photography” – Hulbert’s Café, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Art Complements Life” – Artist’s Studio, Edmonton AB, CAN

Group Exhibitions:

2015

  • “Art through the Lens” – Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky, USA
  • “Art on the Block” – Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • “New Territories” – Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • “Unfulfilled Precognition” – Kit and Ace, Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • “Open Walls” – Bleeding Heart Gallery, Edmonton, AB, CAN

2014

  • “Art on the Block” – AR&S Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “The Ultimate Composition” – Method Art Gallery, Scottsdale AZ, CAN

2013

  • “Heartbreak” – Bleeding Heart Art Show, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Kinetic” – Harcourt House Gallery & Artist Run Centre, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Artist Lens” – Artpoint Gallery, The Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary AB, CAN
  • “Unfinished Art Challenge” – Paint Spot, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Giving With Style” fundraising exhibition, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Fashion for Freedom” Piomena Productions, Edmonton, CAN

2012

  • “Winter Salon” – PhotoHaus Gallery, Vancouver BC, CAN
  • “Let’s Begin” – Bleeding Heart Art Space, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Symbiosis” – Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Square One” – Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert AB, CAN
  • “Unfinished Art Challenge” – Paint Spot, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Giving With Style” fundraising exhibition, Edmonton AB, CAN

2010, 2011

  • “Open Photo” – Kaasa Gallery, Jubilee Auditorium, VAAA, Edmonton AB, CAN

2009

  • “The Bias Project” – The Works Art & Design Festival, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Signs” – The Art Gallery of St. Albert, AB, CAN

2007

  • “Fort Edmonton Park” – FAB Showcase, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Amalgam” – FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada
  • “Free for All” – Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN

2006

  • “Tattoo’s of the Soul” – Fine Art Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • Untitled painting exhibition – Fine Art Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN

2005

  • Mixed media exhibition – The Fringe Gallery, Edmonton AB, Canada
  • The Works Art & Design Festival, Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, CAN

2006, 2004, 2003

  • Harvest Moon Festival, Edmonton AB, Canada

 Awards:

2015

  • Winner, John Poole Promotion of the Arts Award, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, Edmonton
  • Winner, 38th Annual National Magazine Awards, Best Editorial Package on the Web, Today’s Parent Magazine, Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss awareness campaign, CAN
  • Finalist, 38th Annual National Magazine Awards, Best Online Video, CAN
  • Finalist, Turning Point Award, YMCA Women of Distinction Awards, Edmonton
  • Finalist, Yeggie Award, Best in Family and Parenting, new media/blogging, Edmonton

2014

  • Winner, “The Ultimate Composition,” plus 1 honorable mention, Method Art Gallery
  • Poetry Finalist, The Malahat Review, Open Season Awards
  • Finalist, Northlands Award for Emerging Artist, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts
  • Finalist, Yeggie Award, Best in Family and Parenting, new media/blogging, Edmonton
  • Finalist, Turning Point Award, YMCA Women of Distinction Awards, Edmonton
  • Nomination for Sobey Art Award, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Top 10 Finalist, VISTEK Emerging Photographer Competition, Exposure Photography Festival

2013

  • Top 40 Under 40, Avenue Magazine
  • Four Accolades of Excellence, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
  • Finalist blog, Yeggies New Media Award, Wanted, Chosen, Planned
  • Finalist, Northlands Award for Emerging Artist, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts
  • Co-Winner, Canadian Authors Association poetry reading
  • Finalist writer, Prism International Non-Fiction Writing Competition
  • Nomination for the Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize by Harcourt House Gallery
  • Top 10 Finalist, VISTEK Emerging Photographer Competition, Exposure Photography Festival

2012

  • Named a 2012 Emerging Canadian Photographer, PhotoLife Magazine
  • NaNoWriMo, Successfully wrote a 50,000 word novel in 30 days
  • Showtime winner, PhotoLife Magazine
  • Nomination for Sobey Art Award, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Canada

2011

  • Shortlisted, Northlands Award for Emerging Artist, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

2010

  • Finalist, Northlands Award for Emerging Artist, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts
  • 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Awards, Iris Photography Awards, New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography
  • Honorable Mention, Open Photo Competition 2010, Kassa Gallery, Visual Arts Alberta
  • Accolade of Excellence, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International

2009

  • 1 Silver, 3 Bronze Awards, Iris Awards, New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers
  • Named a Sizzling 20 Under 30, Edmontonians Magazine
  • 2 Accolade of Excellence, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International

2008

  • Silver Award for Photography, Kodak Gold Awards 2008, New Zealand
  • 1 Silver, 9 Bronze Awards, Iris Awards, New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers

2004 – 2007

  • 4 Jason Lang University Scholarships, Alberta Government, CAN

 Teaching & Public Speaking:

2016

  • Curator talk, InFocus Photo Exhibit, Exposure Photography Festival, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • Guest Speaker, University of Alberta, History of Photography & Art students, InFocus Photo Exhibit, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • Workshop presenter, Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Workshop presenter, The Compassionate Friends 2016 National Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

2015

  • Session Presenter, Words in 3D Writers Conference
  • Curator talk, InFocus Edmonton exhibition during Exposure Photography Festival
  • Artist talk, “The Quiet Rebuild – New Portraits,” Exposure Photography Festival
  • Workshop presenter, The Compassionate Friends National Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Baby Steps Memorial Walk, Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • Valedictorian address, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • “Blue Eyes” Prose Reading, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Expecting Sunshine Reading, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, USA

2014

  • Workshop presenter, 2014 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Workshop presenter, The Compassionate Friends National Conference, Chicago IL, USA
  • Keynote speaker, Baby Steps Memorial Walk, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • Workshop presenter, Biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference, San Antonio Texas, USA
  • Artist Talks, Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary AB, CAN
  • Photographer presentation speaker, Exposure Photography Festival, Calgary AB, CAN

2013

  • Keynote speaker, Parent Care Candle Lighting service, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • Keynote speaker, Baby Steps Memorial Walk, Sherwood Park AB, CAN
  • Artist talk, Ellerslie Road Preschool, Edmonton AB, CAN

2012

  • Artist talk, Sturgeon Composite High School, Sturgeon County AB, CAN
  • Keynote speaker, The Walk to Remember, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • Keynote speaker, Annual city-wide May Memorial, Edmonton AB, CAN

2010, 2011

  • Art and Photography instructor, Singspiration Camp, Concordia University College, Edmonton AB, CAN

2009

  • Guest speaker, New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography

Publications:

2016

  • “Sharing Important Stories in Expecting Sunshine Documentary,” Edmonton’s Child Magazine
  • “Labor of Love,” Parents Canada Magazine
  • “New law ends isolation for parents who’ve experienced miscarriage and stillbirth,” Today’s Parent Magazine
  • “What NOT to bring to the hospital,” Today’s Parent Magazine
  • Alexis Marie Uncensored, ongoing column in Edmonton Woman Magazine
  • Expecting Sunshine, Canadian Family Magazine

2015

  • “Not Going Gently: A Q&A with Constance Vincent,” Edmonton Senior, Calgary Senior
  • “Alexis Marie Uncensored: “Edmonton Woman Magazine, ongoing column
  • “Alexis Marie Uncensored: Distracted Humans,” Edmonton Woman Magazine, ongoing column
  • “Alexis Marie Uncensored: Riding High,” Edmonton Woman Magazine, ongoing column
  • “Alexis Marie Uncensored: On Motherhood,” Edmonton Woman Magazine, ongoing column
  • “Her Opinion: Art and the Canadian Landscape,” Women’s Art Museum Society of Canada, Anthology
  • “Her Threads: Spotlight on Current Artistic Practice,” Women’s Art Museum Society of Canada, Anthology
  • “The Quiet Rebuild” Bellingham Review, Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA
  • “The Diagnosis that Changed My Life,” Connections Magazine, TS Canada
  • “Share your stories to inspire others – and help yourself” Calgary Senior Newspaper, CAN
  • “Cottage Days” Edmonton Senior Magazine, CAN

2014

  • “The Tiny Voice that Saved Me,” essay in the Three Minus One anthology, She Writes Press
  • “How to Honour a Bereaved Mother on Mother’s Day,” Today’s Parent Magazine
  • “Finding Humor in Dark Places” Lesley University course book, Cambridge MA, USA
  • “NaNoWriMo: An Exciting Challenge for Writers,” Branchline Magazine, Canadian Author’s Association
  • “Legacy of Love,” Perspectives Magazine, TSC Alliance
  • “Is the Cure for Depression a Genuine Human Connection?” Flurt Magazine
  • “Mourning on Mother’s Day,” Smart Healthy Woman Magazine
  • “The Yes/No Approach to Life,” Flurt Magazine
  • “Add Extra Hours to your Day: Unconventional Ideas to find time to follow dreams,” Flurt Magazine
  • “Is the Cure for Depression a Genuine Human Connection?” Flurt Magazine
  • “5 Ways to Stay Sane While Raising Young Children,” Flurt Magazine
  • “The Job of a Nose: My Contemplation of Getting a Nose Job,” Flurt Magazine
  • “How to become an unplugged parent” Flurt Magazine
  • “How I Survived a Vacation with my In-laws,” Flurt Magazine
  • “What is Normal Anyway? A Mother’s Story of Loss and Love,” Flurt Magazine
  • “Returning to the Classroom: Lessons from a Past Graduate” Flurt Magazine
  • “How I Battled the Bully Within,” Flurt Magazine

2013

  • “A Change of Plans” guest blog post on The Stars Apart
  • “Fire Tears through South Edmonton Condo Development” (Photojournalism) CBC News
  • “Hundreds Forced from their Homes After Massive Fire” (Photojournalism) 660 News
  • “Rutherford Fire” (Photojournalism) i880 News AM
  • “The Lottery of Loss” guest blog post on Men Get Pregnant Too, Montreal, CAN
  • “Positive Role Models Needed for Youth” Times Colonist, CAN
  • “A (New) Normal Family” guest blog post on Spit and Sparkles, Texas, USA
  • “A Generation in Trouble” Winnipeg Free Press, CANADA
  • “Alexis Marie Chute: About the Gallery and Her Experiences” Harcourt House blog
  • “Showtime” (Food photography) Photo Life Magazine, Feb/March issue
  • “Showtime” (Nature photography) Photo Life Magazine, Aug/Sep issue
  • “Emerging Photographers 2012” Photo Life Magazine, Aug/Sep issue

2012

  • “Showtime” (Cyclist photograph) Photo Life Magazine, Oct/Nov issue
  • “Fantastic Photo Winner” Bridal Fantasy Magazine

2011

  • “16×20 Photograph competition,” (Winner of Accolade of Excellence) Rangefinder Magazine

2009

  • “Left of Centre” (Fashion spread and cover photo) HER Magazine, Issue 110, New Zealand
  • “Roots and Wings” (Portraits) Life Magazine New Zealand, Issue 7
  • “Steps to the Sun: Alexis Marie in Santorini” Destinations Travel Magazine, NZ
  • “Print Power” (Fashion) HER Magazine, Issue 99, New Zealand
  • “Full Speed Ahead” (Editorial Photography) Life Magazine New Zealand, Issue 6
  • “Mucking In” (Photojournalism) Life Magazine New Zealand, Issue 6
  • “Wedlocked” (Fashion) Life Magazine New Zealand, Issue 6

2008

  • “The Fine Art for a Fine Location” Destinations Travel Magazine, Spring issue, NZ
  • “A Secret Garden,” Weddingbells Magazine, NZ

2007

  • “Bias” Art Catalogue, the Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Amalgam” Art catalogue, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN

2005

  • Gateway Newspaper (Photojournalism), University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, CAN
  • “Fantastic Photo Winner” Bridal Fantasy Magazine

2004

  • Letter to the Editor, The Edmonton Journal