Stéphanie Rivet was born in Montreal in 1972. She displayed a strong interest for the arts and painting at a very young age, but she also had an interest in everything related to sciences and mathematics. After studying mathematics, she redirected her studies and obtained a Fine Arts degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since 1998, she has exhibited her paintings in several art galleries. In 2008, she left teaching mathematics to devote herself entirely to her art.
Rivet’s works are inspired by nature, and her paintings are mainly abstract. ‘’Working in an abstract style allows me to use my creativity freely,” she says of her work. “For me, creativity is to accept the unknown, to welcome the unexpected as an opportunity, and to not be afraid of failure. Believing that the result will be even more beautiful than what I had originally planned, encourages me to make exciting discoveries.” She applies the paint entirely with a palette knife, often mixing the color directly on the canvas. This method promotes spontaneity, and allows her to be guided by intuition as the artwork begins to take shape.
Stéphanie Rivet has presented her work in various galleries and cultural centres all across Canada, in the United States and Europe. Her paintings are found in private and corporate collections worldwide.
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