Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art

Richard Tetrault  Bio         Exhibitions:   Smoke, Steel, Sky click to view video


"The immediate urban environment provides me with the starting point for most of my paintings and prints. The shifting dynamics of the street is a collage of images and encounters that are both edgy and full of primal vitality. I improvise freely on observed realities, and am interested in exposing the layers that can be found within the commonplace, emphasizing the mythic within the mundane."   - Richard Tetrault

Photo by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward




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Richard Tetrault - Transformations - Industrial City Series - click for larger image

Transformations - Industrial City Series
40 x 26 Inches 
acrylic on paper
$3,000
Richard Tetrault - Smoke, Steel, Sky - click for larger image

Smoke, Steel, Sky
48 x 74 Inches 
acrylic on canvas & metal
$7,000
Richard Tetrault - Premonitions (triptych) - click for larger image

Premonitions (triptych)
36 x 50 Inches 
acrylic & pastel on panel
$4,500
poetry from the book "Falseworks" by Gary Geddes
Richard Tetrault - Industrial City - Mapped Series (triptych) - click for larger image

Industrial City - Mapped Series (triptych)
45 x 72 Inches 
acrylic & sand & collage on canvas
$6,500
Richard Tetrault - Falseworks #1 (diptych) - click for larger image

Falseworks #1 (diptych)
24 x 36 Inches 
acrylic & collage on panel
$2,400
poetry from the book "Falseworks" by Gary Geddes
Richard Tetrault - Industrial Landscape VIII - Shadows - click for larger image

Industrial Landscape VIII - Shadows
26 x 40 Inches 
acrylic on paper
$3,000
Richard Tetrault - Lifeline - click for larger image

Lifeline
24 x 23 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$1,450
Richard Tetrault - Towards the City - click for larger image

Towards the City
26 x 40 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$2,800
Richard Tetrault - Tidal Flats #1 - click for larger image

Tidal Flats #1
46 x 68 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$5,600
Richard Tetrault - Industrial Landscape - Winter - click for larger image

Industrial Landscape - Winter
30 x 44 Inches 
acrylic on paper
$3,800
Richard Tetrault - Drydock -Rain - click for larger image

Drydock -Rain
30 x 44 Inches 
acrylic on paper
$3,600
Richard Tetrault - Calm Sea - Eagle - click for larger image

Calm Sea - Eagle
40 x 66 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$6,600
Richard Tetrault - Red Divide - click for larger image

Red Divide
72 x 44 Inches 
acrylic & sand on canvas with stained wood
$7,500
Richard Tetrault - Overpass - Grey Sky - click for larger image

Overpass - Grey Sky
30 x 44 Inches 
acrylic on paper
$3,600
Richard Tetrault - Waterfront Nightfall I - click for larger image

Waterfront Nightfall I
24 x 60 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$3,800
Richard Tetrault - Red Arc #2 - click for larger image

Red Arc #2
34 x 70 Inches 
acrylic, oil & sand on canvas
$5,900
Richard Tetrault - Ironworkers Bridge Screen (front) - click for larger image

Ironworkers Bridge Screen (front)
79 x 76 Inches 
acrylic on panel & steel
$9,000
metal work by Arnt Arntzen
Richard Tetrault - Ironworkers Bridge Screen (back) - click for larger image

Ironworkers Bridge Screen (back)
79 x 76 Inches 
acrylic on panel & steel
$9,000
metal work by Arnt Arntzen
Richard Tetrault - Waterfront Nightfall II - click for larger image

Waterfront Nightfall II
24 x 60 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$3,800
Richard Tetrault - Trainyards At Night - click for larger image

Trainyards At Night
22 x 60 Inches 
acrylic on paper on panel
$3,600
Richard Tetrault - Dark Angel Rising - click for larger image

Dark Angel Rising
70 x 40 Inches 
acrylic on canvas
$7,200
Richard Tetrault - Reflections - Red Arc IV - click for larger image

Reflections - Red Arc IV
36 x 24 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$2,200
Richard Tetrault - Reflections - Red Arc III - click for larger image

Reflections - Red Arc III
36 x 24 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$2,200
Richard Tetrault - Reflections - Crows & Cranes - click for larger image

Reflections - Crows & Cranes
34 x 24 Inches 
acrylic on panel
$2,000
Richard Tetrault - Industrial Landscape - City Rises - click for larger image

Industrial Landscape - City Rises
30 x 44 Inches 
acrylic on paper
$3,800
Richard Tetrault - Trackside - click for larger image

Trackside
22 x 30 Inches 
monotype
$1,500
Richard Tetrault - Levity (edition of 5) - click for larger image

Levity (edition of 5)
12 x 12 Inches 
linocut
$300
framed size
Richard Tetrault - Rain (edition of 5) - click for larger image

Rain (edition of 5)
12 x 12 Inches 
linocut
$300
framed size
Richard Tetrault - Zen Crow (#4 of 35) - click for larger image

Zen Crow (#4 of 35)
20.75 x 29.5 Inches 
woodcut
$750
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Yellow Door (#9 of 19 - click for larger image

Yellow Door (#9 of 19
40 x 26.5 Inches 
woodcut
$1,200
Richard Tetrault - Winter Bridge (#20 of 35) - click for larger image

Winter Bridge (#20 of 35)
25 x 35.75 Inches 
woodcut
$850
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Reflection #2 (#2 of 4) - click for larger image

Reflection #2 (#2 of 4)
30 x 22.25 Inches 
linocut
$950
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Reflection #1 (#2 of 4) - click for larger image

Reflection #1 (#2 of 4)
30 x 22.25 Inches 
linocut
$950
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Queue (#2 of 19) - click for larger image

Queue (#2 of 19)
25 x 35.75 Inches 
woodcut
$950
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Night Window (#14 of 19) - click for larger image

Night Window (#14 of 19)
19 x 14 Inches 
woodcut
$600
Richard Tetrault - Loading Cranes - click for larger image

Loading Cranes
18 x 24 Inches 
linocut
$750
Richard Tetrault - Illuminated City (#31 of 35) - click for larger image

Illuminated City (#31 of 35)
25 x 35.75 Inches 
woodcut
$850
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Disappearing Alley (#7 of 19) - click for larger image

Disappearing Alley (#7 of 19)
41.75 x 29.75 Inches 
woodcut
$1,000
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Dark Bridges (#5 of 6) - click for larger image

Dark Bridges (#5 of 6)
19.75 x 26 Inches 
woodcut
$450
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Crow Frieze (#11 of 20) - click for larger image

Crow Frieze (#11 of 20)
10 x 22.25 Inches 
linocut
$400
framed
Richard Tetrault - Alley Suite #1 (#4 of 6) - click for larger image

Alley Suite #1 (#4 of 6)
11 x 30 Inches 
linocut
$450
unframed
Richard Tetrault - Chinatown Variations #1 (#3 of 4) - click for larger image

Chinatown Variations #1 (#3 of 4)
29.75 x 41.75 Inches 
woodcut
$1,100
unframed
Please email the gallery to view more works by Richard Tetrault.


Biography

Richard Tetrault is a painter, printmaker and muralist living in Vancouver, Canada.  His work explores universal themes of the figure and the urban landscape.  Richard's paintings, prints and murals fuse together allegorical figures with urban landscapes, creating a timeless space that invites the viewer to look through windows into both the past and the future. From 'Painted Lives and Shifting Landscapes' -  Pam Fairfield

While Tetrault's studio work reflects the dynamics of the city, his murals are an attempt to directly influence the physical texture of the street.  He is known for initiating large-scale community projects and collaborations, working in a broad range of materials and concepts.  These works have brought the artist recognition as both a teacher and as an innovative public artist.  In the past severeal years, Tetrault has participated with the Canada-based art group, La Raza, on mural initiatives in Canada, Argentina and Mexico.

A recent book on Tetrault, Painted Lives and Shifting Landscapes (Anvil Press, 2004), profiles several decades of his work.


Solo Exhibitions
2008     Urban Topographies  St Thomas-Elgin Art Centre, Ontario
2006     Havana  Anodyne 2 Gallery, Palm Desert CA
2004     Havana Nights  Art and Soul Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003     Painted Stories: Visualizing the Downtown Eastside The Interurban,  Vancouver BC
2002     Red Divide  Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC
2001     Harbours  Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver BC
2001     Urban Excavations Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC
1999     Heat 2 Oceans 23 Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
1996     Crow  Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC
1991     Baskets of Fire  Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC
1990     Threshold  Galerie Beaux Arts, Toronto, ON
1987 - 89  Jacqueline M Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1986       Firehall Theatre, Vancouver BC
1986       Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC
1985       Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt BC
1983       Carnegie Community Centre, Vancouver BC
1983       Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC






Group Exhibitions
2008     Group, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008     Kuwait / Canada exhibition
2007     Salon de Pastica Mexicana, Mexico City
2005 - 06  Trilateral Print Exchage (Japan, Canada, The Netherlands), Malaspina printmakers
2004     Gallerie Rocambour, France
2003     What a Relief!  Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC
2002     Vertical Stories, Galleria Sztuki, Olsztyn, Poland
2002     Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC
2001     Just to Print  Dundarave Gallery, West Vancouver BC
1999     Srinakharnwirot University-International Exhibit, Bankok Thailand
1999     Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver BC
1997     Crow Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River BC
1992/ 93  Arts in Action Touring Exhibit, Mexico
1992     Salon de Plastica Mexicana, Mexico City
1991     Jardin Borda, Cuernavaca, Mexico
1990     Art Against Racism Canada / US Touring Exhibit
1989     Art Against Racism Vancouver BC
1986     Art About Issues Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC
1984     Warehouse Show, Vancouver BC
1983     Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC
1993     Maastrich International Print Exhibition, Maastrich, Holland
1993     Arts in Action Touring Exhibit, West Africa


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