Angela Verlaeckt Clark

Artist Summary

Angela Verlaeckt Clark embodies in her unique stone sculptures, her view of life; being passionate, being engaged, seeing beyond the visible, being enlightened and the ensuing natural progression of art.  Price Range: $2,300 – $9,500

Full Biography

Angela Verlaeckt Clark an Ottawa based stone sculptor and poet, was born in Sherbrooke Québec. Her seemingly mute stones, old from beyond time, are transformed simply by listening to the stone’s memories and sculpting. Angela sees stone as the portal to another dimension. The contemplative and physical nature of sculpting establishes a rhythm between personal strength and the strength of our wild Canadian landscape; it narrows the gap between strength and beauty.
Through the years and seeing the contribution of diverse cultures to art, Angela fashioned her belief in being true to herself.
She is particularly stimulated by the works of Anish Kapoor and Barbara Hepworth, but, moved emotionally by the work of Fukami Sueharu and Kan Yasuda. Their sculptures’ purity of line and timelessness are inspirational.
Angela exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, in the UK, and the Royal Society of British Artists UK, eventually being short-listed for membership with the prestigious group before moving to the USA.
She had her first solo and exhibited in numerous galleries in London, including Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone High Street, London, UK.
She was admitted to the Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada in 2003.
On her return to Canada in 2009, true to her combined heritage of Native American and Belgian ancestry, Angela’s sculpture drew upon her inner stillness, observation and concentration touching upon a primal awareness. Her sculpture, combined with her poetry, became a narrative of timeless emotional dimension and a carefully negotiated earth-like landscape of elegance, strength and endurance.
Recognizing her poetry enhanced the abstract art form she favours, each sculpture is accompanied by an original poem. She has self-published a book of her poetry and sculpture entitled ‘Folds of Life’.
Angela began sculpting at L’école des métiers d’art de Québec, as a representational sculptor, moving to stone and marble abstract forms, at the Ottawa School of Art. In her quest for technique, she studied with sculptor Donald Liardi in Gananoque, John Sadler at the Ottawa School of Art and then pursued a residency in Italy, with master sculptor Gaetano Gizzi.
Creative and imaginative, Angela gravitated toward interior design at university; it taught her the need to be organized and disciplined, skills now evident in her sculpting techniques.
Angela sculptures are an expressive response of the enduring and timeless dialogue between the stone, the artist and the viewer.
In 2013, her sculpture ‘Purity’ received a distinguished award in Toronto, with the Society of Canadian Artists at the J D Carrier Gallery.
In 2015 she received the Jurors Choice Award for Sculpture at TRACES visual arts symposium.
Angela is an elected member of the Sculptors Society of Canada, an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists, a member of the National Capital Network of Sculptors, AOE Arts Council and CARFAC.

Current and upcoming exhibitions:

 

2017   MIFO, Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orléans, Ottawa, ON

2017   Pavillon 7, Contemporary Art, Belgian Embassy, Ottawa, ON

2017   Orléans Art Studio Tour, Orléans, ON

2017   Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

2017   Artworld Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2017   Lorimer Gallery, Charlottetown, PE

2017   John B Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2017   Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016   Orléans Art Studio Tour, Orléans, ON

2015   Artworld Fine Art, Toronto, ON

2015   Gordon Harrison Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2013   The Wellington Street Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013   OSA off-site Gallery, Minto Place, Ottawa, ON,

2012   Gallery Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC,

2012   OSA off-site Gallery, Minto Place, Ottawa, ON,

2011   Patrick John Mills Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2005   Sheridan Russell Gallery, London, UK

2004   Thompson’s Gallery, London, UK

2003   Intermission, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2016   Shenkman Arts Centre, Selections, Ottawa, ON

2016   Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

2016   John B Aird Gallery, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto, ON

2016   Traces Visual Arts Symposium, QC

2016   Artworld Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2016   Lorimer Gallery, Charlottetown, PE

2016   Art in the Garden, Perth, ON

2016   Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

2016   International Juried Art Exhibit, Frederic Remington Art Museum, New York, USA

2016   Society of Canadian Artist Juried Exhibition

2016   Traces Visual Arts Symposium, QC

2016   Frederic Remington Art Museum, NY, USA

2016   Canadian Sculpture Center, Toronto, ON, Toronto, ON

2016   Artworld Fine Art Gallery Toronto, ON

2016   Art in the Garden, Perth, ON

2016   Orléans Art Studio Tour, Orléans, ON

2016   Lorimer Gallery, Charlottetown, PE

2016   Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto,ON

2015   Traces Visual Art Symposium, QC

2015   Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

2015   Frederic Remington Art Museum, NY, USA

2015   Orléans Art Studio Tour, Orléans, ON

2015   The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2015   Traces, Visual Art Symposium 2015, l’Ange-Gardien, QC

2014   Artworld Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014   Traces, Visual Art Symposium 2014, l’Ange-Gardien, QC

2014   Gordon Harrison Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2014   Toronto Art Expo (GHG) Toronto, ON

2014   Pilar Shephard Gallery, Charlottetown, PE

2014   Orléans Art Studio Tour, Orléans, ON

2014   The Pilar Shephard Gallery, Charlottetown, PE,

2014   Toronto International Art Expo, Toronto, ON,

2014   Gordon Harrison Gallery, Ottawa, ON,

2013   Orléans Art Studio Tour, Orléans, ON,

2013   Pilar Shephard Gallery, Charlottetown, PE,

2013   Joseph D Carrier Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013   The Wellington Street Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013   The Gordon Harrison Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2013   Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON

2013   Gordon Harrison Gallery, (Sussex Dr.) Ottawa, ON

2013   Galerie Outaouais, Gatineau, QC

2013   Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, ON

2013   Wall Space Gallery, Orléans, ON

2012   Petroff Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012   Galerie Outaouais, Gatineau, QC

2012   Shenkman Art Centre, Orléans, ON

2012   Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON

2012   Gordon Harrison Gallery, (Sussex Dr.) Ottawa, ON

2012   The Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON

  • Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

2012   Gordon Harrison Gallery, (Sussex Dr.) Ottawa, ON

2012   Galerie Outaouais, Gatineau, QC

2012   Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, ON

2011   Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2011   Shenkman Art Centre, Orleans, ON

2011   Gordon Harrison Gallery, (Sussex Dr.) Ottawa, ON

2011   St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

2011   Kiwi Sculpture Garden, Perth, ON

2010   St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

2010   Patrick John Mills Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2005   Sheridan Russell Gallery, London, UK

2005   Sculptastic Gallery, London, UK

2004   Thompson’s Gallery, London, UK

2004   Intermission (solo) London, UK

2004   Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2004   Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2003   Royal Society of British Artists Mall Galleries, London, UK

2002   Royal Society of British Artists Mall Galleries, London, UK

2002   Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, ON

2001   Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, ON

2001   Duo, Visual Arts Centre, Orléans, ON

2000   Constitution Square, Calligrammes Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2000   Calligrammes Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2000   National Capital Fine Arts Festival, Ottawa, ON

Artistic Activities:

2017   Co-Chair, Orléans Art Studio Tour

2016   Comitée Traces

2016   Co-Chair, Orléans Art Studio Tour

2016   City of Ottawa, selection committee

2015   Co-Chair, Orléans Art Studio Tour

2014     CTV Regional Contact, Joel Haslem, Interview

2013     Artist and Community Representative ‘Trim Road Realignment’ art selection committee, Ottawa, ON Canada

2013     Guest Speaker ‘Boost Productivity @ Work via the Arts’ at the Rideau Club, Ottawa, ON Canada

2013     Guest Speaker College of Theology and Spirituality, Ottawa, ON Canada

2013     Artist Talk The Wellington Street Art Gallery, Toronto, ON Canada

2013     Contemplative, Expressive and Imaginative Arts in Ottawa Interview Liana Voia, Ottawa, ON Canada

2013     Artist Talk Gordon Harrison Gallery, Ottawa, ON Canada

2012     Artist Talk Petroff Gallery, Toronto, ON Canada

2012     Rideau Canal Stone Carving Festival, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2012     Culture géniale interview with Jean-Paul Moreau, Ottawa, ON Canada

2012     Arts Night Guest Speaker, First Unitarian Church, Ottawa, ON Canada

Awards and Recognitions:

2015     Prix du Jury, Traces, Visual Art Symposium 2015, l’Ange-Gardien, QC

2013     Joseph D Carrier Gallery, Award of Merit, Toronto, ON, Canada

2013     Elected member, Society of Canadian Artists, Toronto, ON Canada

2015     Elected member, Sculptors Society of Canada

Residency:

2004   Marble Residency, Italy

Publications:

2013               Southwest Art Magazine, ‘Spectacular Sculpture’, USA

2011               True North Perspective ‘Bits and Bites’, Ottawa, ON

2005               The/Le Canuk, ‘Paths in our Lives’, London, UK

2005               The Marylebone Express, ‘Gallery Beats a Drum’ London, UK

2005               London Living Magazine, ‘Sculpture Vulture’, London, UK

2004               The Star. ‘Former Orléans Artist Debuts in England’, Ottawa, ON

2004               Arteast News. Angela Takes London, Ottawa, ON

2004               The Star, ‘Sen Niwaskom Ônkawôdokawôganal’. Ottawa, ON

2000               Weekly Journal (East) ‘Orléans artists offer Ottawa a taste of Belgium’, Ottawa, ON

2000               The Ottawa Citizen. ‘Around Town’, Ottawa, ON

1999               Weekly Journal (East), ‘A New Stone Age’, Ottawa, ON

1999               The Ottawa Citizen, ‘Art for Discussion’s Sake’, Ottawa, ON

1999               Weekly Journal (East), Royal Treatment’, Ottawa, ON

1998               The Ottawa Citizen,Eye Popping Sculptures’, Ottawa, ON

1998               The Ottawa Citizen, ‘Sculptors Aid Central America’, Ottawa, ON

1994               Le Soleil, ‘La céramique au-delà des codes millénaires de Marie Delagrave’, Québec, QC

Private Commissions:

2017   Warm Glass Direct Mount Wall Sculpture, Ottawa, ON

2017   Warm glass Direct Mount Triptych, Ottawa, ON

2014   Warm Glass window triptych, Ottawa, ON

2014   Stainless steel and Thermo-Fused Glass sculpture, Ottawa, ON

2013   Stone sculpture ‘Primal Mysteries’ Ottawa, ON Canada

2011   Monumental marble sculpture ‘Raindrops and Shadowcasts’ Ottawa, ON Canada

2012     Memorial Stone OSA for sculptor and teacher, John Sadler

Private Collections:

Belgian Royal Family

Numerous Private collections, London UK, Washington USA , Paris, FR, Québec, CAN, Ottawa, CAN, Copenhagen, DK

 

Corporate Collections:

Redsell-Séguin, Orléans, ON

 

Associations:

Elected member, Sculptors Society of Canada

Elected member Society of Canadian Artist (SCA)

National Capital Network of Sculptors (NCNS)

Member International Sculpture Center, USA (ISC)

AOE Arts Council

Orleans Art Studios Tour

CARFAC

Education:

2008-ongoing           Sculpting/Maintaining a Studio, Ottawa, ON Canada

2005 -8                       Sculpting/Maintaining a Studio, Alexandria VA, USA

2001-5                        Sculpting/Maintaining a Studio, London, UK

2002                           Sculpture Academy, London, UK

1997                           Stone Sculpture, Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, ON Canada

1996                          Resin Sculpture, Donald Liardi, sculptor, Gananoque ON, Canada

1980’s                                    Maison des métiers dart du Québec, Québec, QC

1980’s                                    Centre de Ceramique de Ste. Foy, Ste. Foy, QC

1970                           University of Manitoba, Interior Design, Winnipeg, MB

Artist’s Statement

“Some objects do seem to retain the pulse of their making” The Hare with Amber Eyes

“This is why I believe the energy and the mystery of million-year-old stones tingle and pulse through my hands…it is my sign a dialogue between the stone and myself has begun, and a bond forged.  I always seek that interconnection between our personal strength and the strength of our Canadian landscape.  I am truly satisfied when I understand the stone’s message.”  Angela Verlaeckt Clark

Watch a recent CTV interview with Angela in her studio.

online show postcard_cropNEWS:

“Night-Wanderer” (below) is one of three works by Angela, juried into the Society of Canadian Artists

NATIONAL OPEN JURIED ONLINE 2015 EXHIBITION!