A Glimpse at the Artist
within a group of people studying the art of drawing with a couple of visual arts teachers in Enghien-les Bains.
Annie Sène is a mix of the French, Senegalese, and Guadeloupean cultures enriched by the presence of her family. She is self-taught to the bones, growing from trial and error through the years, always persevering in acquiring new knowledge and skills in order to accomplish her dreams.
She explored several media including black pencil on paper, charcoal and pastel. These media allowed her to experience work space, form, light, shadows and color. Her leitmotiv has always been the same: to explore the complexity of human nature and the ensuing diversity. At the start she touched upon sweetness and femininity with the portrait form using a black pencil or charcoal. She made a significant foray into the world of oil painting in which the subject was an African top-model turned activist. Whereas the preceding works concerned the face this one shows the body of a woman.
The next period, oil on paper touched upon the identity, the femininity, and intimacy in the world of the adult and also the innocence and sweetness in the child. Pastel followed accompanied by nude models. Next she applied herself to oil painting using different subjects: landscape, people, and animals. “Métamorphose” was a turning point in her work as she begins to use a semi-abstract approach. At the same time her work has been gaining in dimensions she has been burying hidden treasures here and there in her paintings. The treasure hunt is on!
She painted her first oil painting on canvas in 1992. within a group of people studying the art of drawing with a couple of visual arts teachers in Enghien-les Bains. But, we must wait until 1993 to see her first oil painting exhibiting superior esthetic and technical qualities. Starting in 2002, in France, she frequented workshops to be in the presence of other artists in an Association known as the Quatre-A, in Cergy le Haut, and participated in group expositions with them for two years.
Several of her paintings were exposed in Montreal at the Charles Garo Gallery in 2010 for a duration of 10 months.
In 2012 she had her first solo exhibition at Chez le Portugais and has exposed on a regular basis since then.
She exibited her works at La Galerie Lamoureux Ritzenhoff for several years. In 2015 her painting "La Source Sauve" was the prize winner for the poster of the Rallye Expos 2015, Vues d'Afrique.
Annie Sène teaches painting to different groups of senior citizens. She also organizes Karaoke sessions, mainly la chanson française, for some of her students.
In 2020, Annie Sène is participating in the ArtxTerra cohort, certificate issued, is registered for the Entrepreneurial Artist of the Year 2020 award, and is one of the 10 finalists chosen. It was a great opportunity to make yourself known. And now, she follows the Bootcamp of this year 2021.
She is represented by the Galerie Lenoir since December 2020, collaborates with the Passionate of PAV Arts since 2019, from this meeting, she wrote a poem "Yes, Am Born, Mixture of eternal colors "and creates an oil canvas named" L'Éra BLÉ SeMÉ ". These works appear in the book The Garden of Colors and Diversity designed by PAV. (Visual Arts enthusiasts).
The month of April 2021 takes advantage of the opportunities offered to it, exhibits at the Center Cuturel du Maroc as part of the Views of Africa Rally-Expos, organized by Nouvim-Arts under the theme of culture in sharing which brings together a collective of women "Lailleurs est ici" Afro-Canadian, Québécois, representing 23 artists.
April Annie sène is contacted by Professor Norman Cornett to participate in the month of May in a collective exhibition "Salon des Indépendants II", bringing together eight artists. In this month of April, Annie Sène realizes nine canvases representing the portrait of famous people from the literary and musical world, from the world of cinema, visual arts, communication, from the political field, Her creative project, she names it " The Promise of the Salvationary ARC "And his works will remain twenty six days at GEORGES LAOUN Opticien. In the MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BUILDING in Montreal. This event is organized by Professor Norman Cornett.
Annie Sène participates in the 51st international exhibition of CAPSQ in Paris- France from september 2 to 8 2021. The Theme of the Exhibition is "Diversity in Art".
Annie Sène obtains the finishing Certificate of the 2021 Bootcamp, is certified as a Senior Entrepreneur Artist of the ArtxTerra community.
In November 2021, Annie Sène participates in the Exhibition organised by PAV in Sainte-Rose - Laval.
Certification in Art-Therapy - Practitioner in Art-Therapy - meformer 2022.
From April 2 Exhibition at the Boutique Espace Urbain as part of the Vues d'Afrique Rally-Expos until June 30, 2022.
In May Participate in the Exhibition "A passionate return in color" in May 2022. Annie Sène, represented by Galerie Lenoir, exhibits her paintings permanently. Until May 28, 2022.
On June 6, 2022, participate in the vernissage of the PAV "Tomorrow is you", in collaboration with the young participants of the Maison des jeunes, the work Univers Born, to shine was installed at the Itinerant Gallery at the secondary school. St-Maxime-Laval.
From July 13 to 17, 2022 Collective exhibition with Visual Arts Enthusiasts: Today it's us... Deman it's you. At the Sainte-Rose Art Center.
From July 21 to 24, 2022 participates in the Salon des Artistes organized by the Galerie Lenoir, presents a series "La Traversée des Siècles" at the Marché Bon Secours.
From August 18 to 21, 2022 will be present at the Expo du plâteau des Arts at the small river Saint Francois.
From October 26 to 30, 2022 participates in the "Sortir du cadre" exhibition at the ERGA Gallery, organized by the PAV.
From November 16 to 20, 2022 exhibits at the Sainte-Rose Art Center with the Collectif les Passionnés des Arts Visuels, presents the Exhibition "LUMIÈRES SUR LES PASSIONNÉS."
From December 03, 2022 to February 24, 2023 exhibits at Galerie Fôkus-Plateau-Mont-Royal.
From March 01, 2023 to March 31, 2023 exhibits at Galerie USINE 106U - Montreal.
Support program opti Design Coaching over 12 months - Ended March 2023.
From March 08, 2023 to March 31, 2023 exhibits at the Moroccan Cultural Center DAR AL-Maghrib - Montreal.
From May 1 to July 30, 2023 exhibits as part of the 29th Rally-Expos Vues d'Afrique Afro-Québécois Collective Exhibition at the Auberge du plateau - 185 rue Sherbrooke Est - Montréal - 6971 rue Saint-Denis - Montréal
From May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2023 exhibits at the Ste Rose Art Center - Laval - PAV From May 26, 2023 to May 28, 2023 exhibits Festival du Portugal at Mission Santa Cruz - 60 rue Rachel Ouesr - Montreal
From July 20 to July 23, 2023, exhibits at the Salon des Artistes, at Marché Bon Secours 325 rue de la Commune East - Old Montreal
From July 28 to September 10, 2023 - Les Temps Presents exhibition - at Carrefour Culurel Paul-Médéric - Baie Saint-Paul
From August 4 to August 27, 2023 - AMALGAME exhibition organized by the Société d'artsvisuals en direct Inc. L'Entrepôt -Maison de la Culture Lachine - 2901 Boulevard Saint-Joseph - Lachine
Participate in ''Sundays at the Lachine Canal'' at the Live Painting Symposium - month of July & August 2023
From September 16 to September 17, 2023 - exhibition at the Town Hall of the Lachine district - Council Room on the 2nd Floor
From November 1 to November 30 - exhibition ''Human Forms'' - Organized by the Société d'arts nationaux en direct inc. at the Saul Below Library - 3100 Avenue Saint-Antoine - Montréal Lachine
From November 8 to November 12 - Étincelles exhibition - At the Sainte-Rose Art Center - 214 boul. Ste-Rose - 2nd Floor
From December 14 to January 15, 2024 - exhibition À Portée de main - At the BOA Gallery - at 263 rue de la Commune Est