ARO BIOGRAPHY

PAINTING ARTIST FROM QUEBEC, CANADA

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WHO IS ARO?

Caroline Bergeron was born in 1975. Her artist name is ARO. She graduated in administration and marketing, and also did a minor in management at the HEC de Montréal and continued at the École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce. It was during a creation workshop in 2017 that she discovered, after a career as a restaurant owner. This workshop was a revelation for her. it made her change her professional orientation.

 

Several elements mark her progress, in particular her meeting with Michelle Obama, to present one of her paintings in person, and her exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The latter allowed her to deepen her knowledge of different artistic movements and made her work evolve considerably.

 

After starting her new career in 2017, ARO is experimenting with various mediums. She follows drawing courses, but also advanced courses in the field of artistic career development at the international level. The artist presents solo exhibitions and participates in group exhibitions which pushed her to exhibit in Canada, the United States, France and Poland. She quickly obtained awards and distinctions for her work. It is also the subject of several articles, reviews and publications in books and specialized magazines, as well as appearances on television.

 

In 2018, she was appraised by an art expert in Canada and, in 2020, by Akoun in France. That same year, she entered the museum level in France. Member of several professional associations and orders, today she can be found in the Artothèque de Montréal.

 

ARTISTIC APPROACH

ARO works her paintings in successive layers. Dripping and all-over with a knife are found in her work, which is sometimes at the crossroads between lyrical abstract and geometric abstract. ARO has always used pure instinct to express her emotions. Her need to immerse himself in the heart of the history of art has allowed her to learn a lot. Her horizons have also opened up with the exploration of mediums. “Each work has its story. I draw inside myself and I share my thoughts, what dwells in me, ”explains the one who feels artistically close to Pollock and Riopelle.

 

Questions begins the creation process. The artist conceives her work like a dance, where each step, gesture, movement, corresponds exactly to an interior melody which is expressed in color on the canvas, thus revealing a state of mind or a state of being. She is one with her work. ARO's action painting favors the physical act without figurative suggesting. The structure of the painting results from the energy and the psyche that animate her body during creation. This ballet of expressed emotions is a testimony of the living body, in action, in movement.

 

“Art is a very powerful and unique emotional marker. Art provokes emotions ”. For the artist, painting is a laying bare "a way of revealing oneself, of showing one's vulnerability". Painting is a liberation, a letting go. In this process of liberation, three acts stand out: being in the present moment, fulfilling the need to express oneself and inspiring people.

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Solo exhibitions

2021

Renaître, Galerie Aro, Stoneham, Quebec, Canada (November 2021)

 

Le temps nous appartient, Galerie Aro, Stoneham, Quebec, Canada (May 2021)

2019
ParÊtre, Galerie Aro, Stoneham, Quebec, Canada (May 2019)

2018
Beauce Entrepreneurship School in Montreal (artist in residence)


Urgence de vivre, Galerie Aro, Stoneham, Quebec, Canada (Oct. 2018)

Spag & tini, Old Quebec, Quebec, Canada (artist in residence)

 

A journey to the heart of my soul, Château Laurier, Quebec, Canada

The Sum of My Encounters, Galerie Québec Art, Québec, Canada

Group exhibitions and art fairs

2021

Art Expo New York - SOLO, Pier36. 299 South Street, NY

Exposition ArtQuake à Nigde en Turquie, Art Nigde International Gallery

8th edition of the Contemporary Art Symposium of Rivière-Éternité as honorary president

51th international exhibition of the Circle of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec, La Madeleine Church, 8e arrondissement, Paris, France

2020

VR 3D contemporary art museum in Longwy (France) Art Total Multimedia

 

Palais des congrès de Montréal, Group exhibition with the Circle of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec

 

2019

7th edition of the Contemporary Art Symposium of Rivière-Éternité

ADC Fine Art, group show, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

2018

ADC Fine Art, collective exhibition, finalist Artist Come Alive Contest

 

Spectrum Miami, represented by Art Blend from Fort Lauderdale

 

49th international exhibition of the Circle of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec at the Galeria Miejskiego Domu Kultury, Mikolow in Poland

 

48th international exhibition of the Circle of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec at the Abbey of Fontdouce, Saint-Bris-des-Bois, France

 

Art Shopping at the Carrousel du Louvre, represented by Mecenavie, Paris, France

 

Art Expo New York, represented by the MJ Laberge gallery in Montreal

 

Selected prices

2020

Certificate of recognition from the VR3D Contemporary Art Museum in Longwy (France) for its contribution to promoting the art of his country on the international scene

 

ACA Contest, Art Design Consultant Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Aro Burst Blast (6 canvases) selected from over 3,500 entries

 

2019

ACA Contest, Art Design Consultant Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Aro's Proud of Myself work selected from over 2000 applications

2018

49th international exhibition of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec at the Galeria Miejskiego Domu Kultury, Mikolow in Poland, medal of honor of the show for the quality of his work and his contribution to the promotion of the art of his country, on the international scene

 

ACA Contest, Art Design Consultant Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Work Tornade d'Aro selected from more than 2,000 applications

 

48th international exhibition of the Circle of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec at the Abbey of Fontdouce

in France, gold medal in distinct technique with Aiming for the impossible

 

2017

38th Gala-Competition of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, silver medal in abstract art with Exotism

Exposition internationale de Aro Artiste peintre
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Professional affiliations

Since 2020

Art X Terra (Quebec)

Since 2018

International collective of artists Art Zoom (CIAAZ)

Regrouping of visual artists of Quebec (RAAV)

Since 2017

Mondial Art Academia - France

Circle of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec (CAPSQ)

Private and corporate collections

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, Chicago, USA

Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Cruise Line Yacht

Chateau Laurier, Quebec, Canada

Claude Lafleur, Anges Quebec, Canada

André Lachance, Proludik, Quebec, Canada

Construction Gératek, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Christian Boissonneault, Desjardins Securities, Quebec, Canada

Linda Dallaire, Groupe Dallaire, Quebec, Canada

Jacques Talbot, Restaurant Cosmos, Quebec, Canada

Jean Martin and Brigitte Clavet, Restaurant St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada

Michael Connelly, Toronto, Canada

Dasya Katz, New York, USA

Kao Yun Hwa, New Tapeï, Taiwan, China

Deborah Shelton and Francisco Durazo, Beverly Hills, California, USA

Andréanne Martin Nutritionist, Quebec, Canada

Construction Parox, Beloeil, Qc, Canada

Selected prizes

2021

Nomination as cultural personnality of the year, MRC Jacques-Cartier

2020

Certificate of recognition from the VR3D Contemporary Art Museum in Longwy (France) for her contribution to promoting the art of her country on the international scene

 

ACA Contest, Art Design Consultant Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Aro Burst Blast (6 canvases) selected from over 3,500 entries

 

2019

ACA Contest, Art Design Consultant Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Aro's Proud of Myself work selected from over 2000 applications

2018

49th international exhibition of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec at the Galeria Miejskiego Domu Kultury, Mikolow in Poland, medal of honor of the show for the quality of her work and her contribution to the promotion of the art of her country, on the international scene

 

ACA Contest, Art Design Consultant Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Work Tornade d'Aro selected from more than 2,000 applications

 

48th international exhibition of the Circle of Painters and Sculptors of Quebec at the Abbey of Fontdouce

in France, gold medal in distinct technique with Aiming for the impossible

 

2017

38th Gala-Competition of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, silver medal in abstract art with Exotism

Exposition internationale de Aro Artiste peintre International abstract art Aro painter to discover

In the media

2021

Show Seen from Here, CCAP Cable, Aro Artist Painter from Stoneham, April 2021

2019

TVA Nouvelles, broadcast of September 24, 2019, The artist Aro creates a canvas for Michelle Obama

 

Magazin'Art, Volume 31, No 124, summer 2019 Fueling the energy of life, Portrait de Galerie

 

Show Seen from Here, CCAP Cable, Aro Artist Painter from Stoneham, May 2019

 

TVA Nouvelles, program of May 29, 2019, A local entrepreneur who is extremely successful in the art world

 

L'Écho du Lac (newspaper), The ParÊtre d'Aro collection, May 2019

 

Arts et cultures, May 7, 2019, ParÊtre, a human and powerful exhibition of Aro - see section the press speaks about it

Info-culture.biz, May 7, 2019, ParÊtre, a human and impactful exhibition of Aro - see section the press talks about it

 

Magazine des arts, May 7, 2019, ParÊtre, a human and powerful exhibition of Aro - see section the press talks about it

 

Magazine'Art, Volume 31, No 122, winter 2019: Galerie Aro

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2018

L'Écho du Lac (newspaper), Aro, A very strong marketing image, November 2018

 

Show Parlons-en on the CCAP Cable channel - Loan of the artwork Crazy 24 x 48 for the decoration

 

Journal de Québec, Inspiration sans frontières, October 26, 2018

 

Magazine'Art, Volume 30, No 120 summer 2018: Aro on display at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris,

 

Magazine'Art, Volume 30, No 119, spring 2018: Eclecticism, Galerie Québec Art

 

Magazine'Art, Volume 30, No 118, winter 2018: Eclecticism, Galerie Québec Art

 

Journal de Québec, A talent comes to light, February 2, 2018

 

Spotlight on Quebec, broadcast of March 24, 2018

 

TVA Nouvelles, issue of March 22, 2018, The Riopelle of modern time

 

2017

L'Écho du Lac (newspaper), When a businesswoman turns into an artist, December 2017

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Publications

2021

Tendance Magazine, Un Fauteuil Pour Deux, Qc, Canada

2020

Blink, Your art resource, ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

2019

Blink, Your art resource, ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio USA

The Art Book 2019, ArtBlend Artist Agency, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA