Throughout her prolific artistic career, Jeannette Pekari produced works of art using a wide range of techniques such as machine embroidery, ink, pastel, gouache, acrylic, oil, pencil, and serigraphies. Her art continues to captivate her audience with vibrant colours and a diversity of subject matters. 

Jeannette Pekari breathed art all her life. When she was three years old, her mother noticed that she was more interested in playing with art materials than toys, expressing herself and communicating more with drawing than with speech. Being diagnosed as “aphasic”, she had to take speech therapy and go to a special school. She studied at Davison School in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) from 1965 to 1973. It was there that she won the first prize for her artwork, drawing a Christmas card in 1965.

After Davison School, she stayed with her parents in Montreal where she attended the Mackay Center School for the Deaf from 1973 to 1975. She then went to Switzerland for three years. She spent a year at Château Beau Cèdre in Montreux, and from there she went to Lausanne, Chateau Brillantmont for two years.

In 1978 and 1979, she took the Foundation course of Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, an independent art school in London, England. Then she spent three years at Goldsmiths’ College in London (1979 - 82) where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in textiles and Fine Arts.

She then stayed in Cannes, France, for four years where, surrounded and captivated by the beauty of the Côte d’Azur, she started to paint and prepare for exhibitions.

Education 

1989 - 1991

Saidye Bronfman / School of Fine Arts,  Montreal Quebec (Scholarship)

1979 - 1982

Goldsmith College, London, England (B.A. Textiles and Fine Arts course)

1978 - 1979

Byam Shaw, London, England (Fine Art Fondation Course)

1978 - 1979

Byam Shaw, London, England (Fine Art Fondation Course)

1976 - 1978

Lausanne, Switzerland

1975- 1976

Montreux, Switzerland

1974 - 1975

Trafalgar School, Montreal, Quebec 

1972 - 1974

Mackay Center, Montreal, Quebec

1965 - 1972

Davidson School, Atlanta, Georgia

Solo Exhibitions

2002 July 9-Aug 2

Georges Laoun, 1368 Sherbrooke West

1997 Dec 3

L'Étape, Montreal

1993 June 17-30

Bar Bistro, 2070 de la Montagne, Montreal, Gallery Sékai

1992 March 25-27

The Arts Club, Montreal

1991 July 21-Sept 21

May 5-19

Kutz Coiffure, Montreal

Artist residence, Coolbrook, Montreal

1990 May

Artist residence, Montraal, Côte St-Luc

1989 May 25-June 4

Studio Carl Keitner, St-Paul, Montreal

1988 Aug 16- Nov 30

April 1-May 31

Studio Carl Keitner, St-Paul, Montreal

Gallery Baudinet-Hubbard, New York, NY.

1987 October

Gallery Lezart, Montreal

1984 October 4-30

108 St-Sauveur, Le Cannet, France

1982 November

Restaurant Eva, Cannes

Group Exhibitions 

2003 Nov 18

Hotel Delta Montreal

2003 Nov 11-    2004 Jan 30

Hotel Delta Montreal, Espace Adagio

2003 Oct 21-

Nov 21

Carrier Gallery, Toronto

2003 Oct 9-   

Nov 9

Hotel Delta Montreal, with Magyart

2003 July 21-25   

Palais des Congès, 201 Viger Avenue W,

Montreal

2003 Jun 5

Place Ville-Marie, 1 Place Ville-Marie, Montreal

2002 Dec-   

2003 Feb

Art en Majuscule, 950 Ottawa St

2002 May 28-   

June 14

Loto-Quebec Gallery, 500 Sherbrooke W, Montreal

2001 Dec 5-   

2002 Jan 6

Arts N.D.G. Montreal

2002 May 28-   

June 14

Loto-Quebec Gallery, 500 Sherbrooke W, Montreal

2000 Nov 29-   

2001 Jan 7

Arts N.D.G. Montreal

2000 Sept 23-24   

Centre Socioculturel de Brossard "La Mosaique"

From 1000 artists, 12 has been selected, including myself. 

2000 June 1-6   

Saidye Bronfman Center for the Arts, Montreal. With Visions sur l'Art (Québec) Inc.

1999 April 21-   

May 3

Pierrefonds Cultural Center

1998 April 22-26

The Arts Club, Montreal

1997

December 1-9

Nov 23-Dec 7

Nov 15-21

June 26-July 17

April 2-6

March 9-29

February 22-28

Jan 15-Feb 2

Loto-Quebec Gallery, 500 Sherbrooke W, Montreal

The Arts Club, Montreal

Constance-Lethbridge Rehab. Center, Montreal

Commensal, Montreal

The Arts Club, Montreal

La Maison d'art Fra Angelico, Montreal

Studio Armand Laramé, Montreal

with Armand Laramé

Faubourg Ste-Catrine, Montreal

With Performance Art Visuels

1996-97 July-

January

Cine Express Ste-Catherine, Montreal

1996 April 7-17

Burke Gallery, Suny Plattsburg Art Museum,

New York

1996 April 19-21

Art Auction 57 on Ch 57, Plattsburg

1995

December 6-24

Nov 25-Dec 13

Nov 24-26

July-August 30

May 28-June 3

Artkore Gallery, Old Montreal

The Arts Club of Montreal

Mgr Pigeon Center, Montreal

Entre Cadre Gallery, Montreal

Complexe Desjardins, Montreal

Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Montreal

Galerie Desrochers, Montreal

Bar Au Plaisir, Montreal

with Brigit Blais and Claude Jean

Leon d'or, Montreal

with the Fou Art

Place Ville-Marie - Main Entrance Hall, Montreal

Sedarco, Montreal

1994

October 24

Oct 12-Nov 5

October 2-15

June 1-9

April 10-15

April 5-17

1993

November 24-26

November 14-26

November 9-28

Aug 25-Sept 5

April 21-25

April 18-30

March 7

The Arts Club, Montreal

with Georgette Picron

Complexe Guy Favreau, Montreal

Sodarco, Montreal

Sodarco, Montreal

The Arts Club, Montreal

Complexe Guy Favreau, Montreal

Montreal Council of Women, Salle Claude-Champagne  

with Gallery Sékai, Montreal

1992

November 25-29

November 7-22

 

October 

September 1-23

July 1-3

March 4-8

The Arts Club, Montreal

Aeroport international de Montréal, Dorval 

9e Grand Concours, National des arts Visuels

The Arts Club, Montreal

Galerie l'Empreinte with S. Paré, Old Montreal

International Exhibition Villa Brillantmont

Lausanne, Switzerland

The Arts Club, Montreal

1991

Nov 27-Dec 6

October 2-6

April 24-May 3

April 18-27

April 15-30

Feb 14-March 29

The Arts Club, Montreal

The Arts Club, Montreal 

Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal

Tudor Hall Ogilvy with The Arts Club, Montreal

Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal

with Seymour Segal class

Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Crescent St, Montreal

1990

October 18-21

October 15-30

June 13

April 23-28

April 19-May 1

Hungarian United Church, Montreal

Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal

Israel Tour Exhibition

Kfar Giladi, Israel

Saidye Bronfman Tour

Gallery Walter klinkhoff with the Arts Club, Montreal

Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal

1989

October 18-29

Aug 15-Sept 6

July 15-25

Hungarian House, Montreal

Old Port of Montreal, Montreal

Complexe Guy-Favreau,Montreal

1988 December 3-7

The Arts Club, Montreal

1987-88

Gallery Nova, Crescent Street, Montreal

1987 June

St-Eustache, Quebec

1986

Oct 16- Nov 7

Sept 18-28

Ateliers des Maîtres, Paris, France

with Nathiela Mitro

Le Salon d'automne, Le Cannet, France

(4th price for Atmosphere of the cats at Le Cannet)

1985

July

April

March 17-26

Le Salon d'été, Le Cannet, France

Le Salon du Printemps XXI, Le Cannet, France

La Gare Maritime, Cannes, France

(XXIe Grand Prix International de Peinture)

1983

Laval Jewish Community Centre, Laval, Quebec

(Juried show with 108 artists)

1982

Goldsmith University, London, England

1974

Mackay Centre, Montreal

(3rd prize, competition for the hearing impaired)

Collections

1985

Michèle Deniau Theater Paris, France

- Several works in machine embroidery, ink, pastel, and gouache

Frida Boccara Family, Paris, France

- Eleven works in pen, crayon, and pastel

Gallery Baudinet-Hubbard, New York City

- Twenty-five works in acrylic, oil, pastel, pencil, sergraphies, and 

machine embroideries

1982

Hampton Court Palace Museum, East Molesey, Surrey, England

- Two works in machine embroidery

Competitions

1986

Salon des Ambassadeurs, Palais des festivals, Cannes, France

- Costumes de bal

Poster for le Cannet France

- First prize for Atmosphere of the cats at Le Cannet

1985

Dinnerware Plates design, Paris, France

Special Projects (Painting in direct)

1994 June 11

"La Vache Lait " with the fou art.

Le Carré Viger, 425 St-Antoine E.

- First prize of 500 artists

1989-1990

1987-1990

1987

Artists from Montreal and Ottawa, Ottawa

Foufunes électriques, Montreal

Foufunes électriques, Montreal

with Gallery Lezart

Art Books

Guide Roussan, Peintres du Québec, evaluations in galleries 1997, Roussan Editeur Inc., Montreal

Affiliations

1997-

Member of Visions sur l'Art (Quebec) Inc, Montreal

1988-1998

Member of the Arts Club of Montreal

1999-

Member of RAAV, Montreal

2000-2002

Member of Arts NDG

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