Biography

Caite Dheere grew up in Winnipeg and received her BA in Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba.  Her involvement with art began with an informal art class at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and she continued pursuing art education after moving to Victoria, BC in the early nineties. While exploring a variety of art forms, Caite enrolled in a week-long encaustic workshop lead by Barbara Kerwin, a twenty-five year veteran of the craft. Inspired by, and in awe of, the malleable alchemic properties of this ancient medium, Caite continued to experiment in part thanks to Kerwin’s initial encouragement.

Caite’s inspiration for her work is drawn from organic patterning in nature, states of fluctuation in the urban environment, and how these demarcations relate to our internal and external world. The underlying themes are universal: navigating our sense and memory of place, longing, and transition. The effect of the gradation of layers, both translucent and opaque, mirrors the intention of her themes, both obvious and sublime.

Caite is represented in Victoria by Polychrome Fine Arts and in Toronto by Art Interiors. For a complete listing, read her CV below. For news on her latest shows, see Exhibitions.

Education

Sculpture, Wax, and Encaustic
Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), 2007

Encaustic Painting
Metchosin International School of the Arts, 2007

Paint, Collage, and Surface
Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), 2006

Encaustic One Week Intensive
Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), 2005

Abstract Expressionism One Week Intensive
Bill Porteous Studio, 2005

Acrylic Painting
Michelle Miller, 2003-2005

Introduction to Drawing
Victoria College of Art, 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology
University of Manitoba, 1996

Life Drawing
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1992

CV

Sooke Fine Arts: Juried Show
Seaparc Leisure Complex, 2016

Quandry: Solo Show
Polychrome Fine Art, 2015

Hobnob 7
Polychrome Fine Art, 2015

Wish List 6
Polychrome Fine Art, 2014

Hobnob 6
Polychrome Fine Art, 2014

Wish List 5
Polychrome Fine Art, 2013

Hobnob 5
Polychrome Fine Art, 2013

Erasure: Solo Show
Polychrome Fine Art, 2013

Wish List 4
Polychrome Fine Art, 2012

Art at the Airport
Victoria International Airport, 2012

25th Annual TD Canada Trust Moss Street Paint In
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2012

Hobnob 4
Polychrome Fine Art, 2012

Snow Scud
Polychrome Fine Art, 2012

Wish List 3
Polychrome Fine Art, 2012

Hobnob 3
Polychrome Fine Art, 2011

24th Annual TD Canada Trust Moss Street Paint In
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2011

Thicket: Solo Show
Polychrome Fine Art, 2011

17th Annual Festival of Smalls
Art Interiors, 2010

Wish List
Polychrome Fine Art, 2010

Christmas Small Works Show & Sale
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2010

Municipal Hall Art Exhibition
Saanich Municipal Hall, 2010

Sooke Fine Arts Show
Sooke Fine Arts Society, 2010

23rd Annual TD Canada Trust Moss Street Paint In
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2010

Hobnob 2
Polychrome Fine Art, 2010

Small Works Summer Exhibit
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2010

Rotator: Abstract Works
Polychrome Fine Arts, 2010

U8 Event
SOPA Fine Arts, 2010

Untitled Exhibit
Random House Design, 2010

Aurora
Polychrome Fine Art, 2010

Wish List
Polychrome Fine Art, 2009

Art Incognito
Vancouver Island School of Art (VISA), 2009

Small Works Summer Exhibit,
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2009

22nd Annual TD Canada Trust Moss Street Paint-In
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2009

Municipal Hall Art Exhibition
Saanich Municipal Hall, 2009

The Wall
Random House Design & Staging, 2008

21st Annual TD Canada Trust Moss Street Paint-In
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2008

Art In Bloom
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2008

New Works
Gallery On Herald, 2007

Annual Fundraiser
Victoria Jazz Society, 2007

Small Pieces Show
On Canvas Art Gallery, 2006

Untitled Exhibition
Surroundings, 2006

Untitled Exhibition
Gallery On Herald, 2005

Student Exhibit
Vancouver Island School of Art, 2005

Collections

Caite Dheere’s work is found in collections in Canada, France, and the United States. For information on acquiring an original Caite Dheere, please contact Caite or visit Polychrome Fine Arts in Victoria or Art Interiors in Toronto.

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