Artist Statement

My constant theme has been to facilitate self-expression and human relationships through communication. It is my hope that as we learn to express and accept the unique individual we can become a global community. I have learned and taught through the medium of art, music, movement, drama and language. My group work has included people with varying abilities from impaired to brilliant, with an age span from 2 to 100 years and with cultural diversity from around the world.

The process of creating and showing art is like dancing - tango, rock and roll, folk. It expresses a dynamic between one and the 'other'. The conjunction of opposites and the bringing together of techniques and mediums that don't seem to belong together intrigues me. The quick, mental digital process is complemented by the crafted, sensual work with encaustic or monoprints. Not hampering the process with too much technical expertise and fussy perfectionism I allow the work to remain in a state of flux until the image speaks to my feelings and my aesthetic eye. This yin-yang exercise yields insights into my own nature and my relationship to the world.

see: Links - Arlene Nesbitt UTube Interviews

SOLO SHOWS

2014 Temporal Landmarks with guest artist, Kent Laforme, sculptor
Gage Gallery, Victoria,BC
2011 Out of Place and Beyond Reason, Collective Works Gallery, Victoria, BC
2010 Image Informed, Collective Works Gallery, Victoria, BC
2009 Mind over/with Matter, Collective Works Gallery, Victoria, BC
2008 The Medium and the Machine, Collective Works Gallery, Victoria, BC
2007 Strategies and Confusions, CACGV, Victoria, BC
2006 Refuse Illusion, Artists of Conscience, 20 works, Phantom Gallery, Victoria, BC
2005 Reformation Now, Campbell River Public Art Gallery
2004 Imago Mundi,CACGV, Victoria, BC
2003 The Virtual Reality of Ideas, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, BC

GROUP SHOWS

2016 Sooke Fine Arts, Sooke, BC, Juried
" Body and Soul, with Cameron Kuntz, Gage Gallery, Victoria BC
" Private Spaces, Slideroom Gallery, VISA, Victoria, BC, Juried
2015 Selfies, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC
" In Conjunction, Gage Gallery, Victoria, BC
" In Cahouts (Synergy), Slideroom Gallery, VISA, Victoria, BC
2014 Gage Gallery Arts Collective, grand opening, Victoria, BC
" Earthly, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Juried
" Bloom, Coast Collective, Colwood BC, Juried
" ReMixing Imagination, CACGV Gallery, Victoria, BC
2013 Sooke Fine Arts, Sooke, BC, Juried
" Anything But Grey, Gage Gallery, Victoria, BC
" Repetition and Difference, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, by invitation
" Pipeline: A Line of Division, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Juried
" Distinctly Digital Coast Collective, Colwood, BC, by invitation
2012 Sooke Fine Arts, Sooke, BC, Juried
" Human-Nature, 3 artists CACGV Gallery, Victoria, BC
2011 Side by Side, Coast Collective, Colwood, BC
2010 Abstractions, Coast Collective, Colwood BC
" National Winter Juried Art Show, The Old School House Arts Centre, Qualicum Beach, BC, Third Place
" Sooke Fine Arts, Sooke, BC, Juried
2009 Multimedia Fine Arts, Ladysmith, BC Juried
" Goldstream Nature House Art Show,Goldstrea Park, BC, Invitational
" Sidney Fine Arts, Sidney BC, Juried
" Look Show, Victoria,BC, Second Prize
" Human Body: Dependence on the Physical, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtney, BC
2008 Festival of Art, Oceanside Arts Council, Parksville, BC Award of Excellence
" Look Show, Victoria,BC, Honorable Mention
" Red, Redder, Reddest, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC
" Stilled, Collective Works, Victoria, BC
" Myself: Women in the World, CACGV, Juried
2007 Sidney Fine Arts, Sidney, BC Juried
" Multimedia Fine Arts, Ladysmith, BC Juried
" Sooke Fine Arts, Sooke, BC, Juried
" Fairfield Art Tour
" Regeneration, online showhttp://www.islandsinstitute.com
2006 Sidney Fine Arts, Sidney, BC, Juried
" Multimedia Fine Arts, Ladysmith, BC Juried
" Moss St. Paint In, Victoria, BC
" Fairfield Art Tour, Victoria, BC
" Euphorbia, Whiterock, BC Juried
" Look Show, CACGV, Victoria, BC
2005 Multimedia Fine Arts, Ladysmith, BC, Juried, Honourable Mention
" Access Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC
" Helen Pitt Gallery ARC, Vancouver, BC
" CACGV, Victoria 'Look' Award
2004 Sidney Fine Arts, Sidney, BC, Juried
" Arts Council New Westminster
2002 -3-4 Sooke Fine Arts, Sooke, BC, Juried