Calgary's Contemporary Art Gallery

Stephanie Rivet


Stephanie Rivet was born in Montreal in 1972. 


She displays a strong interest for the arts and painting at a very young age, but she also had an interest for everything related to sciences and mathematics.


Her desire to express herself through paintings was always present. After studying mathematics, she redirects her studies and obtains a Fine Arts degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal.


Since 1998, she exhibited her paintings in several art galleries. The desire to create full‐time appeared as a revelation. In 2008, she left teaching mathematics to devote herself entirely to her art.

Stephanie works are inspired by nature, and her paintings are mainly abstract. ‘’Working in an abstract style allows me to use my creativity freely. For me, creativity is to accept the unknown, to welcome the unexpected as an opportunity, and to not be afraid of failure. Believing that the result will be even more beautiful than what I had originally planned, encourages me to make exciting discoveries".

She applies the paint to the canvas entirely with a palette knife, often mixing the color directly onto the canvas. This method promotes spontaneity, and allows her to be guided by intuition as the artwork begins to take shape.


Stéphanie Rivet has presented her work in various galleries and cultural centres all across Canada, in the United States and Europe.  We may also find her paintings in private and corporate collections worldwide.