Curriculum Vitae

Michael Drolet
b. 1991


2014   Bachelor of Fine Arts with minor in Psychology, specialization in sculpture, University of Ottawa

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Equate, Lee Contemporary Art, Juried Exhibition Space, Orillia, ON, Self Curated
2016   Stasis, Gallery 1313, Cell Gallery, Toronto, ON, Self Curated 

2016   We and Me, Roadside Attractions, Toronto, ON, Curated by Roy Kohn and Kate Vasyliw
2015   Equipoise, Gallery A, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON, Self Curated

Group Exhibitions

2018   TD Wealth – Thor Wealth Management Art Prize, Quest Art, Midland, ON, Curated by Stuart Keller, Renee van der Avoird, Carol-Ann Ryan
2017   Show.17, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON, Curated by Iga Janik 
2017   Durham Reach, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery,Oshawa,ON, Curated by Linda Jansma and Sonya Jones
2016   Significant Objects, The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON, Curated by Lee Petrie
2016   Emerging Juried Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Ontario Society of Artists, Juried by Gunilla Josephso, Eileen Menzel, Peter G. S. Large
2016   Catalyst, The Dylan Ellis Gallery,Toronto, ON, Curated by Caitlin Legere and Sydney Morrison

2016   Collective 19, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, Curated by Phil Anderson

2016   Glenhyrst Biennial Juried Exhibition, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brantford, Juried by Caitlin Sutherland and Deirdre Chisholm
2016   The Colour of Spring, Art Square Gallery, Juried Group Exhibition,Toronto, ON, Curated by The Artists’ Network Committee
2014   Preface: Graduate Exhibition, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Curated by Graduating Class

Virtual Exhibitions

2016   Pure Abstraction, Gallery25N, Mar. 24th, Curated by Dr. Sherry Mayo, Dr. William Ralph, and Edward A. Burke
2016   Abstracts, Hon. Mention, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, Mar. 1st-30th,  Curated by John. R. Math

Grants/ Awards/ Residencies

2018    Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant, Ontario Arts Council 
2015    Gallery A with Art Lab, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Nov.3rd – Jan.3rd
2014    Suzanne Rivard-Le Moyne Award, Second Prize, University of Ottawa


2017   Akimbo Art, Akimbo on Instagram/ Akimbo Connects, In-progress documentation 

2016   Pure Abstractions 2, Promotional Exhibition Video

2015    Interview with Gallery A Artist: Mike Drolet        

Artist Talks/ Presentations/ Workshops

2017    The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Art Tour, March 17th 

2016    The Dylan Ellis Gallery, Artist Talk and Workshop, July 10th
2015    The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Artist Talk, Gallery A, Dec. 6th

Professional Affiliations

2016   Gallery 1313, Juried Artist Member


Private Collection, Whitby, ON
Private Collection, Toronto, ON

Michael Drolet was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1991 and currently lives and works in Whitby, Ontario. Michael is an emerging artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Ottawa in 2014, where he specialized in sculpture. Upon graduation Michael received the Suzanne Rivard-Le Moyne Award, Second Prize, which is awarded to a graduating student who has exhibited quality work at the year-end exhibit.

Michael's current work maintains influences of geometrical shapes, methods of construction and spatial relationships that all cohesively work to produce comments on abstraction. To explore new avenues of expression as well as techniques, ideas are conceptually sourced from architecture, philosophy, and science. Michael's artworks regularly synthesize through a process of conceptual research and thematic ideas being pursued in the experimentation of popular construction mediums.