My current body of work focuses on conveying ideologies of freedom. I have been working to express my personal philosophies of spirituality in relation to the human condition by developing narrative compositions that project emotional contrast. Within the experience of each emotional state lies the potential for release and within that release lives freedom.  

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."

                                                                                              Anais Nin


2013 MFA, New York Academy of Art

2008 MFA, Academy of Art University  

2002 BFAH, York University  



2018 Nexus Silent Art Auction, Bread&Salt Gallery, San Diego, CA

TimeraiserX, Cailuan Gallery, Cornwall, ON

         Cailuan Gallery, Cornwall, ON

         Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

2017 Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

         Bhumi Farm, East Hampton, NY

         Gallery 222, Hurleyville, New York

         Six Summit Gallery, New York Fashion Week, New York, NY

         Save Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2016  Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY

          The Art Box Project, Basel, Miami, FL

          The Perry Street Art Salon, New York, NY

          Alice Cafe, Leon, Mexico

          Rosso Film International, New York, NY 

          Evergreene Architectural Arts, Studio Painter, New York, NY

          Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY, on rotation in group exhibits

2015  Stricoff Fine Art, New York, NY, November 5th, two person show

          Baby Grand, Halloween Horror, New York, NY

          Global Art Legue Montreal Art Center, Le Canal Gallery, Montreal, QC

2014  Principle Gallery, "Urban Aspects" Alexandria, VA

          Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY

          Hersh Fine Art, "Love & Observed", Glen Cove, NY

          Agence Apollo, Montreal, QC

2013  Me and You, New York, NY

          Canadian Consulate, Spirits Council, New York, NY

          RH Gallery, "Single Fair 3",  York, NY

          Agence Apollo, Montreal, QC

2012  Kraine Gallery, "Things That Go Bump in the Night", New York, NY

          New York Academy of Art,"Open Studios", New York, NY

          New York Academy of Art,"Tribeca Ball", New York, NY

          Agence Apollo, Montreal, QC

2011  New York Academy of Art, "Deck the Walls", New York, NY

          The SPOT, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

          Mondiale Salotti, Montreal, QC

          Agence Apollo, "Decover Magazine, Pin Up Edition launch", Montreal, QC

2010  Galerie du Cartier, Montreal, QC

          LaFontsee, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

          FIMA Festival International Montreal en Arts, Montreal, QC

          OFF interarts, "Homage a la Ville", Montreal, QC

2009  APW Gallery, "Small Works", New York, NY

          APW Gallery, "Something Different", New York, NY

          Gallerie Synesthesie, Montreal, QC

2008  79 Gallery, "Contemporary Portraits", San Francisco, CA

2007  Brannan Gallery, "The Big Bang Show", San Francisco, CA  

          Academy of Art University, "Spring Show", San Francisco, CA

          Space Gallery, "More Zombies II", San Francisco, CA  

          Methinks Presents "La Moustache", Montreal, Toronto & Brooklyn, NY



2019 Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Brockville, ON

2009  The Emporium Gallery, Montreal, QC

2007  Gaetanne Lavoie’s Shoes, Gallery Café, San Francisco, CA



TBD   When Art Meets, Fundraiser to benefit the Plastic Polution Coalition

2017  Finding Wonderland, Bhumi Farms, East Hampton, NY

          Wild and Balanced, Gallery 222, Hurleyville, NY

2015  Horror @ Baby Grand, Baby Grand, New York, NY

2013  Mountain of Mini's, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY



2019 Kingston School of Art Juried Exhibition Committee

Crossfit Queen Street Motionball Fundraiser for the Special Olympics

2016 Chelsea Film Festival



2018 Voyage MIA Magazine, August, Miami, FL

         Circle Foundation for the Arts, Circle Quarterly Art Review, Winter 2018, Lyon FR

2016 Exhibeo Art Magazine, Tragedy Tension and the Sublime by J.E. Raddatz

         Linus Gallery, Quiet, Los Angeles, CA

2015  Arte Fuse, Through a Glass Darkly: The Paintings of Carol O'Malia and Gaetanne Lavoie by Kim Power

         Hi-Fructose, Subjects Yearn for Freedom and Fantasy, by Caro

2014  Linus Galleries, Artist Interview Series, Los Angeles, CA

          International Contemporary Artists, vol VIII, ICA Publishing

          Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook

2012  American Artist magazine, September edition

          New York Academy of Art, Impression, Soleil Levant, by New York Academy of Art, Aug 30

2011  Sofadeco magazine publication, Volume 1/N* 2

          Bluecanvas magazine publication, April edition

          Decover magazine publication, February edition

2010  Smells Like Turpentine: Today was Rough…, by Justin Nordine, Jan 10

          The White Petal: Sweet Treats and Color Inspiration, by Vanessa, Feb 4

          Aubrey and Lindsay’s Little House Blog: Canadian Artists, by Lindsay, Feb 7  

2009  Women Painting Women, by Alia El-Bermani, Sept. 5

          Montreal State of Mind: Montreal’s Gaetanne Lavoie: Moments in Time Solo Exhibition,  

          by Ben Pobjoy, May 6

2007 Desperately Seeking Style: Gaetanne Lavoie, by t Sept. 30



2016 Finalist in AWA's 2016 Spring Online Juried Show, NY

2015 AWA American Women Artists, Award of Merit, Spring Online Juried Show

          1st Place Best in Show, Global Art League 2015 International Art Competition Montreal, QC

         2nd Place, The Art of Power Competition, Exhibeo Art Magazine

2014 Honorable mention, Art Kudos Competition

         Finalist, 31st Artist's Magazine's Anuual Art Competition

2013 Honorable mention, Art Kudos Competition

2012 Residency at the Terra Foundation for American Art, Giverny, FR

         Honorable mention, artavita 2nd painting competition 

2012 Honorable mention, Art Kudos Competition 

2009 Honorable mention, Art Kudos Competition 

2007 Honorable mention, Art Kudos Competition 



2019 Kingston School of Art, Kingston, ON

Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, ON

Tett Center for Creativity and Learning, Kingston, On

St Lawrence College, Kingston/Brockville, ON

2018 Kingston School of Art, Kingston, ON

2012 TA for Continuing Education, New York Academy of Art

2011 Painting Instructor, Visual Art Center, Montreal, QC

2010 Private Painting and Drawing Instructor, Montreal, QC

2009 Painting Instructor, Gallerie Synesthesie, Montreal, QC

         Private Painting and Drawing Instructor, Montreal, QC



Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY

Brookly Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

Lafontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Byrnebohem Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

L’Agence Apollo, Montreal, QC

Numerous private collections