Born and educated in Montreal, Quebec. Studied at Ecole des Beaux
shayna
Arts, Montreal,
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for sculpture,
Instituto San Miguel, Mexico

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 1958 - Galeria de Reforma, Mexico
  • 1962 - Gallery 1, Montreal
  • 1964 - Cowansville Art Center, Quebec
  • 1966 - Galerie L'Art Francais, Montreal
  • 1967 - Galerie Martal, Montreal
  • 1968 – Weiner Gallery, New York, N.Y
  • 1969 - Galerie d'Art, Paris France
  • 1970 - Galerie Martal, Montreal
  • 1974 – Schonberger Gallery, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1975 – McMaster University Medical Center Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ont.
  • 1976 – Lois Shayne Gallery Montreal, Que.
  • 1976 – Galerie Danelli Toronto, Ont.
  • 1977 – McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton Ont.
  • 1980 – Cornicopia Gallery, London, England.
  • 1985 – Galerie D'Art Paris, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

  • Women Painters Of Quebec Musee Contemporain
  • Nuevos Pintura y Escultura de Mexico
  • Quebec Concourse Exhibitions Musee du Quebec 1966 and 1967
  • International Exposition, Montreal, Que.
  • Expo 67, Montreal, Que.
  • Blue Barn Gallery, Ottawa, Ont.
  • Carman Lamanna Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
  • Springfield Art Competition, Springfield, Mass.
  • Festival Of Contemporary Art, Macon, Georgia
  • International Exposition Osaka, Japan (1970)
  • Feminist Symposium McGill U:niversity, Montreal Que . (1972)
  • Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal (1974)
  • Wallack Gallery Ottawa, Ont.
  • Glenbow-Alberta Art Gallery, Calgary,Alb.
  • Benedek-Grenier Gallery, Quebec (S.C.A.)
  • Toronto Civic Center Toronto, Ont. (.C.A.)
  • Evans Gallery "Quartet" Toronto, Ont. 1975
  • Danielli Gallery, Toronto, Ont.
  • McMaster University Art Gallery,"Women Painters" Hamilton, Ont.
  • Musee d'Art Contemporain "Art Femme" (1st Prize)
  • Alberta College of Art. A rt Gallery, "Canadian Collection" Calgary
  • St. Mary's University Art Gallery. Halifax Nova Scotia (S.C.A.)
  • Gustaffson Gallery, Brampton, Ont. Winnipeg Art Gallery "Women As Viewer"

OWNER/DIRECTOR - VISUAL ART CENTRE

  • 1994 to 1996 - Chroma Art Centre, West Island, Montreal, QC

REFERENCES

  • Les Beaux Arts, Claude Jasmin, February 1st , La Presse 1966
  • Le Courrier des Arts, New York October Issue 1967
  • Canadian Congress News, Lawrence Sabbath, 1968
  • (Magazine)" Montrealer-California " "Art Profile On Shayna Laing" Alex Mogelon
  • June Issue, 1976
  • Bnua Athens, Greece Etoc B
  • Magazine "Art Gallery Visitors East" John de Caro, New York, N.Y.
  • Dans Les Galeries, Le Devoir, Laurent Lamy
  • An Unusual and Distinctive Collection, Yamaska News
  • (Magazine) 50 Peintres Du Quebec, Collection Metropolitaine Vol. 1
  • "Drawing With Pencils", and "Drawing With Ink" 2 Books published
  • by Van Nostrand Reinhold, Ny. A history of modern techniques
  • 1979 & 1980 Artwork Page 50 ) text by by Alex Mogelon
  • Dictionary of Canadian Artists Volume 3 Compiled by Colin S. Mcdonald
  • Columnist "Art Forum" for The Suburban
  • Art Programming Film for C,B.C .( Pilot Project)
  • Member of Society of Canadian Artists (S.C.A.) since 1974
  • Book produced by the ROUNDSTONE COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS CANADA Volume 11
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Permanent Slide Collection of 35 works
  • Vancouver Art Gallery Permanent slide collection 12 works
  • "The Girl In The Dark Brown Stockings" poems and drawings by Shayna Laing
  • Published by Schonberger Press in Kingston Ontario.
  • Survey of Canadian Artists (S.C.A.N.) Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver B.C.
  • "Women's Work Kit" Distributed across Canada by OFY and OAC
  • Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts, Art Sales and Rentals
  • ( Magazine ) COVER FEMININ PLURIEL AND INTERIOR WRITE-UP VOLUME 3, November 1981

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS INCLUDE

  • Desmond Research & Development Corporation, Montreal, QC
  • Protestant School Board Of Montreal, Montreal Que.
  • Jewish Public Library, Montreal, Que.
  • Dr. Antonio M. Araujo, Ambassador to Venezuela
  • Nobuku Shikiani Osaka, Japan
  • Nippon Broadcasting Corporation, Osaka, Japan
  • Hartford Foundation Corporation, New York N.Y.
  • W.F. Shaver Co. New York, N.Y.
  • Hilton Internation, Executive Premises
  • Fort Lauderdale Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Fla
  • McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Ont.
  • C. Itoh Corp. Tokyo Japan.
  • General Foods, Mexico

ART MARKET CAREER

  • 1976 – 1982 - Director of Art Agency in Montreal, responsible for Canada-wide sales
  • For major art publisher and distributor of works by Canadian and international artists
  • 1982 -1992 Co-Owner of Galerie-Altinian-Laing publishers and distributors of Quebec and
  • International artists
  • 1991 – to date Art Consultant to Collectors, Interior Designers, Architects, and Corporations
  • For the integration of art into working space
  • Public Speaker and lecturer for corporate groups
  • Corporate Group Art Tours
  • I995 – Shayna Laing Art International" was formed.

VOLUNTER SERVICES

  • Articles on Art for local Newspaper
  • Women's Center of Montreal
  • Missing Children's Centre
  • Women's Abuse Centre
  • The Mab-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
  • Saint Columbo House: Hand-In-Hand