Biography

Rita-Anne studied at the Academy of Realist Art, the Royal Ontario Museum, George Brown College and Three Schools of Art in Toronto, as well as the Ballynakil Studios in Ireland.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Toronto, where her studies focused on Philosophy.  She lives and works in Toronto.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015, Out on a Limb, Artify Gallery, Toronto
2013, Timeless Memories, Gallery in the Garden, Toronto
2013, Stilled Moments, Observed, ArtWorks Oakville, Oakville
2010, Fragile Beauty, ArtWorks Oakville, Ristorante Julia, Oakville
2007, Landscape/Townscape, A Personal View, John A. Libby Fine Art, Toronto
2004, Classic Canadiana, John A. Libby Fine Art, Toronto
2004, Rita-Anne Piquet, Artist-in-Residence, Masterworks Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

Selected Group Exhibitions


2016, Art in The Park, Harrison Properties, Toronto
2016, En Route, Annual Juried Exhibition, Scarborough Arts Council, Papermill Gallery, Toronto 
2015, '16, Gilda's Club Annual Art Auction, Toronto
2015, Bright Flight, Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough
2014, Holiday Show, Cobalt Gallery, Toronto
2014, Flos et Bestiola, Presbytere Saint Nicolas, Levis, Quebec
2014, Wallflower, Scarborough Arts Council, Toronto
2014, Desmond Juried Art Exhibition and Sale, University of Guelph, Ridgetown, Ontario
2014, The New Masters, Academy of Realist Art, Toronto
2013, Toronto the Beautiful, KUMF Gallery, Toronto
2012, Annual Juried Exhibition, Botanical Artists of Canada, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2012, Five Artists at Libby's, John A. Libby Fine Art, Toronto
2010, Botanical Artists of Canada Annual Juried Exhibition, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2009, Trees:  from Roots to Crown, Botanical Artists of Canada, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2009, Lifethreads I and II, Oakville Town Hall, and Gallery in the Garden, Toronto
2008, Online Juried Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists
2007, Paint Ontario, Lambton Heritage Museum, Port Elgin
2005,  Autumn Art Show, McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg
2003, Living Landscapes:  Piquet and Ware, Gallery de Boer, Owen Sound
2003, Celebration of Ontario Artists, Archives of Ontario, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
1999-2002, Gallery Artists, Arcadia Gallery, Toronto

Artist-in-Residence

2004, Masterworks Foundation, Bermuda

Selected Awards

2012, Jurors' Choice Award for Oil/Acrylic, Annual Juried Exhibition, Botanical Artists of Canada, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2009, 3rd Prize, Representational Category, Society of Canadian Artists Open Juried Exhibition, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2007, HSBC Award of Excellence, Plein Air Canada Oakville Paint Out, Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville
2007, 1st Prize, Essences Juried Exhibition, Georgina Arts Centre, Sutton

Selected Bibliography

April 19, 2013, Artscene, Oakville Beaver
July 2012, "Rita-Anne Piquet, Featured Artist, The Seed of an Idea", Botanical Artists of Canada Summer Newsletter, Celia Godkin, editor
Auguest 18, 2005, "Artist Travels to Paint, Paints to Travel", The Muskokan, Bracebridge, ON
June 16, 2004, "Visiting Artist Finds Inspiration in Bermuda's Private Refuge', Nancy Acton, The Royal Gazette, Bermuda
June/July 2003, 'Perspectives:  The Work of Landscape Aritst Rita-Anne Piquet', Jim Harrison and Ron deBoer, Cottage Times, Owen Sound edition

Selected Publications
2016,/14, The BIG Art Book, Scarborough Arts Council
2002, New Anthology of Canadian Literature, Oxford University Press, cover
1996, Canadian Treasurer, February issue, cover
1994, L'Art au Feminin/The Feminine Viewpoint:  Works by Contemporary Women Artists, Jacob, Montreal

Memberships


2015-present, Scarborough Arts Council
2006-present, Society of Canadian Artists, elected member
2008-2015, Botanical Artists of Canada
1998-2003, Toronto Heliconian Club, (Professional Women in the Arts and Letters)

Grants

1992, '93, '94, '99, 2000, '04, '05, '09, Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant
2004, Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant

Selected Collections

Ard Ri Productions, Toronto
Investment Planning Council, Mississauga
The Ontario Club, Toronto
Cassels, Brock and Blackwell, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto
L. Hanna Real Estate, Toronto