Rachelle LeBlanc is a professional visual artist who graduated from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario with a degree in Fashion Design and Technique. She received a Canada Council for the Arts Grant in 2014, 2012 and a Surface Design Association Personal Development Grant in 2012.
Her work is in the collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Royal Alberta Museum.
Images of her work have been printed in books and magazines in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom Her work was chosen to represent Alberta in the Alberta Craft Councils major traveling exhibition “Prairie Excellence” as best emerging artist, which traveled across Galleries and Museums in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, including The Art Gallery of Regina, Chapel Gallery, Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, Sam Walter Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, University of Winnipeg Gallery, Anity Gallery, and Alberta Craft Council.
“ When I was a child, we had an old tapestry with an image of a shipwreck.
I would stare at it for hours wondering where they were and what happened to the people on the boat. I did not like it because it was dark and sad. The YW art project allowed me to create small tapestries that are fun and full of color. I hope that children will see beauty, a positive story and that the images will fill their minds with curiosity.”