Kent Laforme

Education, Scholarship and Grants

1998 Hong Kong Arts and Development Council, Artist Exhibition Grant
1993-1996 Studio Leonardi, Pietrasanta, Italy
1993-1994 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS Off-Campus Independent Study Program in
Pietrasanta, Italy at Studio Leonardi
1993 William Peters Scholarship
1993 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, William Peters Scholarship, Memorial Fund
1992 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1992 Centennial Scholarship, Historic Properties Fund
1992 NSCAD, Centennial Scholarship
1990-1994 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS BA: Fine Arts, (Degree conferred in 1994)
1987-1990 John Abbott College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Québec D.E.C: Fine Arts

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2014 Temporal Landmarks - Two Person Exhibition, Gage Gallery, Victoria, BC
2009 Altissimo -- Solo Exhibition, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999 1999 Frames of Hong Kong -- Two Person Exhibition, Fringe Gallery, Hong Kong
1998 After Truce -- Two Person Exhibition, Fringe Gallery, Hong Kong
1998 One Concept, Two Artists -- Two Person Exhibition, Artist Commune Gallery, Hong Kong
1994 Echoes and Horizons -- Solo Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Group Exhibitions

2020 Penticton Public Art Program, Penticton, BC
2020 Castlegar Sculpture Walk, Castlegar, BC
2015 Sculpture Splash, Victoria, BC
2014 Sculpture Splash, Victoria, BC
2010 Objectified, Pelham Art Centre, NYC, NY
2006 Artists of the World Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005 Atlantic Stone Carving Symposium, Cape Breton, NS
1998 Between the Like and Unlike, Artist Commune Gallery, Hong Kong
1997 The Yellow Pages Great Wall, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
1997 The Art of Politics: One Country; Two Systems, Le Mistral Gallery, Hong Kong
1995 Foreign Artists in Italy -- Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, La Badia Monastery, Camaiore, Italy
1994 Mare e Marmo -- Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
1994 NSCAD Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
1994 Mosaic, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
1992 Peep Show, OO Gallery, Halifax, NS
1990 John Abbott College Graduation Exhibition, Montreal, Quebec

Commercial and Public Commission Work

2020 Soul of a Wolf- stqéyə, Cattle Point, Victoria, BC
2014: Marble Column and Kite, Pillar of Ability. Vancouver BC
Commissioned by the BC Centre for Ability.
2011: Furito, Victoria, BC
Commissioned to create sculpture by Colliers International.
2006: Stone’s Throw, Sidney, BC
Commissioned to carve two outdoor granite sculptures for Stone’s Throw townhouse.
2006: Oswego Hotel (Landmark Law Group), Victoria, BC
Commissioned to carve two outdoor marble sculptures for the Oswego Hotel.
2005: Port Hawkesbury Civic Center, Port Hawkesbury, NS
Symposium outdoor marble sculpture selected to be installed at the Community Civic Center.
2005: Atlantic Stone Carving Symposium, Cape Breton, NS
Worked as one of eight Canadian artists selected for the National Sculpture Symposium.
2004: Custom House Global Foreign Exchange, Trophy for the Canada Rugby Sevens MVP
Commissioned to design and create one principal bronze trophy, and four secondary trophies, to be awarded to Rugby Canada’s Player of the Year and the Canadian Rugby Sevens MVP.
2004: Cinque Terre Marble Fountain, English Bay, Vancouver, BC
Commissioned to create an outdoor marble fountain sculpture with water feature for the Cinque Terre residences.
2003: Interlude Spa, Halifax, NS
Commissioned to create three indoor marble sculptures.
1996: Korean Business Air Services (KBAS), Seoul, South Korea
Commissioned to create an indoor black granite sculpture for the lobby of KBAS office building in South Korea.

Media and Publications

2019 Paseka, A Little Elephant, Brave, Book Illustrations
2014 Where Magazine, "Temporal Landmarks", Craig Spence, Fall Issue
2010 "MinusSpace Reductive Art", Sylvan Leoni, February 3rd
2009 ITunes Podcast, Elliott Louis Gallery, Ted Lederewr, September 29th
2009 Kristin Krimmel Blog,
2008 Artist Series Video, "It's All About Art", Ted Lederer, Elliott Louis Gallery
2008 Where Magazine, "In the Footsteps of the Masters", Ted Lederer, Summer Issue
2007 Times Colonist, "Oswego", C2, April 22nd
2005 Espace Magazine, Sculpting a Philosophy", p. 45-46, Donna D'Amour, Summer Issue
2005 Atlantic Stone Carving Catalogue, "Inverness Centre For the Arts", Vanessa Paschakarnis
2005 Inverness Oran, "Stone Symposium", Frank McDonald, August 31st
1997 World Sculpture News Magazine, Summer Issue

Professional Sculpture Assistant

1996 Pietrasanta, Italy, Canadian artist John Greer (Art Gallery of Nova Scotia)
1995 Pietrasanta, Italy, Taiwanese artist Cynthia Sah (Museum of Taiwan, Taiwan)
1993 Zurich, Switzerland, Japanese artist Akiko Sato (Museum Bellerive, Switzerland)