Richard Boulet

Artist in Residence
In Community Residency 2023 Access Edition
Richard Boulet and Marilyn Olson nickle galleries
Richard Boulet headshot by Dave Brown

Richard Boulet lives and works in Edmonton. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Architecture (1983) and a BFA (1987) both from the University of Manitoba School of Art, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, as well as an MFA (2006) from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Boulet’s solo shows include A Retrospective, curated by Lycia Trouton and Kenzie Housego at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, and RAGE HOPE, curated by Dick Averns at the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary. Boulet worked in non-profit mental health for 10 years, and is currently a visiting artist at the University of Alberta. 

Boulet was the subject of an exhibition, Stitched and Drawn, curated by Wayne Baerwaldt and circulated by Alberta College of Art and Design’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Ace Art Inc., and the Textile Museum of Canada from 2009-13. He is planning another touring exhibition curated by Baerwaldt, who also produced the book “If I May Digress: Richard Boulet and Collaborators” in collaboration with dc3 Art Projects and 21C Curators. Boulet met his textile partner, Marilyn Olson, through “Peer Connections” programming run by “Textile Arts Open Studio,” hosted through CMHA-Edmonton, and have exhibited together at the McMullen Gallery. Their collaborative practice is represented by David Candler of dc3 Art Projects. 

The In Community Artist Residency is made possible by the Edmonton Arts Council’s Connections and Exchanges Organizational Initiatives Grant.