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Bio

Abigaëlle Richard

I'm a French Canadian born in Montreal and was raised in Quebec, Peru, Chad, Cameroon and Mexico. I now live and work in Montreal.

Background and activity

After a professional training in classical ballet, and studies in visual arts, I completed a Ph.D. in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology and iconography of ancient Egypt. Since then, I have continued to travel, to learn and devote myself entirely to my multidisciplinary artistic production (ceramics, visual arts, creative writing, dance and photography), as well as my transmissions, nourished by my spiritual practice and intuition.

 

What animates my soul

As a creator and transmitter engaged in spiritual growth, I share beauty, harmony and intuitive guidance in order to help elevate consciousness and vibrations in our world, and to encourage all of us to find our answers within, through the wisest part of our being.​

I explore, embody and transmit, through the magic of joy, faith and wonder, that anything is possible in this multiverse. I wish to incarnate this call of the soul, in simplicity, mindfulness, humor, respect, kindness, sovereignty, generosity and all my gratitude.

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CV

Education and training

2022 - present - Ceramics training: Gaële céramiste and Les Faiseurs

2021 - 2022 - Self-entrepreneurship training: NeuroBusiness School

2020 (1 semester) - Ceramics training: Centre de Céramique Bonsecours

2018 - Ecological architecture design training: SolutionERA

2013 - 2014 - Partial Master's degree studies in Archival and Library Sciences: University of Montreal

 

2011 - Training in digital photography: University of Montreal & Lozeau

2006 - 2011 - Ph.D. anthropology (archaeology/iconography of ancient Egypt): University of Montreal
 

​2003 - 2005 - M.Sc. anthropology (archaeology/iconography of ancient Egypt): University of Montreal

 

​2003 - 2004 - Transliteration/translation of Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs: The Society for Near Eastern Studies

2003 - 2004 - Minor in classical and ancient studies: University of Montreal

1997 - 2001- B.Sc. with honour's thesis in anthropology (archaeology/iconography): McGill University

2000 - School of field archaeology with the Field Archaeology Unit: University College London

1995 - 1997 - D.E.C. in visual arts: CEGEP of Old Montreal

1985 - 1991 - D.E.S. in classical ballet: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens/CEGEP Old Montreal/Pierre Laporte

Experience

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2018 - present - Multidisciplinary creator and transmitter: Mokusho Abigaëlle Richard

2018 - 2019 - Blogger on ecological architecture and personal growth: Solution ERA

2003 - 2018 - Clerk for cataloguing services, rare books, faculty libraries: University of Montreal’s libraries

 

2007 - 2008 - Assistant curator at “Archaeology and World Cultures” collection: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

2006 - Course given on Phoenician culture at the UTA: Sherbrooke University

 

2005 - 2009 - Responsible for the library, part of executive committee: The Society for Near Eastern Studies

2002 - 2003 - Research assistant at the psychology department: GRIP University of Montreal

2003 - Teaching assistant for the course "Archaeology of Civilizations": University of Montreal

 

Research

2008 - Doctoral research, artifact photography, cataloguing, analysis: European & North American museums

2007 - 2008 - Participation to the production of a catalogue on Coptic textiles: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

2005 - 2009 - Scientific research, publications, presentations: The Society for Near Eastern Studies

1999 - 2000 - Osteological remains classification, analysis, statistics: McGill University/zooarchaeology lab

Grants and bursaries

2006 - 2009 - Full doctoral scholarship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Société et culture (FRQSC)

 

2006 - 2008 - Bursary of excellence for doctoral studies: Anthropology department University of Montreal

 

2003 - 2005 - Bursary of excellence for masters studies: Anthropology department University of Montreal

 

Artistic contracts and exhibitions

2022 - Children book illustration: "Sad Sally and the Mysterious Stone" text by Kay Hillman.

2017 - Photography shooting for publication: M. Gagné, "Tu ne tueras plus ! Catéchiser les Allemands après le nazisme", Leméac, Montreal.

 

2016 - Drawing exhibition: "Entre les lignes" (May 4th - June 8th), "Repère des 100 talents" gallery, Montreal

 

2015 - Photography exhibition: "Mokusho" (Aug. 14th – Sept. 11th), "Café Baklawa", Montreal 

 

2014 - Text production for a visual arts exhibition: "Art Loop project" exhibition (Sept. 11th - 21th), "Pied Carré" gallery, Montreal

 

Publications and presentations

2022 - "L'heure bleue" (The Blue Hour) in Transition, no. 1 Vivre une transition

2021 - Bleu, Amazon paperback edition, 109 p.

2021- Bleu, Amazon e-book edition

2019 - J. M. Fossey and collab. Coptic Textiles of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Leyden: E. J. Brill 

 

2012 (Feb. 7th) - Représentations votives pour la « Dame de Vie » : iconographie des bols de faïence du Nouvel Empire égyptien. Presentation at the history department of the University of Quebec in Montreal 

 

2011 - Représentations votives pour la « Dame de Vie ». Analyse iconographique des bols de faïence du Nouvel Empire égyptien, doctoral thesis, Montreal: University of Montreal 

 

2010 - (Aug. 16th) Iconographie et canon de représentation de l’Égypte pharaonique. Presentation at the art history department of the CEGEP of Old Montreal 

2007 - (April 7th) Exploration des propriétés médicinales et psycholeptiques des nymphéas (dits « lotus ») de l’Égypte pharaonique. Presentation at the annual colloquium of The Society for Near Eastern Studies (Montréal chapter)

 

2007 - Exploration des propriétés médicinales et psycholeptiques des nymphéas (dits « lotus ») de l’Égypte pharaonique, La Revue d’Études des Civilisations Anciennes du Proche-Orient (RECAPO) 13, p. 36-49

 

2006 - (March 3rd) Anthropologie citoyenne. Un regard sur nos motivations : tendre vers une anthropologie responsable. Presentation at the annual colloquium of the anthropology department of the University of Montreal

2005 - La sexualité en Égypte ancienne : brève étude comparative des transformations entre les périodes pharaonique et ptolémaïque, La Revue d’Études des Civilisations Anciennes du Proche-Orient (RECAPO) 12, p. 33-41

 

2005 - Fonctions sociales et idéologiques des représentations iconographiques de danse de l’Égypte pharaonique, master’s thesis, Montreal: University of Montreal