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Abigaëlle Richard (Mokusho)

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I'm a French-Canadian living in Montreal and was raised in Quebec, Peru, Chad, Cameroon and Mexico, as the daughter of international development volunteer workers.

After a professional training in classical ballet, and studies in visual arts, I completed a master thesis and doctorate studies (Ph.D.) in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology and iconography of ancient Egypt art.

The study of the symbolism of representation (iconography) has always fascinated me and is also playing a large part in my current intuitive and creative practices, which include dance, digital photography, poetic prose writing and Japanese paper collages.

As a child I had natural intuitive gifts (we all potentially have), that I unconsciously repressed during most of my adult life.
However, after many years of chronic depression, while pursuing a very engaged spiritual inner journey and a multidisciplinary creative practice, I realized I needed to welcome and trust my soul’s gifts again, and engage fully in making the best use of them, by placing them at the service of my creativity and supporting others.

So, today, as an intuitive artist, iconographer, transmitter and traveler, engaged in spiritual growth, I share beauty, harmony and high frequencies in order to help elevate the consciousness and vibrations in our world, and to encourage all of us to find our answers within, through the wisest part of our being.​ We are all amazing, gifted wise souls, it is simply our journey to choose to reconnect with our higher self and higher frequencies… I’m just here to offer a little nudge!

As a starseed intuitive artist, iconographer, transmitter, collage artist and travel photographer, my soul purpose is to share my higher self connection and intuitive guidance as a reading or Creative Intuitive Transmission with meaning (iconography), a high vibration art collage of Japanese washi paper (origami chiyogami), words and digital files of travel, nature, landscape, animal, urban, architecture and B&W photography for sale. It is shared on my website as wall art and YT channel “The grounded starseeds” as videography, to offer you high frequency art in my art shop.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2022 - 2023 - 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. degree anthropology (archaeology/iconography of ancient Egypt): University of Montreal
 

​2003 - 2005 - M.Sc. degree 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 degree in classical and ancient studies: University of Montreal

​1997 - 2001- B.Sc. degree 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. degree in visual arts: CEGEP of Old Montreal

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

EXPERIENCE

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2018 - present  - Multidisciplinary creator and intuitive transmitter at Mokusho Abigaëlle Richard and on my YouTube channel "The grounded starseeds"

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 & 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

 

ARTITISTIC CONTRACTS & 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 & PRESENTATIONS

2022 - L'heure bleue in "Naltitude" no. 1: Vivre une transition

2021 - Inner guidance transmissions. As fractals of Source, all answers lie within, ebook

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, E. J. Brill, Leyden

 

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 Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal 

 

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

 

2010 - (Aug. 16th) Iconographie et canon de représentation de l’Égypte pharaonique, presentation at the art history department of the CEGEP du Vieux Montréal, 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 (Montreal chapter), Montreal

 

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, Montreal

 

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 Université de Montréal, 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, Montreal

 

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

2002 - La danse et la mort chez les Maya : analyse des représentations iconographiques de danse sur les vases polychromes, séminaire de maîtrise, Université de Montréal, Montreal

2001 - Triplism in Celtic Iconography, honor's thesis, McGill University, Montreal

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