Visual Artist and Photographer Nadine Hennelly
Nadine Hennelly was born and raised in Montreal. Before leaving Montreal for Paris [where she lived for 2 years], Nadine was a Fine Arts Major at Dawson College. In Paris Nadine embarked upon a very successful career as a TopModel. She soon moved to NYC and began modelling for all the top American and European fashion Magazines. Appearing on the covers and editorial features for ELLE, VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, COSMOPOLITAN, SELF, GLAMOUR and MADEMOISELLE. As one of the first models from Quebec to achieve international recognition and success, Nadine paved the way for future generations of Quebecois Models wishing to work internationally. Working with Photographic Legends such as Gilles Bensimon, Arthur Elgort, Richard Avedon, Mario Testino, Albert Watson, Steven Meisel, Peter Beard and Toscani helped to shape Nadine's understanding of what it takes to make a great photograph. She learnt much about light, mood, composition and direction from these great artists.
While living in New York City, Nadine continued her artistic education. She studied at NYU, The Sculpture Center, The Art Student's League and The New York School of Interior Design. She worked alongside composer Philip Glass at The Kitchen, an alternative interdisciplinary arts center, as the special events co-ordinator culminating in his 60th birthday celebration. During this time, Nadine Hennelly was creating stone and clay sculptures which were exhibited at the Alexandre de Folin Gallery in Chelsea [NYC], where almost all of the works sold on opening night. From 1994-2004 Nadine appeared nightly in skits as a model and actress on the Late Show with David Letterman which allowed her to pursue her photography during the day. She quickly started being hired by the top modelling agencies in New York City to shoot their fresh faces. American Photo Magazine singled her out as an up and coming photographer to keep an eye on, and she began shooting portraits and fashion spreads for various American and International publications.
Nadine relocated to Montreal with her young son in 2007. In 2008 she returned to creating her art work full time, launching "Series 1" of her ongoing series of Urban Abstractions at STUDIO H. Exhibiting and selling her work in Montreal and Westmount [NUIT BLANCHE 2010 and ARTWESTMOUNT]. She recently joined Saatchi online gallery, to facilitate selling her work internationally. Nadine enjoys being involved in the vibrant cultural life of Montreal, and when not working can be found at the various festivals and cultural events. She has volunteered her time to the Fondation les PETITS ROI, the Alzheimer Group, made donations to Garde-Manger pour Tou, and as a committee member for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
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