Alvin Ouellet
Working Studio
41 Park Street
Second Floor – Unit #2
Adams, MA 01220

Studio Visits by Appointment
Contact: [email protected]


              Alvin Ouellet is an independent New England painter and printmaker based in Adams MA. Alvin’s body of work includes “en plein air” (on location) painting, studio painting, printmaking, digital drawing and collage. Alvin’s studio practice combines observation with memory and imagination to create multi-perspective compositions. Alvin’s approach to natural and urban landscapes is through the lens of curvilinear perspective incorporating closely observed color and value inferences that induce a sense of gestural movement to envelop and engage the viewer.
                    Alvin recent exhibitions include a solo show titled: “Adams Future Perfect” at the Real Eyes Gallery in Adams, MA in 2019 and the “Berkshire Narratives – Art of the Hills” group showat the Berkshire Museum , Pittsfield, MA in 2020. This year’s exhibitions 2022 include: ” Recent Paintings” at Images Cinema, 2022, Williamstown MA. In June 2022: ” Art of the Hills, Visual Evidence” at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA nd in July 2022: “Artists of the Thursday Chinese Dinner” at the Berkshire Art Museum, North Adams, MA.

              Alvin Ouellet obtained a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in 1987 and a Bachelor of Arts (B.F.A.) degree in 1985 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design; and an Associate of Arts degree in 1976 from Becker College. In 1992, Alvin was selected to participate in an intensive summer workshop on Lithography at the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico. In 1995, Alvin was awarded the “Public Service in the Arts Award” from the Professional Arts Consortium. From 1986-2017 Alvin taught painting, printmaking processes and drawing as adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. From 1987 -2017 Alvin served as the Studio Manager of the Printmaking Department at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

          Alvin has exhibited throughout New England, including solo shows:  in 1991 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute entitled:  “Seven Hills of Worcester”; in 1992 at the Framingham State College Masmanian Gallery:  “Alvin Ouellet:  Paintings and Prints”; in 1994 at the Fuller Museum of Art entitled:  “Brockton:  Present Tense” and in 1996 at Bunker Hill Community College entitled:  “Bent Spaces”.   His prints were part of the 1985-1987 “East Coast Travelling Exhibition.”  Alvin Ouellet paintings and prints are part of numerous private and corporate collections.

In 1995 Alvin Ouellet was awarded the “Public Service in the Arts Award” from the Professional Arts Consortium for innovative community outreach and arts education projects designed to engage inner-city youth in schools-based and community-based arts and cultural programs.   For the past fifteen years Alvin has continued his involvement in community outreach efforts through the Mass Art Center for Art and Community Partnerships, including the coordination of the recent 2010 exhibit at MassArt entitled:  “Collaboration” – a project between the Combat Paper Project and HOPE: the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Inc. which brought together “at risk” youth and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to create works on hand-made paper expressing images and conveying messages about global concerns.  Alvin also served as the Artistic/Technical Advisor to the HOPE: Culture for Change Arts-Based Civic Dialogue Project on Social Justice sponsored by Health Resources in Action in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council with funding from the Barr Foundation.

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RESUME:   Alvin Ouellet

Fine Arts Painter, Printmaker, Digital Imagemaker, Teacher & Consultant

Birth Date: 11/15/1956

132 East Street

Adams, MA 01220-2304

Landline:  413-776-7296             Mobile:  774-240-7113

Email:  [email protected]



Master of Fine Arts, 1987           Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1985        Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Associate of Arts, 1978               Becker College



Lithography Intensive, 1991        Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico



Featured in 2013 book:   “100 Boston Artists” – 2013 Copyright© by Chawky Frenn, Schiffler Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA 19310



Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA                            1987-2017

  • Assistant Professor: Courses taught include:  Printmaking Survey; Etching, Monoprint, Silkscreen, Painting and Drawing.   Served on several college-wide and departmental faculty committees; including College Marketing, Curriculum Migration and Healthy and Safety committees.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor: Graduate Printmaking Course:  Low-Residency Graduate Program
  • Studio Manager: 1987 -2017  Printmaking Department:  Responsibilities include:  Management of Printmaking facility & personnel; Health & Safety Coordinator for Printmaking (MSDS compliance); technical support, aesthetic instruction; Budget development/management; program/course coordination; Inventory and Chemicals Oversight; machine maintenance and repair.  Serve on 2-D Departmental Committee and Co-Chair:  Health & Safety Committee.
  • Special Projects: 1994 & 1996 – Beyond the Digital Print – an experimental printmaking intensive workshop for digital artists.   1997 – “Boston Printmakers’ Symposium” regional printmaking symposium including workshops and special events:  technical assistant, workshop leader, visiting artists’ edition printing assistant.




Framingham State University, Framingham, MA                                         1991 – 1992

  • Assistant Professor: Courses taught include:  Printmaking (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced); Color Theory; Drawing (Beginning & Advanced).  Responsibilities also included:  student advising, college-wide and departmental committees, and management of printmaking facility.


Montserrat School of Art, Beverly, MA                                           1987 – 1988

  • Adjunct Faculty:  Courses taught:  Painting II & Landscape Painting


Brookline Adult Education Extension, Brookline, MA                           1986-1988

  • Studio Instructor:  Painting & Relief Printmaking




2022:    Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, group exhibition, Art of the Hills, Berkshire Narratives

2022:    Berkshire Art Museum, North Adams, Artists of the Thursday Chinese Dinner Group”

2022:    Images Cinema, Williamstown, MA.  Solo exhibition

2020:     Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, group exhibition,” Art of the Hills, Berkshire Narratives”

2019:     Real Eyes Gallery, Adams, MA, solo exhibition: Adams Future Perfect

1987-2017:        Massachusetts College of Art and Design:  Annual Scholarship Auction

1987-2016:        Massachusetts College of Art and Design:  Annual Staff Exhibit

1998:    Boston Symphony Hall:  MassArt 2D Faculty Show

1996:    Art Gallery:  Bunker Hill Community College – “Bent Spaces” – Recent Paintings

1995:    Chamber Gallery:  Brockton, MA – “Cityscapes” - Solo Exhibit of Recent Paintings

1994 – 1995: Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA - “Brockton Present Tense

1992:    Masmanian Gallery, Framingham State College – Solo Faculty Exhibit:  “Paintings & Prints”

1991:    Gallery:  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA – “Seven Hills of Worcester”:  Paintings

1990:    Above the Space Gallery, Boston, MA – “Artists for HOPE ™” Group Show Benefit for HOPE

1989:    North Hall Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design – MassArt 2D Faculty Show

1989:    Dubarry Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, MA – “Alvin Ouellet, Paintings” Solo Show

1988:    Cecil’s Gallery, Boston, MA – “Alvin Ouellet, Paintings” Solo Show

1987:    Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA – “Interior Spaces” Group Show

1987:    Pooke Gallery, Natick, MA – “Alvin Ouellet, Paintings and Prints” Solo Show

1985 – 1987:  “East Coast Traveling Exhibition” – “Alvin Ouellet, Prints” – exhibited at Cooper Union, Maryland Institute of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Parsons School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art

1986:    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA – “Cyclorama” Group Show

1986:    Jamaica Plain Arts Center, Boston, MA – “Alvin Ouellet, Paintings & Prints” Solo Show










1996:    Malden YWCA – Project Title Billboard:  “Make a Mural Make a Difference

1995:    Malden YWCA – “Make a Mural Make a Difference” – Program Consultant and Artist

1994 – 1995:  Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant – Brockton Cultural Commission:  “Brockton Present Tense” Series of Paintings

1991 - 1992:  Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant – Worcester Cultural Commission:  “Seven Hills of Worcester” Series of Paintings and Prints

1989:    LEVI’S 501 Jeans Television Commercial, Boston MA – Painted mural for nationally syndicated TV commercial

1988 – 1989:  Chestnut Hill Mall, Chestnut Hill, MA - commissioned to paint on location for “1989 Celebration of the Arts”

1988:    City of Waltham – 250th Anniversary - Commissioned to produce two large scale murals



1996:    “1996 Pro Arts’ Public Service in the Arts Award” – Boston Arts Consortium of Colleges:  recognizing involvement with urban arts youth programs facilitating art-making by youth to promote self-expression through imagery inspired by youths’ perspectives of their realities.

1986:    “Auction Award:  Best in Show” – Massachusetts College of Art and Design

1986:    “Art School Associates Award” – Boston, MA

1985:    “Fine Arts 2D Award” – Massachusetts College of Art and Design

1984:    “Fine Arts 2D Award” – Massachusetts College of Art and Design

1984:    “Mass Art Foundation Award” – Massachusetts College of Art and Design

1983:    “David Berger Award” – Boston, MA




1997 – 2000:   Appointed by Mayor of City of Brockton to the Brockton Cultural Commission of the Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council

1995 – 1998:   The Prevention Arts WORKShop®™:  volunteered as Artistic & Technical Consultant to establish an after-school arts and cultural program and youth entrepreneurship project for HOPE Youth Development Program participants to develop “small media products” for use in community-level street and community outreach for HIV prevention; a collaboration between HOPE (Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Inc.) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation.

1997:    “Art-Inspired Learning and Teaching” – Steamroller Printmaking Project -  A collaboration between the Art Education Department at the Massachusetts College of Art, the McKinlay School, City of Boston Public Schools, and HOPE:  Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Inc. funded by the Eisenhower Foundation.







1991:    ‘RicanStructed Convictions” Exhibit of Juan Sanchez Prints at Massachusetts College of Art.  Served as liaison between HOPE and Mass Art on exhibit held on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of HOPE:  Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, Inc.


1995:    “CUIDA TU VIDA CONTRA EL SIDA – PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST HIV/AIDS” – HOPE STEAMROLLER PRINTMAKING PROJECT -  “Program Development, Artistic and Technical Consultant” for  youth arts project producing 50 large scale 4’ by 8’ woodcut murals; funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Also coordinated exhibit of prints at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and travelling exhibit to the 1995 National Council of La Raza Annual Conference in Dallas, TX


2008 – 2010:  “HOPE Steamroller Print Project” and “HOPE-Combat Paper Project Partnerships with the Center for Art and Community Partnerships at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, included exhibitions of Steamroller Prints at the MassArt Arnheim Gallery & Tower Gallery.