Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 14
  • RICHARD MILETTE (1960 - )




3.5" x 8.25" x 8.25" — 8.9 x 21 x 21 cm.
incised signature and dated 1988

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $360
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:


Quebec ceramist Richard Milette is a a graduate of Cégep du Vieux Montreal and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA). He has taught in the ceramic department of Cégep du Vieux Montreal and has exhibited in Canada and U.S since 1982, with solo exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Long Beach. A rigorous conceptual approach characterizes his work, distinguished by a remarkable technical mastery. Milette has had a strong connection with fellow Quebec ceramic artists Léopold L. Foulem and Paul Mathieu, both on an artistic and personal. Foulem was the teacher and mentor to Mathieu and Milette. They are all fluent in all styles of ceramics, from classical to Baroque to modern and kitsch, and each circumvents the functionality of ceramics while taking the form of domestic objects.

Milette’s ceramics are found in several private and public collections such as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Gardiner Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as well as numerous museums in the United States. He lives and works in Montreal.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Adrian Sassoon. London, England
Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington, Ontario, Canada -
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, The Indusmin Collection, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Claridge Collection. Montréal, Québec.
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario.
Indusmin Collection. Waterloo, Ontario.
Mint Museum of Art, The Alan Chasanoff Collection,Charlotte, North Carolina
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. Montréal, Québec.
Musée du Québec, Permanent Collection, Québec, Québec, Canada -
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Collection Prêt d'oeuvres d'art, Québec, Québec.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Permanent collection. Québec, Québec.
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, USA -
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York.
UBS Bank (Canada), Toronto, Ontario.
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2014 Three Guys and A Fire in the Kiln, David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, ON
Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
2011 To Your Health, Caesar! Wine and the Gauls, Pointe-à-Callière, Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal, QC
2009 New and Novel 2009: Recent Gifts to RAM's Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
2008 Décoratif ! Décoratif?,Travelling exhibition organised by Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
2006 Décoratif! Décoratif?, Travelling exhibition organized by Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, QC
Matter Of Clay II, London, ON
From The North: Canadian Ceramics Today, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2005 20 Years of Greek Vases, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 Ordre ou désordre, Galerie Lieu Ouest, Montreal, QC
Steamin', Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
2003 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada: Tea Anyone? The Donna Moog Teapot Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
2002 Pots and Paints, Prime Gallery, toronto, Canada
2000 Travesty and Parody, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
1999 Sans narré, Galerie Lieu Ouest, Montreal, Canada

Selected Links

CAMP FIRES: Richard Milette, Artist


Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, QC