Audrey Capel Doray, 1931-
Born: Montreal. Quebec, June 4, 1931
Audrey Capel Doray was born in Montréal in 1931. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from McGill University. She went on to study at Atelier 17 in Paris and at the Central School of Art in London. After moving to Vancouver in 1957, Capel Doray taught at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) (1959 to 1961). In 1962, Capel Doary joined the New Design Gallery, an influential art space that presented live theatre, visual art, films, concerts, lectures, and poetry readings. Capel Doray’s transparent plastic, kinetic audio-light sculptures were featured in Arts Canada and received critical acclaim across North America by the end of the 1960s. After a revelatory trip to Salt Spring Island, Capel Doray returned to Vancouver a landscape artist, using new media to represent nature; she would later participate in the Stein, Carmanah and Tsitika valley art projects. A recipient of four Canada Council awards, Capel Doray’s work is held in numerous private and public collections, both nationally and internationally.