Chaney was first introduced to oil painting in 1974 while
enrolled at the University of Minnesota Graduate School
of Dentistry. Painting was included in the program to
create a better understanding of colours used in dentistry.
Shaukat Chaney's interest
in sculpture began in 1975 while creating craniofacial
prostheses for trauma and cancer patients at the College
of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan. Here the training
in visualizing and understanding colour was found to
be extremely useful.
To further improve his skills Shaukat
studied sculpture under the tutelage of Mr. Bill Epp, head
of the sculpture department at the University of Saskatchewan.
This led to his fascination with working in bronze. In 1978,
Shaukat introduced portrait sculpture to his dental students
to help them understand facial shapes and contours. This was
the only such program offered to dental students in North
In 1986 he moved to Ottawa with his
family. In 1989 he enrolled in stone and wood carving courses
at the Ottawa School of Art under able guidance of Mr. John
Shaukat Chaney retired from dentistry
in 1993 and is now sculpting and painting full time at his
WaterWalks studio in Cumberland, Ontario. His sculptures have found homes in Canada, USA, India and Spain.
sculpture can be viewed at WaterWalks Studio by appointment.
contact Shaukat, click
1989 - 90 Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa. (Stone sculpting)
1975 - 77 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. (Bronze sculpting)
2010 Patrick Mills NCNS Group Show, Ottawa, Ontario
2009 Shenkman Art Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
2009 Dimensions '09 Annual NCNS show Ottawa, Ontario
2009 Patrick Mills Contemporary Art Gallery
2007 Encounters Annual NCNS show Ottawa, Ontario
2007 Elemental Mixed media show Ottawa, Ontario
2006 Dimensions '06 Annual NCNS show Ottawa, Ontario
2005 Dimensions '05 Annual NCNS show Ottawa, Ontario
2004 Dimensions '04 Annual NCNS show Ottawa, Ontario
2004 Invisible Ribbon Campaign Art show Ottawa, Ontario
2004 Galleriart Mixed media art show Ottawa, Ontario
2004 Humane Society Fundraiser Sculpture show Cumberland, Ont.
2003 Dimensions '03 Annual NCNS show Ottawa, Ontario
2003 Humane Society Fundraiser Sculpture show Cumberland, Ont.
2008 Pivotal Woman – Ottawa, Ontario
2002-04 President, National Capital Network of Sculptors
1983-86 Initiated and organized a portrait sculpture class. College of Dentistry
Uni. of Saskatchewan
Newspaper, Magazine and Television:
2011 Metal Art Guild of Canada - Interview in 2011 MAGazine - The Bronze Issue
2009 Mike Levin ‘ Reconstructing a Life’ Kitch Art magazine (cover and article)
2009 CTV's "Regional Contact"
2007 Karen Secord 'A Man of Many Talents' - 55 Plus magazine (cover and
2007 Patrick Langston 'Dentists and Goddesses' - Weekly Journal
2005 Journal of the Canadian Dental Association - cover artist
2002 Sculpture voted 'Best of Show' at the Dimensions '04 show
2007 Portrait sculpting (stone) with Marcus Jones Almonte, Ont.
2005 Marble sculpting with master sculptor Arjun Prajpati Jaipur, India
College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada, USA, India, UK, Curacao and Spain
2010 Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
2007 Ottawa, Canada
2005 Saskatoon, Canada
National Capital Network of Sculptors
Council for the Arts in Ottawa