About Me and this Website

Bio, Artist Statement, Curriculum
© Louise Lamirande

Introduction

I’m a French Canadian artist actually living in a suburb of Montreal with my life companion and my son.

As far as I remember, creativity has always been part of my life. Over the years, it has manifested itself in various forms such as visual arts, crafts, writing, scenography and even the creation of websites.

In spite of this, for twenty years, life has diverted me from this fundamental drive during which time I devoted myself to personal growth, alternative and energetic medicine and the spiritual dimension of the human being.

Since 2011, the deep rooted creative impulse has resurfaced and reunited me with my old friend … painting.

Curriculum

Artistic Studies

2013

Gestion de carrière artistique

Blanche Morin et Claude Gillet, online

1988-1986

Études cinématographiques

Université de Montréal, partial

1986-1983

DEC en Scénographie

Cégep Lionel-Groulx, Ste-Thérèse de Blainville

1983-1982

Arts plastiques

Cégep de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke

Solo Exhibition

2018

Les rêves de l’ailleurs, Bibliothèque Multiculturelle. Laval, Quebec.

 

Solo Exhibition, Public Library. Ville Lorraine, Quebec.

Group Exhibitions

2018

Annuelle des Arts 2018, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

L’Art de Mai 2018, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités, Maison Gart. Lorraine, Quebec.

2017

Annuelle des Arts 2017, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités, Maison Gart. Lorraine, Quebec.

 

L’Art de Mai 2017, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

Twitter Art Exhibit 2017, Stratford upon Avon, UK.

 

Le Sélection Laval, Le Sélection Laval, Laval, Quebec.

2017-2016

Annuelle des Arts 2016 – Événement à l’hôtel de ville de Laval, Quebec

2016

International digital art miniprint exhibition 11

La Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario. Curator: Marie Hélène Giguère.

 

Annuelle des Arts 2016, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

L’Art de Mai 2016, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

Twitter Art Exhibit : NYC 2016, Trygve Lie Gallery. New York, USA.

2015

Annuelle des Arts 2015, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

L’Art de Mai 2015, Centre d’art de Ste-Rose. Laval, Quebec.

 

Twitter Art Exhibit 2015, Moss Library. Moss, Norway.

2014

International digital art miniprint exhibition 9

La voix visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario. Curator: François Chalifour.

 

Folies de décembre, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau, Laval, Quebec.

2014

1 ère édition de la Triennale Internationale Prix Contraste de l’estampe numérique, Galerie Contraste, Fribourg, Switzerland.

 

Annuelle des Arts 2014, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau,  Laval, Quebec

 

L’Art de Mai 2014, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau, Laval, Quebec

 

Twitter Art Exhibit 2014 CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery, Orlando, Florida

2013

International digital art miniprint exhibition 8, La voix visuelle, Ottawa, Ontario. Curator : André Paquin.

 

Annuelle des Arts 2013, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau. Laval, Quebec

 

L’Art de Mai 2013, Maison André-Benjamin Papineau. Laval, Quebec

2012

Bridging Heaven and Earth 2012, Bridging Heaven and Earth Art Project. Santa Barbara, California, USA

Press & Media

2017

Calendar ALPAP 40 years

Painting « Sortilège » – Page : October 2018

 

Louise Lamirande – Peintre

Émergence Magazine Québec – november 2017. EMQ Média. Pages 12 to 19.

2015

Bienvenue chez les #NUMÉRICAINS

Ici.radio-canada.ca/numericains. Producer: Chloé Sondervorst. Written testimony and painting published on the blog.

2014

The Daily Muse: An exclusive interview with Louise Lamirande, Mixed Media / Digital Artist, Interview & paintings published on ElusiveMu.se

 

Mondialisation. Prix Contraste de l’estampe numérique 2014

Galerie Contraste, Fribourg, Switzerland. International art exhibit catalog.

 

L’estampe numérique primée

Journalist: Monique Durussel. Painting published in the Swiss Newspaper « La liberté », Fribourg.

 

Group Show-Digital Art from Canada

Curators: Hungarian Electrographic Art Association, Voix Visuelle Canada. Met Gallery, Budapest, Hongrie. Painting published online.

2012

Bridging Heaven and Art Show #286

Web and local television show. Painting shown.

Other experiences

 

 

 

2018-2011

Creation, management, writing

LouiseLamirande.com (blog & website)

2014-2010

Creation, management, writing

Guide du Bien-Être. Website (closed)

2010

Creation, management, writing

Guide du Bien-Être : 52 semaines de développement personnel (online program)

2011-2008

Writing

Pranic Healing Québec (blog)

1988-1985

Scenograph, prop woman, stagehand

Laval, Quebec, Montreal.                                   

1984

Muralist

Cégep de Sherbrooke.

 

 

Artist Statement

Consciousness, exploration, pleasure and evolution are fundamental to my artistic approach which expresses itself through abstract and semi-abstract paintings created with various mediums like the acrylic, oil, ink and digital .

Abstract painting and semi-abstract painting are distancing me from reality by creating imaginary worlds in which I travel emotionally with my senses. The movement, shapes, colors and textures transport me.

I’m looking for a state of balance between the intuitive and the rational mind, between the spontaneous and the conscious gestures while listening to the present moment, my inner universe and the emerging artwork.

Current Exploration

At this moment, I am exploring ways to heal my relationship with the Earth through artworks inspired by landscapes and created from sober colors where browns, grays and ochres predominate.

I am fascinated by the relationship with the land of indigenous peoples, the sacred aspect of certain natural locations and the place taken by mountains in ancient myths, legends and rituals.

About this website

This website was created with the intent to share my paintings and discoveries with readers who can’t understand the content of my artist’s website written in French (click here if you are curious).

Enjoy your visit,

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