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For over 35 year Lyse Lemieux’s interdisciplinary practice has focused primarily on drawing, sculpture and installation. Through considerations of process and materiality her exploration of the space between painting and drawing, abstraction and representation as it relates to the human figure has been rigorous and probing.

Originally from Ottawa Lyse Lemieux attended the University of Ottawa from 1974 to 1976 and graduated with a BFA from the University of British-Columbia in 1978. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Canadian Cultural Centre; Rome, the Vancouver Art Gallery; Vancouver, Oakville Galleries; Toronto, Richmond Art Gallery; British Columbia; Charles H Scott Gallery; Vancouver, Trépanier-Baer Gallery in Calgary, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto; SFU Gallery; Burnaby, Oakville Galleries in Oakville, Ontario and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.

Lemieux has been awarded grants from the BC Arts council as well as the Canada Council and is the recipient of the 2017 VIVA AWARD granted by the Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation for the visual Arts. Adjudicated by an independent jury the VIVA is awarded annually to mid-career artists for outstanding achievement and commitment to the Visual Arts.

Based in Vancouver Lemieux is also involved in developing public art projects. Two of her outdoor projects are scheduled for completion in Vancouver in 2020 and 2021.

 

SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2021  (Upcoming) Burnaby Art Gallery, Solo exhibition, Curator Jennifer Cane

2020 (Upcoming) SFU Gallery, No Fixed Abode, Solo exhibition, Curator Melanie O"Brian

2019 Wil Aballe Art Projects (WAAP), Painted Drawings, Vancouver, Curator: Wil Aballe

2018   The Contemporary Art Gallery, Off-Sites, Full Frontal, Curator; Kimberly Philipps, Vancouver

2016   Richmond Art GalleryA Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do,  Curator; Nan Capogna, Richmond

2015   Republic GalleryBlack Is The Size Of My New Skirt,  Curator; Pantea Haghighi, Vancouver

2015   Katzman ContemporaryIn-Between-In-Between: Lyse Lemieux & Merryl McMaster, Curator; Marianne Katzman, Toronto

2014   Republic GalleryShaped Drawings: Something Wrong About The Mouth, Curator: Pantea Haghighi, Vancouver

2012   Republic Gallery, Lyse Lemieux: New Work, Vancouver

2009   Chernoff Fine Art, Soldiers and Vesperers, Vancouver 

2005   Musée Marsil, Skinslips / Peau de Jupon, Curator; Suzanne Chabot, St. Lambert

2004   Sylviane Poirier Art Contemporain, Mignonnette Reine de Nainville, Curator: Sylviane Poirier, Montréal

2004   Art & Soul Gallery, Mignonnette, Queen of Dwarfville, Vancouver 

1991   Women In Focus Gallery, Dolce Armature, Curator Zainub Verjee

1990  Charles H. Scott Gallery, A Fleur De Peau / Second Skin, Curator; Greg Bellerby, Vancouver

1987   La Commune di Perugia,Dolci Armature; Michèle Delisle / Lyse Lemieux, Curator; Gilbert Reid, Perugia, Italy

1985   SFU Gallery, Lyse Lemieux, Simon Fraser University, Curator; James Felter, Burnaby

1983   361 Water Street Studio, Installation: Chez les Soeurs Blanches, Vancouver

1980   Surrey Art Gallery, Working in two spaces: Share Corsaut / Lyse Lemieux, Curator; Rosa Ho, Surrey

1979   Circle Art Gallery, Lyse Lemieux, Vancouver


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019  Terminal Art Contemporary, Some Kind Of Behaviour; Robin Arseneault, Allison Hrabluik, Lyse Lemieux, Bowen Island,CA. Curator; Paul Jackson

2019  Burnaby Art Gallery, Women’s Work: New Acquisitions 2019. Curator Ellen van Eijsbergen

2019-18 Vancouver Art Gallery, The Metamorphosis, Vancouver. Curators; Bruce Grenville, Emmy Lee Wall and Tarah Hogue

2018   Gordon Smith Gallery, 13 ways to summon ghosts, Curator: Kimberly Phillips, North Vancouver

2017   TrépanierBaer Gallery , Now Playing , Curator: Yves Trépanier, Calgary

2017  Plaza Projects, The Eternal Return of the New, Curator: Pongsakorn Yananissorn, Steven Tong, Richmond

2016-17 Vancouver Art Gallery, “Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures”, Curators; Jesse McKee, Daina Augaitis, Vancouver

2016-17 West Vancouver Museum, “A Decade Of Collecting”, Curator: Darrin Morrison, West Vancouver

2016-17 Griffin Art Projects, Kitchen Midden, Curators: Anne Low, Garreth Moore, North-Vancouver

2016   Trépanier Baer Gallery , Aujourd’hui Encore, Curators; Yves Trépanier, Luanne Martineau, Calgary

2015   Oakville Galleries, Out of Line, Curators; Matthew Highland, Jon Davies, Oakville

2014   AHVA Gallery, Audain Art Centre at UBC, Beside Yourself, Curator; Marina Roy, Vancouver

2012   Republic Gallery, Gallery Artists, Curator; Pantea Haghighi, Vancouver

2012   Equinox Gallery, Cut & Paste, Curators: Andy Sylvester & Sophie Brodovitch, Vancouver

2011   West Vancouver MuseumThe Gordon and Marion Smith Collection, Curator; Darrin Morrison, West Vancouver

2010   Becker Gallery, Gallery Artists, Vancouver

2004   Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, Alberta

1997   Artropolis '97, Browser, Vancouver

1995   Surrey Art Gallery, Held In Trust, Surrey

1989   Women In Focus GalleryPast Artists–Current Work, Vancouver

1988   Burnaby Art Gallery, BAG, Burnaby

1987   Centro Culturale Canadese, Sul Confine / Borderline, Curator; Curator: Gilbert Reid, Rome, Italy

1985   Diane Farris Gallery, Five Young Artists, Curator; Diane Farris, Vancouver

1984   Surrey Art Gallery, Seattle/Vancouver, Curator; Jane Young, Surrey

1984   The Warehouse Show, Curators; Helga Pakasaar, Jill Pollock, Vancouver

1983  The October Show, Curators; Helga Pakasaar, Todd Davis, Daina Augaitis, Robert Linsley, Josie kane, Mary Gingerich, Vancouver

1978   Surrey Art Gallery, An exhibition of works in transparent media, Curator; Rosa Ho, Surrey
 

REVIEWS, ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS

CANADIAN ART, Reviews; LYSE LEMIEUX, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Review by Joni Low, Fall 2019

AKIMBLOG, Justina Bohach, Lyse Lemieux at Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, June-July 2019

GALLERIES WEST, Lyse Lemieux:Painted Drawings by Beverly Cramp, July 12, 2019

RADIO CANADA, Interview, Phare Ouest, host Marie Villeneuve, June 13, 2019

RADIO-CANADA, Interview, Boulevard du Pacifique, Jacques Dufresnes, June 7, 2019

13 Ways to Summon Ghosts, Exhibition catalogue & Essay, The Gordon Smith Gallery, Kimberly Phillips,ISBN 978-09937714-5-3

FRIEZE magazine, 2018

CANADIAN ART, Vancouver Report; From one body to another, by Lucien Durey, October 25, 2017

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Lyse Lemieux's Full Frontal Off Site Exhibition and Andrew Dadson's Sit For Still Life by Robin Laurence.

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY, Visual Art Forums, Lyse Lemieux, October, 2017

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY, Visual Art Forums, Lyse Lemieux, October, 2016

THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Marsha Lederman, Coastal Disturbance, December 2, 2016

ACCESS GALLERY, In Conversation series Curated by Kimberly Phillips: Lyse Lemieux with Amélie Brisson-Darveau, September, 2016

VANCOUVER SUN, Lyse Lemieux turns black felt into leaning bodies, by Kevin Griffin, June 8, 2016

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Robin Laurence, Ambivalent Pleasures sparks delight in dark times, Dec. 7-16

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Lyse Lemieux; A Girls Gotta Do What A Girls Gotta Do, by Robin Laurence, May 12-16

LA SOURCE, Les Corps Feutrés de Lyse Lemieux, by Michèle Smolkin, 19 avril, 2016

LA SOURCE, Fille fait ce que fille doit: Dans l'entrelacs de la feutrine, by Anaïs Elboujdaïni, 19 avril, 2016

VANCOUVER SUN, Lyse Lemieux Uses Scissors to Draw in Black Felt, by Kevin Griffin, Nov.12, 2015 + Interview

AKIMBLOG, Lyse Lemieux at Katzman Contemporary, by Terrence Dick, March, 2015

TWO COATS OF PAINT, New York Blog, Vancouver Report: Lyse Lemieux, by Dion Kliner, February, 2014

BORDER CROSSINGS Lyse Lemieux at Republic Gallery, by Marina Roy, March, 2014

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Robin Laurence, Lyse Lemieux; New Work, November, 2012

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT,  Equinox Gallery;Cut and Paste, by Robin Laurence, August 2012

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Soldiers and Vesperers, Robin Laurence, April 15, 2009

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, (Images essay) Vancouver, Canada, June, 2006

FIBERARTS, (Images essay), January/February, 2006

PRESS REPUBLIC.COM, Steve Howell, Exploring our second skin, January/February, 2006

THE GAZETTE, Steve Howell, Exploring our second skin, December, 2005

LA PRESSE, Peau de Jupon, Décembre, 2005

Not Just Any Dress, Narratives of Memory,Body and Identity, 2004, Sandra Weber & Claudia Mitchell,Editors, Peter Lang Press, New York, ISBN 0-8204-6118-0

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Lemieux weaves ideas into artful dresses, by Robin Laurence, March 4, 2004

THE WEST ENDER, Mary Francis Hill, Sculpted dresses about identity, March, 2004

VANCOUVER SUN, Ann Rosenberg, Second Skin /A fleur de peau , December, 1991

VANCOUVER SUN, Second Skin /A fleur de peau , Ann Rosenberg, December, 1991

THE PROVINCE, Art Perry, Second Skin/ À Fleur de peau, 1989

THE VANCOUVER COURIER, Jill Pollack, Artwork felt deep inside, December, 1988

CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, Lyse Lemieux et Michèle DeLisle, Catalogue essay; G.Reid, 1987

LA NAZIONE, Per conoscere da vicino l’arte del Canada, Perugia, Italy, July 10,1987

LA NAZIONE, Mostra ai Priori, Perugia, Italy, July, 1987

CORRIERE DELL UMBRIA, Perugia, Italy, July 1987

SFU Gallery Catalogue, essay; James Felter, 1985

VANGUARD, Mark Harris, Lyse Lemieux at SFU Gallery, April 1985

ISSUE Magazine, Billy Little, Men making dances and dancing, February, 1985

VANCOUVER MAGAZINE, Anne Templeman-Kluit , Desperately seeking illusion, July, 1985

THE WAREHOUSE SHOW, Catalogue essay; Helga Pakassar & Jill Pollack, 1984

VANGUARD, Mark Harris, Vancouver /Seattle Sculpture, March, 1984

VANGUARD, Andrea Kunard, Lyse Lemieux Open Studio, September, 1982

CBC RADIO, Russell Keziere, The Arts Report, January, 1980

SURREY ART GALLERY, Works in transparent media, Catalogue essay, Rosa Ho, 1978

SURREY ART GALLERY, Vancouver / Seattle Sculpture by Lionel Doucette, Lyse Lemieux, Walter Lieberman, Debra Sherwood, Catalogue essay; Jane Young, 1978

VANGUARD, Judith Sandiford, Transparent Media, January, 1979

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Andrew Scott, Transparent Thrills, November, 1978

SURREY ART GALLERY, Vancouver / Seattle , Sculpture by Lionel Doucette, Lyse Lemieux, Walter Lieberman, Debra Sherwood, Catalogue essay; Jane Young, 1978


ART FAIRS

2019 Art Toronto 2019, Wil Aballe Art Projects,Solo Booth & Interview

2017   PAPIER17: Montréal, Trépanier Baer, Calgary Booth

2014   PAPIER14: Montréal, Republic Gallery, Vancouver Booth

2013   PAPIER13: Montréal, Republic Gallery, Vancouver Booth
 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2019 Anthem Properties, Station Square Phase 3, Burnaby, CA (Finalist)

2018
Jameson Properties, Birch & Broadway, Vancouver, CA (Finalist)

2017 Grosvenor Development, The Pacific, Vancouver, CA, (Awarded, Scheduled for instal June 2021)

2017  Onni Development, Sutter Brook, Port Moody, CA (Finalist)

2017 Boffo Development, The Smithe, (Finalist)

2017 Create Property Developers, Main & 2nd, Vancouver, CA (Finalist)

2016 Onni Development, The Charleson, (Finalist)

2016 Intergulf Development, Empire Building, Vancouver,CA (Awarded, Scheduled for instal Fall 2019 )

2015 Anthem Properties, Station Square Phase 1, Burnaby, CA (Finalist)
 

COLLABORATIONS

2016   Richmond Art Gallery, "Response to an exhibition; Two new works by choreographer/dancer Ziyan Kwan, "Dumb Instrument Dance". Response to the exhibition; "A girls Gotta Do What A Girls Gotta Do" Richmond

2005   
Vancouver International Dance Festival. “À Fleur De Peau: The Skin Project “, A collaborative music, dance, and visual arts project by Marguerite Witvoet, Barbara Bourget, Lyse Lemieux Vancouver


AWARDS / GRANTS /MENTORSHIPS

2018-17  BC Arts Council Early career development Grant. Mentorship: Heather Kai Smith

2017 VIVA AWARD for Outstanding achievement and Commitment in the Visual Arts, Shadbolt Foundation

2017  British-Columbia Arts Council, Project Assistance Grant

2017  Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant

2017-16  BC Arts Council Early Career development Grant. Mentorship: Kara Hansen Ditte

2016  British-Columbia Arts Council, Project Assistance Grant

2016 Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant

2008-06  Cabinet Interdisciplinary Collaborations

2008-06  Canada Council for the Arts, Inter-Arts Production Grant

1982 Canada Council for the Arts, B Grant

1981 Canada Council for the Arts, B Grant


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, CA

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey B.C, CA

Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C, CA

Air Canada Collection, Montréal, CA.