Lyse Lemieux

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Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
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Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
Lyse Lemieux's Studio, Vancouver, 2022
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Public Art



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Lyse Lemieux, Personnages, 2021
Lyse Lemieux, Personnages, 2021
Lyse Lemieux, Personnages, 2021
Lyse Lemieux, Family: Five Figures for a Triangle, 2020
Lyse Lemieux, Family: Five Figures for a Triangle, 2020
Lyse Lemieux, Family: Five Figures for a Triangle, 2020
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Lyse Lemieux,<i> Personnages</i>, 2021
Lyse Lemieux,<i> Personnages</i>, 2021
Lyse Lemieux,<i> Personnages</i>, 2021
Lyse Lemieux,<i> Family: Five Figures for a Triangle</i>, 2020
Lyse Lemieux,<i> Family: Five Figures for a Triangle</i>, 2020
Lyse Lemieux,<i> Family: Five Figures for a Triangle</i>, 2020
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Works



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Lyse Lemieux, Odradek Bundle 4, 2015 - 2018
Lyse Lemieux, Odradek Bundle 8, 2015 - 2018
Lyse Lemieux, Pandemonnium 1, 2021
Lyse Lemieux, Untitled Grid in Four Parts 2021 - 2022
Lyse Lemieux, Ruffed 2022
Lyse Lemieux, White Gloves. Gants Blancs, 2022
Lyse Lemieux, Coda Story. Scorched Earth, 2022
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Lyse Lemieux, <i>Odradek Bundle 4</i>, 2015 - 2018
Lyse Lemieux, <i>Odradek Bundle 8</i>, 2015 - 2018
Lyse Lemieux, <i>Pandemonnium 1</i>, 2021
Lyse Lemieux, <i>Untitled Grid in Four Parts</i> 2021 - 2022
Lyse Lemieux, <i>Ruffed</i> 2022
Lyse Lemieux, <i>White Gloves. Gants Blancs</i>, 2022
Lyse Lemieux, <i>Coda Story. Scorched Earth</i>, 2022
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Lyse Lemieux’s interdisciplinary practice has focused on drawing and also includes sculpture, painting, and installation. In recent years Lemieux has expanded her practice to include outdoor large scale Public Art with projects that consider the physical, emotional and communal environments these spaces offer. Through considerations of process and materiality her work continues to explore the space between abstraction and representation, while maintaining a strong connection to the human and sometimes not so human figure.

Originally from Ottawa, Lyse Lemieux attended the University of Ottawa and graduated with a BFA from the University of British-Columbia. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including the Canadian Cultural Centre in Rome, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Oakville Galleries, Richmond Art Gallery, Trépanier-Baer Gallery in Calgary, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto; Wil Aballe Art projects, SFU Gallery, and, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. Lemieux has been awarded grants from the BC Arts Council, the Canada Council and is recipient of the 2017 VIVA AWARD granted annually by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts.


NEws

So Dawn Goes Down To Day – Art Gallery at Evergreen

Museum Exhibition
Lyse Lemieux
Lyse Lemieux’s So Dawn Goes Down To Day opens Sept 17 at the Art Gallery at Evergreen. The solo exhibition focuses on the Vancouver-based artist’s recent paintings, as well as an accompanying sculpture that points to the ongoing influence of textiles in Lemieux’s interdisciplinary practice.
Lyse Lemieux, Dorsale. La Couleur de mes mots, 2022 © Lyse Lemieux. Photo: Rachel Topham

Journal

Sans Titre (Jambes)

Catalog Entry
What captivates the viewer’s eyes in Lyse Lemieux’s latest works is the apparent strangeness of the image. In Sans Titre (Jambes), a figure is comprised of six or seven leg-like appendages of various shapes and sizes. The top of the figure features a head in profile raised slightly towards the left, while a full face with squinted eyes protrudes jarringly to the right. Although the figure’s anatomy is puzzling, the symbolism provides clear insight into the mind of the artist.
Lyse Lemieux, Sans Titre (Jambes), 2022 ©Lyse Lemieux

White Gloves, Gants Blancs

Catalog Entry
Textiles is an on-going theme in the art of Vancouver-based artist Lyse Lemieux, encompassing her painting, sculpture, and installation. The practice of adorning ourselves in textiles is unique to us as human beings and shared globally across cultures. Similarly, clothing gives us a sense of identity and brings individuals together as a group. Yet, clothing is too often used to discriminate and set individuals or groups apart from the other.
Lyse Lemieux, White Gloves, Gants Blancs, 2022 ©Lyse Lemieux