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 Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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