birch (6) (detail) acrylic on canvas 48" x 24" 2015 (sold, private collection)
Louise A. DeGagné is a Vancouver based visual artist. She is drawn to memories and how they inform our perception of the environment around us. Through landscape, abstract, and figurative representation using a range of materials, layers, and textures, her works question and reveal traces of pronounced memory. These are depicted through the moments, particular objects, and landscapes to which they are associated. Her pieces enter into dialogue with the parts of the past that are carried throughout our lives as well as the relationships of intimacy these create for us with our environments. Statement and subtlety draw the gaze deeper into the painting, opening the door for the observer’s interpretations, and allowing them to be drawn into memory as well. Not only cathartic, her pieces ask the viewer to contemplate why these memories remain to inform us. Her art practice is influenced by years of work as a scenic artist in theatre, opera, dance, music, and film.
CV b. 1966, St.Boniface, Manitoba. Lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1989 Associate degree Stagecraft Technology, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC
1995 – 2017 Professional development, continuing education, various art related courses; Emily Carr University, OCAD
2008 -2019 Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver, BC (open studio event)
2016 this part remains with me, Amelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminster, BC (two person exhibition)
2015 lost and found: navigating my environment, Espana Gallery, Vancouver, BC (solo exhibition)
2014 SeaWheeze, visual art animation (live painting), lululemon, Vancouver, BC (public event)
2011 The Space in Between, The Rize Space, Vancouver, BC (juried exhibition)
2009 Shadow Forest: interactive light display, Family Fuse, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (public event)
2008 Main Street Drift, Studio East 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC (open studio event)
2014 Prop building, gabriola isle of the arts festival, Gabriola Arts Council, Gabriola, BC