COLLABORATION + 3 EXHIBITONS // EDMONTON (AB), QUÉBEC CITY (QC), RICHMOND (VA. USA)
Isabelle Demers (QC), Emilie Proulx (MTL) and I (TO) have been working on a project that is enthusiastically titled "Bivouac: La bataille des fourreaux".
It is a 3-part project that will take place first in Edmonton, then in Québec City and then in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
By the time we reach Richmond, "Bivouac: La bataille des fourreaux" will take the form of a scenographic installation, which will gradually unfold throughout the exhibition space, using the main wall in the background as the viewpoint. A multitude of hanging elements strategically placed in front of each other will create an overview of a picturesque landscape that oscillates between figuration and abstraction. There will be unusual objects such as embroidered tents, a sleeping goose, a few ghosts and a bonfire. Why not.
June 29 - August 3
Centre d'arts visuels de l'Alberta
Sept. 7 - Oct. 14
February 8 - March 2019
Richmond, VA. USA
TEXTILE SYMPOSIUM + GROUP SHOW // DAUGAVPILS ROTHKO ART CENTRE, DAUGAVPILS (Latvia)
October 2-12, 2017 _ Opening of the exhibition Oct. 13 @4pm
IV Textile and Fiber Art Symposium 2017
9 participants from 9 countries will take part of the IV International Textile Symposium: Ellie Niblock (Ireland), Kasia Tons (Australia), Karina Korotkova (Latvia), Koenig Lucy (Germany), Anouk Desloges (Québec/Canada), Julia Strikovska (Ukraine), Wonju Kim (South Korea), Diane Lavoie (USA), Sophie Lawniczak (Germany).
TWO-PERSON EXHIBITION // LONSDALE GALLERY, TORONTO (Ont.)
November 23 - December 23, 2016 _ Reception Nov 26 @2-5pm
Initiated by Lonsdale's Gallery Manager and Programming Coordinator, Darcie Kennedy, Outside The Lines is a two-person exhibition featuring works by Helen Liene Dreifelds and me.
While Helen will create an exquisite (as she always does) installation with hand-woven monofilament nylon, I will present a selection of 10 pieces from different eras that reveals intricate motif and shapes that tend to expand out of the frame.
410 Spadina road, Toronto, Ont. M5P 2W2
VISUAL ARTIST GRANT // DALGLISH FAMILY FOUNDATION VENTURE AWARD
I am extremely proud to announce that I won the Dalglish Family Venture Award. I have big projects in mind and this award will make them even greater. I am actually building a new body of work that will be presented in the context of a solo exhibition. I will take advantage of this event to launch a catalogue that will introduce a selection of recent embroideries and share meaningful information about my career.
Click here to read my interview with Lucas Cabral about this grant.
VISUAL ARTIST GRANT // ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL
I am pleased to announce that I am a recipient of an Emerging Visual Artist Grant for Francophones. This grant will support my new production entitled "Bas-relief nouveau genre" which consists in creating a body of works that investigates the notion of there-dimensionality within two-dimensional compositions.
GROUP SHOW // HARBOURFRONT CENTRE, TORONTO (Ont.)
January 23 - June 1, 2016 _ Opening Jan 29 @6-10pm
Art historian and curator Damian Skinner describes the present moment as the third wave of craft wherein there is a collapse in the distinctions between craft, design, art and business. This progression within contemporary craft is due to the growth of theory and practice generally and movements within specific genres over the past few decades. The ongoing development of post-disciplinary teaching and methods has also had a profound effect on craft practice and thinking. This third wave of craft has evolved from the foundational Arts & Craft Movement (1880s-1910s) which was a response to industrialization, and the later Studio Craft Movement (1960s-1970s) which was focused on originality and artistic expression. Today’s craft artists are defining this collapse of distinctions with work that is less concerned with categorization or defined in opposition to other artistic practices. Highly aware and engaged with contemporary culture, these artists embrace it all.
Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design Studio has always had a lateral view of contemporary craft, championing an expansive and inclusive mindset when it comes to artists and designers. This exhibition confounds specific readings of the craft “object” and happily engages in ambiguity.
– Curated by Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto (Ont)
GROUP SHOW // TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE FESTIVAL @ JJSTUDIO, TORONTO (Ont.)
January 21 - March 24, 2016 _ Opening Jan 21 @6-9pm
Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) takes design out of the studio and into the city, transforming Toronto into a hub for all things design. Storefronts display exciting exhibitions, galleries host immersive installations, and local and international designers spark discussion with lectures and workshops open to everyone to participate and learn. Created by designers, TO DO brings creative minds together to celebrate Canada’s energetic design scene, and influence the way we understand and interact with design.
Near To Far
Line is often referred to as “the most basic element of design”, yet this simple element functions in complex ways. The direction, weight, and character of a line can convey many different states and emotions, as conveyed by the range of works in this show.
Artits: Lizz Aston, Micah Adams, Anouk Desloges and Jay Joo
825B Bloor St West, Toronto (Ont)
GROUP SHOW // IDEA EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE (Ont.)
January 16 - March 6, 2016 _ Opening and tour Jan 16 @2pm
One of a three part exhibition that provides access to Idea Exchange's permanent collection of Contemporary Canadian fibre based work. The largest assemblage of works from their collection will be on display at all three galleries.
In the late eighties, Idea Exchange Art + Design decided to pursue a particular collection mandate focused on the fibre medium to reflect the region’s industrial base which was established by the textile industry, and because this specialization sets them apart from other institutions. It is through the efforts and dedication of Mary Misner, past Gallery Director of 27 years, that this collection remains as one of the largest contemporary textile collections in Canada
Susan Bidinosti, Leslie Bush, J. Lynn Campbell, Suzanne Carlsen, Kai Chan, Anouk Desloges, Elizabeth Hewson, Co Hodeman, Kirtley Jarvis, Karin Jones, David Kaye, Sheila McMath, Meghan Price and Anna Torma.
Contemporary Textile Collection II
Preston, 45 King St East, Cambridge (Ont)
ART FAIR // FOIRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE ST-LAMBERT, ST-LAMBERT (Qc)
The Foire d’art contemporain de St-Lambert is a juried show in which thirty-five emerging and mid-career artists will present a great variety of works including painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, multimedia art, and so on. Over the last 6 editions, the FAC became an ideal place where collectors, galleries, artists and the public intermingle.
I would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Foire d'art contemporain de St-Lambert
From Oct 15 -18 _ Opening Oct 15 @6-9pm
81 rue Hooper, Saint-Lambert (Qc)
GROUP SHOW // LIVING ART CENTRE, MISSISSAUGA (Ont.)
Connection-Connexion surveys present day Ontario to its distinctive past. Through a range of media, artists offer audiences a variety of viewpoints concerning place, geography, economics, the environment, culture, and language as they connect to ones Francophone identity and shared history.
From Sept 15 - Nov 15, 2015 _ Opening Sept 25 @7-9pm
Living Art Centre
GROUP SHOW // HARBOURFRONT CENTRE - ARTPORT GALLERY, TORONTO (Ont.)
Abstraction. Curated by Melanie Egan and Patrick Macaulay
Harbourfront Centre _ Artport Gallery
GROUP SHOW // CRAFT ONTARIO, TORONTO (Ont.)
Materialize offers a sensational selection of work by up-and-coming emerging makers that includes everything from embroidered acrylic to baroque ceramic compositions. Visitors will find curious soft textile sculptures, a sensuous wood and leather bench, intricate self-referential jewellery, immaculately carved glass and much, much more..
Materialize. Juried by Deborah Wang and Greg Sims
From July 9 - August 28, 2015 _ Opening July 9th @6-9pm
GROUP SHOW // HARBOURFRONT CENTRE - VITRINES, TORONTO (Ont.)
June 20th - Sept 20th
Opening June 19th @ 6-10pm
GROUP SHOW // LE CERCLE, QUÉBEC CITY (Qc)
Le Bel Ouvrage questions the boundaries between arts and crafts. The exhibition brings together a dozen of women who revisit the medium of textile. The artist Giorgia Volpe (Québec), Anouk Desloges (Québec-Toronto) and the collective Trinket (Québec) will present their latest productions among weaving works from the members of the Cercle des Fermières and the work of the quilter Brigitte Gagnon (Québec).
Le Bel Ouvrage. Curated by Jeanne Couture
From April 22nd - June 1st 2015
Performance by Giorgia Volpe April 22@5pm
GROUP SHOW // GALERIE 3, QUÉBEC CITY (Qc)
20 pieces were selected by twelve members of the Contemporary Art Collectors Circle of Québec City. This group exhibition aims to reflect the quality of work of the region's artists.
From February 27th to March 22nd 2015
Passion et engagement. La collection à Québec: une présentation du Cercle des collectionneurs d'art actuel de Québec. Curated by Audrey Careau
GROUP SHOW // GALERIE GLENDON GALLERY, TORONTO (Ont.)
Karesansui will be presented in a group show next Feburary
From February 10th to March 13th / Opening: February 10th @ 5:50-8:30 pm
Villes doubles, femmes dédoublées /Reflected Cities, Reflecting Women. Curated by Jeanne-Elyse Renaud
Glendon Hall, Glendon College, York University
2275 Bayview Ave. Toronto ON M4N 3M6
The main objective of this project is to link and diffuse the different pieces of artistic research developed by eight francophone artists working in Québec and in Ontario. These women come from different backgrounds, some originating from Canada and others from Cameroun and France. They carry cultural baggage filled with references and reflect on the multiple factors defining women today.
The exhibition proposes a diversified and multi-sensory vision which is projected and questioned by female artists in order to better understand women’s reality in Canada. It will put into perspective various paths of reflection touching various aspects of life such as the social environment, the work life, or the individual landscape. This project, entitled Villes doubles, femmes dédoublées, offers a multi-faceted view of the feminine landmarks of today.
Ontario : Izabel Barsive (Video), Julie Lassonde (Performance), Yasmine Louis (Printing), Erica Brisson (Social Intervention).
Québec : Catherine Sylvain (Sculpture), Sophie Privé (Painting), Véronique La Perrière (Drawing), Anouk Desloges (Contemporary Embroidery).
Supported by the Ontario Art Council.
ONTARIO CRAFT COUNCIL AWARDS 2014 // HELEN FRANCES GREGOR SCHOLARSHIP
I am pleased to announce that I am the recipient of the Helen Frances Gregor scholarship 2014.
Established by family, friends and colleagues, this scholarship celebrates the life of Helen Frances Gregor, an internationally renowned textile artist and teacher. It is awarded annually to provide funds for a fibre artist to pursue further study or further development of their body of work.
"KNOTS BOUQUET" IN THE FIBRE ART COLLECTION // IDEA EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE (Ont.)
Knots Bouquet, textile embroidery on plexiglass, 38 X 27, 2013
2014 marks 25 years of collecting by Cambridge Galleries, now Idea Exchange. Over 115 Canadian artists are represented in the permanent collection dedicated to fibre based works. In the late eighties, we decided to pursue a particular collection mandate focused on the fibre medium, partly because the region’s flourishing industrial base was originally established by the textile industry, and partly because such specialization would set us apart from other institutional collectors. The works in our permanent collection are decidedly contemporary, pushing the limits on all fronts.