BIO

Dzee Louise is a Vancouver based artist working predominantly in painting with the occasional interludes with drawing and installation. Working intuitively, her approach is largely informed by process, examining the interactions between intention and chance. For the past few years, she has been focusing her investigations on the subtleties of the body and human experience, curious about what shapes us, and seeking the connections between the physical, psychological, personal and environmental. Since graduating from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows and featured in scientific journals. In 2008 she was selected to create a piece for Vancity and Vancouver’s Pride Festival, and has participated in the QAF Art Exhibition since 2008, and the Eastside Culture Crawl since 2010.


Originaire de Winnipeg, Dzee Louise réside à Vancouver où elle se concentre sur la peinture tout en permettant des interludes avec le dessin et l’installation. Orienté par une enquête de ce qui nous façonne et de ce qui nous unis, elle juxtapose les terrains intérieures et extérieures à la recherche des connexions entre le physique, psychologique, personnel et environnemental. Son approche intuitive explore la dynamique entre le contrôle et l’abandon, et les limites et la portée de nos intentions. Diplômé en Beaux-Arts d’Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, son travail a été présenté en expositions collectives et solo et dans des revues scientifiques. En 2008 elle a été sélectionnée pour créer un tableau pour Vancity et le festival Vancouver Pride. Elle participe aux expositions du Queer Arts Festival depuis 2008, et le Eastside Culture Crawl depuis 2010.

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Education

2001    Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts

2005    Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Education

 

Selected Exhibitions

2016    As The Crow Flies, The Cultch, Vancouver BC, (group)

2016    Science Collides, Science World – Telus World of Science, Vancouver BC (group)

2016    Queer Arts Festival, Community Art Show, Vancouver BC (group)

2015    Hanging By a Thread, The Cultch Gallery, Vancouver BC, (group)

2015    Spark! VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver BC (group)

2015    Spark! Emerging Collisions Between Art and Science, Vancouver BC (group)

2015    Queer Arts Festival, Community Art Show, Vancouver BC (group)

2014    Where Secrets Wander, Vancouver East Cultural Center, Vancouver BC (group)

2014    Queer Arts Festival, Community Art Show, Vancouver BC (group)

2013    Then and Now, Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver BC (group)

2013    Queer Arts Festival, Community Art Show, Vancouver BC (group)

2012    Random Acts of Queerness, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver BC (group)

2012    Suggestions, Traces, Impressions, Britannia Art Gallery, Vancouver BC (duo)

2011    The Space In Between, Atta Glanz Production, Vancouver BC (group)

2011    Games People Play, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver BC (group)

2010    Moments, Rhizome, Vancouver BC (solo)

2010    Queertopia, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver BC (group)

2009    Faerie Tales, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver BC (group)

2008    Liaisons, Rhizome, Vancouver BC (solo)

2008    Gender Twist, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver BC (group)

2008    One Flew West, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC          (group)

2007    Respire, The Annex, Vancouver BC (solo)

2007    Partie/Pieces, Vancouver East Cultural Center, Vancouver BC (duo)

 

Collections

Vancity Credit Union, Vancouver BC

Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, and Australia.

 

Bibliography

2011    Cybernetics and Human Knowing Journal, featured artist, Volume 18, Issue 1-2

2013    Constructivist Foundation, Cover, vol. 8, No 3, July 2013

 

Scholarships and Awards

1998    Andrew Oksakovsky Memorial

1998    ECIAD Trust Scholarship

 

Professional Associations

2007-2009   Board of Directors, Pride in Art Society of Vancouver (Queer Arts Festival)

2005-2007   Board of Directors, CCAFCB (Conseil Culturel et Artistique Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique)