For over 35 year Lemieux’s Vancouver-based practice has focused primarily on drawing and installation. Through considerations of process and materiality her work explores the space between abstraction and representation, while consistently maintaining an interest in the human figure.
 
Lyse Lemieux graduated from the University of British-Columbia and has exhibited nationally and internationally including; Canadian Cultural Centre; Rome, the Vancouver Art Gallery; Vancouver, Oakville Galleries; Toronto, Richmond Art Gallery; British Columbia; Charles H Scott Gallery; Vancouver, Trépanier Baer Gallery; Calgary, Kaztman Contemporary, Toronto; SFU Gallery; Burnaby, Oakville Galleries; Oakville, Ontario and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.
 
Lemieux is also currently involved in developing Public Art projects, two of which are scheduled for completion in Vancouver in 2018 and 2020.
 
Lyse Lemieux was the recipient of the 2017 VIVA AWARD granted annually by the Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation for the visual Arts. Adjudicated by an independent jury the VIVA is awarded to a mid-career artist for outstanding achievement and commitment to the visual arts.

 

 

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SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018   The Contempary Art Gallery, Off-Sites "Full Frontal", Curator; Kimberly Philipps, Vancouver

2016   Richmond Art Gallery, "A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do",  Curator; Nan Capogna, Richmond

2015   Republic GalleryBlack Is The Size Of My New Skirt”,  Curator; Pantea Haghighi, Vancouver

2015   Katzman Contemporary, “In-Between-In-Between: Lyse Lemieux & Merryl McMaster", Curator; Marianne Katzman, Toronto

2014   Republic GalleryShaped Drawings: Something Wrong About The Mouth”, Curator: Pantea Haghighi, Vancouver

2012   Republic Gallery“Lyse Lemieux: New Work”, Vancouver

2009   Chernoff Fine ArtSoldiers and Vesperers”, Vancouver

2006   Musée Marsil, Skinslips / Peau de Jupon” Curator; Suzanne Chabot, St. Lambert

2004   Sylviane Poirier Art Contemporain,  Mignonnette Reine de Nainville”, Curator: Sylviane Poirier, Montréal

2004   Art & Soul Gallery,  Mignonnette, Queen of Dwarfville”, Vancouver

1991   Women In Focus Gallery, "Dolce Armature", Curator; Zainub Verjee, Vancouver

1989   Charles H. Scott Gallery, "A Fleur De Peau / Second Skin", Curator; Greg Bellerby, Vancouver

1987   La Commune di Perugia,” Michèle Delisle / Lyse Lemieux ”, Curator; Gilbert Reid, Perugia, Italy

1985   SFU Gallery, ”Lyse Lemieux”, Simon Fraser University, Curator; James Felter, Burnaby

1983   361 Water Street Studio, Installation; “ Chez les Soeurs Blanches ”, Vancouver

1980   Surrey Art Gallery, “ Working in two spaces; Share Corsaut / Lyse Lemieux ”, Curator; Rosa Ho, Surrey

1979   Circle Art Gallery, ” Lyse Lemieux ”, Vancouver

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018   Gordon Smith Gallery, Visitations; 13 ways to live with ghosts”, Curator; Kimberly Phillips, West Vancouver

2017   TrépanierBaer Gallery (TBG), Now Playing, Curator: Yves Trépanier, Calgary

2017   The Eternal Return of the New, Plaza Projects, Curator; Pongsakorn Yananissorn, Steven Tong, Richmond

2016-17 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Curators; Jesse McKee, Daina Augaitis, Vancouver

2016-17 West Vancouver Museum, “A Decade Of Collecting”, Curator: Darrin Morrison, West Vancouver

2016-17 Griffin Art Projects, Kitchen Midden, Curators: Anne Low, Garreth Moore, North-Vancouver

2016   TrépanierBaer Gallery (TBG), Aujourd’hui Encore, Curators; Yves Trépanier, Luanne Martineau, Calgary

2015   Oakville Galleries, “Out of Line” Curators; Matthew Highland, Jon Davies, Oakville

2014   AHVA Gallery, Audain Art Centre “Beside Yourself”, Curator; Marina Roy, UBC, Vancouver

2012   Republic Gallery, Gallery Artists, Curator; Pantea Haghighi, Vancouver

2012   Equinox Gallery,  Cut & Paste” Curators: Andy Sylvester & Sophie Brodovitch, Vancouver

2011   West Vancouver Museum, The Gordon and Marion Smith Collection, Curator; Darrin Morrison, West Vancouver

2010   Becker Gallery, “Gallery Artists”, Vancouver

2005   The Roundhouse, “Out of the Rain”, Vancouver

2004   Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, Alberta

1997   “Artropolis '97; Browser”, Vancouver

1995   Surrey Art Gallery, Held In Trust”, Surrey

1989   Women In Focus Gallery, Past Artists–Current Work”, Vancouver

1988   Burnaby Art Gallery, “BAG”, Burnaby

1987   Centro Culturale Canadese, Sul Confine / Borderline”, Curator; Curator: Gilbert Reid, Rome, Italy

1985   Diane Farris Gallery, “Gallery Artists, Curator; Diane Farris, Vancouver

1984   Surrey Art Gallery, Seattle / Vancouver Sculpture”, Curator; Jane Young, Surrey

1984   “The Warehouse Show”, Curators; Helga Pakasaar, Jill Pollock, Vancouver

1983   The October Show, Curators; Helga Pakasaar, Todd Davis, Daina Augaitis, Robert Linsley, Josie kane, Mary Gingerich, Vancouver

1978   Surrey Art Gallery, “Works in Transparent Media”, Curator; Rosa Ho, Surrey

 

 

ART FAIRS

2017   PAPIER17: Montréal (Trépanier Baer, Calgary booth)

2014   PAPIER14: Montréal (Republic Gallery, Vancouver booth)

2013   PAPIER13: Montréal (Republic Gallery, Vancouver booth)

 

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2017   Grosvenor Development, Vancouver (Awarded)

2017   Sutter Brook Development, Port Moody, BC (Finalist)

2016   Intergulf Development, Vancouver (Awarded)

2015   Anthem Properties, Burnaby (Finalist)

 

 

COLLABORATIONS

2016   Richmond Art Gallery, "Response to an exhibition; Two new works by choreographer/dancer Ziyan Kwan, "Dumb Instrument Dance". Response to the exhibition; "A girls Gotta Do What A Girls Gotta Do" Richmond

2005   Vancouver International Dance Festival. À Fleur De Peau: The Skin Project “, A collaborative music, dance, and visual arts project by Marguerite Witvoet, Barbara Bourget, Lyse Lemieux Vancouver

 

 

 

AWARDS / APPOINTMENTS / BOARDS

 

2017-18   British-Columbia Arts Council Early career development (mentorship) grant (Heather Kai Smith)

2017         VIVA Award 201, Outstanding achievement and commitment in the Visual Arts

2017         British-Columbia Arts Council, Project Assistance Grant

2017         Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant

2016-17   British Columbia Arts Council, Mentorship Grant

2016         British Columbia Arts Council, Project Assistance Grant
2016         Canada Council, Project Grant
2015-17   Artspeak, Board of Directors, Vancouver

2008-06   Cabinet Interdisciplinary Collaborations, (Chair 2006-08)

2008-06   Canada Council, Inter-Arts Production Grant

2010-02   Member, Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal, Ottawa

1982         Canada Arts Council, B Grant

1981         Canada Arts Council, B Grant

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, FORUMS, TALKS

Canadian Art, Lucien Durey, Vancouver Report; From one body to another, October 25, 2017

Visual Art Forums, Lyse Lemieux, Emily Carr University, October, 2017

Visual Art Forums, Lyse Lemieux, Emily Carr University, October, 2016

THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Marsha Lederman, Coastal Disturbance, December 2, 2016

Access Gallery, In Conversation series: Lyse Lemieux with Amélie Brisson-Darveau, September, 2016

Kevin Griffin, Lyse Lemieux turns black felt into leaning bodies, Vancouver Sun, June 8, 2016

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Robin Laurence, Lyse Lemieux; Ambivalent Pleasures sparks delight in dark times, December 7, 2016

VISUAL ART FORUMS, Lyse Lemieux, Emily Carr University, October, 2016

Access Gallery, In Conversation series: Lyse Lemieux with Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Access Gallery, Sept, 2016

VANCOUVER SUN BLOG, Kevin Griffin, Lyse Lemieux turns black felt into leaning bodies, June 8, 2016

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Robin Laurence, Lyse Lemieux; A Girls Gotta Do What A Girls Gotta Do May 12, 2016

LA SOURCE, Michèle Smolkin, Les Corps Feutrés de Lyse Lemieux, 19 avril, 2016

LA SOURCE, Anaïs Elboujdaïni, Fille fait ce que fille doit: Dans l'entrelacs de la feutrine, 19 avril, 2016

VANCOUVER SUN BLOG, Kevin Griffin, "Lyse Lemieux Uses Scissors to Draw in Black Felt, Nov.12, 2015

AKIMBLOG, Terence Dick, Lyse Lemieux at Katzman Contemporary, March, 2015

TWO COATS OF PAINT, Dion Kliner, Vancouver Report: Lyse Lemieux, New York Blog, February, 2014

BORDER CROSSINGS, Marina Roy, Lyse Lemieux at Republic Gallery, March, 2014

THE PORTEFOLIO.COM, Raissa Alvero, In conversation with Lyse Lemieux, February, 2013

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Robin Laurence, “ Lyse Lemieux; New Work ”, November, 2012

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, ”Cut and Paste”, Robin Laurence, August 2012

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, “Soldiers and Vesperers”, Robin Laurence, April, 2009

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN, (Images) Vancouver, Canada, June, 2006

FIBERARTS, (images), January/February, 2006

PRESS REPUBLIC.COM, Steve Howell, Exploring our second skin, January/February, 2006

THE GAZETTE, Steve Howell, Exploring our second skin, December, 2005

LA PRESSE, Peau de Jupon, Décembre, 2005

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Robin Laurence, Lemieux weaves ideas into artful dresses, March, 2004

THE WEST ENDER, Mary Francis Hill, Sculpted dresses about identity, March, 2004

VANCOUVER SUN, Ann Rosenberg, Second Skin /A fleur de peau , December, 1991

VANCOUVER SUN, “ Second Skin /A fleur de peau ”, Ann Rosenberg, December, 1991

THE PROVINCE, Art Perry,Second Skin/ À Fleur de peau, 1989

THE VANCOUVER COURIER, Jill Pollack, Artwork felt deep inside, December, 1988

CANADIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, Lyse Lemieux et Michèle DeLisle, Catalogue essay; G.Reid,1987

LA NAZIONE, Per conoscere da vicino l’arte del Canada, Perugia, Italy, July 10,1987

LA NAZIONE, Mostra ai Priori, Perugia, Italy, July, 1987

CORRIERE DELL UMBRIA, Perugia, Italy, July 1987

SFU Gallery Catalogue, essay; James Felter, 1985

VANGUARD, Mark Harris, Lyse Lemieux at SFU Gallery, April 1985

ISSUE Magazine, Billy Little, Men making dances and dancing, February, 1985

VANCOUVER MAGAZINE, Anne Templeman-Kluit , Desperately seeking illusion, July, 1985

THE WAREHOUSE SHOW, Catalogue essay; Helga Pakassar & Jill Pollack, 1984

VANGUARD, Mark Harris, Vancouver /Seattle Sculpture, March, 1984

VANGUARD, Andrea Kunard, Lyse Lemieux Open Studio, September, 1982

CBC RADIO, Russell Keziere, The Arts Report, January, 1980

SURREY ART GALLERY, Works in transparent media, Catalogue essay, Rosa Ho, 1978

VANGUARD, Judith Sandiford, Transparent Media, January, 1979

GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Andrew Scott, Transparent Thrills, November, 1978

SURREY ART GALLERY, Vancouver / Seattle Sculpture by Lionel Doucette, Lyse Lemieux, Walter Lieberman, Debra Sherwood, Catalogue essay; Jane Young, 1978