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BIOGRAPHY

Louis Laprise

Artist Biography

Louis Laprise studied Interior Design as well as the printmaking technique - etching; these two disciplines' have been crucial to the aesthetic of his artistic approach. Laprise studied from 1983-85 for his degree in History of Art from Université du Québec á Montréal. Afterward in 1988 he earned his Bachelor in Visual Arts (also from Université du Québec á Montréal). Thompson’s Contemporary met Louis Laprise at Art Toronto 2012 and have since enjoyed a burgeoning working relationship. Both contemporary and decidedly ornamental, Louis Laprise`s art demonstrates a mastery of the other-worldly. Private Collections of Laprise's work are held in Italy, England, Brazil, Dubai, Canada, USA, Turkey, France & Jordan.

Painting Style

Both contemporary and decidedly ornamental, Louis Laprise's art demonstrates a mastery of the random. Behind these beautiful abstract pieces lies a wealth of experimental experience. An amazing colourist, his universe consists of organic forms whose lively gestures originate in the grain of wood. It is through this kind of lyrical abstraction that figurative illusion arises, allowing the viewer to channel his own imagination and to see himself reflected in the polished, mirror-like surface of the work.

Awards & Distinctions

1997 Sidim Award of Excellence ‘Salon International du Design au Montréal’

Exhibiting History

2013 Exposition D’oeuvres Récentes - Galerie LeRoyer – Montréal, Québec

2009 Murs Mutés – Maison de Culture Ahuntsic - Montréal, Québec

2009 Murs Mutés – Galerie Be Ahead - Montréal, Québec

1990 Exposition D’oeuvres Récentes - Galerie LeRoyer – Montréal, Québec

Permanent Exhibitions

2011.. Galerie LeRoyer – Montréal, Québec

1990 Intervision – Mobile d’art

Press

2012 Contract Design (New York), Chez-Soi, & Montréal

2011 Parcours

2000 Fiare (Italy)

1999 Internie (Italy), Plaisir de Vivre & Intérieur

1997 Décoration Chez Soi

1996 Décoration Chez Soi, Interior Design (New York) & Diseño (Spain)

1995 Décoration Chez Soi & Résidence

1994 Décoration Chez Soi, Chez-Soi, Elle Québec & Les Idées de la Maison

1992 La Presse & Contract Design (New York)

1991 Elle Québec

1989 Elle Québec & Magazine MTL

USA network SUIS, season 2 episode 214 - 2012

TVA Diva – table de conférence – 1999/2000

Télé Québe Simplement Jeanette – 1998

Radio Canada – Les Trouvailles de Clémence – 1998

Canal D Télé Québe et Musique Plus - 1999