Louise Laroche

Mixed medium collage by Louise Laroche. Various winter landscape scenes with abstract silhouette figure.s

The Journey, 2020, mixed media collage
32.5″ x 6.5″

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About the artist:

Born and raised in Quebec, Louise Laroche moved to Ontario in 1986 after completing her BA in Fine Art from Laval University.  Her work from this period consists of large abstract paintings filled with intense primary colours and large brush strokes.  In 1991, during a 3-week residency at Langage Plus Gallery in Quebec, she painted directly on the walls of the entire gallery, fulfilling her love for large-scale painting. She created a similar smaller installation at the Banff art Center Gallery. 

It is at that time that Louise was introduced to printmaking. The Joshua Creek Studio became her second home.  Looking for rich colours and textures without the toxic fumes usually associated with printmaking, she began her exploration of non-traditional material. Over the years, she developed a unique technique using aquarelle crayons to create her monoprints. It is this technique, constantly renewed, that is used to create most of her recent work. Her monoprints and collages are a balance between abstraction and figuration. She works intuitively, and it is through manipulations and experimentations that the nature and the subject of her works are determined.

Louise’s work is exhibited regularly in solo or group shows, mostly in Ontario and Quebec. You can find her work in many collections across Canada, the United States, and abroad. She has been selected multiple times to participate in the Ontario Arts Council program Artist in Education.

 

Interior view of Louise Laroche's studio featuring multiple framed prints hanging on a white wall

Louise Laroche’s Studio

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Exhibitions

Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

It’s All About ARTISTS Preview Exhibition

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

Peer Christensen, Park & Lansdowne St., Peterborough, oil on canvas, 2019

Peter Rotter, Looking Up, 2017

Rowena Dykins, Lynn River, 2012

Jeffrey Macklin, #typography collage

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