Hélène Labrie

Petit Tui, Tui, Tui Tui
Petit Tui, Tui, Tui Tui
bronze, 2.5", 3.5" and 5.5"
Parc au maître
La lecon privée
bronze, ed. 5/8, 18" × 11" × 9"
Se la couler douce
Se la couler douce
bronze, ed. 6/8, 15" × 15" × 14"
Le Plongeur
Le Plongeur
bronze, ed. 1/8, 20" × 23" × 10"
bronze, ed 4/8, 15" × 10" × 23"


Hélène Labrie – Artist Biography

Hélène Labrie is one of those rare artists who discovers his or her talent quite by chance. At seventeen she enrolled in fine-art classes due to a connection she felt with the ambience and atmosphere of that classroom. In an attempt to envelope herself in such a peaceful environment, she enrolled in graphics and communications classes at university.

This course of learning lacked the spirit she found in her earlier art classes. It was in 1978, through chance, that she came across the "Atelier Julien". This ceramics studio in Quebec City was exactly what she had been looking for . There she began experimenting with her unique anecdotal characters. Presently she continues to focus on the figure "confined in an abyss, caught and fixed in the heat of action".

Hélène is represented in many prestigious corporate and private collections including The Royal Canadian Mint, Bombardier, Lavalin and Cinar.

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.