Danièle Lemieux

Vin de France
Vin de France
oil on canvas, 36" × 24"
Blue Jug
Blue Jug
oil on canvas, 24" × 30"
Tri Colour
Tri Colour
oil on canvas, 28" × 20"
Apple Quarters
À la table: Apple Quarters
oil on canvas, 12" × 12"
Rocha Pears
À la table: Rocha Pears
oil on canvas, 12" × 12"
Blush Vase II
Blush Vase II
oil on canvas, 16" × 16"

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Danièle Lemieux – Artist Biography

Danièle Lemieux graduated from Dawson College in 1979 with a degree in graphic design and, for twenty years, was a respected art director and commericial illustrator. She continued her studies at the Visual Art Centre in Westmount, Quebec, setting time aside between commercial assignments to hone her craft. Lemieux has worked exclusively as an artist for the last ten years.

With a bold, extraordinarily deft brushtroke, Lemieux instills a reverence in the commonplace that recalls the seventeenth century Masters. Her pieces, though grounded in a tradition made famous by such artists as Cezanne and Fantin-Latour, possess an exciting contemporary outlook. The lighting creates an alternatively dramatic and poetic experience.

Her choice of subjects - jars, ceramic bowls, milk jugs, delicately placed peaches and pears - reflect their utility, their truth. Within the loosely structured, classic triangle compositions rests an almost spiritual balance of subject and palette. The works are never busy - the superfluous is edited out, encouraging quiet contemplation.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2010 West End Gallery, Victoria BC
  • Gallery Gevik, Toronto, ON
  • Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON
  • West End Gallery, Victoria BC
  • 2009 Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON
  • Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton, AB
  • 2007 Gallery Gevik, Toronto, ON
  • Harrison Galleries, Calgary, AB
  • Gallery Gevik, Toronto, ON
  • Galerie Arte, Montreal, QC
  • 2006 Harrison Galleries, Vancouver, BC
  • Gallery Gevik, Toronto, ON
  • Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe Claire, QC
  • Les Femmeuses, Longueil, QC
  • 2005 Arts Sutton, Sutton, QC
  • Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON
  • Les Femmeuses, Longueil, QC
  • 2004 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Sales and Rental Gallery
  • Society of Canadian Artists, National Juried Exhibition, Montreal, QC
  • Seagram Gallery, Centaur Theatre, Montreal, QC
  • 2003 Stewart Hall Sales and Rental Gallery, Pointe Claire, QC
  • Halde Galerie Widen, Switzerland

Publications

  • Montreal Symphony Orchestra Calendar 2006, Fall 2005
  • How Did You Paint That–Still Life, Spring 2005
  • How Did You Paint That–Favorite Subjects, Fall 2004

Bibliography

  • Where Magazine, Edmonton, AB, September/October 2009
  • Canadian Brushstroke Magazine, July/August, 2008
  • Where Magazine, Edmonton, AB, July/August 2008
  • Magazin’art, Spring, 2008
  • Wall to Wall, Winter 2006
  • The Montreal Gazette, February 2006
  • The Montrealer, November 2005
  • The Informer, February, December 2004
  • Take One/CFCF News, December 2002, T.V review/interview
  • Forever Young, December 2002
  • Cité Nouvelles, December 2002
  • West Island Times, November 2002
  • The Informer, December 2002

Education

  • 1993–2002 The Visual Arts Centre, Westmount, QC
  • 1976- 1979 Dawson College, DEC Graphic Design, Montreal, QC

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.