Louise Campion (b. 1996) is a French artist living and working in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal (Canada). She attended the Fine Arts School of Lyon (Fr), and completed her BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University in 2019. Primarily interested in painting and drawing, her current practice focuses on the exploration of awareness and emotional survival within a context of global violence. This year especially, she became intrigued by the dynamics of the corporate world, and its very own codes. Campion has exhibited works in galleries such as the Rialto Theatre (Montreal), la Salle Vasse (Nantes, Fr), the FOFA Gallery (Montreal) and others. She curated exhibitions at Eastern Bloc and for the Art Matters Festival at Espace 8 (Montreal) and is currently developing her series « Wondering if men in suits turn me on or piss me off », which she recently exhibited with ARTCH Arts Émergents in Montreal in September 2020.

Group & Solo Exhibitions

2020       (upcoming)  Art Cible E-book 2020 Pop-up, Atelier Galerie 2112, Montreal, Ca

2020       ARTCH Emerging Art Market, Dorchester Square, Montreal, Ca

 

2020       Looking Forward to,  (Online) Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, USA

2020       Dynamics, Hive Cafe Solidarity Coop, Montreal, Ca

2019       Site of the Not Yet, Peripheral Hours, Montreal, Ca

2019       Graduating Students Exhibition, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, Ca
                   

2018       Seatbelt On, Locker Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

2018       Seatbelt On, Le Café des bois, Montreal, Ca
 

2018       La Banalité du Mal, Salle Vasse, Nantes, Fr


2016       Retrace your steps, Gallery X, Montreal, Ca

Residencies, Fairs & Programs

2020     (upcoming) Benefit Auction, FIFA International Festival of Films on Art, BYDealers Gallery, Montreal, Ca

2020     ARTCH Emerging Art Market by Art Souterrain, the CAM and CJE Centre-ville, Montreal, Ca

2018       Art Auction Fundraiser, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Ca

2018       Brushes with cancer 2018, Twist out cancer, Rialto Theatre, Montreal, Ca


Awards & Grants

2020     ARTCH Production grant, from Art Souterrain, the CJE centre-ville and the CAM, Montreal, Ca


2018      Winner, Postcard design competition, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Ca

2018      Individual Special Project Grant, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

Curatorial Experience

2020-     (ongoing) Long term programming committee member, Articule,  Montreal, Ca

 

2020-     (ongoing) Writers' club member, Articule,  Montreal, Ca

 

2019     Curator, How you remember, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Ca

 

2019     Curator, Look what you made me do, Espace 8, Art Matters Festival, Montreal, Ca

2017-2019     Juror, Special Project Grants, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

2016      Volunteer, Biennale d’art contemporain de Montreal, Ca


Related Experience


2020-       (ongoing) Mentor, Fine Arts Student Alliance mentorship program, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

 

2018-2019       Elected outreach coordinator, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

2018       Art teacher/Animator for Sheltoons, Socrates-Demosthenes III School, Montreal, Ca


2015-2017       Executive assistant & Artist, "The faces of charisma and the political implications of elite
                                education" The movie, Paris, Fr


2015       Painter assistant, Frédérique Bertin, Paris, Fr

Education


2016-2019       Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with Distinction, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

2014-2015       1st year Undergraduate Student, National Superior Fine Arts School of Lyon, Fr


2013       French Baccalauréat in Literature with Honours, English Specialty & Plastic Arts Option,
                   Le Bon Sauveur, Le Vésinet, Fr

Other

Fall 2015           Art History and Archeology Licence as independent candidate, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris, Fr

2013-2014       Preparatory class in Fine Arts, Prép’art, Paris, Fr

Online Representation

2020      ARTCH - Emerging Art Market Online Boutique, Montreal, Ca                   
                   
http://artch.org/en/artist/?artist=59

 

2019       Divine Epiphany Online Gallery, Montreal, Ca
                    https://www.divinepiphany.com/campion

Publications

 

2020       (upcoming) E-book 2020, Art Cible, Montreal, Ca                   

 

2020       "Réfugiés", L'Organe, 19 ("Périple"), Montreal, Ca
                    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z1Z2BQqDJz2etpdVKz8RR4Almi_MWVoo/view

2019       FASA's Broke Students Handbook, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca
                   
http://fasaconcordia.com/publication_archive/

 

Press

2020       Liza Isakov, "Interview with Louise Campion", The Unicorn Factory Magazine, 1.1, Montreal, Ca

2020       María Escalona, "ARTCH: Art « Squared »", The Concordian, 38.1, Montreal, Ca
 

2020       JP Karwacki, "A free outdoor open-air art gallery pop-up is setting up in a dowtown park",

                    Time Out, Montreal, Ca

2020       Daniela Zamora, "Suits and Poses of Corporate Dominance: Interview with Louise Campion",
                    RICE Initiative Magazine, 1. Barcelona, Spain

2020       Stephanie Sokol, "Anton's worldwide "Looking Forward" Covid-19 exhibit goes live online",
                    The Oakland Press,  MI, USA

2019        Stéphanie Ricci, " DIY Art Space Peripheral Hours Celebrates Unfinished Art", The Link,
                    
Fringe Arts, Montreal, Ca
 

2019       Benjamin J. Allard, "Not Yet 13 -  Corporate, a performance with Louise Campion",
                   Peripheral Hours IGTV, Montreal, Ca

2019        Chloë Lalonde, "Featured Concordia Artist: Louise Campion", The Concordian, 36.24, Montreal, Ca

 

2019       Victoria Lamas, "Peep the Programming for the 2019 Edition of Art Matters", The Link, 39.6
                   Fringe Arts, Montreal, Ca

2018       "Gala: Brushes With Cancer MTL at the Rialto Theatre", Twist Out Cancer' review, Montreal, Ca