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Campion Louise (born in 1996) is a French artist who lives and works in Tiohtià:ke - Mooniyang; Montreal (Canada). She attended the Fine Arts School of Lyon (Fr), and obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2019. Primarily interested in painting and drawing, Campion's practice focuses on the exploration of consciousness and emotional survival in the context of global violence. She is currently working on two separate projects:
Wondering if men in suits turn me on or piss me off, a series of oil paintings examining the aesthetics of the Western corporate world and its singular vision of reality, focusing on the depiction of power and charisma through the body language of the figures. And The human head is really heavy, a series of red ink drawings on handmade paper, more intuitive and naive, in which she explores her personal thoughts and feelings towards the ecosystem she navigates.
Campion has exhibited her work in galleries such as the Fofa Gallery (Montreal, Ca) and The Untitled Space (New York City, USA). She was part of Artch-Emerging Contemporary Art in 2020, Yes Montreal's Connecting Creative Youth Through the Arts program in 2021, and recently completed her artistic residency with the Art Souterrain Festival. She is currently in residence at the Jano Lapin Gallery (Montreal) and is preparing for the start of her Master of Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art (Scotland) in September 2022.

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Solo & Duo Exhibitions​​

2023        (cancelled)  Georges Vanier Cultural Center, Montreal, Ca

2022       Human Nature (with Emily Comeau), Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, Dawson College, Montreal, Ca

2020       Exploring the notions of the gaze with Louise Campion (Online),  Curated by Margot Chambon

 

2020       Dynamics, Hive Cafe Solidarity Coop, Montreal, Ca
 

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

2018        La Banalité du Mal (with Louise Laborie), Salle Vasse, Nantes, Fr

Group Exhibitions​​

 

2022        (ongoing) True Stories, The Untitled Space, New York, USA

2022        Art Cible, Atelier Galerie 2112, Montreal, Ca

 

2021         Les Liens Futurs, Art Souterrain Festival, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Ca

2021         Créer des Ponts, Art Souterrain Festival, Le Central, Montreal, Ca​

2021         Shape, Sequence, Story, Somewhere Gallery, Montreal, Ca​

 

2021         L’ailleurs est ici,  Moroccan Cultural Center Dar Al maghrib, Vues d'Afrique Festival, Montreal, Ca

2021         Connecting Creative Youth Through the Arts, (Online) YES Montreal, Ca​

2020        Ribboned Rainbow, Jano Lapin Gallery, Montreal, Ca

 

2020        JPEG Vol.1 Launch, Art Cible 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

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

2019         Graduating Students Exhibition, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, Ca

2018         Brushes With Cancer, Rialto Theatre, Montreal, Ca


2016         Retrace your steps, Gallery X, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

Residencies, Fairs & Programs

2022        (ongoing) Jano Lapin x Desjardins Artist Residency, Jano Lapin Gallery, Montreal, Ca

 

2021          FIFA International Festival of Films on Art, Benefit Auction, BYDealers Gallery, Montreal, Ca

 

2021         Créer des ponts Artist Residency, Art Souterrain Festival, Montreal, Ca

2021         Pour des peanuts, Online Auction, Montreal, Ca

2021         Connecting Creative Youth through the Arts, YES Montreal with the support of the Government of Canada, Montreal, Ca

 

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

 

2020        Les Encans de la Quarantaine, Online Auction, 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

 

Teaching, Talks and Panels

2022                   Installation Workshop, Curatorial Incubator, Dawson College Visual Arts Department x Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, Montreal, Ca

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2022                   Artist Talk, Curatorial Incubator, Dawson College Visual Arts Department x Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery, Montreal, Ca


2021                     Discussion Panel, La dualité entre l'art, l'artisan et l'artisanat, Art Souterrain Festival, Montreal, Ca

 

2021                     Workshop, Tips and tricks for an ecological and economical painting practice, Art Souterrain Festival, Montreal, Ca

2020-2021     Mentor, Fine Arts Student Alliance mentorship program, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

2020                   Discussion Panel, La sensibilité de la matière, Les Encans de la quarantaine, Montreal, Ca

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

2021                     Curator, I'm fucking vegetarian!!!, Bifteck Bar Saint Laurent, 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

 

2020-2022      Long term programming committee member, Articule,  Montreal, Ca

 

2020-2022      Writers' club member, Articule,  Montreal, Ca

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


2017                        Artist & Assistance, "The faces of charisma and the political implications of elite education" The movie, Paris, Fr


2015                       Painter assistant, Frédérique Bertin, Paris, Fr

Education


Fall 2022         (upcoming) Master of Fine Arts , Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK

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

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

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

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


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

Online Representation

2022         Maison Contemporain, Paris, Fr

                      https://maison-contemporain.com/fr/artiste/campion-louise/

 

2022        Jano Lapin Gallery, Montreal, Ca

                     https://janolapingallery.com/collections/louise-campion/

 

2021         The Artling, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

                      https://theartling.com/en/artists/louise-campion/

Publications

2022       (upcoming) Weird Era Vol. 2, LSHB's Weird Era, Montreal, Ca 

2020       "Dynamics 8", JPEG Vol. 1, 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/

 

Selected Press

2021         Malaika Astorga, "Louise Campion Challenges Corporate Power Dynamics With Her Colourful Paintings", Also Cool Magazine, Montreal, Ca

 

2020       Liza Isakov, "Interview with Louise Campion", The Unicorn Factory Magazine, 1.1, 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         Chloë Lalonde, "Featured Concordia Artist: Louise Campion", The Concordian, 36.24, Montreal, Ca