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Louise Campion (b. 1996) is a French artist from Paris, living and working in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal (Canada). She attended the Fine Arts School of Lyon (France), and completed her BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) 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. Her recent research has been focused on the dynamics of the corporate world, and its very own codes. Campion has exhibited works in galleries such as la Salle Vasse (Nantes, Fr), Atelier 2112 (Montreal) and Jano Lapin Gallery (Montreal). She was a part of Artch-Art contemporain émergent in 2020, the Connecting Creative Youth Through the Arts program of Yes Montreal in 2021, and is currently in residence for the Art Souterrain Festival preparing for her solo show at the Georges-Vanier Cultural Center (Montreal) for their 2022-2023 programming.

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Group & Solo Exhibitions

2023         (upcoming)  Dynamics, Georges Vanier Cultural Center, Montreal, Ca

2021         (upcoming)  What the Pop!,  YES Montreal, Montreal, Ca

2021         (ongoing) 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

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, Concordia University, Montreal, Ca

Residencies, Fairs & Programs

2021      (upcoming)  What the Pop!, Pop-up Store,  YES Montreal, Montreal, Ca

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

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

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


Awards & Grants

2021      Créer des ponts Production Grant, Art Souterrain Festival, Montreal, Ca

 

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                    (upcoming) Curator, I'm fucking vegetarian!!!, Bifteck Bar Saint Laurent, Montreal, Ca

 

2020-2021     (ongoing) Long term programming committee member, Articule,  Montreal, Ca

 

2020-2021    (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


2020-2021      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

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

2021      Art Souterrain, Créer des  Ponts, Montreal, Ca

                   https://www.artsouterrain.com/en/artiste/louise-campion-artist/

 

2020      Exploring the notions of the gaze with Louise Campion,  Curated by Margot Chambon                   
                   https://www.artsteps.com/view/5fa87a32eb93956ddf45ba07

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       "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       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        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