Louise Belcourt

Louise Belcourt

 
HedgeLand Painting #19, oil on canvas, 57 x 67 inches;  114.8 x 170.2 centimeters

HedgeLand Painting #19, oil on canvas, 57 x 67 inches;  114.8 x 170.2 centimeters


Born in Montreal, Canada, Louise Belcourt now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. The impetus for her work comes from the outdoors, mingling architectural and natural forms to play with spatial and coloristic expectations. Paintings by Belcourt are neither about landscape nor abstraction but concerned with the visual idiom inherent to each. Among numerous awards and grants, Belcourt has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2012) and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2015). Work by Belcourt is housed in such collections as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Le Ministre des Communautés Culturelles et de L’Immigration, Government of Quebec; Council for the Estate of Francis Picabia, Paris; and the Fleming Museum, University of Vermont.