Louise Belcourt was born in Montreal, Canada, and now 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. Belcourt is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2012) and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2015). Belcourt’s work is housed the collections of 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.