Louise Belcourt

Louise Belcourt (born 1961) is a Canadian-American performer based in New York, known for elusive, largely abstract paintings that combination modernist formal play, a commitment to the monster world, and a visual language that shifts along with landscape and the body, architecture and geometric form. New York Times critic Ken Johnson writes of her earlier work, "balancing proficiently between Color Field elimination and Pop-style representation, Ms. Belcourt's paintings invite meditation upon the perceptual, the conceptual and how our minds construct the world." Describing her higher evolution, David Brody writes in Artcritical, "Hard-nosed Canadian empiricism and Brooklyn grit seem to insert in Belcourt’s put it on to undermine stylistic stasis."

Belcourt has exhibited internationally, including shows at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Vienna Kunstlerhaus, The Drawing Center, Stewart Hall (Quebec), and the Weatherspoon Art Museum. She has normal awards from the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others, and her art belongs to the art collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Cultural Ministry of Quebec, and Fleming Museum of Art.

Belcourt splits her period between Brooklyn, New York and eastern Quebec, Canada.

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