Emilie Grace Lavoie

ARTIST PROFILE

Emilie Grace Lavoie est une artiste, commissaire et membre du collectif 3E originaire d'Edmundston, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Lavoie détient un diplôme d'études collégiales en design de mode (2011) du Collège LaSalle à Montréal, un Baccalauréat en Arts Visuels (2016) de l'Université de Moncton ainsi qu’une Maîtrise en Beaux Arts d'Emily Carr University of Art and Design à Vancouver (2018).

En 2017, Lavoie a reçu la médaille d'argent aux VIIIe Jeux de la Francophonie d’ Abidjan (Côted'Ivoire) dans la catégorie Sculpture et Installation, représentant le Canada-Nouveau-Brunswick. Le travail de Lavoie a été présenté dans divers exposition dont en Colombie-Britannique, Alberta, Québec, Nouveau-Brunswick et sera prochainement en exposition solo et en groupe un peu partout dans la province du Nouveau-Brunswick, entre autre à la Galerie d’art Beaverbrook, au Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick, au Centre des Arts et de la Culture de Dieppe, à la Galerie Colline et chez Jones Gallery.

Emilie Grace Lavoie is an artist, curator, and member of the 3E Collective from Edmundston, New Brunswick. Lavoie holds a Diploma of College Studies in Fashion Design (2011) from LaSalle College in Montreal, a Bachelor of Visual Arts (2016) from the Université de Moncton and a Master of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver (2018).

In 2017, Lavoie received a silver medal at the VIIIth Games of La Francophonie in Abidjan (IvoryCoast) in the category Sculpture and Installation, representing Canada-New Brunswick. Lavoie's work has been featured in various exhibitions in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick and will soon be presented solo and group exhibitions throughout the province of New Brunswick, including the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the New Brunswick Museum, the Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe, the Galerie Colline, and at Jones Gallery.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My practice interrogates the space between an object and its ecology: the relationship between material practice and complex systems, such as living ecosystems, and the environments in which they are situated. My main interest is our current ecological crisis and the precarious relations which now exist between living species and their contexts largely as a result of human interventions in the natural world.

My practice relies on a temporal process of making, sustained through multiple stages of hand production. This approach to making allows me to intervene in and potentially rebuild more holistic and regenerative ecological relations.

Exploration of materials related to ceramics and textiles are produced in an effort to create an object that mirrors the transformation of an ecosystem, or at the very least demonstrates the object as dependent on the ecology of the studio.

Emilie Grace Lavoie, 2020

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