Louise LeBourgeois - Bright Nocturne #545, 2015 (detail) - Courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Louise LeBourgeois/ Louise LeBourgeois

United States 1964

Painting

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Louise LeBourgeois
Louise LeBourgeois
Female
United States
1964

Louise LeBourgeois is an American painter based in Chicago, whose paintings focus mainly on water. Her main source of inspiration is Lake Michigan.

Art by Louise LeBourgeois

Louise LeBourgeois - Approaching Light #529, 2015 - Summer Burst #543, 2015
Louise LeBourgeois – Approaching Light #529, 2015 / Summer Burst #543, 2015

Louise LeBourgeois received her BS with Distinction from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI in 1985, BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL in 1990, MFA from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1994 and MFA in Non-fiction Writing from Colombia College, Chicago, IL in 2014. She taught at Colombia College in Chicago for eighteen years, from 1994 to 2012. At the beginning of her carrier as an artist, she was searching for a theme in her work, and decided to start painting the water, thinking that if she can capture the essence of something in constant motion, then she would be able to paint just about anything.

Art by Louise LeBourgeois

Louise LeBourgeois - The Far Away #539, 2015
Louise LeBourgeois – The Far Away #539, 2015
Louise LeBourgeois - Afterdream #538, 2014
Louise LeBourgeois – Afterdream #538, 2014

During the several warm months in a year, Lebourgeois would swim in Lake Michigan and then paint, still feeling the water touching her skin, trying to paint what she feels and what she sees at the same time. The constant flux of the water is simply magical. Every single painting tells a part of the story of the Lake Michigan. What is amazing in Lebourgeois’s work is her ability to transport the viewers from the reality that they are in, into not some distant unknown world, but to a part of our own world, to something familiar. She succeeds in making the viewer feel like they are standing next to her while she is painting, to see what she is seeing, to feel what she feels.

Art by Louise LeBourgeois

Louise LeBourgeois - Blue Unplumbed #546, 2015 - Bright Nocturne #545, 2015
Louise LeBourgeois – Blue Unplumbed #546, 2015 / Bright Nocturne #545, 2015

She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Louise LeBourgeois lives and works in Chicago.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Towards HorizonDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Infinite PullAu: Gold Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2012Light Through WaterDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2012CommodoresCoastline Community College, Newport Beach, CAGroup
2012BlueBeth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012UnknownGallery Hana Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2012Land, Sea, Sky: 4 PaintersBeth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2011Distant VisionMegumi Ogita Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2011Handscape, MindscapeIndiana University, Gary, INGroup
2011Oil and WaterGallery Project, Ann Arbor MIGroup
2010Somewhere BetweenPacker Schopf Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2010Imagine EverywhereA + D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, ILGroup
2010Incised, Bitten and Gouged: Anchor Graphics and the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 20 Years of PrintmakingUkrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, ILGroup
201030th Anniversary Book Cover ExhibitionPrintworks Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2009Many Truths About SpaceDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2009UnknownPacker Schopf Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2009The Landscape ShowBeverly Art Center, Chicago, ILGroup
2009UnknownCheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008TimescapeAlfedena Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2008Upward: New PaintingsGallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MTSolo
2008Vista NovusAddington Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2008The Drawing ShowBeverly Arts Center, Chicago, ILGroup
2007Earth and SkyGallatin River Gallery, Big Sky, MTGroup
2007Joie de Vivre: A Meditation on New Orleans, Katrina and the USChicago, ILGroup
2006VaporGallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MTSolo
2006Travel DocumentsKoehnline Museum, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, ILGroup
2006Travel DocumentsColumbia College A + D Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2006UnknownThe Museum of Water, New York, NYGroup
2006Journey IIGallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MTGroup
2005BittersweetGescheidle, Chicago, ILSolo
2005DesiresLyons Wier Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2005Louise LeBourgeoisGraystone Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2005Senza Titolo: Santa Reparata Faculty Exhibition 2005Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, ItalyGroup
2005Damn Good Painting!Lyonswier Gallery, New York, NYGroup
200525th Anniversary Bookplate ShowPrintworks Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2004Think SmallIllinois State Museum, Chicago, ILGroup
2004Think SmallIllinois State Museum, Lockport, ILGroup
2004Think SmallIllinois State Museum, Rend Lake, ILGroup
2004Think SmallIllinois State Museum, Springfield, ILGroup
2004Earth and SkyGallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MTGroup
2004Articles and WavesGeoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MAGroup
2004UnknownPrintworks Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2004The Nature of ReductionPrater Rouse Gallery, Norfolk, VAGroup
2003LunaGescheidle, Chicago, ILSolo
2003Eccentric LandscapeFine Arts Center Gallery, University of Rhode Island, KingstonGroup
2003Personal VisionsGraystone Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003Guest ListGescheidle, Chicago, ILGroup
2003LandscapesTory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2003Earth and SkyGallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MTGroup
2003San Francisco Art Fair 2003Gescheidle, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003Art New YorkLyons Wier Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2002This Imagined PlaceGescheidle, Chicago, ILSolo
2002Through Many VeilsSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CASolo
2002New Landscape PaintingsLyons Wier Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2002To Kiss the Spirits: Homage to Hollis SiglerArtemisia Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2002Sea and SkyPerimeter Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2002Earth and SkyGallatin River Gallery, Gallatin Gateway, MTGroup
2002Contemporary Drawing SalonNortheastern Illinois University, Chicago, ILGroup
2001Looking In, Seeing Big: Louise LeBourgeois and Steven CarrelliThe Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County, Grayslake, ILGroup
2001Artists-Alumni: Masters of Fine Arts from Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory and PracticeBlock Museum of Art, Evanston, ILGroup
2001What They Half Create...Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2001The ArtCouncil/Chicago’ s Grant Recipient ShowGallery 312, Chicago, ILGroup
2001Realism Today: Nine Contemporary PaintersBeth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2001SnowGlobe InvitationalLyonswier Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2001UnknownLyons Wier Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2000ElementalLyons Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
2000Shake the Coat: A Midwestern Tribute to Gregory GillespieNorth Park University, Chicago, ILGroup
2000Strange Presences 2Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2000First WorksColumbia College Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2000Gallery ArtistsLyons Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2000UnknownS.O.F.A. (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art), New York, NYGroup
2000Painting In Chicago NowOakton Community College Art Gallery, Des Plaines, ILGroup
1999Sense of PlaceSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CASolo
1999Images of SilenceNoyes Cultural Art Center, Evanston, ILGroup
1999The Shadow of MemorySusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1999New Landscape PaintingsLyons Wier Packer Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1999New Gallery: New PaintingsEuro Gallery, Minneapolis, MNGroup
1999Columbia College Chicago Small Works Faculty ExhibitionColumbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1999Faculty ExhibitionEvanston Art Center, Evanston, ILGroup
1999The Conscious LineAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID Group
1999Landscape RevisitedAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDGroup
1999UnknownS.O.F.A. (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art), New York, NYGroup
1999UnknownS.O.F.A. (Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art), Chicago, ILGroup
1998Landscape and Seascape PaintingsLyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1998Painting in Chicago NowColumbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1998Remembering Beauty: The Seductive and Nostalgic Nature of American LandscapeSouth Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, INGroup
1998Small Works IISusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1998A Retrospective-Prospective: 98-99Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDGroup
1998UnknownAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDGroup
1998UnknownIndiana University Northwest, Gary, INGroup
1998UnknownTrinity Christian College, Palos Heights, ILGroup
1997Imagined SpacesSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CASolo
1997Small WorksSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1997A Retrospective-Prospective: 97-98Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDGroup
1997Chicago: A Spiritual LandscapeFourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, ILGroup
1997A Year in ReviewLyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1997Evanston Art Center Faculty ExhibitionEvanston Art Center, Evanston, ILGroup
1997Part-Time Faculty ExhibitionColumbia College, Chicago, ILGroup
1996New Landscape PaintingsLyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1996In Side Out Side InNorth Park College, Chicago, IL Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1995New PaintingsLyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1995Ten EmergingArtemisia Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1995Poetic ImagesSuburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, ILGroup
1994Three ArtistsInside Art Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1994M.F.A. Thesis ShowDittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, ILGroup
1994Graduate ExhibitionDittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, ILGroup
1994Dean's CollectionCollege of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, ILGroup
1993UnknownSpace Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1993Dean's CollectionCollege of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, ILGroup
1992Louise LeBourgeoisCardiff Giant Theater, Chicago, ILSolo
1991Intimate WorksSpace Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1990B.F.A. ExhibitionSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup