About

BIO

Lisa Carney is a multidisciplinary artist who was raised in an artistic family on the Gaspe Peninsula, in Quebec, Canada. She earned a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal, and has since developed technical prowess in many different artistic mediums.

 

The artist has participated in several one-person and group exhibitions throughout Canada and the United States including those at the Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire; Galerie La Seigneurie in the Vanier Cultural Centre, Châteauguay, Quebec; SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia; and Artists Space, New York, NY.

 

Her work is included in many private and corporate collections world-wide including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Thérèse-de Blainville. It is on display in galleries in Quebec, Canada, in addition to those in New Jersey and Washington in the U.S. It has been accepted by Ugallery, a curated online gallery based in San Francisco, CA.

 

Carney and her art work has been featured in numerous publications and books including appearing on the first page of Courrier Laval.

 

She has curated exhibitions through La Galerie Fleur-De-Lys, which she operated in Ste-Anne-Des-Plaines for three years. She is a member of several distinguished arts organizations such as Conseil de la Culture des Laurentides and RAAV (Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec).

 

STATEMENT

My desire to create is fueled by our beautiful planet and its phenomena. Art and music are the vehicles I use to express the creative energies that reside in me. These past few years, abstract painting has been my way to communicate everything I absorb.

 

Working by intuition, relying on instinct, my process involves developing several paintings at a time, allowing me to explore many ideas that I divide by themes in series. I paint mostly with acrylic on canvas, naturally making unconscious decisions about what colors to use and how I will blend them to my satisfaction.

 

Because I am a very much grounded person close to nature, one can find in my work, textures that resemble roots, splashes that are reminiscent of wild flowered fields and colored scrapes that suggest mineral veins.

 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016      GeoFlora, Grilladin Restaurant, Mont-Laurier, QC

2013      GeoHorizon, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Hilaire, Maison Paul-Émile Borduas, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

2013      Panorama Geologique, Centre Culturel Vanier, Châteauguay, QC 

2012      GeoHorizon, Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, Fabreville, Laval, QC   

2010      Lisa Carney, Salle Sœur Louis, La Maison de la Culture de Waterloo, Waterloo, QC   

2006      Lisa Carney, Maison Chaumont, Ste-Anne-Des-Plaines, QC

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016      Open Studio, Sainte-Anne-Des-Plaines, QC

2016      Quoi De neuf, L'Artothèque, Montreal, QC

2015      Warmth, E.K. Voland Art Gallery, Montreal, QC

2015      Espace Fresque, Val-David Church, Val-David, QC

2014      Espace Fresque, Val-David Church, Val-David, QC

2014      Artbomb Art Marketplace, E.K. Voland Art Gallery, Montreal, QC

2013      Espace Fresque, Val-David Church, Val-David, QC

2013      Holyday Exhibition of smalls, Koyman Galleries, Ottawa, ON  

2013      The 5th Annual Square Foot Show, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2013      U8 EVENT, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2013      Miniature Art Extravaganza IV, Ghost Gallery, Seatle, WA, USA

2012      U8 EVENT, SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2012      Espace Fresque, Val-David Church, Val-David, QC

2012      Miniature Art Extravaganza IV, Ghost Gallery, Seatle, WA, USA

2012      The 4th Annual Square Foot Show, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012      Small gifts for Christmas, Centre d’Exposition de Repentigny, Repentigny, QC

2012      Festival International Montreal en Arts (FIMA), Montreal, QC

2012      Office of Charmaine Borg, NPD Member of Parliament, Terrebonne, QC

2012      Office of Daniel Ratthé Member for Blainville, Blainville, QC

2012      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2011      Espace Fresque, Val-David Church, Val-David, QC

2011      Miniature Art Extravaganza IV, Ghost Gallery, Seatle, WA, USA

2011      Office of Daniel Ratthé Member for Blainville, Blainville, QC

2011      ÉVÉNEMENT 28, Praxis Art Actuel, Ste-Therese, QC

2011      Duo of Paintings and Jewelry, Galerie Crystal Racine, Montreal, QC

2011      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2010      Miniature Art Extravaganza IV, Ghost Gallery, Seatle, WA, USA

2010      Office of Daniel Ratthé Member for Blainville, Blainville, QC

2010      Entre l’Âme et l’Écorce (TRIO), Galerie d'Art La Vieille Caserne, Ste-Rose, Laval, QC

2010      Expressionart Gallery, Laval, QC

2010      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2009      Office of Daniel Ratthé Member for Blainville, Blainville, QC

2009      Expressionart Gallery, Laval, QC

2009      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2009      Symposium, Bois-Des-Filions, QC

2009      Symposium Ress-Art, Parc Ahunsic, Montreal, QC

2009      Symposium Sainte-Rose, Laval, QC

2008      Biennal International Miniature Art, Galerie du Rift, Ville-Marie, QC

2008      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2008      Symposium Sainte-Rose, Laval, QC

2007      La Diversité dans l'art, Arts Club de Montreal, QC

2007      Expo members of Artcolle, Les Hauts de Belleville, Paris, France

2007      Papiers Croisés 2007, Les Hauts de Belleville, Paris, France,

2007      A Woman's Work Is Never Done, Progress Energy Art Gallery, New Port Richey, FL, USA

2007      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2006      Art in Hand 4 x 4" Artwork, Tulsa, OK, USA

2006      Night of 1000 Drawings A Benefit for Artists Space, New-York, NY, USA

2006      Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge Benefit, New-York, NY, USA

2006      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2005      Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

 

EDUCATION

 

1994      Independent Studies in Visual Arts, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

1993      Certificate in Visual Arts, Université Laval & Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2009      Honourable mention, Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2008      Honourable mention, Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2007      3rd Prize, Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche, QC

2006      Coup de Cœur Prize, Festival de Peinture à Mascouche, Mascouche QC (Given by an artist member of the jury Jacques Clément)

 

COLLECTIONS

 

International private collections, in Canada, in the United States, in Europe and Australia

Corporate, Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Thérèse-de Blainville and VL Communications, Laval, QC

 

EXPERIENCES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

Member of Conseil de la Culture des Laurentides

Member of Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV)

Member of La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Winnipeg (MB)

Inclusion of my painting "Pearblossom" in an episode of Being Human II, Montreal, QC (2012)

Creation of an online gallery, GalerieFleurDeLys.com (2008 to 2011)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

CARNEY Lisa « Muse Painting », Curry’s ArtWise enewsletter, January 2009, Volume 5, No.1.

Courrier Laval, Laval, Volume 37, No.30, July 2009, Page 1.

Dan « Layers, Patterns, and Color : Abstract Collage Artwork by Lisa Carney », emtyeasle.com, November 19 2008

VARET Pierre Jean, Les Techniques de l’art du collage à l’aube du vingt et unième siècle - Éd. Artcolle, Paris, Jan 2008, p 37.

Brève Littéraires, Publication of my collage "Sunset Summer" on the cover of Brève Littéraires, no 76, June 2007, Laval, Qc

WEINER Karen S « Living with Art » Inside Design, Montreal. 2007

 

INTERVIEWS/ARTICLES

 

Saatchi Art: Best of 2015, The Year in Review

Saatchi Art: Inside the Studio

31 Cool and Creative Etsy Finds with HGTV

Top 10 Contemporary Artists of 2014 by Artist Become

Dans la Terre de Lisa Carney, Valée-Du-Richelieu-Express

Layers, Patterns, and Color: Abstract Collage Artwork by Lisa Carney by Dan

Lisa Carney Named ArtistBe.com December’s Artist of the Month