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Name

Majie Lavergne

Location

NANAIMO, BRISTISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Bio

My father, Robert Lavergne, a well-recognized post-impressionist painter, fostered my love for painting at an early age. I remember leaving Paris for New York to study filmmaking with Vincent Van Gogh as my greatest hero!
For fifteen years, I made documentary films In New York and Los Angeles. I then felt the need to re-connect with the painter within and decided to get my Masters in Art Therapy and Transpersonal Counseling.
My fascination for abstract art came with the work of Louis Nallard, my Godfather, a pioneer of the French lyrical abstract movement. The gestural, raw and uninhibited impulse of this specific movement in painting touched me and has deeply influenced my work. Most recently, Gerhard Richter is an artist whose work I admire.
My interest in Interactive Art stems from my life long fascination for any art form that challenges the rigid boundary between ‘the artist’ and the ‘viewer’. I am enlivened when the ‘viewer’ becomes part of the creative process and influences the outcome.
My work has been exhibited in Paris, USA and Canada. Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, is now my home where I dedicate much of my time to painting and creating Interactive Art.

 

 

Exhibits
McMillian Arts CenterSolo Show, Parksville, BC, Canada, October 2016
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Juried ShowAward: 2nd PlaceVancouver, Concept Show, Canada, Fall 2016
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Juried ShowAward: Honourable MentionQualicum Beach, BC, Canada, Fall 2016
Sooke Fine Art Show Juried ShowSooke, BC, Canada, Summer 2016
Art Vancouver! 2016International Art Fair, Vancouver, Spring 2016
Lab Art Show 2016Multi-disciplinary Group Show, Vancouver, Spring
Gallery ChrysalisNew York, South Hamptons, USA, 2009 to 2014
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Juried ShowAward: 3rd PlaceQualicum Beach, BC, Canada, Fall 2015
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Juried ShowVancouver, BC, Canada, Winter 2015
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Juried ShowQualicum Beach, BC, Canada, Fall 2014
Ladysmith Waterfront GalleryBC, Canada, 2012
Nanaimo Art GalleryNanaimo, BC, Canada, 2007 to 2011
The WellBC, Victoria, Canada, 2011
Salon des Realites Nouvelles Juried showParis, France, 2010
Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Juried ShowVancouver, BC, Canada, 2010
Community Arts Councilof Greater VictoriaVictoria, BC, Canada, 2010
A Woodside Design GallerySolo Show, Kelowna, BC, Canada, July 2009
Atelier Art Bressan GalleryMontreal, QC, Canada, 2008
Gallery 223Nanaimo, BC, Canada, 2006
Dairy Center for the ArtsBoulder, Colorado, U.S.A., 2004
Naropa UniversityBoulder, Colorado, U.S.A., 2003

Website

http://www.majie.ca

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