Denis Larouche A.O.C.A.

Alumnus of the Ontario College of Art & Design

 

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Denis Larouche AOCA

(Alumnus of the Ontario College of Art & Design)

 Studio at La Filature, 82, Hanson St. Gatineau (Hull sector), Qc

(819) 770-5445 ext. 504

 

 

Originally from Québec, Denis Larouche is well travelled, having explored Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, and in the 1970's he lived in West Africa for a time.

 

Between his love for art and for science, he opted for the arts, studying Museum Display at Algonquin College (Ottawa), then Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art & Design (Toronto).

 

His professional activities are twofold. His paintings have been shown in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, where he presented (as well as organized) both solo and group art exhibitions. 

 

Denis is also very active in the museum world, having worked on contracts for major institutions in the region, such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Canadian Museum of Nature, The National Gallery of Canada, The Canadian Conservation Institute, and several Parks Canada sites. He has clients across Canada and in the United States.

 

As a painter, the concept of the Quantic Landscape has become a way of reconciling his passion for painting and physics.

 

He was awarded the *FALCO's Gilles-Gagné Award for Artistic Excellence at the 2012 Culturiades, as well as the Télé-Québec Award in 2011.

 

(* FALCO - Foundation for the Arts, Litterature, and Culture in the Outaouais)

 

HIS PAINTINGS ARE PART OF THE FOLLOWING CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Loto-Québec Collection

City of Ottawa Collection

Ernst-Young Collection

Caisses Populaires Desjardins Collection

Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

ADGMG - Association of General Directors of Municipalities of the Province of Quebec

TARTAR Graphic Design

Maison Mathieu Froment-Savoie

RGS Financial Services

Cogetec Engineering

 

STUDIES

1982 - 86 Fine Arts - Ontario College of Art and Design - Toronto, On.
1976 - 79 Museum Artwork & Display - Algonquin College - Ottawa, On.
1974 - 75 Design - Algonquin College - Ottawa, On.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 The Quantic Landscape, Atrium Gallery of the City of Ottawa
2009 Oeuvres récentes, Galerie Old Chelsea, Old Chelsea, QC
  Recent Works, Rothwell Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2008 Sea & Sky, Superposing the Elements, AvenueArt Gallery, 10, King St, Montreal, QC
2007 Growth, Promenade du Roi, Lake Leamy Casino, Gatineau (Hull), QC
2006 Solo at the Centre Carmen, 253, Bellehumeur ST, Gatineau, QC, (819) 243-0337
2005 Landscapes and Textures, duo exhibition with Anthony Hobbs, Avenue Art Gallery, 4880, Sherbrooke west, suite 170, Montreal (Westmount) Qc.
2003 Transitions Centerpointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa
2003 Painting the Seasons, Marchant Gallery, Lancaster, On
2000

The Trees of Brewery Creek - Bowater Library, Gatineau, Qc

Hull’s Brewery Creek - Théâtre de l’Île, Hull, Qc.

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 A Tribute to the Colour Red (Le Rouge à l'honneur), La Petite G'art Gallery, Gatineau, QC
2016

Members Collective 2016, Arts Sutton Gallery, Sutton, QC

Great Big Smalls 11, Cube Gallery, Wellington West, Ottawa, ON

Blue, Cube Gallery, 1285, Wellington ouest, Ottawa

2015

Le Rouge et le Noir, Galerie Montcalm, Maison du Citoyen -Ville de Gatineau, QC

Great Big Smalls 11, Galerie Cube, Wellington ouest, Ottawa, ON

5 Artists, Alpha Art Gallery, Ottawa

2014

Sélection 2014, Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Center, Orléans, ON

Great Big Smalls 10, Galerie Cube, Wellington ouest, Ottawa, ON

Mouvement, Galerie Art Aylmer, Aylmer, QC

2013

Great Big Smalls 8, Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington ouest. Ottawa, ON

CAVMA Salon, Gatineau Congress Center, 2013

Nocturne 5, Cube Gallery, Ottawa (une exposition sur le thème du ciel étoilé)

Repérage - Loto-Québec, Galerie Montcalm, Gatineau (Hull)

2012

Great Big Smalls 8, Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington ouest. Ottawa, ON (décembre)

Nuit Noire 2, Cube Gallery, Ottawa (an event dedicated to the night sky)

Fresh, Tay Gallery, Kanata, ON. Group show of 4 artistes.

2011 Nuit Noire 2, Cube Gallery, Ottawa (An exhibition on the theme of the starry sky)
2010 Gallery Artists Group Exhibit, Arta Gallery, 55 Mill St, Bldg 9,  Distillery District, Toronto, ON
  Juried Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Hills Cultural Center, Minden, ON
2009 Light of Winter, Arta Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON
  Water, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2008 Homage, Cube Gallery, 7, Hamilton Ave, Ottawa, ON
2007 Landscape 2007, Interpretations of the Canadian Landscape, AvenueArt Gallery, 10, King St. Montreal
Ottawa Art Festival, Carleton University Field House, Ottawa, ON
Grand Opening of New Location, AvenueArt Studio 10 King, Montreal, QC
2006 Great Big Smalls II, Cube Gallery, 7, Hamilton Ave. Ottawa, On
Art Tao Gallery, 146, 30th street, Toronto, On
Annual Spring Group Exhibition, AvenueArt Gallery, 4880, Sherbrooke west, suite 170, Montreal (Westmount) Qc
Ottawa Art Festival, lady Aberdeen Pavillion, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa, On
Campestral, The Canadian Landscape, Cube gallery, 7, Hamilton Ave. N., Ottawa, On
2005 Great Big Smalls Show, Cube Gallery, 7, Hamilton Ave. Ottawa, ON
Impressionnisme contemporain, Centre culturel Jacques-Auger, Leduc Street, Gatineau (Hull), Qc (Zone Artistique Urbaine)
Loto-Québec Exhibition, Artists of Western Québec. Montcalm Gallery, 25, Laurier St. Gatineau Qc.
2004 Deck the Walls Avenue Art Gallery, 4880, Sherbrooke west, suite 170, Montreal (Westmount) Qc.
2003 Energy & Creation, organized by the SAVO at the National Archives of Canada Building, Gatineau, Qc.
Canvas, Paper and Stone; Three Outaouais Artists, Visual Arts Center - Orléans, On.
2002 Visages de l’Outaouais - Galerie Art-Inter - Sherbrooke, Qc
28 Artistes, Espace Pierre-Debain, Centre culturel du Vieux-Aylmer, 120, rue Principale, Aylmer, Qc
2001 Bicentennial Memories - Hull’s Théâtre de l’Île, Commemoration of the city’s architectural heritage.
2000-2004 Aylmer Arts Council - Spring Exhibitions
1999-2000 Art in the Outaouais , Hull, Qc.
2001-2005 Elmwood Art & Home Fair - Rockliffe, On.

 

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

2001 - “Les Fêtes du Grand Boulevard”, Hull (Group exhibition of invited regional artists)

2000 - The Fainting Couch Gallery, Ottawa, On.

 

MUSEUM DISPLAY WORK

1980 / ... - Design and fabrication of dioramas & scale models, mannequins, moulding & casting, artifact replicas, artifact mounts and  background paintings, for major institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Parks Canada, the Canadian Conservation Institute, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Currency Museum.

 

COLLECTIONS

Ernst & Young

The City of Ottawa

Loto-Québec

Tartar, Graphic Design 

Caisses Populaires Desjardins (Desjardins Credit Union)

Caisse Populaire St-Joseph (contemporary art)

Maison Mahieu Froment Savoie

RGS Financial Services

Pharmacie Larouche, Gatineau (Hull), QC

Cogetech (engineering consultants firm)

Private collections across Canada

 

GALLERIES

Cube Gallery

7, Hamilton Ave. Ottawa, On. K1H 1B4

Linart Gallery 183, Montée de la source (road 307) Cantley, QC
Arta Gallery 55 Mill St, Bldg 9,  Distillery District, Toronto, ON
Artemisia Gallery Westport, ON

 

AWARDS & BURSARIES

2012

Award for Exellence (with bursary), Culturiades 2012, organized by the FALCO - Fondation for the Arts, Litterature and Culture in the Outaouais

Registration bursary from the RAAV to participate in the ART & LAW Conference, Ottawa

2011

Télé-Québec Award (with bursary), Culturiades 2011, organized by the FALCO - Fondation for the Arts, Litterature and Culture in the Outaouais

2010 Culturiades, (FALCO - Fondation for the Arts, Litterature and Culture in the Outaouais), Finalist, Gilles Gagné Award for Excellence
2007 Registration bursary to participate in Visual Arts Summit, Ottawa, ON
2006 Culturiades, finalist, selection of a work of art for the Hommage Award - City of Gatineau
1999 Art in the Outaouais, Jury's Honourable Mention

 

MEMBERSHIPS

RAAV Association of professional visual artists
CARFAC Canadian artists Representation - Front des Artistes Canadiens
Axe Néo-7 Artistic Group, Gatineau (Hull), Qc
OAA

Ottawa Art Association

Culture Outaouais - Outaouais Regional Council for Culture

 

PUBLISHED DIRECTORIES

2009

National Gallery of Canada. Library and Archives. Artists in Canada, (Online), 2009. Click on icon:   

2006-07 Magazin'art Biannual Directory

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016

Arts Exhibits : From July 31, Kristin E. Endemann, Photos, Art This Week, Ottawa Citizen

The Landscapes of Canada gardens at the Museum of nature in Ottawa. Hortus2..Wordpress.com février 2016 (online)

2015 Denis Larouche, Quantum Landscapes - Catalogue for a solo exhibition at Cube Gallery
2014 Arts Accolade, Features Post, www.artsaccolade.ca December 2 2014
2012 The Quantic Landscape at Atrium Gallery - Where, Ottawa, Canada's Travel Planner, 1er octobre, 2013
  The Science of Art - Meaghan Crawley, Where, Timely Information for Travellers, Ottawa, Sept-Oct 2013, p 44
  Centrepointe Art Exhibit Inspired by Quantum Physics - Jennifer McIntosh, Nepean-Barrhaven News, 26 septembre, 2013
2011 L'art et la culture au premier plan; Jean-François Dugas, chronique Arts & Spectacles, le Droit, Thursday 10 nov, 2011, p 26
2010 Canadian Landscape Juried Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Hills Cultural Center, Minden, ON, 2010
  Regard sur... (A look at...) Online article in the website of the CRCO, Outaouais Regional Council for Culture, Sept 2010
2008 Artists homage to their mentors, Claude Bouchard, Le Droit, Weekend Edition, 14 June, 2008, p. A 11
Interview with Marina CutleIr, for AvenueArt Studio 10. Interview published on the gallery's Website
2005 AUPEL Inc., Calendar
2003 Art at the City Galleries, "Due West Magazine, Fall - Winter 2003 / 04", p. 14
Going Out, in "The Citizen", Saturday 27 September, p K3
La toile, le papier et la pierre (Canvas, Paper and Stone) Marie-Ève Bouchard, Week-End Outaouais, Saturday, 1 March, p.A2 

L'Outaouais sous toutes ses formes...d'art; exposition au Centre d'art visuels (d'Orléans),

"L'Express", Frédéric Projean, Thursday

2002

L’Outaouais en Estrie (The Outaouais in the Eastern Townships) Mario Boulianne, “Le Droit“,

Wednesday Oct 30, p. 14

2000 Le Ruisseau de la Brasserie en peinture, Frédéric Projean, “Bonjour Dimanche“, Vol 12, no 43, Nov. 5

 

TELEVISION & RADIO INTERVIEWS

2016

Bleu, à la Galerie Cube, Radio-Canada Ottawa,  Émilie Tremblay, cultural segment, 6 o'clock news, 8 August, 2016

Show Les Voies du retour - Culturel  :  Exposition Bleu à la Galerie Cube,  Radio-Canada radio (CBC), Vicky Lefebvre, 8 August, 2016

2015

Entre-nous, Rogers TV, 8 January, 2015

Cultural segment, Réseau TVA, Stéphanie Méthé, 8 january 2015

Ce soir, interview with Jean-François Chevrier, Le Culturel, Radio-Canada, 6 janvier 2015

2014

Interview radio, Unique FM 94,5 Culture Géniale, 11 janvier 2014 (diff) Animateur-réalisateur : Jean-Paul Moreau

2013

Radio-Canada, Jean-François Chevrier, le Paysage Quantique

First Thursday Art Walks - Ruby TFO télévision, 4 avril, 2013

2005 Primeurs", Mathieu Locas, Couleur FM 97,1, November 30 (radio)
2003 Ce Soir, Jasmine Lalonde, "Arts et Spectacles" on CBC television, 6 October, 2003
Vues d'artistes (Artsits Views) Hélène Provost, Radio-Canada (CBC television), 27 September