Conférence d'artiste par Laurena Finéus - MHN

Mois de l'histoire des Noires
Wednesday 24 February 2021 à 12 h 30 to à 13 h 30
Laurena Finéus Papa Machete (48x60’’, Acrylic and oil on wood canvas, 2019. City of Ottawa Art Collection)
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Laurena Finéus is a Haitian-Canadian practising artist specialized in painting . She was born and raised in Gatineau, Québec but is currently based in Ottawa, Ontario. Finéus is a graduate from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Communication. Her work has been exhibited at Karsh-Masson Gallery (2021), Art mûr (2019), The Annexe Gallery (2019-2020), Galerie 115 (2019-2020) and Paradigm[e] (2020), among others.

Recently, The City of Ottawa Art Collection acquired a selection of her works and she is part of a range of private collections nationally. In her practice, Finéus has been concerned with the third-space, representations of Haiti and its Canadian diaspora. Through an array of colourful and large painted landscapes, she presents her audience with distorted figurative imagery to showcase a frank portrayal of the socio-political climate in Haiti. She was the recipient of several awards/scholarships such as the Ineke Harmina Standish Memorial (2019) and the Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual art scholarship (2020).

She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the É.S.C Béatrices-Desloges, and offers bilingual workshops in the community for all ages .