Louise Laplante

Biography is an interesting word and can mean many things, from chronological history, a series of significant “impact” dates or events to a more free flow blend of the past and its relevancy to the present.

Personally, my history is heavily affected by my status as a second generation American of French Canadian descent growing up close to the Quebec border. The easy passage from “old world” to “new world” is unique to those in states abutting the “old country” and results in the blending of the old and new.

As an artist, this blending of old world and new, history and present, gradually became the wellspring for my work which mines it, recognizing its’ relevance to the present and its richness in imagery.

Professionally, I started to actively exhibit my work in the 1980’s, joining a co-op gallery in New York and exhibiting in galleries in New England and shows around the country.

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Exhibitions

2016 Winter Exhibit, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

2015 Boston Biennial 4, Atlantic Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Drawing, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Taking Root: Caniskek and the Meeting of Two Worlds, Athens Cultural Center, Athens, New York

North Northeast, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont

NBMMA 45th Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

2014 New Directions ’14, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

Connecticut Women Artists – 85th National, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, Connecticut

New England Collective V, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Biennial 3, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2013 Storytellers and Conjurers, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

2012 Works on Paper, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Drawing, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, New York

Strange Glue, Thompson Gallery, Weston, Massachusetts

Silhouette, A.P.E., Northampton, Massachusetts

The Cadence of Familiarity, Krauss Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

2011 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Paperworks, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Small Works, Towne Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts

2010 Text/Context, McCoy Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts

A Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts

Here and Gone: Presence, Absence, Memory and Time, Amy H. Carberry Fine Art Gallery,

Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts

2009 Dreamscape, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

2008 Small ’08, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

Interaction: Louise Laplante and Liz Chalfin, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst Massachusetts

Artists and Books, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts

One Night, Pivot Gallery, Florence, Massachusetts

2007 20 Artists X 2 Feet, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

Biennial 2007, New Hampshire Art Institute, Manchester, New Hampshire

Salon, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts

2006 Small: 20 Artists X 2 Feet, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

Salon, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts

2004 On Paper, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Encaustics, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

New Acquisitions, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

2003 Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts

2002 The Belles of Amherst; Contemporary Women Artists in the Collection of the Mead Art Museum

and the University Gallery, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts

1998 Vessels: Louise Laplante & David Powers, Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts

Ten Women, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts

1997 Self Portraits, Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts

1996 Painting Now, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island

Louise Laplante, Milton Art Museum, Milton, Massachusetts

1995 New Work: Louise Laplante, St. Germaine Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts

Drawings: Louise Laplante, Newspace Gallery, Manchester, Connecticut

Small Works, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

1994 Sesquicentennial Celebration, Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York

Two Artists, Cuneen-Hackett Cultural Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

Large Drawings – Louise Laplante, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, Massachusetts

1993 Louise Laplante, Geissler Gallery, Greenfield, Massachusetts

Drawing Now, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1992 Louise Laplante, Pindar Gallery, New York, New York

Louise Laplante and Margaret Plaganis, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

1991 Small Objects, Nicole C. Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

The Changing World, Pindar Gallery, New York, New York

Louise Laplante New Work, Nicole C. Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1989 New Artists: Gloria Winchler Memorial Exhibition, Currier Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire

Figures and Faces, Gary Wortzel Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Louise Laplante, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts

1988 Paperworks, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Small But Monumental, Hera Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

1987 The Subject is Water, Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island

1986 American Contemporary Women Artists, Gallery Triangle, Washington, DC

1985 Louise Laplante, The Gallery, Springfield Tech Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts

Louise Laplante Works on Paper, Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

1984 Works on Paper, F.A.C.E.T., Taos, New Mexico

Works on Paper, 100% Realart Gallery, Spokane, Washington

1983 Louise Laplante, Springfield Central Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts

Rope, Drawings by Louise Laplante, Main Street Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

Women Artists, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

1982 Two Artists Drawing, Gallery on Paper, Lenox, Massachusetts

Artists Self Portraits, Pratt Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

Small Works, Passepartout Gallery, Winooski, Vermont

Valley Artists ’82, The Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

1981 Invitational, Danco Gallery, Florence, Massachusetts

Bibliography

“’Works on Paper’ Evokes Yesteryear, at Carrie Haddad Gallery”, Amy Griffin, Albany Times Union, September 26,2012

‘’Strange Glue: Collage at 100”, catalog, essay Todd Bartell, Thompson Gallery, Weston, Massachusetts, 2012

Creative Quarterly No. 21, The Journal of Design and Art, December 2010

“Louise Laplante: Here and Gone”, Paul Bloomfield, Art New England, April/May 2010

“Burge, King, Laplante and Hammond at Haddad Gallery”, Hudson-Catskill Newspapers, Hudson, New York, November 8, 2009

“On Paper”, Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, July 2, 2004

“The Belles of Amherst” Contemporary Women’s Art on View”, The Women’s Times, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 2002

“Two Artists, Shared Approach”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, August 2, 1998

“Parker Gallery, Whistler House Museum of Art, Ten Women”, Ellin Anderson, Art New England, June/July 1998

“Art by “Ten Women””, Ellin Anderson, The Haverhill Gazette, Haverhill, Massachusetts, March 19, 1998

“Variety in Whistler’s “Ten Women””, Otto Peter Erbar, The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts, March 8, 1998

“Faces of Art” Anne-Gerard Flynn, The Springfield Times Union, Springfield, Massachusetts, May 5, 1997

“Canal Gallery”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 8, 1994

“Six University at Albany Graduates at Rice Gallery”, The Daily Gazette, Albany, New York, January 20, 1994

“At BCE Drawings Droll to Dramatic”, Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, September 29, 1993

“Gloria Winchler Memorial Exhibition”, catalog essay by Marilyn F. Hoffman and Michael K. Komanecky, The Currier Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1989

“Art Scene: Louise Laplante” catalog interview by Martha Hoppin, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1989

“Thinking Through Your Art”, Patricia Wright, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, March 29, 1989

“Art Scenes Offer Powerful Images”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 12, 1989

“Small is Beautiful”, Bill van Siclen, The Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island, February 12, 1986

“STCC/Springfield: Louise Laplante”, Art New England, November/December, 1985

“STCC/Louise Laplante”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts September 29, 1985

Collections

Kingsley and Company, San Francisco, California

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts

University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

University Gallery, SUNY Albany, Albany, New York

Private collections

Awards

2008 Recipient, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

2004 Finalist, Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grants, Drawing/Printmaking/Artist Books

1998 Finalist, Blanche E. Colman Award

Education

MA in Fine Art, State University of New York at Albany, New York

BFA, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York

Studied, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Galleries

Carrie Haddad, Hudson, New York