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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
15 Nov 17·6:00 PM


Lyse Lemieux

Exterior image of CAG with the work of Lyse Lemieux installed in vinyl across the ground and top floor windows. Large-scale black ellipses alternate with black linear patterns on a beige background.

Lyse Lemieux, FULL FRONTAL (detail), 2017. Photo: SITE Photography

Join us for an introduction to the work on display as Lemieux discusses her response to the two difference sites for her exhibition, FULL FRONTAL.


Lyse Lemieux studied at the University of Ottawa (1973–75) and the University of British Columbia (1976–78), receiving a BFA from the University of British Columbia (1978). Solo exhibitions include A Girls Gotta Do What A Girls Gotta Do, Richmond Art Gallery (2016); Black Is The Size Of My New Skirt, Republic Gallery, Vancouver (2015);* In-Between-In-Between: Lyse Lemieux & Meryl McMaster*, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto (2015); Soldiers and Vesperers, Chernoff Fine Arts, Vancouver (2009). Alongside her exhibitions, collaborative work by Lemieux has also resulted in two new works by choreographer/dancer Ziyan Kwan, Dumb Instrument Dance, Richmond Art Gallery (2016) and À Fleur De Peau: The Skin Project with Marguerite Witvoet and Barbara Bourget for Vancouver International Dance Festival (2005). Participation in recent group exhibitions includes Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery (2016-17); Aujourd’hui Encore, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary (2016); Out of Line, Oakville Galleries, Ontario (2015); Cut & Paste, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver (2012). In 2017 Lemieux was the recipient of the Doris and Jack Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts VIVA award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts. She lives and works in Vancouver.