GOUGEON, Diane (1955)

Diane Gougeon, Désenchantement / diane’s rainbow, 2013. Bassin en néoprène, pavés, système d’éclairage au xénon, projection vidéo. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Diane Gougeon participated in the 1974 Concours de la Province de Québec and received the Greenshields scholarship at the 1976 competition among visual arts graduates at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In addition to teaching, she has served as an exhibition curator and pursued an artistic career rooted in the notion of landscape. She explores this theme primarily by combining contemporary and classical gardening practices and by attempting to inscribe nature into gallery spaces through often theatrical installations; her pieces thus become artwork-spaces in which viewers may freely move around. In recent years, she has begun using new technologies to produce works that transform perception, establishing alternative means of relating to time and reality. Her numerous exhibitions include shows at Galerie Plein Sud in Longueuil (2013) and Galerie Artspace in Peterborough (2012), as well as at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris and the Centre d’art contemporain de Troyes.

« Physical Furnishing and Sculptural Hierarchies : The Recent Work of Diane Gougeon » by Jack Ruttan, ESPACE #22, p. 31.
« Diane Gougeon : Les (H/h)istoires que l’on se conte » by Marie-Josée Pinard, ESPACE #68, p. 42.
« Diane Gougeon : The Art of Recalibration » by Curtis Joseph Collins, ESPACE #87, p. 36.