LANDRY, Diane (1958)

Diane Landry, Les sédentaires clandestins, 2001. Tourne-disques, différents moteurs, objets choisis, cage à ressort, acier, cuivre, peinture vitrail sur acrylique, éclairage halogène, contrôleur MIDI, ordinateur. 242 x 203 x 103 cm. Photo : Jean-Guy Kérouac.

Diane Landry holds a BFA in visual arts from Université Laval (1987) and an MFA from Stanford University in California (2006). She has also completed advanced training at various Canadian studios and has frequently been invited to take part in artist-in-residence programs across Canada. Landry has participated in a great number of exhibitions both in Quebec and abroad. In 2005, she received the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Award from the San Francisco Foundation in California. A multidisciplinary artist, Landry combines objects and electronic devices through performance art, installations featuring automation, and both sound and kinetic sculptures. She often creates arrangements that make reference to time and cyclical repetition. Risque d’averse, for example, an installation she presented in 1990 at the Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, comprised 365 elements corresponding to the number of days in year. Landry has created significant works throughout her career, notably Les Sédentaires clandestins, presented in 2001 at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and in 2004 at Expression, Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe, and Le déclin bleu, exhibited in 2004 at Southern Exposure in San Francisco.

« D’un millénaire à l’autre » by Bernard Lamarche, ESPACE #54, p. 16.
« Tirez sur le scénographe, regardez les objets rêver » by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE #67, p. 30.
« Des histoires en écho » by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE #74, p. 19.
« À propos de “menues manoeuvres” » by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE #82, p. 29.
« Diane Landry : The Magic Shield » by Gil McElroy, ESPACE #89, p. 43.