LAPOINTE, Lyne (1957)

Lyne Lapointe,La Clef, 2008.Vue partielle de l’installation cinétique et sonore (4 des 7 tableaux de l’installation). Baton de pluie, mandoline, cithare, console, readymade, photographies. SBC galerie d’art contemporain, Montréal. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Lyne Lapointe holds a degree in visual arts from the University of Ottawa (1978) and has received many prestigious awards: these include the Prix Graff (1998) and grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York (1997), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (1983) and the Canada Council for the Arts (2008). As well as working as a duo with Martha Fleming from 1983 to 1994, she has led an individual career and produced works found in numerous public collections. Her installation La clef at the SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art in 2008 is characteristic of her work, obscuring the nature of flat objects arranged in a circle and linked by electric wires. A common factor in all of her works is to the power to surprise and disorient viewers, who must abandon their preconceived notions regarding artistic conventions.

« Lyne Lapointe : See, Hear, Touch » by Rose Marie Arbour, ESPACE # 87, p. 19.
« Martha Fleming & Lyne Lapointe : And why not l’amour? » by Rose Marie Arbour, ESPACE #46, p. 16.
« 1995, Lyne Lapointe, Martha Fleming : La Salpêtrière » by Peter Dubé, ESPACE #81, p. 19.
« The Instrumentalists » by Jean Gagnon, ESPACE #92, p.16.