Lyne Lapointe


Lyne Lapointe was born in Montreal and lives and works in Mansonville, Québec. From 1983 to 1994 she created a ground-breaking series of site-specific works in collaboration with artist/critic Martha Fleming, transforming abandoned spaces into ephemeral personal memoirs.  In 1994 the series culminated with a large scale installation at the 22nd Bienal of São Paulo.  

Since then, Lapointe’s solo practice has shifted to more intimate examinations in painting and mixed media.

Lapointe has shown at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City; The New Museum, New York and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.  In 2002 she had a mid career survey at Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal and has had solo shows at the Yukon Arts Center, Whitehorse; Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa,  Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph and Musée du Nouveau Monde, Larochelle, France. Her works can be found in major public and private collections including Brown University Art Museum, Providence; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec ahd The Rennie Museum, Vancouver