Biography / Artist Statement
After traveling extensively throughout Europe and Africa, Diane Boisvert, a Québéçoise native, moved to United States to study Fresco with the late Stephen Pope Dimitroff and Lucienne Bloch, who assisted Diego Rivera during the 1930,s. She completed two years of fine art at the Cegep of Vieux Montréal, and pursued a major in painting with the late Jean McEwen at Concordia University.
Her work exudes dedication, emotion and raw energy. “Assemblages” a series of wall sculptures, demonstrates Boisvert’s commitment to working with organic materials_often rustic or coarse_ and turning them into what one viewer called “an intriguing juxtaposition to life”. “The Kimono Series (1990- ongoing)” joins the feminine, elegant Japanese kimono with rough materials such as scrap metal, tin and skeletons of wood to create a provocative rethinking of expressions and conceptions of beauty.
Boisvert’s current series of solar etchings “Objects that I like” represents new work in an existing new medium for her, exposing objects directly to a plate in the sun or with a UV light in her studio in Kerhonkson. She was trained by Dan Welden, who invented the solar plate, and prints her etching at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale.
My work has been shown nationally and internationally including: Espace Eiffel Branly, Paris, France, Grand Palais, Paris, Cornelia Street Gallery in New York City, 450 Gallery, New York City, Hudson Valley, NY, Atelier Zones Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.