"As an artist, I have a history of finding sources for my work not only in public archives and museums, but also through my contacts with the world around me, and from places such as a swimming pool, a war museum, or an agricultural fair. My way of being an artist is by comparing the world as I find it with the particular histories and cultural influences that have shaped me on this continent and in France, where I grew up."
Lorène Bourgeois was born in France and has been living in Canada since 1984. She studied in Paris, Philadelphia and Halifax, and holds an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD.) A Fulbright Scholar, she is a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Her work in drawing, painting, and printmaking, has been exhibited across Canada, as well as in France, Korea, Russia and the United States. She is represented in private and public collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Global Affairs Canada, the National Bank of Canada, the Richmond Hill Public Library, Medicine Hat College, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA), Ernst and Young, the Senvest Collection, Hart House and the Donovan Collection. Lorène Bourgeois lives and works in Toronto.