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Elizabeth LeMoine

live / London, United Kingdom

born / 1958,Toronto, Canada
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Lunar Landing Module
1998 / mylar,foil,wire,card / 4.6*4.6*4cm
Life Jacket
1998 / rubber,foam,nylon,polyester filament, /15.2*5.2*1cm
1999 / synthetic fibre,dimensions variable

1997 / candy wrappers,wire / 2.4*2.4*1.7cm
Cat Mask
1998 / flocked paper,nylon,silk / 5*4.3*1.7cm
Silver Disc Mini Dress
1998 / mylar,wire,film / 11.8*6.5*1.2cm

My current work began when I moved to London (from Canada, 1993). The sensual and intellectual stimulation of London led me to reduce the scale of my sculptures so that they could be produced quickly. In formal terms, by working quickly I take advantage of frames of mind which are liable to change at very short notice and I can complete a sculpture before the impulse passes and cannot be recaptured. In conceptual terms, the subject matter of my work also changed in response to living in London: my work now makes more overt reference to personal recollections and seemingly irrelevant or insignificant details of experience and perception which are stimulated by my surroundings and day-to-day life. Although somewhat autobiographical, however, autobiography is not their most important subject matter. I would say that they represent a play of significance against insignificance, reverie coexisting with mundane reality, and a recognition of how an individual sustains an awareness of a seemingly disparate yet inter-related set of cultural references and elements.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


To be announced, Sapporo, Japan


Hello, it's me, YYZ Artist�s Outlet, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pardon, Acte de naissance, l�h du siege, Valenciennes, France
san fairy anne, camac, Marnay-sur-Seine, France


some where else, Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Funny, Warm, Scary, The Economist Building, London, UK


of memory, University of Leeds Gallery, Leeds, UK
Listener, Truck Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Courage, Installation in the former Museum of Servant Life, Southwark,
London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions


Don't Worry, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
Girl, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
Tabley, Tabley House, Cheshire, UK


Bankside Browser, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London, UK


Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.


At One Remove, Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, Leeds, UK.
At the Threshold of the Visible: minuscule and small-scale art, 1964-1996 ,
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA;
Meyerhoff Galleries, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, USA; Edmonton Art
Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Laguna Art Museum, California USA; Art
Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor,
Canada; Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach VA, USA.


Cabin Fever, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

Education and Residency

2000 Sapporo Artist in Residence programme, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

1997 Braziers International Workshop Residency, Wallingford, South
Oxfordshire, UK.

1996 Banff Centre Visual Arts Thematic Residency, Pop, Mass and
Sub-Cultures, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

1994-95 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths'College, University of London, UK.

1993-94 Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art (distinction), Goldsmiths' College,
University of London, UK.

1985-89 Diplomas, Sculpture and Drawing (distinction), Alberta College of
Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Selected Bibliography


Darwent, Charles, "Thank heaven for little rodents", The Independent on
Sunday (London, Sunday, 4 June 2000), Culture

Dillon, Tamsin, et al., Don't Worry, catalogue of the exhibition (London,
2000: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital)

Gleeson, David, "Don't Worry at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital,
London", wwww.londonart.co.uk 6 April 2000.

Green, Alison, "Don't Worry", Art Monthly, May 2000 (London: Britannia Art
Publications Ltd.),

ICA Beck�s Futures ad campaign: Time Out No. 1543 (London: March 15-22),
The Face No. 39 (London, April 2000), The Observer Magazine
(London: Sunday, March 19); London Underground.

Kingston, Angela and Walkerdine, Valerie, Girl, catalogue of the exhibition
(Walsall, UK, 2000: New Museum and Art Gallery)

Laville, Helen, "What's a girl?" The New Statesman (London, 3 July 2000),

LeMoine, Elizabeth, "Don't Worry" in "Artwork Commentaries", AN Magazine,
May 2000 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Artic Producers Publishing),

Walsh, Maria, "Girl", Art Monthly, July-August 2000 (London: Britannia Art


Hanna, Deirdre, "Minuscule rules in tiny, daring YYZ show", Now Magazine,
7-13 October 1999 (Toronto, Canada: Now Publishing).

Mahoney, Elisabeth, "Size -- does it matter?", Make, No. 83 March - May 1999
(London: Women�s Art Library),

"A la lisiere du perceptible" (no author), La Voix du Nord, Lille, France,
15 May 1999.

"L'art de la discretion" (no author), La Voix du Nord, Lille, France, 26 May

"Une exposition aux dimensions de la poesie", (HB, Nogent-sur-Seine) Le
Nogentais, Tuesday 6 July 1999, p.16, Nogent-sur-Seine, France

Wright, Stephen, Le Peu et le Prou / Understating, Overlooking, catalogue
essay for Pardon (Valenciennes, France 1999: Acte de Naissance)


Anderson, Jack, "Exhibit objectifies artist's inner world", Regina
Leader-Post, Thursday, February 26, 1998,Regina, Canada.

Faithfull, Moloney, et al., Braziers Workshop 97: (London, 1998: Braziers
International Workshop).

Hume, Christopher; "Tiny talents pack enormous presence", Toronto Star,
Thursday, January 29, 1998, Toronto, Canada.

Murphy, Anna; "Miniatures. Artfully discreet" Observer Life, 23 August 1998
(London, Guardian Newspapers),

Pizanias, Caterina; "An Art for the Everyday", catalogue essay for the
exhibition some where else, (Regina, Canada, 1998: Neutral Ground Artist Run
Centre), at www.dlcwest.com/~neutralground/essays/lemoine.html


Bando, Coburn, LeMoine, Lewis & McMenemy,Courage: a record of an exhibition
by Fumiki Bando and Elizabeth LeMoine, (London, 1997: Site Projects)

Cotter, Holland, "A Show That Could Travel In Just a Carry-On Bag", New York
Times, Sunday, December 14, 1997,

Curtis, Penelope, et al, At One Remove (Leeds, UK, 1997: Henry Moore

Gogarty, Amy and LeMoine, Elizabeth, Listener and other texts, (Calgary,
Canada, 1997: Truck Gallery)

Gogarty, Amy; "Elizabeth LeMoine, Stride Gallery, Calgary", C Magazine,
Issue # 52, February - April 1997 (Toronto, Canada 1997: C Arts Publishing &
Production Inc.),

Rugoff, Ralph and Stewart, Susan; At the Threshold of the Visible: minuscule
and small-scale art 1964-1996 (New York, 1997: Independent Curators


Dorsett, Chris, ed.; Muistoja Syvalta / Divers Memories; (Newcastle, UK,
1996: Divers Memories Publications, University of Northumbria at Newcastle)

Kent, Sarah; "Cabin Fever", Time Out, No. 1344, May 1996 (London, 1996: Time
Out Publications),

MA Visual Arts Administration: Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Art;
Cabin Fever (London, 1996: Royal College of Art)

Rimmer, Cate; "Not-so-serious works of art", Fast Forward (Calgary, Canada,
July 11-17 1996)

Tousley, Nancy; "Imperial Fit", Canadian Art, Vol. 13, No. 4,
Winter/December 1996 (Toronto, Canada, 1996: The Canadian Art Foundation/Key Publishing)

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