LISA MARIE BOISSONNEAU, B.F.A.
Born in the city of Moncton, in the Canadian province of New-Brunswick. Lisa Marie Boissonneau presently lives and works in Saint-Alexis des-Monts in the Mauricie region of the province of Quebec. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in drawing, painting, and sculpture from Concordia University.
This series of paintings emerges from meticulous introspection spanning over four years, delving into the nuanced concept of identity and its myriad implications. At the heart of this artistic endeavor lies a pivotal question: what truly defines our essence? How do echoes of our past shape our present essence and guide our destiny?
Driven by a rich collection of vintage family photographs, I delved deep into ancestral narratives, immersing myself in stories that sparked profound introspection about my roots and the legacy passed down.
Each artwork I unveil draws direct inspiration from these visual archives and the intricate tapestry of family history that forms the backbone of my identity. This artistic body of work stems from a personal quest where I sought to decipher my origins, unravel the forces that molded my being, and chart my future trajectory.
Essentially, this exploration serves as a meditation on individual identity, the pivotal importance of family heritage, and its tangible impact on our daily reality. This exhibition touches upon memory, delves into family archives, and raises profound questions related to identity.
Each piece reflects this exploration, illuminating the intergenerational intricacies that shape our profound identity. By inviting viewers to reconnect with this shared history, my aim is to stimulate a deep reflection on identity formation through the lens of family legacy.
Recent Works 2023-2024
Saint-John Arts Centre
20, Peel Plaza
July 3 to August 28, 2026
Arts and Nature Centre
139, Water Street
«Borrowed Roots »
This exhibition explores memory,
family archives and the complexities
April 5 to 27, 2024