completing her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts at the Université
de Québec à Montréal (UQUAM), Louise Ladouceur
studied the technique of woodcutting. In 1980, she began research
in the medium as a professional artist at the Graff studio in Montreal,
which specialized in graphic arts. She continued her professional
work in the technique, also known as xylography.
end of the 1980's, Louise Ladouceur added fabric painting and fashion
design to her creative repertoire. Besides designing her own collections,
she started a collaboration with New York designer Lucerne Labidou,
which continues to this day. By the end of the 1990's, Louise Ladouceur
was contributing on a contractual basis to various New York fashion
the art of illustration, Louise Ladouceur works from time to time
as an illustrator. She has also developed gouache as a new medium
which she used in her personal productions.
At the present
time, Louise Ladouceur is a member of the Graff studio, where she
teaches the technique of woodcutting. She is also a printer in this
technique. She has been a member of the Québec council of
Engraving for a number of years.
The images created
by Louise Ladouceur take the viewer on a voyage among nations and
hold the memory of the history of our world. The multiple signs
and symbols in her work describe various states of consciousness.
This is a world which celebrates the feminine psyche. Earth and
cosmos unite in a continually spiraling energy. This world, freed
from its limitations and boundaries, opens the potential of rebirth.
Louise Ladouceur's work is a life-affirming allegory.