Lori Bagnérès, a visual artist born in Ontario, and living in North Vancouver, completed her MFA in contemporary art from L’école Nationale des Beaux Arts de Grenoble in 1993. She currently pursues multiple creative interests as an artist/educator in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland and shows her work in public and private galleries in B.C. and Ontario. Her paintings are held in corporate and private collections throughout Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.

Bagneres’ work has been placed in public institutions such as St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver), Lion’s Gate Hospital (North Vancouver) and The HOpe Centre (North Vancouver). She is currently represented by the following galleries in Ontario & BC: Paula White Diamond Gallery Waterloo, The Butter Gallery Collingwood, Mad & Noisy Gallery Creemore, Koyman Galleries Ottawa, Van Dop Gallery New Westminster and The North Vancouver Community Arts Council.

Her work has been recently published in a 10-page article in Acrylic Artist magazine, which you can read in its entirety here.

Lori’s mixed media artwork derives its depth from the interconnectedness of spaces that humans share with the environment. Images of serene landscapes meld with an edgy, cultural world. Lori exposes the dichotomy between urban, graffitied surfaces and her natural surroundings.

Bagnérès spray paints/ graffiti, including both smudged urban & meditative rural iconography to sustain a tone of strange possibility. When viewing images within a series, her paintings feel like recurring dreams, each one taking on a form slightly changed from the last. They are paintings you seem to wake up from...

- Zack Hatfield AA_Winter2016