http://www.lorettabourque.com
http://lindawarrenprojects.com/artists/loretta-bourque/

Bio

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Contemporary Practices (2003). BFA, 1991, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA, Painting, 2000, University of California, Davis. Visiting Faculty, Ringling School of Art and Design,  Sarasota, FL. Exhibitions: Linda Warren Projects, Chicago; Danforth Museum of Art, MA; Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University, KY; White Columns and Momenta, NY; Artlink@SOTHEBY'S, Tel Aviv, Chicago; Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.  Awards & Residencies : Vermont Studio Center; Roger Brown River House Residency; Henry A. Jastro,  Earl C. Anthony Fellowship; Union League Club. Bibliography: Artnet Magazine; FlavorpilNew American Paintings Midwest Edition, Volumes 41, 101.


Personal Statement

Growing up in culturally diverse New Orleans I embraced at a very early age the decadence and pageantry of the city. I make images that explore the performance of identity and it's various aspects, including sexuality, age and gender.
Simultaneously embracing and challenging the painting genres of portraiture and self-portraiture, I am particularly interested in the ever-changing standards of beauty and how pop culture and the fashion industry influence the ways we use dress, gesture, body modification, and other signifiers to create, expose, or hide our public and private selves.

 

Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.