Bio

“Architecture forms a sense of language that is deeply embedded into our experience of place and collective memory. Spaces, both real and imagined, create memory maps that link the experiences of our lives together.” – Loree Ovens

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Loree Ovens studied Fashion Technique and Design

from 1988-89 at PEI’s Holland College. She continued her studies at Sheridan College, SOCAD, received an arts diploma in 1992, majoring in fabrics. From 1994-95, Loree had a two-year residency in the textile studio at the Harbourfront Craft Studio. In 2008, she earned a BFA in Printmaking from OCADU.


Loree works in a variety of media, as a printmaking she creates works on paper that are reminiscent of old documents, aged textiles or barkcloth. She specializes with intaglio techniques, especially that of copper etching, aquatint, dry point and collagraph. She works with Japanese Washi in both printmaking and painting. Often combining the use of surface design techniques for textiles, Loree’s fascination with line, pattern, and architecture continue to inspire her work. 

Loree has shown in national and international exhibitions in Canada, Japan, United States, Taiwan, Australia and Scotland. Her work is part of both private and public collections including the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Art Gallery of New South Wales and SGC International.

 

Loree is represented by Open Studio, Propeller Art Gallery, L.A. Pai Art & Jewelry Gallery, Guildworks and Craft Ontario.