March 22, 2017

Montréal and Toronto come say 'Sayonara' on April 7 & 8!

Only 13 weeks until I say Au Revoir Montréal and Konnichiwa Japan! If you would like a chance to say 'Sayonara' in person there will be two perfect opportunities coming up in April!

If you're in Montréal we will be opening 'Departure' my final solo-exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery on April 7th with a festive vernissage from 7-10pm (the exhibition will run from April 7-20)!  Having worked together since 2010, “Departure” will be my fifth and final solo exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery. As opposed to previous exhibitions, which all focused on individual bodies of work, this ‘salon style show’ will feature a variety of works. This provides a unique opportunity to get an insight into my development as an artist over the past eight years, and the influence our city has had on my artistic language.

“Denise Buisman Pilger is a very talented artist who has a great future in the art world. We would like to encourage everyone to take this final opportunity to view Buisman Pilger’s prolific artwork and to see a culmination of the works completed during her time in Montreal. In addition, this exhibition stands as a celebration of a wonderful collaboration between Viva Vida and the artist. We invite everyone to come meet Denise in person, and join us in bidding her an au revoir and farewell!” Says Gallery Director Nedia El Khouri

If you're in Toronto you will have a chance to come see me at the opening of my solo exhibition 'Cities Through My Eyes' at Latitude 44 Gallery on April 8 from 4-7pm (the exhibition will run from April 8-28)! This is going to be my first solo exhibition at Latitude 44 Gallery and I am very excited to share my most recent work in this beautiful space!

“With an extended stay in Japan coming, this will be a unique opportunity to see the influences that North America, and Canada in particular, have had on Denise’s work. We are looking forward to following her work in the upcoming years. It will be interesting to see its development as she starts exploring a whole new continent and culture.” Say Latitude 44 gallery directors MaryAnn DiBernardo and Janet DiBernardo.

“I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to share my work with the wonderful people of Montréal and Toronto before my extended trip to Japan. Canada has been very good to me and this beautiful country will always hold a special place in my heart. I really hope everyone will join us for the special opening events at Viva Vida Art Gallery and Latitude 44 Gallery on April 7th & 8th so I have a chance thank you all for making me feel welcome and at home these past eight years!” 

March 06, 2017

Time for a new adventure!

I have some exciting news to share, in a couple of months we are going to be jumping into a new adventure! We will pack up our household and move everything to Nagoya, Japan for the next 2-4 years!

The piece you see above has turned out to be a little prophetic. The images I used came from little Tokyo in LA, when we were walking below those red and white lanterns we had no idea that this adventure was in our future.

I am super excited to immerse myself in a new culture, dive into some new techniques and learn some Japanese! We've never been to Asia so there's going to be a huge culture shock waiting for us, but we're both really looking forward to this new adventure!

I won't be saying goodbye to Montréal until late June of this year and I have a couple of events scheduled before I leave so there will definitely be an opportunity to catch up with me before I leave. I will post some more information about my upcoming events soon!

If you have your eye on one of my pieces and you would like to add it to your collection before I move to the other side of the world shoot me an email, I'm sure we can work something out.

Changes like these are awesome but they also bring a lot of stress and tons of preparations so there might be some gaps in my posts in the upcoming months. If you're eager for information my Instagram (TheArtistAbroad) and Facebook Page are probably the places where I'll post the most updates.

March 01, 2017

Thanks for visiting booth at the Artist Project!

I had an amazing time at the Artist Project over the weekend! A BIG Thank You to everyone who came by the say hello, I had so much fun chatting with all of you and it made me so happy to see my work find such loving forever homes!

As always the organization was impeccable and all the exhibitors were so welcoming and supportive, you should definitely check out my booth mates Carolina Vargas Reis, Anand Jaggernouth and of course my friend and collaboration partner Jono Dorion. We finally revealed our collaboration pieces to the public!

If you didn't get a chance to attend the show I created a little video that will give you an idea of what the show was like, you can also check my website for more images. If you spotted something you would like to add to your collection please don't hesitate to contact me!