Apprentice, Art Apprenticeship Network, 2022
Marion Landry’s art practice is grounded in a phenomenological approach, which prioritizes the embodied experience of painting. She creates site-adjusted installations that utilize light, temperature, and traditional painting techniques to immerse viewers in a sensory experience. Landry’s painting compositions draw inspiration from iconic optical strategies, such as chromatic vibrations, hard-edged forms, and geometrical composition, positioning her work in dialogue with, but not limited to, the tenets of Modernist abstraction. These echoes aim to explore and question the possibilities of abstraction in contemporary art. Landry’s training in Design and career as a 3D Architecture Visualization Specialist inform the way she observes, organizes, and translates the pictorial plane. She obtained her BFA (2016) and is currently completing her MFA (2023) at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and has participated in exhibitions across Canada and internationally since 1999. In 2022 and 2023, she was awarded the University Women’s Club of Vancouver Scholarship. Originally from Montreal and a Francophone, Landry currently lives and creates her work on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations in Vancouver, BC. She was awarded the Griffin x ECU Studio Award, which enables her to continue her research into the expanded field of painting. Her current project involves creating paintings and site-specific installations that are responsive to the residency studio space’s lighting, conditions, and context, resulting in immersive experiences for the viewer.