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Vancouver-based sculptor, Marie Khouri, represents the broad multi cultural and diverse demographic of Western Canada. Born in Egypt and raised in Lebanon, Khouri has developed a vast range of cultural and historical influences within her practice. With a childhood interrupted during the Lebanese Civil War, Khouri was relocated to Spain, Italy and Canada, finally settling in Paris where she was classically trained in sculpture at l’École du Louvre. On her return to Vancouver, a retrospective of her life took form in her sculpture, reflecting a passion for innovation and spontaneity. 

 

Khouri’s work resides at the often-tenuous place between art and design, with a close integration of form and function, reminiscent of modernist thinking best epitomized by the Bauhaus School. Despite their formalist impulses, the sculptures she creates are not without feeling. Greatly influenced by Henry Moore’s idea of direct carving, Marie Khouri’s sculptures blend and extend metaphors of language, form and the body to propose an inextricable link - both political and personal - to a life deeply affected by the complex histories of the Middle East. It is from these histories that her most evocative works emerge, rooted in a profound sense of dislocation and the search for a greater sense of place. Each sculpture is formed through an extensive hands-on process that employs traditional sculpting techniques alongside contemporary innovations in material and building standards. Her timeless and unconstrained forms remain firmly situated in the contemporary moment, pushing the barriers of the medium where the surfaces reveal the entire process and the finished sculpture reveals the evolutionary method by which it was created.

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2018   BRONZE, Solo Show, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

           Collective Design Fair, Chahan Gallery, NYC, USA

2017   Splash, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada

 

2016   Major Works, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
       
          You and I, TED Conference DREAM, February 15 - 19, Vancouver, Canada

 

2015   London Design Week, Canada House in England Exhibit, London, England

 

           You and I, Harmony Arts Festival, Organized by the West Vancouver Museum, Canada

 

           FOG Design + Art, represented by Gray Gallery, San Francisco, USA

           

           Splash, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada

 

2014   Let’s Sit and Talk, Solo Show, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           IDS West, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2013   Wearable Sculptures, Amusingold Show, Milan, Italy

 

           Safar/Voyage, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           Le Jardin en Reflets, Chahan Minassian for AD Interieurs, Paris, France

 

2012   ICFF, New York City, USA

 

           Pavilion Art and Design, Paris, France

 

           EDC London Minotti Design, London, England

 

           Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine, Paris, France

 

2011   ICFF, New York City, USA

 

           Design Week Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

 

           IDS West, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           Histoire d’O, Canada Line Public Art Program, Olympic Station, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           The White Show, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2010   IDS West, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2009   Le Banc, Canada Line Public Art Program, Olympic Station, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           Solo Show, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           IDS West, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

           Private Show, Seattle, WA, USA

 

2008   Splash, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada

 

           Artists in our Midst, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2007   Un Arca Cultural, Mexico City, Mexico

 

           Un Arca Cultural Michoacan, Mexico

 

           Artists in our Midst, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2006   Salon D’Automne, Paris, France

 

2005   Salon D’Automne, Paris, France

 

2004   Salon D’Automne, Paris, France

 

           Salon de l’Hotel de Ville, Paris, France

 

           Espace du Louvre, Paris, France

 

           Artcurial, Paris, France

 

 

 

AWARDS & TALKS

2018   UDI Award for Excellence - Public Art Winner - Eyes On The Street, by Concert Properties

 

2018   Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, Vancouver, BC

2017   Artist Lecture Series, Liquidity Gallery, Okanagan Falls, BC 

 

2014   Carter Wosk BC Creative Achievement Award - Recipient Furniture Design Award

 

2012   Western Living Design Award - Industrial Design Winner

 

2012   Western Living Design Award - Fashion Design Winner

2009   PechaKucha, Volume Seven, Vancouver, BC

 

CONTACT

 MARIE KHOURI STUDIO

contact@khouri.net

 

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