The artist

Over the years, LISABEL has developed a unique artistic approach which embodies her passion for music and people. Today, she seems to be living in harmony with her creations that are very easily recognizable.

Au fil des ans, Lisabel a développé une démarche artistique unique qui incarne sa passion pour la musique et les gens. Aujourd’hui, elle semble vivre en osmose avec ses créations dont on reconnaît très bien le style. Sa carrière antérieure dans l’industrie des matériaux composites lui a fourni les connaissances pour créer, et maîtriser les textures et les couleurs explosives que l’on remarque inévitablement dans son œuvre. Née au Québec en 1968, Lisabel a contribué, par le biais de ses expériences de vie, de sa créativité et de ses connaissances, à la scène artistique montréalaise.

Ses premières réalisations en art commencent il y a vingt ans à Atlanta, moment charnière où elle quitte la maison pour découvrir ses talents divers. Financièrement, Lisabel ne peut vivre uniquement de son art à l’époque; elle concentre donc ses efforts dans le domaine pour lequel elle a étudié, celui des matériaux composites. Bien qu’elle peigne durant toutes ces années, ce n’est qu’en 2007 que Lisabel décide de poursuivre son rêve de devenir une artiste accomplie à temps plein.

Avec beaucoup d’acharnement et de persévérance, elle réalise son rêve lorsqu’elle remporte en 2007 le 1er Grand Prix en technique distincte du 24e Concours gala international des arts visuels son et lumière organisé par le Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec. Aujourd’hui, l’artiste contemporaine crée ses œuvres dans son studio de 3 000 pieds2 situé à Montréal.

Lisabel, telle qu’on la connaît dans le monde artistique, a exposé ses tableaux dans diverses galeries prestigieuses, en Belgique, Saratoga Spring (NY), Denver (CO), West Bloomfield (MI), Nouvelle Orléans (LA), Calgary (AB), Vancouver (BC), Saint-Sauveur (QC), Knowlton (QC), Montréal (QC) et ses environs…

Born in 1968, in the province of Québec, Lisabel Filiatrault is an artistic painter who has been painting since childhood. In 1990, she develops a new technique using composite materials. She sells her first paintings in 1991, at a vernissage held in Buckhead (Atlanta). From 1991 to 2007, LISABEL continues to paint while she still works in the commercial composite materials industry. Starting in 2007, and being out of work, she devotes herself full time to her creation.

ARTISTIC BACKGROUND

Self-educated in drawing and painting
Composite Materials Technique, CEGEP de Saint-Jérôme, QC
LISABEL is 10 years old when, inhabited with forms and colors, she starts painting. She duplicates Picasso, Salvador Dali, faces, landscapes, and whatever inspires her. While in CEGEP, she studies composite materials, and at that time, she totally ignores her studies will later make the connection between her first paintings and her work as an accomplished artist.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

• Sotheby’s, Mont-Tremblant, QC
• Galerie LISABEL, St-Sauveur, QC
• Galerie LISABEL, Montréal, QC
• Intercontinental Hotel, Montréal, QC
• Translations Gallery, Denver, CC
• Roche Bobois, Laval, QC, Laval
• Platinum Funding
• New York, NY
• Penthouse Michael Banks Michael
• Sofitel, Mtl
• Genie Awards, Ottawa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

• Cercle des Artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec, Montréal, QC
• M Galerie, Montréal, QC
• La Halle aux draps, Tournai (Belgium)
• Gallery Exhibit, Cangas (Spain)

Since her first exhibition in Atlanta, her work was displayed in almost fifty exhibitions held in 7 countries located on 2 different continents, in 18 cities, among others, in Saratoga Springs (NY), New Orleans (LA), Calgary (Alb.), Vancouver (BC), Knowlton (QC), etc.

PRESENCE IN MUSEUMS

2011: The National Contemporary Art Museum of the Principality of Seborga, near Monaco, welcomes her as a referenced artist, and introduces her “Flamboyant” work of art to its permanent collection.

GALLERIES THAT REPRESENT HER
Michael J. Wolf, San Diego (CA)

PRESENCE IN THE ART WORLD
At the 2011 Genie Awards Gala, held in Ottawa, her painting “Answers” was chosen by the organizers and offered, as an award, to the actor Bruce Greenwood.

PRESENCE IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
Since 2010, Montréal’s InterContinental Hotel dedicates its LISABEL Suite to her work. Moreover, her creations are displayed in the hotel lobby, the presidential suite, the LISABEL suite, and the VIP Room.
Since 2010, Bombardier Aerospace, the renowned manufacturer, offers a painting signed by LISABEL to its private jet purchasers.
Art galleries and large companies welcome her with open arms, individuals buy her creations, newspapers and magazines talk about her. Being a prolific painter, art lovers from all spheres fall for LISABEL’s work. She constantly amazes us. Her career is aiming skywards and has several impacts in the art world.

LISABEL is like a great feathered creature looking for freedom, and that’s exactly what comes out of her artistic approach.

EVOLUTION
As an artistic painter, she is in perpetual mutation. She initially paints figurative art – acrylic and brushes on canvas. Just like a camera, her eye captures images, light, and dimensions; she instinctively reproduces every detail it memorizes. As a young adult, when she would see a painting that she liked, she would keep this image in mind and, as soon as she got home, she would repeat it on canvas within two hours.
Her artistic expression comes to a turning point when she studies composite materials and their applications in the industrial industry where she worked for 20 years. Like a martial arts master, she has a perfect command of her technique, which enables her to give assured brushstrokes, without any unnecessary moves.
LISABEL invented a unique technique which, to this day, has not been used by any other painters. The challenge of working with polymers, the immense amount of knowledge required, the complexity of the setup, and the high cost of materials explain it all.

MOMENT OF GRACE
Her passion for painting captivating her at all times, LISABEL notes on any medium at hand, an idea, a sketch, colors or even dimensions for paintings she imagines. From time to time, she goes to her studio with no particular idea in mind.
She puts on her overall and her protective mask, chooses the right colors, catalysts and spatulas to start with the background of the painting. At this stage, the artist explains: “I feel like my body is undertaken, and that an internal force is guiding my hand; I sing and I enjoy every minute of it. I forget the passing time, I forget everything. Once the painting is done, I come back to earth and admire my creation, filled with joy. When I come out of this state of creative trance, I feel greatly satisfied of having brought forth a new piece”.

UNDERSTANDING OF ART AND ARTISTIC EVOLUTION
LISABEL affirms that artists help developing technology and bringing arts to an unprecedented level. With colors, she does the exact opposite of what she learnt and combines colors that, according to what is usually taught, don’t go together. This way, the observer reacts without realizing it. This is what distinguishes her work. She paints abstract or semi-figurative art. She will never come back to figurative painting. She is passionate and always wants to go faster, be better, and use new textures. She freely chooses the subjects, themes, colors, and dimensions of her canvas. Even so, LISABEL’s paintings are recognizable among all.

LIFE
In each of her paintings, the characters, animals, or objects seem to be animated and bursting with pulsing energy. When tracing silhouette of images that thrill her, she virtually transmits her channeled energy to the painting.

AFFLUENCE
Ideas, themes, accomplishments, and projects never stop flowing in LISABEL’s mind. Over the last five years, she has created more than 2,000 paintings. An inner urgency drives her to paint. She wants to be on every wall, everywhere on the planet in order to be part of people’s lives. She generously gives to many foundations. While remaining humble, she is always sensitive to the enthusiasm of people watching her art; it gives her the motivation to carry on. She also likes to see the emotions of people who receive her paintings. At that very moment, she considers her creation process complete.

2015 – Winner of a gold medal in Italy.
This work won a gold medal in Italy.
Energie Star 36x36

2012 – THE CONSTANTA MUSEUM EXHIBITS LISABEL’S WORKS.
Under the honorary presidency of the Prince and Princess Serban Dimitri Sturdza.
Leavelight on 30x30

2012 – THE CONSTANTA MUSEUM EXHIBITS LISABEL’S WORKS.
Under the honorary presidency of the Prince and Princess Serban Dimitri Sturdza.
Reflexion 30x30

2011 – FIRST GRAND PRIZE AT THE 28E CONCOURS-GALA INTERNATIONAL DES ARTS VISUELS SON ET LUMIÈRE
Winner of the 28th International Visual Arts, Sound and Light Gala Contest, in Montréal, QC.
Marilyn 60x80

SPAIN 2010 – HONORARY DEGREE, CANGAS
Her “Barbie girl” painting is displayed at a group exhibition in Cangas (Spain). On this occasion, she is awarded an honorary degree for the stimulus she brings to the arts industry. Private Collector : Joel Bussière
Barbiegirl 24x72

2010 – THE NATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF SEBORGA, MONACO (MAMAC)
Part of the permanent collection since 2010 at the National Contemporary Art Museum of the Principality of Seborga, Monaco (MAMAC).
Flamboyant 48x48

2009 – PRIZE OF THE JURY AT THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS, SOUND AND LIGHT GALA CONTEST, IN MONTRÉAL, QC.
Private Collector: Irwin Landes
MADISON WINE COLLECTION & VIOLIN 36×120

2008 – HONORARY DEGREE, HALLE AUX DRAPS, BELGIUM
La Halle aux Draps (Belgium) awards her an honorary degree for the stimulus she brings to the arts industry. Private collector: Ghyslain Rivard
Piano chaleureux 24x24

2007 – WINNER OF THE 24TH INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS, SOUND AND LIGHT GALA CONTEST, IN MONTRÉAL, QC.
First place of the Distinctive Technique Grand Prize. Private Collector: Isaac Hackim
LE PIANO DE RÊVE 48×60