Marie Le Lievre
"Le Lievre is a painter who boldly addresses paint (the limits and boundaries of the material) and painting (its processes, history, and attendant politics of gender and labour). In doing so, she produces confidently resolved paintings while leaving room to continue exploring the formal and metaphorical possibilities of each painting's trajectory." Jamie Hanton, Art New Zealand Winter 2015

John Hurrell (eyecontactsite.com) has described Marie as having an "extraordinary ability to manipulate liquid paint into mesmerising sensual surfaces on canvas".

Underlying the sumptuous depths of her surfaces and the layers of oil paint slowly built up on top of each other is an interest in disrupting notions of purity and teasing or corrupting the boundary between abstraction and figuration. Also at play is a dance between chaos and containment with paint itself allowed a performative role within parameters defined by the artist.

Marie Le Lievre completed a Master of Fine Arts with distinction at the University of Canterbury in 2008. She has exhibited throughout New Zealand and in Australia, France and Japan. Her work is in private and public collections including the University of Canterbury, Christchurch Art Gallery and Fletcher Challenge Corporation.

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House Trip (Paynes)
2014
Marie Le Lievre
oil on canvas, 300 x 300 mm
House Trip (Paynes)
2014
Marie Le Lievre
oil on canvas, 300 x 300 mm
South Sayer (Panel)
2016
Marie Le Lievre
oil, graphite, inkjet print, gesso on wood panel, 600 x 600 mm
South Sayer (Panel)
2016
Marie Le Lievre
oil, graphite, inkjet print, gesso on wood panel, 600 x 600 mm
Keeper (Sentimentals)
2017
Marie Le Lievre
oil on cardboard, 640 x 640 mm
Keeper (Sentimentals)
2017
Marie Le Lievre
oil on cardboard, 640 x 640 mm
Seer's Knife (Tray)
2018
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on canvas, 1000 x 1000mm
Seer's Knife (Tray)
2018
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on canvas, 1000 x 1000mm
Day Scope (God Jar)
2019
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on ink jet, 200x260mm
Day Scope (God Jar)
2019
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on ink jet, 200x260mm
Rose Plans (Notes)
2019
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on canvas, 300 x300 mm
Rose Plans (Notes)
2019
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on canvas, 300 x300 mm

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La La (Tray)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil, graphite & gesso on cardboard, 760 x 760 mm
La La (Tray)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil, graphite & gesso on cardboard, 760 x 760 mm
Lilac (Slide)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil on canvas, 300 x 300mm
Lilac (Slide)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil on canvas, 300 x 300mm
Madder Lake (Slide)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil on canvas, 300 x 300mm
Madder Lake (Slide)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil on canvas, 300 x 300mm
Mage's (Tray)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on cardboard, 760 x 760 mm
Mage's (Tray)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
oil and graphite on cardboard, 760 x 760 mm
Orange (House)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
260 x 260mm
Orange (House)
2020
Marie Le Lievre
260 x 260mm