Diane Landry explores the relationship between light, motion, and sound. Landry’s multidisciplinary installation projects and performances integrate kinetic sculpture, film, audio, photography and optical illusion.
Through the recycling of commonplace objects, Landry challenges the viewer to look beyond the surface. The ambiguity of time, a particular interest of Landry’s, led her to create “Oeuvres Mouvelle” – works that must be watched for some time before their full meaning is understood. Landry reexamines preconceived notions of what is considered ordinary and mundane; creating complex, interesting and beautiful works from the seemingly simple and banal.
Born in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Landry received a Bachelor of Arts from the Université Laval in 1987, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Stanford University in 2006. Landry has exhibited and performed widely throughout Canada and internationally. In 2015 Landry’s work was included in the international touring exhibition, Oh Canada, organized by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Her works can be found in Canadian and international public and private collections and she has been the recipient of multiple awards, grants and distinctions, including the Giverny Capital Prize and the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015. Landry currently lives and works in Quebec City.