Born in 1983
Lives and works in New York, NY


2006 BA, Art Semiotics, Brown University, Providence, RI


2013 Long Distance Gardening, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
2012 Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of Fixed Stars, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New
2011 The Fool, IBID Projects, London, England
2010 The Directory, IMO Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
House of Instruments, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
2008 The Plant Life of Saints, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

2012 Rorschach, curated exhibition, Phillips de Pury & Co., New York
2011 Night Scented Stock, Curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Quiet Like A Lake,1/9 Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Entanglement, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY
Group Show, IBID Projects, London, England
Making a Mark: Drawings from the Contemporary Collection, High Museum
of Art, Atlanta, GA
2010 The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York
Creeds, Colors, Combinations, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York
Moving Paper Animation Festival, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
2009 Cutters, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (catalogue)
Palm Beach Film Festival, Palm Beach, FL
2007 Element Editions, New York
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington NC
CON-CAN Film Festival, Tokyo Japan
Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ


Valli, Marc. Showcase: Louise Despont, Elephant Magazine, Winter 2012/2013
Just Added: Louise Despont @ Nicelle Beauchene, 2% the two percent, January 8, 2013
Louise Despont, The New Yorker, January 10, 2013
Rosenberg, Karen. Louise Despont: ‘Tide Fulcrum & the Motion of Fixed Stars’, The New York Times, January 10, 2013
Wolf, Alex. Louise Despont, The Last Magazine, January 9, 2013
Heinrich, Will. ‘Louise Despont: Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of Fixed Stars’ at Nicelle Beauchene, The New York Observer, January 8, 2013
Kleinberg Romanow, Joanna. Louise Despont: Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of Fixed Stars at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Drawing Center Blog, December 11, 2012
Louise Despont’s Antique Ledger Pages, Juxtapoz, April 6, 2012
Oliver, William. Devendra Banhart Selects Louise Despont: Architectural Precision on Ancient Parchments, Dazed and Confused, January 2012
Dessanany, Margherita. Louise Despont: The Fool, FrameWeb.com, November 27, 2011
Smith, Roberta. Night Scented Stock, Art in Review, New York Times, October 13, 2011
Marris, Kate. Louise Despont, Jutta Koether, Alicja Kwade, Anj Smith, Marianne Vitale, Unica Zurn, Frieze.com, July 5, 2011
Dziuba, Vanessa and Le Saout, Marine. Collection No. 2 Louise Despont- IMO, Kopenhagen.de, December 22, 2010
Cotter, Holland, Louise Despont, New York Times, October 15, 2010
Howard, Christopher, Louise Despont, Artforum.com October 1, 2010
Codrington, Andrea, Holding Pattern, Modern Painters, February 2010
Younger Than Jesus catalogue, New Museum, 2009
Miller, Leigh Anne. Louise Despont, Art in America, December 2008
NADA Emerging Artist Page, L Magazine, Sept 3-9, 2008
Smith, Roberta. New York Times, June 13, 2008
Tillotson, Donna. The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2008

Awards and Honors

2009 Fulbright Fellowship, Travel grant in visual arts, India
2007 Jury Citation, Black Maria Film Festival
2006 Weston Price Film Award, Brown University
2005 Film Award and Grant, Princess Grace Foundation, New York
2005 Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University
2004 Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University


2009 Sanskriti Kendra, New Dehli
2008 Polli Talu Arts Center, Artist in Residence, Estonia The MacDowell Colony, Artist in Residence, Peterborough, NH

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