Loree Ovens studied Fashion Technique and Design from 1988-89 at PEI’s Holland College.She continued her studies at Sheridan College, SOCAD, received an arts diploma in 1992, majoring in fabrics. From 1994-95, Loree had a two-year residency in the textile studio at the Harbourfront Craft Studio. In 2008, she earned a BFA in Printmaking from OCADU.
Ovens works in a variety of media, although better known for her printmaking she creates works on paper that are reminiscent of old documents, aged textiles or barkcloth. She specializes with intaglio techniques, especially that of copper etching, aquatint, dry point and collagraph. Primarily working with Japanese Washi and often combining the use of surface design techniques for textiles, Loree’s fascination with line, pattern, and architecture continue to inspire her work. Loree has shown in national and international exhibitions in Canada, Japan, United States, Taiwan, Australia and Scotland. Her work is part of both private and public collections including the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Art Gallery of New South Wales and SGC International.
“Architecture forms a sense of language that is deeply embedded into our experience of place and collective memory. Spaces, both real and imagined, create memory maps that link the experiences of our lives together.” – Loree Ovens
Ovens is represented by David Kaye Gallery and Open Studio. Information courtesy Ovens' website.