622 Warren Street
Hudson, NY. 12534

Tel.  518.828.1915

Open Daily
11 am to 5 pm

Louise Laplante

Biography is an interesting word and can mean many things, from chronological history, a series of significant “impact” dates or events to a more free flow blend of the past and its relevancy to the present. 

Personally, my history is heavily affected by my status as a second generation American of French Canadian descent growing up close to the Quebec border.  The easy passage from “old world” to “new world” is unique to those in states abutting the “old country” and results in the blending of the old and new. 

As an artist, this blending of old world and new, history and present, gradually became the wellspring for my work which mines it, recognizing its’ relevance to the present and its richness in imagery. 


Professionally, I started to actively exhibit my work in the 1980’s, joining a co-op gallery in New York and exhibiting in galleries in New England and shows around the country.  

click on image for an enlargement, price, size and medium.




Works on Antique Paper 2011-2014

Other Works




Drawing, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Taking Root: Caniskek and the Meeting of Two Worlds, Athens Cultural Center,            Athens, New York

North Northeast, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont

NBMMA 45th Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT


        New Directions ’14, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

Connecticut Women Artists 85th National, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich,CT         New England Collective V, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Biennial 3, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts


Storytellers and Conjurers, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York


        Works on Paper, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Drawing, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, New York

Strange Glue, Thompson Gallery, Weston, Massachusetts

Silhouette, A.P.E., Northampton, Massachusetts

The Cadence of Familiarity, Krauss Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island


        20th Anniversary Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Paperworks, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Small Works, Towne Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts


         Text/Context, McCoy Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA                            A Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA 

 Here and Gone: Presence, Absence, Memory and Time, Amy H. Carberry Fine            Art Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA 


          Dreamscape, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York


          Small ’08, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

  Interaction: Louise Laplante and Liz Chalfin, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst                   Massachusetts

  Artists and Books, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts

  One Night, Pivot Gallery, Florence, Massachusetts


          20 Artists X 2 Feet, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

  Biennial 2007, New Hampshire Art Institute, Manchester, New Hampshire

  Salon, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts


          Small: 20 Artists X 2 Feet, Wunderarts Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

  Salon, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts


        On Paper, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

Encaustics, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York

New Acquisitions, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 


        Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts


        The Belles of Amherst; Contemporary Women Artists in the Collection of                              the Mead Art Museum  and the University Gallery, Amherst, MA


         Vessels: Louise Laplante & David Powers, Hart Gallery, Northampton, MA 

 Ten Women, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts


         Self Portraits, Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts


          Painting Now, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, Rhode Island

  Louise Laplante, Milton Art Museum, Milton, Massachusetts


          New Work: Louise Laplante, St. Germaine Gallery, Springfield, MA   

  Drawings: Louise Laplante, Newspace Gallery, Manchester, Connecticut

  Small Works, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut


          Sesquicentennial Celebration, Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and                        Art, Albany, New York

  Two Artists, Cuneen-Hackett Cultural Center, Poughkeepsie, New York

  Large Drawings – Louise Laplante, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, Massachusetts


          Louise Laplante, Geissler Gallery, Greenfield, Massachusetts

  Drawing Now, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts


          Louise Laplante, Pindar Gallery, New York, New York

  Louise Laplante and Margaret Plaganis, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT 


          Small Objects, Nicole C. Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

  The Changing World, Pindar Gallery, New York, New York

  Louise Laplante New Work, Nicole C. Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts


          New Artists: Gloria Winchler Memorial Exhibition, Currier Gallery,                                             Manchester, New Hampshire

  Figures and Faces, Gary Wortzel Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

  Louise Laplante, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts


          Paperworks, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, New York

  Small But Monumental, Hera Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island


          The Subject is Water, Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island


          American Contemporary Women Artists, Gallery Triangle, Washington, DC


          Louise Laplante, The Gallery, Springfield Tech Community College,                                         Springfield, Massachusetts

  Louise Laplante Works on Paper, Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, MA 


          Works on Paper, F.A.C.E.T., Taos, New Mexico

  Works on Paper, 100% Realart Gallery, Spokane, Washington


          Louise Laplante, Springfield Central Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts

  Rope, Drawings by Louise Laplante, Main Street Gallery, Amherst, MA 

  Women Artists, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 


          Two Artists Drawing, Gallery on Paper, Lenox, Massachusetts

  Artists Self Portraits, Pratt Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

  Small Works, Passepartout Gallery, Winooski, Vermont

  Valley Artists ’82, The Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts


          Invitational, Danco Gallery, Florence, Massachusetts


“’Works on Paper’ Evokes Yesteryear, at Carrie Haddad Gallery”, Amy Griffin, Albany Times Union, September 26,2012

‘’Strange Glue: Collage at 100”, catalog, essay Todd Bartell, Thompson Gallery, Weston, Massachusetts, 2012

Creative Quarterly No. 21, The Journal of Design and Art, December 2010

“Louise Laplante: Here and Gone”, Paul Bloomfield, Art New England, April/May 2010

“Burge, King, Laplante and Hammond at Haddad Gallery”, Hudson-Catskill Newspapers, Hudson, New York, November 8, 2009

“On Paper”, Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, July 2, 2004

“The Belles of Amherst” Contemporary Women’s Art on View”, The Women’s Times, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 2002

“Two Artists, Shared Approach”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, August 2, 1998

“Parker Gallery, Whistler House Museum of Art, Ten Women”, Ellin Anderson, Art New England, June/July 1998

“Art by “Ten Women””, Ellin Anderson, The Haverhill Gazette, Haverhill, Massachusetts, March 19, 1998

“Variety in Whistler’s “Ten Women””, Otto Peter Erbar, The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts, March 8, 1998

“Faces of Art” Anne-Gerard Flynn, The Springfield Times Union, Springfield, Massachusetts, May 5, 1997

“Canal Gallery”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 8, 1994

“Six University at Albany Graduates at Rice Gallery”, The Daily Gazette, Albany, New York, January 20, 1994

“At BCE Drawings Droll to Dramatic”, Christine Temin, The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, September 29, 1993

“Gloria Winchler Memorial Exhibition”, catalog essay by Marilyn F. Hoffman and Michael K. Komanecky, The Currier Gallery, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1989

“Art Scene: Louise Laplante” catalog interview by Martha Hoppin, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1989

“Thinking Through Your Art”, Patricia Wright, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts, March 29, 1989

“Art Scenes Offer Powerful Images”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 12, 1989

“Small is Beautiful”, Bill van Siclen, The Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island, February 12, 1986

“STCC/Springfield: Louise Laplante”, Art New England, November/December, 1985

“STCC/Louise Laplante”, Gloria Russell, The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts September 29, 1985 


Kingsley and Company, San Francisco, California

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts

University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

University Gallery, SUNY Albany, Albany, New York


2008 Recipient, Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

2004 Finalist, Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grants, Drawing/Printmaking/Artist Books

1998 Finalist, Blanche E. Colman Award


MA in Fine Art, State University of New York at Albany, New York

BFA, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York

Studied, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts


Carrie Haddad, Hudson, New York

Clark Art Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts


About Gallery Current Exhibit Upcoming Events Recent Past Exhibits Contact
Painters A-M Painters N-Z Sculptors Mixed Media

Carrie Haddad Gallery   tel. 518.828.1915