Laureen Marchand lives in Val Marie, Sask, just north of the Montana border at the gateway to Grasslands National Park. Inspired by this region’s subtlety and remoteness, her paintings reflect on our ideas and perception of beauty. These artworks invite us to see not just the painted object, but ourselves in it.

Laureen Marchand has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in more than two dozen solo and two-person exhibitions as well as over 40 group shows, in Canada and internationally. Her paintings have been recognized by the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Canada Council, are held in many public and private collections, and have been represented in exhibition catalogues and reviewed in newspapers and magazines. Laureen Marchand has been artist in residence at the Leighton Colony/Banff Centre for the Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois, among others. She has lived and painted in Canada and Ireland.

For most of twenty years, Laureen Marchand’s imagery was narrative and figurative. Then during the production of the work that became part of a two-person exhibition called Bequest, with Honor Kever, which toured western Canada for almost two years in 2002 and 2003, the figures left her work. The space that remained came to be inhabited by objects and scenes which signify the human presence rather than recreating it.

Laureen Marchand has contributed widely to Canada’s artistic community as teacher, mentor, writer, curator, and cultural facilitator. She holds the Canadian Artists Representation “Tony” Award for service to the visual arts in Saskatchewan and the Centennial Leadership Award for Service to the Province of Saskatchewan. She is currently represented by the Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Nouveau Gallery, Regina, SK, and the Lavelle Art Gallery, Clifden, Co Galway, Ireland.


2021       Prairie Wind & Silver Sage – Friends of Grasslands, Cloakroom Gallery, Val Marie, SK: The Grasslands, Near and Far: Watercolours by Catherine Macaulay; Oil Paintings by Laureen Marchand

2017       Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, SK:: Botanical : Laureen Marchand and Catherine Macaulay

2014       Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK: Beholder

2007       McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK: Last Rose and Others

2005       McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK: Gathered Roses

2003      Allie Griffin Art Gallery, Weyburn, SK; Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK; Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB ; Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan: Bequest: Honor Kever and Laureen Marchand

2003       McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK: Friendship’s Gardens: Catherine Macaulay and Laureen Marchand

2002       Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK; Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK; Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK; Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, SK: Bequest: Honor Kever and Laureen Marchand

2002       McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK: Oil and Water: Laureen Marchand and Catherine Macaulay

1998        McIntyre Street Gallery, Regina, SK: To Fly

1996        Innovation Place, Saskatoon; McIntyre Street Gallery, Regina, SK: Grace

1993        McIntyre Street Gallery: “Scenes from Childhood”, “Mama’s Memories”, “Songs”: Paintings

1992        Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Studio Visit: Laureen Marchand

1991        Swift Current National Exhibition Centre: The Train: Vanishing Point

1990        McIntyre Street Gallery: Musica Figurata

1989        McIntyre Street Gallery: Time and Places

1989        Joe Moran Gallery, Regina, SK: The Train

1989        Saskatoon Public Library Gallery, Saskatoon: Life Cycles

1987        Gordon Snelgrove Gallery; Allie Griffin Gallery, Weyburn; Wynyard Public Library, Weyburn, SK; Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre, Yorkton, SK: The Train

1985        Rosemont Art Gallery: Short Stories


2021      Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; Winterlong: A Group Exhibition

2020      Nouveau Gallery, Regina, SK: Peace. Love. Hope. Joy.

Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Painting the Landscape

    Art Now Fine Art Fair 2020, online, and on location at Nouveau Gallery, Regina

2019       Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: F*#! Winter

2018       Art Now Fine Art Fair, Saskatoon, SK

Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Midsummer

Nouveau Gallery, Regina, SK: The Art of Summer

               Cumberland Gallery, Legislative Building, Regina: 70 Years: Art from the Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection

2017       Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Painting the Landscape

Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK: Oh Canada: The View from Here

2015       Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK: Holiday Miniature Show

2015      Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK: Welcoming Bigoudi, Mike Keepness, and Laureen Marchand: New Artists, New Work 

2014       Art Gallery of Swift Current, SK: Legacy: A Swift Current History of Visual Art

2013       Art Gallery of Swift Current, SK: The Salon

1998 – 2012
McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK: Gallery Artists

2011       Art Gallery of Swift Current, SK: Summer Salon Invitational

2010       Art Gallery of Swift Current, SK: Summer Salon

2006 – 2008
St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery, Antigonish, Nova Scotia; Studio Gennai, Pisa, Italy; Circolo Culturale Il Gabbiano, La Spezia, Italy; Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON: Forest for the Trees. Curated by Intersperse Curatorial Collective

2007     Stronach Gallery, Costelloe, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland: Gallery Artists

2002     Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL, US: Ragdale 25th Anniversary Exhibition

2001     Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK: Dialogue

2000    The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK: After the Grain Elevator: Imagining the Prairie Icon

1996     AKA Artists Centre, Saskatoon, SK: Beyond: Notions of the Spiritual.  (Toured Saskatchewan)

1992 – 1994
Estevan National Exhibition Centre, SK; Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, SK; Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, AB; Nanaimo Art Gallery and Exhibition Centre, BC; Vernon Arts Gallery, SC; Surrey Art Gallery, BC; Rosemont Art Gallery: Figures ofSpeech: Symbol and Metaphor in the Work of Four Saskatoon Painters

1992     Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Laughing Matters

1992     Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Open

1991     AKA Artists Centre, Saskatoon, SK: Sense or Sex

1989     Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK: Sport Art 1989

1989     Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: On Their Marks: Culture Jocks on Site

1989     AKA Artists’ Centre, Saskatoon, SK: Anarchy

1989     Saskatoon Public Library Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Life Cycles

1988     Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB: Western Canadian Icons                

1988     Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Open

1987     AKA Artists Centre, Saskatoon, SK: The Farm Show: A Documentary (toured by the Mendel Art Gallery)

1987     Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK: Sport Art ’87

1987     Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Invitation to Exhibit

1985     The Art Gallery, Mount St.Vincent University, NS: Women and Peace

1984     Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK: I Survived 1984

1982     Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Open


  • CARFAC “Tony” award for services to CARFAC and the Saskatchewan visual arts community, 2013
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board, Individual Assistance Program, 2006, 1999, 1992, 1990, 1985, 1984
  • Centennial Leadership Award for service to the Province of Saskatchewan, 2005
  • Saskatchewan Arts Board, Travel, 1993
  • Canada Council, Short Term, 1992


2014       Beholder, catalogue, Art Gallery of Regina, essay by Catherine Macaulay
2003       After the Grain Elevator: Re-imaging the Prairie Icon, catalogue, Little Gallery, Prince Albert, Essay by David Garneau
2002       Jack Anderson, “Artists take look back at life.” Regina Leader-Post, June 26
2002       Greg Beatty, “For whom the bell tolls.” Regina Prairie Dog, June 13-26
2002       Bequest: Honor Kever and Laureen Marchand, catalogue, essay by Katherine Lawrence
1996        Sheila Robertson, “Transition and turmoil give birth to angels.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Sept. 2
1988        Laughing Matters, catalogue, Mendel Art Gallery
1993       Greg Beattie, “Pictures from the family album.” Regina Leader-Post, May 17
1993       Figures of Speech, catalogue, Rosemont Art Gallery/Women at Work Curatorial Collective,
1992       Sheila Robertson, “Studio visit,” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Nov. 21
1992       Elizabeth Philips, “Laureen Marchand suite.” Broadway Magazine, Saskatoon, Oct.-Nov
1989       Sport Art ’89, catalogue, Rosemont Art Gallery
1988       Sheila Robertson, ‘Saskatchewan Open tantalizing hint of artistic diversity.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Jun 18
1988       Steven Smith, “Western Canadian Icons.” Border Crossings, Winnipeg, MB, Summer
1988       Sheila Robertson, “Touring bicycle expressed as heroic Figure.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, March 1988
1988       Western  Canadian Icons, catalogue, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
1987       The Farm Show, catalogue, AKA Artists Centre, Saskatoon


Saskatchewan Arts Board
Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Moose Jaw Art Gallery and Museum,
Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton
Saskatchewan Property Management Corporation
SaskSport Inc.
Department of Art History, University of Saskatchewan


Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamaghkerrig, Monaghan, Ireland (2018, 2012)
Leighton Artists Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB, (2013, 2009, 2001)
Self-Directed Residency, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland (2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003)
Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Colony, St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, SK (1985 – 2001)
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, US (1994)


1985        Master of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
1978        Master of Library Science, University of Western Ontario, London, ON
1971        Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB