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Louise Marchal
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Blurbarian Since November 2011
Name Louise Marchal
My Web Site www.louisiem.com
Location North Yorkshire, UK.
Gender Female
My Occupation Contemporary artist and writer.
My Bio Born in Ripon in 1972, Louise grew up in North Yorkshire and gained a Scottish M.A. with Honours in English Literature from Glasgow University in 1995. Towards this she studied a two year tripos including two years reading the History of Art. After a brief spell in publishing at Chatto & Windus, London, Louise married and had two children. When her marriage broke up in 2002 Louise moved back North and helped to research the Frances Darlington exhibition in 2002-3, whilst also undertaking a course in Philosophy at Leeds University. Following an exhibition of her work in New York in 2004, Louise took an M.A. in Fine Art at Sunderland University where she achieved a Distinction in 2007 and where she went on to gain a consecutive M.A. in Curatorial Practice in 2008. Louise had her first solo show Play | > Pause || at The Fishmarket Gallery in Northampton in 2008. In 2012 her work was pre-selected for the Threadneedle Art Prize. Louise lives in Yorkshire with her two children.

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