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Louise Perrone

Louise Perrone is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver BC, best known for her jewellery and installations exploring ideas about gender, labour, and sustainability. Employing techniques that combine the traditions of goldsmithing, hand sewing, and mending, her materials are derived from domestic and industrial textile and plastic waste.

Born in London, England, Louise Perrone holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University and a PGCE in Art and Design from the University of Brighton. In 2002 Perrone graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA in Jewellery and Metals and was the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Medal.

Exhibiting widely across Canada, the USA, and Europe, Perrone’s work has been featured in several publications including Craft Perception and Practice Volume III – A Canadian Discourse. She has received numerous awards, including the BC Achievement Foundation’s Carter Wosk Award and the Alberta College of Art and Design Alumni Legacy Award. An active member of the arts community, Perrone has served as president of the VMAA, Co-Chair with Matt Lambert and Celina Zisman of SNAG’s Exhibition in Motion, an advisory team member for Crafted Vancouver, and is currently a member of Canada’s Metalaid team. She teaches in the Jewellery Departments at Vancouver Community College and LaSalle College Vancouver.

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