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Marisa Portolese

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Swans-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Anne-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Carolina-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Stella-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Marie-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Shanna-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Nicole-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Valerie-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Zoë-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Sarah-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Kate & Vy-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Cynthia-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Elke-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Josée-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Corri-Lynn-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Tina-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Norine-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Samantha, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Althea, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Véronique, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Elizabeth-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Ashley M, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Celia, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Flinder, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Margaret, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Arden-Belle de Jour III, 2016 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Eliane, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Marie Christine, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Roxanne, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Kristina, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Janelle, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Jessica, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Roxanne, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Ashley T, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Barbara, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Clara, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Geneviève, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Jin, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Zoë, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Thérèse, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Jennifer, 2014 40 X 50 Inches C Print © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Anne Renée, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Amèlie, 2014 C Print 16 X 20 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Arielle, 2014 C Print 16 X 20 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Margaret V, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Olga, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Maryse, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Sophia, 2014 C Print 16 X 20 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Jacynthe, 2014 C Print 16 X 20 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Josée, 2014 C Print 16 X 20 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Sophie, 2014 16 X 20 Inches C Print © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Catherine, 2014 C Print 16 X 20 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Zoë, Judith & Isa, 2014 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Elizabeth, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Hélène, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Emily, 2014 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour II-Rita, 2014 C Print 40 X 50 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour-Zoe, 2002 C Print 30 X 40 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour-Diane, 2002 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour-Sonya, 2002 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Belle de Jour-Marzena, 2002 C Print 20 X 24 Inches © Marisa Portolese
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Montreal
Birth year
1969
Lives in
Montreal
Works in
Montreal
Schools
Concordia University, 2001, MFA
Tags
portraiture, women, beauty, identity, feminist, Feminine, figurative, conceptual, landscape, photography
Biography

Marisa Portolese was born in Montreal, Quebec, where she currently lives and works. She is an Associate Professor in the Photography Program in the Faculty of Fine Arts, at Concordia University. Her practice includes photography and video, as well as curatorial work for several institutions.

Portraiture, representations of women, narrative, autobiography and the figure in nature, are major and recurrent subjects in her practice. She often produces large-scale color photographs, rich in painterly references that concentrate on elucidating facets of human experiences in relation to psychological and physical environments, relating to larger themes concerning identity and spectatorship. She attempts to weave together gesture, affect, and the nuances of the gaze, to create an immersive and emotional landscape for the viewer.

Upon graduating with an MFA degree from Concordia University in 2001, she has produced many photographic projects, which have received critical acclaim: Belle de Jour (2002), The Recognitions (2004-05), Breathless (2007), The Dandy Collection (2005-ongoing), Imagined Paradise (2010) Antonia’s Garden (2011), Women of the Landscape (2013), and Belle de Jour II (2014) and Belle de Jour III (2016). She has travelled and exhibited widely in Canada, Europe and the United States. In 2007, she was invited to participate in the prestigious international biennale of contemporary photography: Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal organized by Marie Fraser. She also has two published monographs: Un Chevreuil à la Fenêtre de ma Chambre (2003) and Antonia’s Garden (2012).

Alongside her exhibition record, critics have written about her work in various journals, magazines, newspapers, art books and periodicals. She is the recipient of several awards and numerous grants from the Canada and Québec Arts Councils, as well as the DuMaurier Arts Foundation. Her work is part of private and public collections.

In 2017, she will be the artist in residence at the McCord Museum in Montreal. Her work during this residency will culminate as a solo show and catalogue publication at the museum in 2018.

Exhibited at these venues
Marisa Portolese has Exhibited at these venues: