Ariane Fairlie

is an artist based in Montreal. Originally from Toronto, she received her BFA from Concordia University in 2014.

Ariane's painting and drawing practice is an exploration of feminine experience, expression, and the body. Derived from a broad collection of reference images sourced from erotic magazines to photos of friends and family, her work explores themes of sexuality, vulnerability, seduction, exhibitionism, obfuscation, dissociation, and rejection through a feminist lens.

Incorporating the female gaze and feminized fantasies together with an emotive aesthetic, Ariane's recent work examines the simultaneous and contradictory urges to draw closer and pull away, the notion of seduction as a transformative tool, and the ever present threat to both the observer and observed in intimate exchanges.

 

See Ariane's CV.

Personal writing on my research orbiting the content of my work can be found on my blog.