Issue Thirteen
Artist Profile 

Léni Paquet-Morante

New Jersey, USA

  1. Léni Paquet-Morante (1962, Canada) has been living and working in New Jersey since 1984. Her studio is located within the Motor Exhibit Building at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, USA where she is an active member of the arts community. She is listed artist with the Canada Arts Council, Jersey Artists Registry, and the Women Artists of America National Directory. She holds a BFA degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
  2. Léni’s contemporary landscape paintings reflect a life-long interest in abstracted space and the edges of form. While landscape is her muse, her artistic intent on canvas is to use a fluid, calligraphic brushstroke to build the image. Her large studio paintings are based on drawings and paintings made outdoors at home and during travels.
  3. “Water as an entity in landscape has long held my interest, especially at its borders as well as the forces and forms that move and sometimes sequester it. I explore the theme through river banks, tidal pools, flood plains, and puddles. Decaying matter, reflections of light on and through the water, as well as the wider landscape as stage hold equal measure in the compositions. As an underlying narrative, my work also speaks to issues of privacy, isolation, and transformation."
  4. Léni’s sculpture and paintings have been purchased for public and private collections internationally. Solo exhibits include Princeton University GSS Gallery (1995 and 2017), Johnson & Johnson Corporate HQ (1998 and 2019), and Passaic County Community College (1996).
  5. Two exhibits are scheduled for 2021; at Axelrod Performing Arts Center and Arts Council of Princeton, both in New Jersey.