Louise Despont born 1983

Lives and works between NYC and Bali

Represented by: Nicelle Beauchene Gallery327 Broome Street New York NY 10002

www.nicellebeauchene.com. please contact info@nicellebeauchene.com or louise.despont@gmail.com 



2006 BA, Art Semiotics, Brown University, Providence, RI



2016 Energy Scaffolds and Information Architecture, The Drawing Center, NYC

2015 Harmonic Tremor, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, NYC

2014 The Six-Sided Force, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York

2013 Long Distance Gardening, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India

2012 Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of Fixed Stars, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, NYC

2011 The Fool, IBID Projects, London, England

2010 The Directory, IMO Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

House of Instruments, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, NYC

2008 The Plant Life of Saints, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, NYC



2016  Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY 

2015 Tyger, Tyger, Berman Museum, Pennsylvania
TOWER, Ibid Projects, London, UK
The Nothing That Is – a drawing show in 5 parts, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, North Carolina

2014 Top Drawer: Select Drawings from the High’s Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Like a Virgin, VI,VII, Oslo, Norway

Group Show, IBID Projects, L.A

2013 Exhibition Prix Canson 2013, Petit Palais, Paris, France

2012 Rorschach, curated exhibition, Phillips de Pury & Co., New York

2011 Night Scented Stock, Curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

Quiet Like A Lake, 1/9 Unosunove Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

Entanglement, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show, IBID Projects, London, England

Making a Mark: Drawings from the Contemporary Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2010 The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York

Creeds, Colors, Combinations, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York

Moving Paper Animation Festival, Museum of Arts and Design, New York

2009 Cutters, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (catalogue)

Palm Beach Film Festival, Palm Beach, FL

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI

Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH

Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington NC

CON-CAN Film Festival, Tokyo Japan

Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ



Soon, Claire. Drawing the Invisible Shapes of Energy, Hyperallergic, March 16, 2016

Coleman, Adrian. Louise Despont at the Drawing Center with Aaron Taylor Kuffner, White Hot Magazine, March 4, 2016

Design Wire- Louise Despont, Interior Design Magazine, February 2016

Harrington- Johnson, Heidi. Critics' Picks: Louise Despont, ARTFORUM, January 29, 2016

The most exciting group shows to see this summer, Dazed Digital, July 9, 2015

Louise Despont, Art in America, May 7, 2015

Bright Prospects, Architectural Digest, December 2014

Coleman, Adrian. Louise Despont at Pioneer Works, White Hot Magazine August 6, 2014

Louise Despont Draws Deep, Art 21 (online documentary), June 13, 2014

Intercourse Magazine (Cover), Issue #2, March 2014

Sharma, Viseshika. Louise Despont Q&A, Verve, March 2013

Long Distance Gardening!, Platform, March 11, 2013

Kher, Ruchika. Where art meets the ledger book, Mid-Day, March 9, 2013

It’s all symbolic, Marie Claire India, February 2013

Vepa, Shweta. Sacred Spaces, Luxpresso, March 2013

Ghose, Deepika. Artistic Musings, L’Offciel India, March 2013

Mogali, Roshan Kumar. In the Garden of Fate, Imperia, March 2013

Chakrabarti, Priyanka. Drawing the Intangible, Atelier, March 2013

Arslan, Zaira. Geometry in Art, The Indian Express, March 10, 2013

Chande, Jerusha Ratnam, When art meets accountancy, Vogue India, March 7, 2013

Naik, Varsha. A good drawing hums: Louise Despont, DNA India, March 7, 2013

International artist Louise Despont to showcase this month, The Times of India, March 5, 2013

Louise Despont, Vitamin D2, Phaidon Press

Valli, Marc. Showcase: Louise Despont, Elephant Magazine, Winter 2012/2013

Just Added: Louise Despont @ Nicelle Beauchene, 2% the two percent, January 8, 2013

Louise Despont, The New Yorker, January 10, 2013

Rosenberg, Karen. Louise Despont: ‘Tide Fulcrum & the Motion of Fixed

Stars’, The New York Times, January 10, 2013

Wolf, Alex. Louise Despont, The Last Magazine, January 9, 2013

Heinrich, Will. ‘Louise Despont: Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of Fixed Stars’

at Nicelle Beauchene, The New York Observer, January 8, 2013

Kleinberg Romanow, Joanna. Louise Despont: Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of

Fixed Stars at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Drawing Center Blog, December 11, 2012

Louise Despont’s Antique Ledger Pages, Juxtapoz, April 6, 2012

Oliver, William. Devendra Banhart Selects Louise Despont: Architectural

Precision on Ancient Parchments, Dazed and Confused, January 2012

Dessanany, Margherita. Louise Despont: The Fool, FrameWeb.com, November 27, 2011

Smith, Roberta. Night Scented Stock, Art in Review, New York Times, October 13, 2011

Marris, Kate. Louise Despont, Jutta Koether, Alicja Kwade, Anj Smith,

Marianne Vitale, Unica Zurn, Frieze.com, July 5, 2011

Dziuba, Vanessa and Le Saout, Marine. Collection No. 2

Louise Despont- IMO, Kopenhagen.de, December 22, 2010

Cotter, Holland, Louise Despont, New York Times, October 15, 2010

Howard, Christopher, Louise Despont, Artforum.com October 1, 2010

Codrington, Andrea, Holding Pattern, Modern Painters, February 2010

Younger Than Jesus catalogue, New Museum, 2009

Miller, Leigh Anne. Louise Despont, Art in America, December 2008

NADA Emerging Artist Page, L Magazine, Sept 3-9, 2008

Smith, Roberta. New York Times, June 13, 2008

Tillotson, Donna. The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2008



2013 Prix Canson Nominee

Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant Nominee

2009 Fulbright Fellowship, Travel grant in visual arts, India

2007 Jury Citation, Black Maria Film Festival

2006 Weston Price Film Award, Brown University

2005 Film Award and Grant, Princess Grace Foundation, New York

2005 Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University

2004 Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University



2009 Sanskriti Kendra, New Dehli

2008 Polli Talu Arts Center, Artist in Residence, Estonia

The MacDowell Colony, Artist in Residence, Peterborough, NH