Louise Belcourt gets in touch with her own feelings by looking beyond herself, often into nature. Inspired by the outdoors, she splits her time between a barn in Québec and her studio in Brooklyn with a view of the Williamsburg Bridge spanning the East River. The tension between city living and the freedom of rural life is evident in her work. Her grandfather, a businessman who spent summers painting in the country, inspired her to create at a young age.
Belcourt is a recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship 2015, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2012 and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 2000.