Louviere + Vanessa make their home and art in New Orleans. Their work effectively combines the mediums and nuances of film, photography, painting and printmaking. They utilize Holgas, scanners, 8mm film, destroyed negatives, wax, blood, gold leaf and other materials. Since they began professionally showing in 2004, they have been in 40 exhibits and film festivals in America and abroad. They are included in private collections worldwide including the Ogden Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Art | Houston and Photomedia Center as well as the film archive for Globians International Film in Potsdam, Germany and Microcinema in San Francisco. Six images from their Creature series were acquired by the George Eastman House for an exhibit titled “Why Look at Animals”. They experiment in moving pictures and created the first movie shot with a plastic Holga camera consisting of 1,900 frames. Based on that film, they were hired to shoot the animation sequence for Rosanne Cash’s music video, “Mariners & Musicians”, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. They are represented by A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans. Find out more about their work at louviereandvanessa.com.
Louviere+Vanessa participated in Photomedia Center's group show "Photography of the Figure" at Mercyhurst College's Cummings Gallery, from January 20 through February 17, 2007. Their work Equilibrium was the first piece purchased for Photomedia Center's permanent print collection. Recently, Louviere+Vanessa curated the works selected for the 2011 Open Juried Exhibition.