"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
Louise Despont (b. 1983, New York, New York, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BA from Brown University (2006); was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to India (2009); and has attended residencies at MacDowell Colony (2008), Polli Talu Arts Center in Estonia (2008), and Sanskriti Kendra in New Dehli (2009). Her work has been included in the exhibitions The Six Sided Force, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn (2014); Exhibition Prix Canson 2013, Petit Palais, Paris (2013); Long Distance Gardening, Galerie Isa, Mumbai (2012); Tide Fulcrum & The Motion of Fixed Stars, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2011); Night Scented Stock, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2011); Entanglement, Regina Rex, Brooklyn (2011); Making a Mark: Drawings from the Contemporary Collection, High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2011); The Fool, IBID Projects, London (2010); The Directory, IMO Projects, Copenhagen (2010); House of Instruments, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2010); The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York; Moving Paper Animation Festival, Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2010); Cutters, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (2009); and The Plant Life of Saints, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York (2008). Her films have screened at the Palm Beach Film Festival (2009); Ann Arbor Film Festival (2007); Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio (2007); Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington (2007); CON-CAN Film Festival, Tokyo (2007); and Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City (2007).done reading