Educated at Concordia University in Montreal (B.F.A., 1996) and Columbia University, New York (M.F.A., 2004), Fabienne Lasserre lives and works in Brooklyn NY. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. In 2019 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

“I make abstract, free-standing, double-sided paintings. I can also describe them as 2-dimensional sculptures. This blurring of formal categories carries with it the promise of a related “blur” between other ontological classes and rigid models of understanding. My recent pieces are large, geometric shapes bearing openings and holes –windows of sorts- that crop or frame the space around them. Inviting or obstructing passage and sight, the pieces include “what they are not”: the area around them, the people looking at them, the other pieces in the room.”

Her most recent solo show, Eye Contact, took place at TURN Gallery in New York and was reviewed by Anthony Hawley in artpapers.  Other recent exhibits were held at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; Parisian Laundry Gallery, Montreal; Palazzo Costa Tretenerro, Piacenza, Italy;  Safe Gallery, New York; and 315 Gallery, New York.  Lasserre has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Ceysson de Bénétière, Luxembourg; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX;  Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.  In 2017, she was awarded the Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship to produce two outdoor sculptures for the grounds of the park. In 2016-17, she received a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program award.

Lasserre was appointed as Co-Director of the program in 2020.