Storyscapes Finissage

Finissage & Artist Talk

Montréal, December 5, 2016. If you missed the Opening of the solo exhibition "Storyscapes," by Denise Buisman Pilger, the artist will be talking about her work on Thursday December 8 at a Finissage of the exhibition, which officially closes on Friday the 9th. Denise will start by giving a presentation and overview of the artistic process behind the work, discuss the inspiration and her artistic development, which will be followed by a question period. 

"The exhibition is strong and cohesive. Buisman Pilger's hyperreal cityscapes reveal the everyday narrative that makes the ordinary, extraordinary" -Nedia El Khouri Owner & Curator of Viva Vida Art Gallery

The Finissage & Artist talk will be held on Thursday December 8 from 7-9pm.
(Open to the public)

Viva Vida Art Gallery is located on 278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

Solo Exhibition Of All New Artwork At Viva Vida Art Gallery

'Storyscapes': a narrative of urban community

Montréal, November 8, 2016. From November 25 – December 9thDenise Buisman Pilger will present her most recent works at Viva Vida Art Gallery in Pointe Claire (vernissage on Friday, November 25, 7pm – 10pm.)  

Working together since 2010 “Storyscapes” will be Buisman Pilger's fourth solo exhibition at Viva Vida Art Gallery.  As a frequent traveler, Denise Buisman Pilger, continues to be inspired by the urban landscape and the people that populate it. “I love to observe city life, all the cars and people rushing by, I always like to imagine where all those people are going and what their lives are like.”  In her work Denise captures those moments, giving us a chance to ponder and make up stories of our own.  | Pictures >>

Viva Vida Art Gallery, 278-2 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire, Quebec.
November 25 – December 9, 2016
Monday: by appointment only | Tuesday to Thursday: 10am - 5pm | Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm | Sunday: 12 - 5pm (open to the public)
Vernissage: November 25, 2016: 7pm - 10pm  (open to the public)

Mission Brewery solo exhibition
904 St. Laurent, Montreal, H2Z 1J2

904 St. Laurent, Montreal, H2Z 1J2


'Explore!' a Solo Exhibition at Mission Old Brewery, Montreal!

Montréal, November 8, 2016. From November 23 - January 11, 2017 Denise Buisman Pilger's work will bring colour and joy to the people visiting the newly renovated cafeteria of the men's pavilion of the Mission Old Brewery.  (Vernissage Thursday November 24 1:30-3:00 PM.)  

The Mission Old Brewery recently renovated and reopened the cafeteria of the men's pavilion, creating Galerie Carlos, a beautiful space where rotating exhibitions will give their clients a chance to enjoy art they wouldn't normally have access to. “We have selected works specifically to open opportunities to explore urban stories of the near and far, Montreal and abroad.”

I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to share my work with such a diverse audience. I hope everyone will join us at the vernissage to support this amazing cause and to explore colorful landmarks and complex cityscapes at Galerie Carlos”.  |  Pictures >>

Art, Craft Beer and Amazing food at The Merchant in Toronto!

Montréal, October 6, 2016. If you're in the Toronto area from October 18-November 13 you should consider grabbing a beer and a bite to eat at The Merchant, Taps & Tavern located on 181 University Ave. Together with a welcoming athmosphere and amazing and affordable craft beer and food you will be able to enjoy the artwork of Artist Abroad, Denise Buisman Pilger. 

To celebrate the coming together of art, craft beer and food in the heart of Toronto's Financial District there will be a very special gala event on Wednesday November 9th from 5pm-8pm!

Since the Middle Ages, taverns have been a warm and friendly place for folks to come together for a pint and a plate of local fare. The Merchant, Toronto's tarveller's tavern is a place where memorable dining experiences are served up by a knowledgable wait staff in checkered shirts that look as fresh and friendly as a Doris Day & Rock Hudson classic. A place where people from all walks of life (lawyers, plumbers, coders, stockbrokers and opera singers) come to feel welcomed. Everyone who travels life's long, hard road needs a spot to unwind and partake. 

With her travels being the main source of inspiration Denise Buisman Pilger is very excited to share her work with her fellow travelers at The Merchant.  |   Pictures >>

181 University Ave. (at Adelaide St.) Toronto, Ontario M5H 3M7 (416) 363-1944   M-Th  11 am - 12 am  F  11 am - 1 am •  Sa  10am - 12 am  Su  4pm - 12 am

181 University Ave. (at Adelaide St.) Toronto, Ontario M5H 3M7
(416) 363-1944
M-Th 11 am - 12 am
F 11 am - 1 am • Sa 10am - 12 am Su 4pm - 12 am


New Gallery representation in Ottawa at Wallack Galleries!

Montréal, October 6, 2016. Collectors in the Ottawa area will now have access to Denise Buisman Pilger's artwork all the time at Wallack Galleries located 225 Bank Street. 

Wallack Galleries is one of Canada’s oldest commercial art galleries. Gallery director John Wallack, who assumed directorship of the gallery in 1965, changed the gallery format to include a stable of contemporary artists rather than exclusively buying and selling works of deceased artists. The artists represented by the Wallack Galleries include both figurative and abstract. Throughout the years the reputation of the gallery has been known and respected widely by both collectors and artists.

"I am very excited to be working with Wallack Galleries, John has been very welcoming and excited to introduse the work to his collectors. I have some exciting new pieces in the works that will be going to the gallery in the next few weeks!" 

Next to an impressive collection of contemporary art, Wallack Galleries still provides artwork by important deceased artists as well as evaluation, restoration and conservation, crating, storage, shipping, framing and installation services to individuals, corporations and government bodies

225 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W9 (613) 235-4339 •  Monday: Closed Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm

225 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W9
(613) 235-4339 •
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm


Upcoming Goup and Solo Exhibition at Mission Old Brewery, Montreal!

Montréal, October 6, 2016. The Old Brewery Mission has a 125 year history of “helping Montreal’s most vulnerable men and women transform their lives”. After major renovations the Old Brewery Mission Brewery will reopen their exhibition space with a special group exhibition. A large piece by the Artist Abroad will be part of this show. There will be a vernissage on Wednesday October 26th from 1.30-3.00 pm to celebrate this beautiful new space. Everyone is welcome to join us for some beautiful art in a meaningful space! The Mission Old Brewery is located on 904 St. Laurent in Montreal.   |   Pictures >>

From November 23 until January 11 Denise Buisman Pilger's work will be featured in a solo exhibition, curated by Viva Vida Art Gallery's Nedia El Khouri. Part of the sales from these special exhibitions will be donated to the Mission Old Brewery. The artist hopes that this selection of large colorful pieces will add joy to the lives of those visiting the Mission Old Brewery.

904 St Laurent, Montreal

904 St Laurent, Montreal


New Gallery representation in Toronto at the Latitude 44 Gallery!

Montréal, June 7, 2016. Collectors in the Toronto area will now have access to Denise Buisman Pilger's artwork all the time at the Latitude 44 Gallery located in the historic Junction area of Toronto on 2900 Dundas St West! 

Gallery owners Janet and Mary Ann DiBernardo have over 25 years of corporate and retail framing experience and are proud to serve both corporate and residential clients. Originally opened in Mississauga, Latitude 44 Gallery Framing Decor is a multifaceted company. Dedicated to art in all its traditional disciplines as well as its current edge slicing mediums and are mandated to showcasing, supporting and preserving the work of Canadian artists.

You can check out new works by the Artist Abroad as well as a beautiful, eclectic collection of fine art as well as examplary proffesional framing services at the Latitude 44 Gallery on 2900 Dundas St. West. 

Gallery hours: 
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Monday: by appointment.


Back to Nathan Phillips Square for the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition!

Montréal, April 13, 2016. From July 8-10 the Artist Abroad will be back on Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of Toronto to exhibit all new artwork! Denise exhibited at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2014 and she is super excited to be back on Nathan Phillips Square on July 8-10 this year! Come find her beautiful hand layered mixed media pieces in booth 158.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first, largest, and longest running outdoor art fair – providing fresh art, fresh faces, in the fresh air since 1961. Attracting an audience of over 100,000 people annually, and showcasing the work of over 350 artists, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition prides itself on creating an environment which gives artists the chance to interact directly with the public in an informal setting – removing the barriers to access, and dispelling the formality of a traditional gallery or art fair experience. |  Pictures >>

Friday July 8 - 10am-8pm
Saturday July 9 - 10am-8pm
Sunday July 10  - 10am-6pm

Heading to Toronto for the first outdoor show of the season!

Montréal, April 13, 2016. On June 4 and 5 the Artist Abroad will be exhibiting brand new hand layered mixed media paintings in booth 35at the Riverdale Art Walk in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto.

The Riverdale Art Walk is a two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district. The first outdoor art show of Toronto’s season, it has consistently been rated by local artists as one of the best organized shows in Toronto. Now in its 18th year in the Riverdale/Leslieville area of Toronto, the festival has grown to reach an audience of over 10,000 art enthusiasts and supporters.
I am super excited to be a part of this amazing show! | Pictures >>

The Artist Abroad on stage at the Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists' Conference

Montreal, March 14, 2016, Rialto Theater Montréal.


New Artworks in Booth 222

Montreal, January 18, 2016. From Februari 18-21, 2016 the Artist Abroad, Denise Buisman Pilger, will be exhibiting all new artworksin booth 222 at The Artist Project (Better Living Center, Exhibition Place in Toronto). 

Dates & Times
Early Access Preview
Thursday 5-10 PM

Opening Night Party
Thursday 7-10 PM

Friday 11 AM - 10 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM

Buy your tickets online now! Use the promo code BUISMANP16 for a special discount!

Show Highlights
Check out the work of the 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. Visit the installation zone and explore large-scale sculptures and conceptual art. Check out the 'Road Trip' Artist Competition, the theme will explore the idea of journey, adventure, and travel as a documentary experience. All competition entries will be on display in a feature area. Visitors can vote in the People’s Choice Award for their favourite entry and be automatically entered to win a $250 towards a work of art and a pair of tickets to the Opening Night Party at Artist Project 2017!

We are looking forward to meeting you in booth 222! | Pictures >>

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Artist Abroad at the Artist Project 2016!

Montreal, November 6, 2015. The Artist Abroad, Denise Buisman Pilger has been selected to be an exhibitor at the 9th annual Artist Project which will be held from Februari 18-21, 2016 at the Better Living Center, Exhibition Place in Toronto. 

The Artist Project is a high end art fair that allows the public to browse and buy artwork directly from the artists. Visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad.

More information about the show and Denise Buisman Pilger's participation will be posted on this page soon!