Louise Lemieux Bérubé Fine Craft Artist
Montréal, Quebec

Louise Lemieux Bérubé is a fine craft artist who works with textile and printing techniques. Louise’s work entitled Je rêve d’être un arbre is a multidisciplinary installation: weaving, printing, poetry. The work speaks to the importance of community, of trees and of artists. It was presented at the Centre d’art de La Sarre, and then at the Manufacture, in Roubaix, France, and as part of the Contextile biennial, in Portugal.

With Régine Mainberger, Louise founded the Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal. With author Carole Green, from Los Angeles, she co-published her biography in both French (En déroulant la trame) and English (Unwinding the Threads). She was a city councillor for LaSalle for 12 years.

Louise has received the title of Chevalière de l’Ordre national du Québec and Compagne de l’Ordre du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

She has also received the Robert Jekyll Award from the Canadian Crafts Federation and she is member emerita of the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec, which honoured her at its 2023 Salon.

Louise Lemieux Bérubé’s website

“Her work focuses on people and the environment. Her subject matter draws on her own personal reflections as well as on how the work of artists of all stripes impact other disciplines. […] While she acknowledges that she is definitely an artist, she likes to say that she is a weaver, first and foremost—a weaver who has mastered a skill but is still eager for artistic innovation and new knowledge.” 

Nominator: Julien Silvestre, Director General, on behalf of the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec 

“[Louise Lemieux Bérubé’s] work focuses on people and the environment.”

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