LEMIRE, Louise (1953)

Louise Lemire, Au gré des vents, 2010. Calcaire St-Marc. 147 x 97 x 33 cm. Photo de l’artiste.

After studying fine arts in college, Louise Lemire completed a number of professional development internships in sculpture, notably with Robert Nepveu and Serge Beaumont, as well as in resin and fibreglass techniques with Gilles Lauzé. She has participated in roughly thirty exhibitions and symposiums since the start of her career in the 1980s. From 2000 to 2006, she served as head of the Journées nationales de la culture at Atelier 213, while in 2008, she organized the first edition of the Inspiration nature symposium. Often monumental in scale, her sculptures are made from partly polished, partly natural stone, and carved in subtly morphological shapes, including lithesome human figures that defy the unyielding nature of their medium.