LÉTOURNEAU, Lise (1948)

Lise Létourneau, Figuier zébré, 2012. Figuier, tissus épingles. Photo : José Carracedo.

Lise Létourneau studied visual arts and design at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université du Québec à Hull. For more than thirty years, she has been using art as a tool for teaching children. In addition to many activities with the Inuit community in Kuujuak, she has been involved in teaching art at École Sainte-Croix in L’Annonciation and in the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications’ Artiste à l’école program. She is a cofounder of the Comité de la Gare in L’Annonciation and of the multidisciplinary group Les Précambriens. Létourneau’s installations are linked to nature through their use of bark, which she combines at times with two-dimensional images. These are made using computer graphics and photography in the aim of creating areas of transit between nature and culture.