Louise Lemieux Bérubé

Born in Montreal, Louise Lemieux Bérubé holds a bachelor's degree in Art History from the Université du Québec à Montréal and studied jacquard weaving at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1989, she co-founded the Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal, which she directed until September 2012 and where she taught computer-assisted textile design. Since the beginning of her research in textile, she has developed a particular approach that—using computer tools—combines her practical and technical knowledge of textiles with her interest in abstract plasticism as potential elements of creation. Her woven creations have received numerous awards, such as the Saidye-Bronfman prize in 2005, and are part of many private and public collections including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin.