Five panels showing a number of people blurring into one another, shown against a gray background.
Louise Lemieux Bérubé poses for the camera.

“I’ve worked hard to have weaving recognized as an artistic technique, one that isn’t purely utilitarian. [...] That may have been my professional battle as an artist: to say that I had chosen textile, that I did not disavow it or disavow fine craft. I’m a fine craft artist.”

– Louise Lemieux Bérubé

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

Selected work