Louise GenestHousing Chair
Louise Genest was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. During a period of seven years she studied design bookbinding as well as rare book and manuscript conservation in Paris, Montreal and New York. Her design bindings have been shown in many countries, featured in several magazines, and are included in numerous private and public collections worldwide. She has won among others the Grand Prix des Métiers d’Art du Québec, the Saidye Bronfman award, the Arts2000 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Trust Fund Jury Prize and received an honourable mention in the European Union Prize. After retiring, she decided to focus on calligraphy, drawing and watercolour.