Geneviève Louis

Geneviève Louis
Category
Innu
About This Project

Geneviève Louis is an Innu artist living in the community of Ekuanitshit, where she was born in 1974. In addition to raising five daughters, she also produces audio-visual pieces and hosts community radio shows that have a socio-political focus. As a child, Geneviève went each year with her grandparents to the forest. During these expeditions, she developed and honed her aesthetics of form and material. “Since my childhood, it has been the small details of both things and actions that have inspired me. It is images such as a look of my grandfather’s that I remember; a vision of a stone in the sand; the image my grandmother’s hand when she worked; the sound of laughing children; the movements of water, fire and air. These small, captured instances of life are like pearls that I embroider on, from one painting to the next.” It is because of her efforts and work that there is a large mural in Ekuanitshit. She alson created the 1996 Inter-Tribal games logo. Geneviève believes in the healing power of art and in the seven fires prophecy.