Geneviève L'heureux

Geneviève L'Heureux was born in Montréal, Canada and now lives in San Francisco, CA. She practiced then taught architecture for several years and it is in Rome, as a 2001 recipient of the Canadian Rome Prize, that she developed a passion for printmaking. It has been her main occupation since 2012. Her preferred techniques include etching, aquatint, mezzotint and chine coller.

Geneviève’s work has been selected for several national and international juried exhibitions in the US and abroad. Among others, she has exhibited at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, the Royal Arsenal, London, the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, CA and the International Print Center New York. She was part of print Biennials in Douro Portugal and Atlanta GA. Her work was shown at the PrintAustin, the Print Club of Rochester and at many other galleries where she was honored with several 1st place prizes and juror’s choice awards.

Her artistic work, whether drawing or print, geometrical or figurative, attempts to express what belongs to the senses, to touch our humanity with evocative and emotional work. She proceeds to do this by challenging the well accepted theory that contrasting concepts (dark/light, mass/lightness, line/surface…), stand as polar opposites and, consequently, that we live in a world of extremes and of exclusion.

She likes to think that the intentional oscillation between opposing concepts mirrors our human condition. The work might be destabilizing in that it brings us away from the comfort of established norms and strict definitions and closer to our fundamental nature: one of ambivalence and continuous transformation.

Geneviève is a member of California Society of Printmakers and Boston Printmakers and has her studio in the Mission in San Francisco.


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