Micheline Beauchemin is a textile artist and weaver whose works have been collected and installed in North America and Japan. Born in 1929 in Montreal, Beauchemin studied drawing at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal (1948-52). Interested in spatial sculpture, textiles, tapestry and stained glass, she honed her experience in Japan, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and France. In the 1960s, she began collaborating with architects, integrating tapestry with architecture and theatre. Her works, often described as monumental, include the stage curtain in the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the curtain in the Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts in Montreal. They are also found in numerous collections, including those of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the National Gallery of Canada, and institutions in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has received many awards including the Saidye Bronfman Award (1982) and the Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas (2005). Beauchemin lives in Les Grondines, Quebec.
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