Catherine S. Genest grew up in Montreal, where she received a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University. Prior to completing her degree, in conjunction with exploring visual arts from an early age, she discovered dance which she practiced steadily until college. Since taking a path that lead her to focus on painting as her core practice, the body still remains for her a fertile area of interest; alongside other themes such as identity, and the relationship with our interior versus exterior environment.

She is currently working on fictional female portraits where resurfacing elements of the unconscious mind merge with the seemingly mundane environments they are set in. 

 

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