Born in Montreal in December of 1941, Louise Robert first began to present her work at Galerie Georges Curzi in 1975. Many solo exhibitions followed in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Vancouver and Paris. Her first solo show at Galerie Simon Blais was held in 2005 and the second one in 2006.
Louise Robert also presented her work in important venues such as the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (1980), the Quebec Government House gallery in New York (1983) and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris (1983). She was also a guest at the Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival in 2001. A retrospective show, with a catalogue written by the guest curator Gilles Daigneault, was held at the Joliette Art Museum in 2003 and at the Baie Saint-Paul Exhibition Centre in 2004. The curator Jean-Émile Verdier also held an important exhibition of her work at the Maison des Arts de Laval in the spring of 2007.
Louise Robert has participated in many group shows: Cent onze dessins du Québec (MACM, 1976);Montreal Painting Now/Peinture montréalaise actuelle(Concordia University, 1982); Vingt ans du Musée à travers sa collection (MACM, 1985);l’Anarchie resplendissante de la peinture (UQAM, 1992); Art actuel. Présences québécoises (France, 1992); Seeing in Tongues/Le bout de la langue (Vancouver and UQAM, 1995-1996); Peinture peinture (Montreal, 1997); Temps composés (Joliette Art Museum, 1998);L’actualité de la peinture abstraite au Québec(Lyon, 1999),Porter le mur comme le masque (Michel Goulet’s show at Galerie Occurrence in Montreal and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, 2000). She has also been a part of the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris (1998 and 1999), the Montreal Spring Salon (2003 and 2004), and the Toronto Art Fair (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006).
Over the course of her career, Louise Robert has received numerous scolarships in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. Her work can be found in many private collections as well as in museums such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Joliette Art Museum.
Her collaborators and contributors for texts and exhibition catalogues have included art historians such as Gilles Daigneault, France Gascon, Bernard Lamarche, Johanne Lamoureux, René Payant, Marie-Josée Pinard and Jean-Émile Verdier, and poets, writers and artists like Anne-Marie Alonzo, Anne Cauquelin, Denise Desautels and André Martin.
Louise Robert passed away in 2022.