Georgette Bourgeois was born and grew up in downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Her father, Thomas Bourgeois, was a professional photographer. Her mother, Anna (Bourque) Bourgeois, was a visual artist as well as a pianist. Both of them gave her a passion for the arts; her mother was her first teacher. Georgette’s maternal grand-parents, with whom the family lived helped her understand the collective past of Acadia. Their social involvement has had a substantial influence on the subject matter Bourgeois chooses to paint.
Georgette taught French, French Immersion and Visual Arts in New Brunswick schools. She has a Bachelor of Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Education with majors in Visual Arts from the Université de Moncton. She completed Fine Art courses at the University of New Brunswick, in Saint John and at the University of Mount Allison in Sackville, New Brunswick.
With over fifty solo exhibitions to her credit, Georgette has had exhibitions in Louisiana, in the United States, in France and in Canada.
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