Louise LeBourgeois


Louise LeBourgeois earned an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University in 1994 and an MFA in Creative Writing-Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago in 2016.

She has exhibited her paintings in galleries throughout the United States and in Italy, Japan, and the Netherlands. Her paintings are included in the collections of the Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The University of Chicago Hospitals, Fermilab, Ampersand Art Supply, Indiana University Northwest, as well as several private and corporate collections. She has been awarded grants from Artadia and the Illinois Art Council.

She has published her essays in the Chicago Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, and Our America. She and her husband, the painter Steven Carrelli, live in Chicago, just a short walk from Lake Michigan.

Prize anthology mentions

Best American Essays 2020*

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