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Lise Melhorn-Boe has been making and exhibiting books and sculptural bookworks for over twenty-five years. She has exhibited widely across Canada and the United States as well as Europe and South America and her work is in several public collections. She teaches bookmaking classes for adults and children. She is a member of the White Water Gallery, an artist-run centre in North Bay, The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild and CARFAC Ontario.

Born in Noranda, a mining town in north-western Québec, Lise attended high school in Copper Cliff, Ontario. Her mother, Pauline Gillmore Melhorn, was a painter who encouraged Lise's desire to draw and paint and make things as a child. She even was lucky enough to have private art lessons for a while with a wonderful painter from South Africa, named Nan Rowley. Lise studied architecture for a year and two weeks at Carleton University, because her father wanted her to be a lawyer or a doctor! (It made sense at the time.) She then came to her senses and studied art at the University of Guelph and later received M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. She has also enjoyed the opportunity to take workshops through the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, to learn specific book-making techniques.

Lise lives in Kingston, Ontario, with her husband, David, a musician, and their son Matthias, Lise's webmaster.

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