louise bourgeois in her studio

Louise Bourgeois in her studio, circa 1946. Photo: Louise Bourgeois Archive.

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) produced a body of work that consistently and profoundly engaged with psychoanalytic theory and practice. While Surrealists may have tapped into dream imagery and Abstract Expressionists linked gestural spontaneity to the unconscious, Bourgeois’s art offers insight into the linkage between the creative process and its cathartic function.