Credit: Courtesy Julie Grenier



Artistic Community:

Kuujjuaq, QC

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Julie Grenier is a beader from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, QC and currently based in Notre-Dame-de-l’ile-Perrot, just west of Montreal, QC. She creates a wide variety of beaded works, from beaded embroidery and applique, to beaded canvas and clothing and everything in between. She received worldwide acclaim for her beadwork on the dress worn by Governor General Mary Simon to her installation ceremony in July 2021. Other artistic achievements include a collaborative amauti created with Beatrice Deer that is on display at the Museum of Man in Paris, France. The two artists were able to collaborate again to create Arnauti (2021) for INUA, the inaugural exhibition for the WAG-Qaumajuq. Grenier’s success extends beyond her artistic practice, including a BA in Sociology from the University of Ottawa and a certificate in Indigenous Policing from École Nationale de Police du Québec. She is also the Director General for Taqramiut Nipingat Incorporated (TNI).View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
The race against the clock to create Mary Simon’s historic outfit July 29, 2021 Mélanie Ritchot
Mary Simon's installation outfit was designed, sewn and beaded by Inuit women July 28, 2021
Nunavik’s Julie Grenier appointed chair of APTN board May 14, 2021 Sarah Rogers


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Name Year Gallery
INUA March 2021-April 2022 WAG-Qaumajuq


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Achievement Year Organization
Beaded the dress Governor General Mary Simon wore to her installation ceremony July 2021