Lise Melhorn-Boe was born in Noranda, Quebec in 1955. She studied at the University of Guelph and received her M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. Melhorn-Boe has exhibited widely across Canada and the United States, as well as in Europe and South America.
Melhorn-Boe has had solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, The Timmins Museum Centre, the Art Gallery of Algoma, the Emma Ciotti Gallery (Iroquois Falls), the Art Gallery of Temiskaming (Haileybury), the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), the Lake Galleries (Toronto,) University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus Gallery, The Window Gallery (Kingston,) White Water Gallery and W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery (both in North Bay.) She will be showing more of the RE-Books series at the Modern Fuel Gallery in Kingston, in the spring of 2017.
Her work is in several public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canada Council Art Bank, National Gallery of Canada, the Tate London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Melhorn-Boe’s books are also in the collections in many university libraries, including The University of Calgary, Queens University, Harvard Fine Arts Library, Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute, Yale University Arts Library, and Duke University (Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.)
Melhorn-Boe offers bookmaking workshops for adults and children. She has taught children through The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Learning Through the Arts program. She currently is on the roster for the Ontario Arts Council's Artists in Education program, where she is known across the province as Madame Pop-up.
Lise Melhorn-Boe lives in Kingston.