Rusdi Genest

Genre: Surrealist Ceramic Sculpture

Rusdi Genest (RCA) (born 1939 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Quebec sculptor known for his symbolic surrealistic art bronzes by lost-wax casting process and for his hand-pressed mural reliefs in fine art papermaking. He was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in 2013.

Genest earned an MFA from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He studied art at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), at the École nationale supérieure des arts appliqués et des métiers d’art (ENSAAMA) in Paris, and at the California State University, Long Beach. He was[when?] a professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Saguenay and at the Sadie Bronfman School of fine arts in Montréal. He has taught courses at the California State College at Sonoma, at the Boston and the Cambridge Centers for Adult Education.

Genest has realized monuments of architectural integration and has been awarded creation subsidies and research grants by the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.