Louise Blouin is Chairman of Louise Blouin Media – a global media business with a commitment to the arts and culture. Group publications include Art + Auction, Modern Painters, and the newly launched Culture + Travel. The Group produces around 50 magazines and 130 titles in total each year. The websites www.artinfo.com and www.myartinfo.com – intended to be the premier online destinations for the arts – are Louise Blouin Media’s latest creations.
Ms Blouin is also the Founder of the Global Creative Leadership Summit – a new platform to address the challenges of globalization and a key initiative of the Louise Blouin Foundation. The Foundation’s core beliefs are in the importance of encouraging greater levels of cultural understanding, and in the enhancement of the creative capacity, particularly in regards to advances in neuroscience. Foundation projects around the world include the annual Global Creative Leadership Summit in New York, a research initiative measuring global cultural investment with the OECD and various cultural exchange projects. The Foundation also runs the Louise Blouin Institute, a new arts centre in Notting Hill, London, which has shown artists including James Turrell, Gary Hill and Richard Meier and Wang Guangyi.
Prior to setting up Louise Blouin Media and the Louise Blouin Foundation, Ms Blouin co-founded Trader Classified Media. One of the pioneers of internet commerce, over 15 years as Chairman and Operational CEO she turned around 80 companies and, with her management team, led over 5,000 employees. At Trader she launched 60 magazines and built an international business with more than 400 publications (9 million readers per week) and 60 internet sites in 20 countries. Ms Blouin relinquished her interest in Trader to develop the Louise Blouin Media Group.