Perrine LeSaux is a paper conservator from the SUNY Buffalo State College program, class of 2020.
Perrine LeSaux is from Brookfield, CT. She attended the University of Hartford where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration with a minor in Art History. Upon graduating in 2007 she apprenticed for a frame maker and gilder. It was here that Perrine was introduced to conservation. While taking coursework to prepare for graduate school she started a small business in frame restoration and gilding. She began her pre-program conservation experience at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She also has conservation experience from the Yale University Art Gallery, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum. Upon her acceptance into the Garman Art Conservation Program at SUNY Buffalo State College she made the difficult decision deciding between specializing in paintings or works of art on paper. After an internship at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center in paintings she found her path as a paper specialist. Perrine continues to work with both streams by specializing in treatments that blur the line between painting and works on paper. The culminating year of her graduate studies were spent at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation were she remains today as Assistant Conservator.