Born in Georgetown, Guyana (formerly British Guyana), Astri Reusch studied visual arts at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal and landscape architecture at McGill University. In her sculptures and architectural installations, Reusch explores the expressive potential of glass. In 1988, she created the work of public art La débâcle for the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City. Installed in the institution’s lobby, the imposing sculptural grouping is inspired by the accumulation of ice in the St. Lawrence River in springtime.
Reusch’s works have been presented at the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.