genius: extraordinary intellectual power especially as manifested in creative activity.
The Genius List began in 2016 as a personal record of the artists Isabelle Le Normand encountered through her work as a curator. Le Normand shared photographs of each person on Instagram, soon broadening her platform to include visionary people across all industries.
Inspired by The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari, The Genius List developed into a deeper humanist project taking form as an ongoing interview series.
The Genius List shares conversations with individuals - from artists to scientists to entrepreneurs - exploring their unique and often unexpected trajectories. Each interview navigates the journey of finding one’s voice as a work of art itself.