Francine LARIVÉE

Francine Larivée was born in 1942 in Montréal where she still lives and works.

Francine Larivée studied fine arts in Montpellier, then in Montréal; she then worked in the field of cinema and television as she pursued her work in the visual arts. During the 1970's, Francine Larivée began her career with a major work that was to become a benchmark for contemporary art in Québec: La Chambre nuptiale, presented for the first time during the opening of the Complexe Desjardins in Montréal. By re-examining the role of women and men in society, this work is in fact a social manifesto and is an integral part of the feminist artistic movement. Following this major work, Larivée's work slowly move towards nature, especially the nature of moss that she uses in Land Art, plant sculptures and small, intimate gardens.

Of note among the many shows in which Francine Larivée has participated, Vent et eau organized by the CIAC in Québec City in 1984 and Les Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal in 1990. She has also shown her works internationally and has produced several public works. Her more recent work focuses on "found" objects where confidence and poetry delicately intermingle through small, living artwork. As a self-defined artist-gatherer, harvesting and collecting objects of all sorts, Francine Larivée builds tiny universes made up of artifacts that she accumulates and brings back to life.












Francine Larivée
Acier, pierre volcanique, mousse de sphaigne, corde, verre et acrylique
52 cm x 32 cm x 13cm.
2 625 $


Francine Larivée
Mémoire du regard n° 19
Photographie noir et blanc, tirage sel argentique sur papier fibre active
N° 4/5
35 x 38 cm
1275 $ (encadrée)


Francine Larivée
Photographie couleur jet d'encre
16'' x 21''
Tirage 1/5