Francine Savard’s practice is rooted in the Plasticien tradition, and often draws on the realm of painting as her primary source. She incorporates various painting-related elements into her work, including the studio, painter’s tools and the history of painting. Her works often take the form of monochromatic shaped canvases, and explore themes such as the relationship between visuality and the codes of language. She is well known for her technical skill and precise craftsmanship.
Francine Savard is a Montreal-based artist. After studying graphic design at the Royal College of Art in London, she earned her Master’s in visual arts from Université du Québec à Montréal in 1994. Her most recent solo exhibition, 2 x 100% (2007), was her fourth solo show at Galerie René Blouin in Montreal. Her work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, which presented a retrospective of her work in 2009-2010.