Canadian Sculptures' Society

Francine Richman

Artist Statement
The only reason I took up sculpting in the first place was so that I could improve my appreciation for the third dimension in painting. In time, however, sculpture came to replace painting as my preferred mode of expression; it seemed to be a "more complete" art form. I've always had a fascination with the human form, in particular representations of connectivity. I've done numerous series that focused on the couple. At the modeling stage, I'm working now with styrofoam as the initial maquette rather than carving directly in wax. A different technique suggests different movements.

Brief Biography
Growing up in Paris, France, Richman developed an early interest in art. Henryk Berlewi, noted artist and friend of the family, painted her portrait and encouraged her to pursue a career as a painter. When she moved to Montreal, she studied art at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts and then at the School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Birth: Paris, France

Education
Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Selected Exhibitions
Solo
1991 - Shayne Gallery, Montreal
1990 - Dominion Gallery, Montreal
1981 - Dominion Gallery, Montreal
1978 - Dominion Gallery, Montreal

Group
2008 - Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2007 West End Gallery, Montreal
2006 Michel-Ange Gallery, Montreal

Richman has participated in numerous exhibitions across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe and Israel. Her works can be found in the permanent collections of the West End, Michel-Ange and Shayne galleries in Montreal, as well as in many prestigious private and corporate collections worldwide.

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

website: http://under construction

Media: marble, bronze, aluminum, fibreglass

SSC Member Since: 1990