France Pillière

Biography of the artist

I was born on Montreal in 1959.  In ’79 I obtained my college diploma in Aesthetic of presentation (theatre and window decor) from the Cégep du Vieux Montréal.  I worked for 20 years as an interior designer.  During these years, I travelled a lot and I took classes in visual arts at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).  I experimented with sculpture and different mediums:  paper retained my attention.

Artistic approach

I focus my practice on my passion: the survival and protection of the plant and animal world.  My sculptures are either a tribute to underline the precariousness or resilience of a specie or its complex relationship with humans.  My intent is to catalyse a sense of urgency and concern for the loss of natural habitats.  I hope that their presence in people’s home will bring awareness to their plight.

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