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Françoise Sullivan

Françoise Sullivan was born in Montreal, where she received her early training at the École des beaux-arts. She is a unique and multi-faceted artist. Well known at the outset as a dancer and choreographer, it has been her work as a painter, sculptor and photographer that has truly marked her long career. She was part of the Automatistes, the avant-garde movement led by Paul-Émile Borduas, and was a signatory of the groupás 1948 manifesto, Refus Global.

Since then, her work has been seen continuously in solo and group exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (1993) and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2003). She has received the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas (1987); the Governor Generalás Award in Visual and Media Arts (2005), and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2008). Françoise Sullivan has taught at Concordia University since 1977 and holds honorary degrees from the Université du Québec à Montréal and York University in Toronto. She lives in Montreal.

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