LEFRANÇOIS, Gisèle W. (1944)

Gisèle Lefrançois, Enlacement, 2000. Ferociment. 218 x 170 x 137 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

Gisèle W. Lefrançois holds a BEd (1966) and an MA in psychology (1969) from the Université de Moncton (New Brunswick) and a PhD in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (1984). A resident of La Vallée du Richelieu since 1970, she initially pursued painting before shifting her focus to stone and metal sculpture. Lefrançois’s work is housed in public and private collections in Canada and the United States, and has been exhibited in Quebec, New Brunswick and Europe. For the 2004 and 2006 editions of Jardins et lumières, an event at Otterburn Park in Montérégie, she created two monumental metal sculptures in the form of immense bouquets.