PAGÉ, France (1943)

France Pagé, Mémoire I, 1996. Pâte de verre, cuivre. 41 x 35 x 35 cm. Photo avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste.

France Pagé earned a nursing degree (1964) before completing a BFA in visual arts from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1991) and a certificate in computer graphics (SQDM) in Trois-Rivières (1996). As well as serving on several juries and organizing cultural events, she has exhibited her work many times in Quebec. She has also received several grants, including a grant for advanced training in France (la Bourse de perfectionnement en France) from the Ministère des Affaires Culturelles du Québec (1992). Since the late 1980s, she has been experimenting with techniques in casting and firing pâte de verre, producing colourful, schematized pieces on the theme of time and the remembrance of archetypes. Her works allude to Greek or Egyptian legends and act as a springboard for the imagination, encouraging viewers to reconstruct their own stories.