RIVARD, Constance (1956)

Constance Rivard, Inspiration,2013. Verre thermoformé et pierre de Montréal. 50 x 28 x 15 cm. Photo : Lego.

In addition to a BFA (1979) and a Certificate in art education (1980), Constance Rivard holds an advanced diploma in glass cutting and processing (Diplôme d’études professionnelles en découpe et transformation du verre) from the Centre de formation Le Chantier (2001). She has also completed training internships in welding, stained glass, foundry and patina – notably at Laval’s Atelier 213, where she is a member and holds workshops in pâte de verre. She has exhibited her sculptures across Quebec and participated in group shows that include Action-Sculpt 92 (Port-Maurice Gallery in Montreal’s Saint-Léonard library) and Utopia (Maison André Benjamin-Papineau, Laval). Her sculptures, primarily monumental in scale, comprise abstract forms made from cement, limestone and bronze.