B I O G R A P H Y
Florence Giroux Gravel is a multidisciplinary artist who received her MFA from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and studied in Studio Art at New York University (NYU Steinhardt) as well. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States and France, notably at Foire Plural, Foire Papier, Marius-Barbeau Museum, Maison de la Culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Galerie Bernard, Centre culturel Georges-Vanier, Ubisoft, Créations- sur-le-champ/Land Art, Galerie AVE and Artch (Art Souterrain). Her work is present in corporate and private collections, including Claridge Inc. and Ubisoft. Florence is a recipient of three Première Ovation grants (CALQ, Manif d’art, Ville de Québec), one in Mentoring in Public Art (2020) and two in Research and Creation (2022 and 2023). Florence belongs to the Artists File of Art and Architecture Integration Policy of Quebec (1%). In May 2023, she will have a solo exhibition at Galerie AMF. She will also exhibit her installation Valse in June-September 2023 at The Factory in Iceland. Florence is based in Quebec City (Canada).
S T A T E M E N T
Playing with perception and movement, Florence works with the notion of space by being interested in the multiplication of points of view experienced by the viewer. The distance and the proximity to the works reveal fields of illusions and unexpected wavelengths for the eye, creating a dialogue with the environment. Her works are transformed according to the effect of light, leading to a variability of tones, nuances and densities. Working with threads for the past few years, glass and fabric add new trajectories and a new plastic language to her creation. She pursues her artistic research on visual immersions where art, architecture and the psychic are articulated. In the experience of the subtle, a transparency is revealed. Captured between the dimensions of the visible and the invisible, where rhythmic, resonance and vibration merge.