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François Desnoyers

Born in 1961, in St-Hyacinthe, CA
Lives and works in Brossard, CA

"François Desnoyers discovered art early while browsing in his parent’s library. The art books he discovered there ensnared him as they pushed him to adapt and focus his imagination towards his artistic future. With their help, he learned some elements of anatomy, color and space, which contributed to guide him in his artistic growth.
His love of literature first directed him to the university of Montreal where he completed a BA in French studies. Desnoyers is a self-taught artist, that is until he obtained his BA in Studio Art from Concordia university. These two artistic interests resulted in his publishing some poetry and his participating in some salons, art fairs in Montreal and abroad, as well as some group and solo exhibitions."


1989-1991: BFA in Studio art, Concordia university, Montreal, CA
1982-1986: BFA in French literature, Montreal university, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 "Recent Paintings", Gora gallery, Montreal, CA
2007 "Poetry of daily life", Hall des arts, Brossard Town House, CA
2005 "Recent Paintings", Gora gallery, Montreal, CA
2003 "Recent Paintings", Gora gallery, Montreal, CA
2001 "Painting", Maison de la culture Côte-des-neiges, Montreal, CA
2000 "Poetry on Wood", Lieu Ouest gallery, Montreal, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006 Festival of Japanese & Canadian Current Art, Montreal, CA
2006 Ourense museum, Ourense, Spain
2006 International Show of Nantes Chantenay, Nantes Chantenay, FR
2005 22nd Spring salon of the CAPSQ, Montreal, CA
2004 Art Miami, Miami, United States of America
2003 The Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2002 New Art Barcelona, Barcelona, SP
1992 Contemporary art gallery of Montreal, Montreal, CA

Events and commissions

2005 Arte Mondo, televised interview with Anita Aloisio
2005 "Desnoyers on the Roof", Gora gallery, Montreal, CA
   - Following an invitation, murals on the rooof of the exhibition area.
1992 Sharx Pool Bar, at the Faubourg Ste-Catherine, Montreal, CA
   - Following an invitation, murals in the entrance hall, covering three walls of the room.
1992 Two large works commissioned for the Sharx Pool Bar & Bowling, in Montreal, CA
   - A tryptic on steel panels on which drawings were welded; the painting was about 10 feet wide by 5 feet high.
   - An iron strucure, welded and painted, of 7 feet wide by 3 feet high.

Public and private collections

The Museum of Contemporary art of Montreal / (The Lavalin collection)
Bernard Lamarre, Montreal, QC, CA
Joe Padulo, Naples, Florida, USA
Jo Gora, Montreal, QC, CA

Press and publications

Rémi Turgeon, "Recent Paintings", Gora Gallery (2003)
Luk Côté, "Peinture", La maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges (2001)
Le Courrier du Sud, 30 juin, p.33 (1991)


2023 Literary magazine La page blanche, No. 61, poems
2019 Literary magazine Récit-page, poems
2018 Literary magazine FPM, No. 18, poem
1985 Book of poems, Derrière le silence, Tryptique
1984 Literary magazine Moebius, No. 20, poem