Marie-France Brière


Autorésidences is a remote residency program created by the AXENÉO7 artist-run centre in the exceptional context of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to support research and development of current art practices.

Born in Montreal in 1957, Marie-France Brière obtained a Masters in Visual Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Having obtained numerous grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, and recipient of the Louis Comtois Prize (Montreal) in 1996, Marie-France Brière has developed over the years a research practice based on sculpture. Through the means of various treatments or arrangements, she investigates structures which reorganize their interiors and exteriors, their surfaces and lining, in the hopes of understanding the creative tensions already magnified by the contrast of materials used. Her work demonstrates the characteristics of the materials, their capacity for transformation, for distortion, and for revelation in order to examine and understand the nature of the world.