FranÃ§ois Morelliâ€™s trans-disciplinary practice (in drawing, installation, performance, print media and sculpture) questions the status of an artwork through its creative process and its reception. He is interested in notions of passage, circulation and transformation. His art often echoes a past action or event while examining (not only in space but also in time) relationships between the artist and society, between individuals themselves or between an individual and an artwork.
He was born in Montreal in 1953. As a child he lived in a French neighborhood where his southern Italian grandparents immigrated and was sent to English schools. He completed a BFA at Concordia University in 1975 concentrating on drawing and conceptual art. Between 1975 and 1981, he worked as cartographer, designer and cook. He lived in the New York area from 1981 to 1991, and received an MFA in installation and performance art from Rutgers University (N.J.) in 1983. He has taught in Canada and the United States since 1980 and has exhibited his work locally and internationally since 1976. He arrived at Concordia University in1996 and joined the Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal) in 2006.
Langue de bois, langue de terre et Â langue de feu, performance, in the context of the event Entre chien et loup, MontrÃ©al, 2015