In a career that has spanned six decades, Françoise Sullivan’s contributions to the visual and performing arts have been striking. She was one of the Automatists, an important group of artists in Montréal who used their work to advocate for artistic and social change during the 1940s and 1950s. She was the author of one of the first political treatises on dance published in Canada. Sullivan was also one of the early artists to dance and choreograph for CBC television. A successful visual artist, her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in national and international galleries, and have been awarded numerous prestigious grants and prizes. In addition to her own work, since 1977 Sullivan has taught in the Studio Arts Department at Concordia University where she has mentored hundreds of young artists. Finally, while making an indelible impression on society through her artistic achievements, Sullivan raised four children: Vincent, Geoffrey, Jean-Christophe and Francis.
- Allana Lindgren
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