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François Morelli, MFA, BFA

Professor, Painting and Drawing


François Morelli is best known for his hybrid sculptural/graphic installations and peripatetic performances. He develops found imagery and objects into web-like structures that engage with architectural, social and psychological  space. His project, Home Wall Drawing (l'art de manger) (2004), conducted in France, involved 22 rubber-stamped wall drawings executed in people's homes in exchange for their favourite home-cooked meals. Table d'hôte (2007), at the Hamilton Art Gallery, used hand-stamped porcelain plates to address the fragility of domestic space through decorative ornamentation and pattern. Hand to Mouth Drawing (2008) incorporated belt-head prostheses that drew holding brushes in their mouths on gallery walls, while his most recent Moon Walks pursue his 40 year investigation of social space through the act of walking. An avid drawer and maker he is one of the four founding members of the Drawing Lab Dessin.


BFA          Concordia University, 1975
MFA          Rutgers University, 1983

Areas of expertise

Sculpture, installation, performance

Research interests

Psychology,sexuality and power relationships

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