Francis Baucan
FRANCIS BAUCAN

Francis Baucan was born in Montreal, in 1968.

A poet of images, music and words, he left college to focus on his artwork. In his
twenties, he published two poetry books, participated in many poetry collectives and
readings, recorded an album under an independent label. A few years later, he
invented and constructed an antique photographic camera, made from paper, which
functions with a real 35 mm negative. After having sold his invention, he traveled for
three years, from Czech Republic to North Africa.

His paintings were exhibited all over the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. He also
exhibited for three years in Pont-Aven, Britanny and recently, in an art gallery in Bastille,
Paris.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Keystone Gallery, Calgary
2008 Au Gai Sabot, France
2006 Turbulence Épidermique, Montreal
2003 Artothèque, Montreal, Canada
2000 Galerie Symbole art, Montreal
1997 Galerie 529 of the Belgo building, Montreal
1995 Local 4331 St-Denis, Montreal
Galerie Anima-G, Quebec
1994 Bistro l’unique, Montreal
El Toro, Montreal
Bourbon Street, Mont-Rolland
1993 Galerie de l’Étendard, Montreal
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Keystone Gallery, Calgary
Artothèque de Montréal, Canada
2007 Blue Wind Gallery, Kyoto, Japon
2003 Galerie Artus, Montreal
Galerie Imagine, Bordeaux, France
2001 Art Expo, New York
1999 11th Painting Festival Symposium in Mascouche
Belgo building, Montreal
L’Artothèque de Montréal
1998-1995 Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, Montreal
1994 Les 4’Arts, Montreal
Centre d’Art Ozias Leduc, Mont Saint-Hilaire
1993 Maison des Arts de Laval
Galerie de l’Étendard, Montreal
MEDIA
2003 Parcours, fall 2003, vol.9, no.3, p.51-52
1999-2000 Vie des Arts, winter 1999, no 177, p. 70
1999 Le Trait d’Union, oct. 17 1999, p. 22
La Presse, Thursday nov. 25 1999, p. D3
La Revue, oct. 13 1999, p. 14
1997-2000 Le Guide de Roussan
1995-1996 Magazin’art, no 2, Winter 95/96
PUBLICATIONS
1998-1993 Texts and paintings in the anthology “Poésie - Peinture” published by les Éditions du Cénacle de l’Étendard
1991 Solo book, composed of an interactive poetic story and of chosen poems.
“Le livre dont vous êtes le poète” published by Éditions du Cénacle de l’Étendard
Poems in the “Livre Tierce”. An anthology published by les Éditions du Cénacle de l’Étendard
Poems in the “Livre Second”. An anthology published by les Éditions du Cénacle de l’Étendard.
1990 Poems and drawings in the “Livre Premier”. A duo with Luc Couchesne.
AWARDS
1999 Receives (with painter François Faucher) the Loto-Québec grant at the 11th Painting Festival Symposium in Mascouche.
COLLECTIONS
Ultramar, Montreal, Quebec
Caisse Populaire, Pierre-de-Sorel, Quebec