Francine Larivée was born in Montréal, where she lives and works. A graduate of the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, she holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and a master’s degree in arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She made a striking entry into the world of visual arts in 1976 with the installation La Chambre nuptiale, an artwork dealing with relationships in couples that aroused much debate in Quebec circles at the time. Since then, Larivée’s interest in performing arts has turned to land art. Her works of public art enhance gardens and public spaces in Canada and abroad. One of her most recent productions is the sculpture Les liens (2011), on display in front of the main entrance to Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne, in Greenfield Park.