Christiane Ainsley (Valleyfield, Canada, 1955) graduated in visual arts from the University of Quebec in Montreal. In 2001 she decided to settle in Barjols, the Var, France, with artist John Francis. They have been living and working there ever since.
Since the late 1980s she has continued her research on the qualities of color, in relation to the density of the material and the trace of the gesture. She keeps working over older works time and time again. She started 2020 working with new bases, so a new challenge lies ahead.
She has been president of the association artmandat since 2006. In 2013, she began working with the ceramist Michel Muraour. She has made herself known in Canada, notably through two exhibitions devoted to emerging artists presented at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. Since than, Christiane has participated in many exhibitions in Canada and France and her works have been included in several collections.

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