Frances Foster was born in Montreal and first studied art
at Dawson College.
She later studied fine-art at Simon Fraser University and
Langara College in Vancouver, British
Columbia where she received honors in painting and
drawing and won the Inveresk scholarship for
drawing in 1988. Returning to her native Montreal, she
received a bachelorís degree in fine-art at
Concordia University in 1990.
A passionate and accomplished artist, her large and
small-scale paintings and drawings evoke
surreal and mythical realities, addressing the
environment and human nature. She has participated
in numerous group exhibitions and solo efforts over the
years and in the 1990's, Frances helped run
a non-profit arts organization. More recently, her art
action has helped spearhead the fight to reclaim
a destroyed urban green space in her neighbourhood known
as "Gorilla Park."
Her works can be found in the corporate collections of
Avmor, Colart and Senvest,
as well as numerous private collections across Canada and
the United States. She lives and works
in her studio in an industrial building situated in the
heart of Montrealís old garment district known as Marconi-Alexandra.