François Lauzier has been hands-on with wood for over 30 years. After obtaining a degree in Visual Arts at the CÉGEP of Saint-Jérôme in 1982, he perfected his skills in wood sculpting at the Quebec School of Furniture and Woodworking in Montreal. Inspired by the richness and complexity of forms of nature, he creates works that bear witness to his fascination with the evolution and metamorphosis of the living world. His work is a tribute to the astonishing complexity and diversity of life forms that inhabit our planet. The creation of his sculptures uses different types of woods such as black walnut, ash, maple, and cherrywood.
François Lauzier is the recipient of several prizes including the Desjardins Grand Prize for Culture in Lanaudière in 2018 and was chosen by the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec to be part of the Quebec selection at SOFA Chicago in 2016 and 2017.