Belgian born, mixed-media artist Anne-Françoise Wauthy’s work is bright and rigorously simple yet points to the complex issues of consumer waste and our environmental footprint. She collects obsessively used Nespresso coffee capsules from family and friends to transform them into “paint chips” to use as a medium in her pieces. Manuel labor is a large part of her creative process. Her previous experience as a quilter had a strong influence on the techniques she uses to create her art.
She is an eternal art student and traveler: from the UK at Wokingham College, to painting and dying workshops in France and Spain, to a BFA in Studio Arts with a major in Fibres from Concordia University in Montreal. Since her degree, she has continued her development with various workshops in Vancouver and California.
Her multiple skills across mediums were noticed by Concordia associate professor Ingrid Bachmann who invited Wauthy to be her research assistant. Wauthy is currently based in Vancouver, BC where she has a studio. She also has a studio in Bromont, Qc. She has exhibited in group shows in Paris (2000,2001,2002), Montreal (2005,2006,2007), Waterloo (2008), Cuba (2009) and Vancouver over the last 4 years. Her work is part of private collections in Belgium, France, UK, Switzerland, USA and Canada