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Ito Le Francois

Ito Laïla Le François' sculptures are a metaphor for the boundary between beauty and human ugliness. She is fascinated by the primitive, the obsession of the body, the cycle of life and death. Ito, graduated from the Maison des Métiers d'Arts de Québec in sculpture and graduated from Espace Verre with distinctions. Since then, she has received a few awards, including the Royal Bank of Canada Scholarship for Emerging Glass Artist 2015. She was a keynote speaker in Corning, New York, as an emerging glass artist at the 2016 Glass Art Society conference. She is represented by the Walnut Contemporary Gallery in Toronto. She is currently working on a solo exhibition that will be presented at Espace Verre in Montreal called KASÀLÀ. She now lives in the Lower St. Lawrence region where she finds her studio in the wilderness and walks between Rimouski, Montreal and Ontario.