Spend a day with Françoise Pétrovitch who welcomed us at her studio and took us to the Parc de Sceaux and the Museum of Hunting and Nature, two places particularly important to the artist. 


Since the 1990s, Françoise Pétrovitch has employed a wide range of media in creating a singular and powerful body of work, of which painting is today the most striking expression. Playing with format and through her constantly evolving oeuvre, Françoise Pétrovitch reveals an ambiguous, silent and often disturbing world, making light of conventional boundaries and transcending conventional concepts of time. The intimate and the collective, the everyday and the universal, animals and human beings, childhood and adolescence intermingle in her exploration of absence, fragmentation and disappearance.

Françoise Pétrovitch has enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions both in France and abroad. Her work has been exhibited at the Musée Keramis— Centre for Ceramic Art and at the Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image Imprimé in La Louvière (BE), at the Centre d’Art de Campredon, L’Islesur-la-Sorgue (FR) and at the FRAC PACA, Marseille (FR). In 2018, Françoise Pétrovitch was the first contemporary artist to be awarded a solo exhibition at the Louvre-Lens, Lens (FR). Between 2019-2021, important exhibitions of her work will be held at the Galerie des Enfants, the Musée National d’Art Moderne Pompidou Center, Paris (FR), at the Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc, Landernau (FR), at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (FR), at the Villa Savoye, Poissy (FR), at Musée de la Vie Romantique, Paris, (FR).

Her works are included in the collections of the Pompidou Center, Paris (FR), the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC (USA), the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs (USA), the Musée Keramis, La Louvière (BE), the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Saint-Etienne and in Strasbourg (FR), the MAC/VAL and numerous regional art centers throughout France.

She is represented by Semiose Gallery.

The artist’s exhbition “Françoise Pétrovitch, Forget Me Not” is on view at Semiose until Pctober, 24th.


A DAY WITH is a series of interviews with artists based in Paris that offer to discover their artistic practice and inspirations.



Video: InstanT Productions
Image: Hervé Plumet. Courtesy Semiose, Paris

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