Michel Beaucage was born in Montréal in 1958. He completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1990, and continued his education with a training period on carborundum engraving at Atelier Pasnic in Paris. A gestural painter who alternates between abstraction and figuration, Michel Beaucage has developed an original technique in which he combines rice paper with acrylic to create texture and infuse his work with transparency and fragility.
For the past two decades, Michel Beaucage has presented his work every year in a solo or group exhibition in the United States, Europe or Asia. He made his first foray into China during the Beijing International Art Biennale in 2005, and has since incorporated oriental-inspired motifs and techniques into his art. His works are part of more than forty prestigious public and private collections, including the permanent collection of the Beijing International Art Biennale and the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides.
Michel Beaucage is represented in Toronto by CFA Gallery, in Montréal by Galerie Éric Devlin and in Shanghai by Halcyon Gallery.