Richman immigrated to Montréal from Paris, France. She studied art at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts and the School of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts.
“Here – I discovered sculpture. I prefer to work in marble, bronze, aluminum, and fiberglass.” F.R.
Richman’s work has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada, USA, Europe and Israel since 1969. Her works exhibited with: Galerie Weintraub, NYC; McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg; Burlington Arts Centre; Galerie Espace, Montreal; and the Koffler Arts Centre. Her solo show “Cosmos and Celestial Galaxies” was at the Galerie Dominion, Montréal, and Galerie Danielli, Toronto. Richman’s works are included in many prestigious private and corporate collections worldwide.
Growing up in Paris, France, I developed an early interest in art. Henryk Berlewi – a noted Constructivist artist and family friend – painted my portrait and encouraged me to pursue a career as a painter. And the only reason I took up sculpting was so that I could improve my appreciation for the third dimension in painting. In time, however, sculpture came to replace painting as my preferred mode of expression; it seemed to be a “more complete” art form. I’ve always had a fascination with the human form, in particular representations of connectivity. I’ve done numerous series that focused on “the couple”. At the modeling stage, I’m working now with Styrofoam as the initial maquette rather than carving directly in wax. A different technique suggests different movements.