Bio

Jean-François (JF) Godbout is a Canadian artist who has lived in Toronto, Montréal, Saskatoon, currently lives in Winnipeg.

Professional Membership

La Maison Des Artistes Visuels Francophones

618 ARTlington Studios

Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CAR/FAC)

Artist Statement

My passion is art. I just look at a lot of things, and that’s how I learn about art, by looking at it. I believe that the function of abstraction is to get rid of a lot of reality, to start with as much richness as you want, subtract, then you arrive at the residue of essences that you’re interested in. I don’t really know how I paint a picture, I just know I like the experience of painting a picture.

Jean-François Godbout

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1995

Bachelor of Arts (Theatre/Fine Arts)
University of Saskatchewan

2002

Bachelor of Education
University of Manitoba

2008

Master’s of Education
Université St. Boniface

Group Exhibition

2020

618 ARTlington Group Show
The Blankstein Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2019

Full Spectrum, 618 ARTlington Studios,
Group Exhibit
Winnipeg, MB

2018

Full Spectrum, 618 ARTlington Studios,
Group Exhibit
Winnipeg, MB

1998

Salon des Refusés,
Knox United Church, Saskatoon, SK

1997

Group Exhibition, Fifth Floor Studios, Saskatoon, SK

1996

Group Exhibition, Fifth Floor Studios, Saskatoon, SK

1995

Group Exhibition, Fifth Floor Studios, Saskatoon, SK

Solo Exhibition

2021

Colosimo Coffee Roaster/Gallery
Winnipeg, MB, 140 Provencher Blvd

2019

Warm & Bright
Studio 3-8, ARTlington Studios,
Winnipeg, MB

2019

Nuit Blanche
Studio 3-8, ARTlington Studios,
Winnipeg, MB

2018

Warm & Bright,
Studio 3-8, ARTlington Studios,
Winnipeg, MB

2018

Nuit Blanche,
Studio 3-8, ARTlington Studios, Winnipeg, MB

Commemorative Two Person Exhibition

1999

100th Anniversary Henri Michaux – JF Godbout
Original works, University Library, Saskatoon