About

Francis Pavy graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1976. He originally worked as a sculptor, opening his Lafayette studio in 1981 and experimenting with glass, drawing and painting. Over time, painting became Pavy's major focus. His work stems from the southern storytelling tradition; common subjects are the folk-life and folklore of local people juxtaposed with images of everyday American life. Pavy is renowned for his colorful, abstract approach to Southern iconography and storytelling.

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011 Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2009 Arthur Roger 434, New Orleans, LA
2005 Arthur Roger Gallery Project, New Orleans, LA
2004 University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
2003 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2001 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
2000 Parchamn Stremmer Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Opelousas Museum of Art, Opelousas, LA
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1999 Salon du Grande Large, St. Malo France in association with the 10th anniversary of the Festival International Du Livre
1998 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Les Chanson De Mardi Gras, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
1997 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1996 McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1995 Galerie Espace Flon, Lausanne, Switzerland
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1994 Swanson Cralle Gallery, Louisville, KY
McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1993 Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1992 Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Peinture De Francis Pavy Artiste De Louisiane, Gallery Les Francisicans, Rue de Croisic, Saint Nazaire, France
McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1990 Peinture De Francis Pavy Artiste De Louisiane, En association avec le Transmusicales de Rennes, Salon Jaune, Rennes, France
Barney Wyckoff Gallery, Aspen, CO
Simms Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA
B-1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1989 Four Guitars, St. Tammany Parish Art Association, Covington, LA
J'ai Ete-Z-Au Bal, Swanson Cralle Gallery
Swamp Pop, Barney Wyckoff Gallery, Aspen, CO
1988 Zydeco Images, University Art Museum, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
1987 Heritage, Duplantier Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Delegation de Quebec Gallery, Lafayette, LA
1984 Delegation de Quebec Gallery, Lafayette, LA
1983 Jazz Gallery, Lafayette, LA
1982 Antlers Gallery, Lafayette, LA
1976 Union Gallery, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008 7808, 30th Anniversary Exhibition Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Allons a Lafayette KK Projects, New Orleans, LA
Making it right N.O. Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, KY
2006 Sustained Winds Acadiana Center for the Arts Lafayette LA
2005 Spirit of Place-Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Come back Group Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 Spirit of Place-Acadiana Center for the Arts Lafayette, LA
2003 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2000 Outward Bound: American Art on the Brink of the Twenty first Century
The CIPTA Gallery, Jakarta Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Metropolitan Museum, Manila, Philippines
The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
1999 Invites: Peintres Louisianais, 92e Salon Presented by the Maire de Paris and the Socieite International des beaux-Arts (SIBA), Paris France
Outward Bound: American Art at the Brink of the Twenty-First Century
White-Meyer Galleries, Meridian International Center, Washington D.C.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi Vietnam
The Painting Institute, Shanghai, China
The Working People’s Cultural Palace, Bejing, China
Louisiana Visual Artist Fellowship Exhibit
Southeastern University, Clark Hall Gallery, Houma, LA
Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, LA
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
1998 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Elvis + Marilyn: 2X Immortal, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX, traveling exhibition (1994-1998)
The Colors of Rhythm, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Body and Soul: Contemporary Southern Figures
The Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
The Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FL
1997 Body and Soul: Contemporary Southern Figures
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
1994 Contemporary Southern Narrative Painting, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Gibbs Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Musician as Artist, St. Tammany Arts Association, Covington, LA
Tune In, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA (an exhibit of works on a musical theme celebrating 25 years of jazz festival)
1993 15th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
20th Annual Juried Competition, Monroe Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
1992 Cast in Glass, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA
1991 Ship Shapes: A multimedia exhibition celebrating the opening of the Texas Seaport Museum, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
New Regional Painting, Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
I-49, Alexandria Art Museum, Alexandria, LA
1990 Louisiana in Black Light, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
1989 Tattooed Walls, A Drawing Performance, Historic New Orleans Collection, sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
Artists' Alliance Members Annual, Artists’ Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA
Fresh From Down the Road, New Orleans Historic Collection Building, sponsored by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
20th Anniversary Exhibition, University Art Museum, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
1988 Artists' Alliance Members Annual, Artists’ Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA
The Elephant in Art, Simms Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
Gone Fishing, Simms Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Landscape Artists’ Alliance, Lafayette, LA
1987 Artists' Alliance Members Annual, Artists’ Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA
A Showing of Stars, A Performance Collaboration with Windance Arts Expo, Lafayette, LA
Tattooed Walls, A drawing performance, Artists’ Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA
Gris Gris, Artists’ Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA
1986 Ring of the Harvest Moon, A Multimedia Dance Performance, Francis Pavy, Leslie Windham, Jean Creapeu, Billy Ware, Artists’ Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA
Tattooed Walls, A Drawing Performance, Artists’ Alliance Gallery, Lafayette, LA
Introductions, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1985 St. Tammany Parish Annual Exhibition, Tulane Primate Center, Covington, LA
Bronze, Clay, Glass International Trade Mart Building, New Orleans, LA
1984 A Showing of Small Works, Miller Gallery Carencro, Lafayette, LA
1983 Portcon Open Competition, San Diego, CA
1982 St. Tammany Parish Annual Exhibition, Tulane Primate Center, Covington, LA
1981 Flaherty, Geldersma, Pavy, Grand Couteau Gallery, LA
1976 Red Bean Annual Union Gallery, University of Southwestern LA, Lafayette, LA
1975 Red Bean Annual Union Gallery, University of Southwestern LA, Lafayette, LA