Alexandre Masino’s paintings navigate between mimesis and invention; responding to observed reality, memory and imaginative perception. The transition between these realms creates a fertile territory for Masino to develop a rich vocabulary where representation and the physicality of the medium enhance each other, creating a minimal and contemplative imagery.

Over the past twenty years, Alexandre Masino's works have been presented in more then fifty solo and group exhibitions in public and commercial galleries across Canada, the United States and Europe. Born in Montreal in 1972, he was awarded a B.F.A. with honours in Studio Art from Concordia University in 1996. His tableaux and monotypes are recognized as references in the field of encaustic painting, having been included in curated shows and publications. Masino regularly teaches at the International Encaustic Conference in Massachusetts. He has also been invited to exhibit and teach a masterclass at R&F Handmade Paints  in Kingston, New York.

Alexandre Masino’s works can be found in various public and private collections throughout North America and Europe, including the Gotland Museum of Fine Arts (Sweden), Chateau de Beaulon (France), Stephen A. Jarislowsky (Jarislowsky Fraser), Heenan Blaikie LLB, The Right Honourable Paul Martin and Loto-Québec, among others. You may follow Alexandre Masino's news and writings on his blog at


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