François Vincent was born in Montreal in 1951. He received a BFA from UQAM in 1974. He studied with the master printmaker François-Xavier Marange in Paris in 1983 and 1984, under whose influence he first began to favour the intaglio technique. He has held solo shows of paintings and prints at venues such as Galerie Catherine Boyer in Paris; the Artgraph gallery in Nagoya, Japan; Galerie Éric Devlin and Galerie Simon Blais in Montreal; the Shirakawa gallery in Kyoto; Galerie St-Laurent & Hill in Ottawa; Studio 21 in Halifax; and Galerie Madeleine Lacerte in Quebec City.
He has participated in many group shows, including the Works on Paper Art Fair in New York City (2000, 2001); the Paris International Contemporary Art Fair (1987); Edges and Interfaces, the international exhibition of the American Print Alliance (1996); and Le même et la différence (1997-1998) at the Atelier Circulaire in Montreal, the Museo Nacional del Grabador in Buenos Aires, and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Since 1976, he has won awards from the Ministère de la Culture du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Loto Québec. In 1997, he received the Jacques Cartier Arts Award in Lyon, France. His works can be seen in the collections of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Canada Council Art Bank.
François Vincent is represented by Galerie Simon Blais (Montreal).