Born on the 13th November 1979, Francois Visser grew up in Swaziland. He completed a diploma in Visual Communication at The Open Window Art Studio in 1998, where after he enrolled for a BA Fine Arts Degree (majoring in sculpture) at the University of Pretoria. He ended his tertiary education on a high note when awarded the Eduardo Villa scholarship for the best fourth year sculpture student of 2002. Francois reached a further success when awarded the second prize for technical excellence at the annual PPC art competition in 2003.
Francois joined Dionysus Sculpture Works under the artist Angus Taylor in 2003 where he took part in numerous public and private sculpture projects. Recently he completed a public sculpture project for City Property at Kempton Place, Kempton Park. He also lectured at Open Window art academy in Pretoria in 2005, and part time lecturer at the University of Pretoria (2006-2010). Francois exhibited at Aardklop, KKNK and annual group- and two man shows. He also has work in the ABSA Bank Art Collection, Saronsberg Wine Estateâ€™s private collection and numerous of his work has been sold to clients in USA, Belgium, UK and Germany. His work is figurative, narrative, representational, symbolic and highly crafted in a number of materials such as: bronze, aluminium, ceramic, steel & cement.