Francesca Lalanne was born in Miami, Florida, in 1980, and raised in Haiti until she moved back to Florida due to Haiti's coup in 1988. At a young age she expressed interest in architecture and attended Miami's Design and Architecture High School which led her to her higher education at the Florida International University. There, she completed her Bachelor of Design in Architectural Studies and Fine Arts in 2005. In 2012 she earned her Masters of Fine Art at the Rochester Institute of Technology and received their Wallace Center Purchase Prize Award. She has had several solo exhibitions and participated in a variety of group exhibitions along with performance and public art installations. In 2015 she was a Joan Mitchell Grant Nominee and invited artist for Khoj International Artist Workshop in Pune, India.
Francesca's contemporary work is influenced by various sources that range from architecture, psychology, spirituality, sexuality, politics, and identity. She explores dual concepts such as life and death, resistance and obedience, and control and freedom. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.