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Philippe Blanchard is a Toronto-based artist, animator and educator. His diverse creative background has informed an interdisciplinary practice combining animation, installation, light shows, textile and printmaking. His studio research explores and disrupts how moving images– with their underlying histories and inherited disciplinary boundaries–inform cultural notions of time and space.

Recent projects include textile production research at TextielLab (Textile Museum, Tilburg NL), a solo exhibition of experimental stop-motion animations at Atelier Circulaire (Montreal), a studio residency and an exhibition at Proyecto ‘Ace (Buenos Aires).

Over the last eight years, Philippe has exhibited expanded animation installations at TAIS, Ontario Place (Toronto), Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury), Sinan Mansions (Shanghai); Festival Chromatic (Paris); Centro de Artes de Guanajuato, San Pedro Museo de Arte in Puebla, the National Museum of Print in Mexico City (Mexico); Glendon Gallery (Toronto), Cambridge Galleries (Cambridge ON), and ARPRIM (Montreal), all work featuring screen-printed imagery or textiles animated by computer-controlled coloured lighting.

Curriculum Vitae


 

Education

 

2008-2010         

MFA (Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design), OCAD University, Toronto

 

2004-2005

Diploma (Visual Effects for Film and Television), Seneca College, Toronto

 

1994-1998

BFA (Film Production), Concordia University, Montreal

 

  

Recent Exhibited Works

“Interference Patterns”, Open Studio Project Space, October 2021. Solo Exhibition.

 

“Rayuela” (Hopscotch), Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2019. Group Exhibition.

 

“Brouillages/Interference Patterns”, Atelier Circulaire, September 2019. Solo Exhibition.

 

“New Troglodytes”, Public Art Installation for L’Avenue du Mont-Royal, Montréal, December 2018.

 

“New Troglodytes”, Solo Exhibition at Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, August 2018.

 

Art Gallery of Ontario, Hand-On Centre Artist Intervention, November 2017.

 

ReformerArt Gallery, Shanghai, China, Solo Exhibition, July 2017.

 

in/FUTURE, Toronto ON. Group Exhibition, September 2016.

 

“Inbetweening”, Open Studio, Toronto ON. Solo Exhibition, October 2016.

 

The Frame is the Keyframe: Frame Anomalies, TAIS, Toronto ON. Group Exhibition, November 2016.

 

Inventions of Light Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto ON. (Group Show)

 

Wayhome Festival, Oro Medonte, ON. (Temporary Installation, Summer 2015).

              

“New Troglodytes 2” Centro de las Artes de Guanajuato. Guanajuato, Mexico (Group Show, Summer 2015)

 

“New Troglodytes 2” San Pedro Museum of Art, Puebla, Mexico (Group Show, Fall 2015)

 

“New Troglodytes” Festival Chromatic Paris (Group Show, Spring 2015)

 

“Structured Light” Cambridge Galleries (Solo Show, Winter 2015)

                                                                                  

“New Troglodytes 2” National Musem of Print, Mexico City (Group Show, Fall 2014)

 

Other Solo Exhibitions

 

“New Troglodytes”, Solo Show, ARPRIM, Montreal (Winter 2013)

Time Tunnel, Solo Show, InterAccess, Toronto (Fall 2011)          

 

Selected Other Exhibitions and Screenings

 

            “Belief System”, part of touring screening “Cartune Xprez - Special Effect” (2012)

Screenings: Museum of the Moving Image, NYC; Institute of Modern Art. Brisbane, AU.

 

“Stupid Tricks 1&2” (2004-2011) Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Horton Gallery (New York), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montréal), CAKFA (Kitchener ON)

 

“Springfield Eternal” (2009) Impakt Festival, Utrecht (NL), Center for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow)

              

“Taco Monde” (2005) Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Pop Montreal Festival, Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), The Kitchen (New York), National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC), San Francisco Art Institute, Impakt Festival (Utrecht NL), Cal Arts (Valencia, CA)

 

 “Alien Ice: Miami” (2007) LACMA (Los Angeles), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, RISD (Providence RI)

“New Troglodytes”, Installation for C2MTL conference/Chromatic Festival (Summer 2013), Montreal. Sponsored by Sid Lee and Cirque du Soleil.

 

Power Ball (Summer 2012), Group Show, The Power Plant, Toronto.

             

 

Recent Professional Experience

 

2020 - 

Chair, Integrated Media and DPXA, OCAD University (Toronto)

 

2019

Textile project/professional development at TextielLab (Textile Museum, Tilburg NL)

 

2016 - 2017

Chair, Media & Installation Art, OCAD University

 

2014-2016

Associate Chair, Media & Installation Art, OCAD University

 

2016 - 

Associate-Professor, Faculty of Art, OCAD University

 

2011-2016

Assistant-Professor (Tenure-Track), OCAD University, Drawing & Painting / Integrated Media

 

2009-2011

Sessional Faculty, OCAD University

 

2003-2008

Animator/Director, Head Gear Animation (Toronto)

 

              

Awards/Grants/Commissions

 

2020

Ontario Arts Council, Bourse pour artistes visuels et des métiers d’art

 

2019

Canada Council for the Arts, Explore & Create Grant

Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Abroad Grant for Art Residency at proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

 

2018

Price Excellence in Teaching Award, OCAD University

Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Development Grant for textile project at TextielLab (Textile Museum, Tilburg NL)

 

2017

Ontario Arts Council, Bourse pour artistes visuels et des métiers d’art

 

2016

The Frame is the Keyframe: Frame Anomalies, Toronto Animated Image Society

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant (two)

Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Research Grant

 

2015

Nick Novak Fellowship, Open Studio

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance

 

2014

Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Research Grant

Ontario Arts Council, Bourse pour artistes visuels et des métiers d’art

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance

Toronto Arts Council, Media Artist Grant

 

2012

Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Research Grant

Ontario Arts Council, Bourse pour artistes visuels et des métiers d’art

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance

 

2011

Ontario Arts Council, Bourse pour artistes visuels et des métiers d’art

 

2009

Ontario Arts Council, Avance Médias Grant

SSHRC, Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

 

2005

Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts Research/Creation Grant

 

2003

Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts Research/Creation Grant