Resume

 

Education

  • 2006 Doctorate PhD, Study and Practice of the Arts. Specialization in Gender and Technology.
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal (Que.) Canada.
  • 1996 MFA,specialization in Photography and Multimedia.
  • University of Windsor, Windsor (Ont.) Canada.
  • 1993 BFA, specialization in Studio Arts Practice, painting and Drawing.
  • Concordia University, Montréal (Que.) Canada.

Research

Research interest: Semiotics of Digital Visualization, photography, interactivity and identity.

Research grants

  • 2011-13 Hushlak, G., Leblanc, J-R., Époque, M., Jacob, C., Boyd, J., Poulin, D. Event Driven Dance, SSHRC research-creation grant.
  • 2011 The Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant
  • 2006-07 Leblanc, J-R. URGC (University of Calgary Research Fund) 3D Rapid prototyping of Virtual Bodies.
  • 2002-03 Leblanc, J-R. Québec Counsel for the Arts, Curatorial Grant.

Artistic research publications

  • 2013  Matviyenko S., Miller P., (2013) The Imaginary App Collection, MIT Press.
  • 2013  Art Catalog 2012-13: Stride Gallery, Jean-René Leblanc / Carl Spencer, TORO ENVISTIENDO, Published by Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • 2011  Art Catalog 2010-11: Stride Gallery, Jean-René Leblanc / Body Rituals, Published by Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • 2008 Blaikie, F. (2008) Jean-René Leblanc, What I will always be : the little prince series, 2008. Canadian ART/WORKS, a resource for primary, junior, intermediate and senior teachers. The Canadian Society for Education through Art. p.41.
  • 2007 Exhibition text, Salvaging Utopia, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, July 2007.
  • 2005 Publication: Parcours de recherche (2005), Département des arts et lettres Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Protée éditeur, Chicoutimi, Québec.
  • 1998 Art Catalog: Concordia University, Points, lines, surfaces, 20 years, Editor: Concordia University Faculty of Fine Arts, Gallery Madeleine Lacerte, Québec (Qué.).

Curatorial experience

  • 2006 Scott Yoell, Evidence of Things Unseen, Gallery l’Oeuvre de l’Autre, Saguenay, Québec.
  • 2005 The Digital Body, Gallery of the University of Québec in Chicoutimi, Québec.
  • 2003 EVERGON : Les aires de séduction, Gallery l’Oeuvre de l’Autre, Saguenay Québec.
  • 2003 Traffic Art, EVERGON : SÉQUENCE Contemporary Art Center, Chicoutimi, Québec.

Solo exhibitions (*=juried ** = by invitation)

  • 2015*    Unseen Beauty of Paradise, Epcor Centre, Calgary, AB. Canada
    (January-February), Curator: Nathasha Jensen
  • 2015*     Presentification of Paradise, Viewpoint, Halifax, NS. Canada (March 2-29)
  • 2015**   Toro envistiendo, Deakin University, Greelong, Autralia.
    Collaborator: Carl Spencer
  • 2014*    Presentification of Paradise, Visual Arts Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Canada
    (October 30-December 6th)
  • 2013**  Toro envistiendo, Taylor Family Digital Library, Calgary, AB. Canada
    Collaborator: Carl Spencer
  • 2012*   Toro envistiendo, +15 Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB. Canada
    Collaborator: Carl Spencer
  • 2012*   Open Field, New Adventures in Sound Art, Toronto, ON, Canada.
    Collaborators: Craig Fahner and Neal Moignard
  • 2011*   RE:FLUX, Festival of Music and Sound Art, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB,
    Canada, Collaborators: Craig Fahner and Neal Moignard
  • 2011*   Body Rituals, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB. Canada
  • 2010*   Off The Strip, The Atomic Testing Museum Gallerie, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Collaborators: Craig Fahner and Neal Moignard
  • 2010*   East Side Project:Pride,The Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Group exhibitions (*=juried)

  • 2015*    Bodies Differently,Vorres Museum of Contemporary Greek Art and Folk Art,
    Attica, Greece, (June – August) Curator: Catherina Pizanias
  • 2015*   Rattled to the bone, Traveling Exhibition, Alberta (2015 – 2017)
    Curator: Shane Golby
  • 2014*   SOCIAL CITIES – Self Identities, Common Places: SMOKE, Palazzo Ca’
    Zanardi, Venice, Italy (August 23-Sept. 07), Collaborator: Andy Dinh
    Curator: Luca Cursi
  • 2014*   Future Identities – Bodies – Places – Spaces: Body Rituals, Palazzo Albrizi,
    Venice, Italy Curator: Luca Cursi (August 23-Sept. 07)
  • 2014*   Feral Experimental: The Imaginary App, National Institute for Experimental
    Arts, Sidney, Australia (July 18- August 30)
    Curator: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko
    Australia Curator: Katherine Moline
  • 2014*   Emplir le vide (filling the void), Art Gallery of Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, AB,
    Canada
    Curator and Coordinator of TREX region 2: Todd Schaber
    (July 14 – October  12)
  • 2014*   Pixel Identities: I-Post-It, Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (July 1-10)
    Curator: Luca Cursi
  • 2014*   Festival Maiden: I-Post-It (thematic program: Love), Kalamata, Greece
    (July 3-5)
  • 2014*   Remixed four Media Festival: The Imaginary App, New York, NY, USA
    (April 2014)
    Curator: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko
  • 2014*    50th Anniversary exhibition: The School for Arts and Creative Innovation –
    Visual Arts Museum. Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre, Windsor, ON, Canada
    Curators: Julie Sando and Rod Strickland
  • 2013*    The Imaginary App, Artisphere, Artlington, VA, USA
    Curators: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko
  • 2013*    The Imaginary App, Museum London, London, ON, Canada
    Curators: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Svitlana Matviyenko
  • 2012*     Pop Sex, Works Festival, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • 2012*     Inspired by Travel, The Leighton Art Center, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 2011*     The Retina, The Buckham Gallerie, Flint, MI, USA
    Collaborators: Craig Fahner and Neal Moignard
  • 2011*     AGGROculture, Wailoa Art Center, Hilo, Hawai’i USA
    Collaborator: Scott Yoel
  • 2011*     Pop Sex, The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 2010*     AGGROculture, The Arts at Mark’s Garage, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA
    Collaborator: Scott Yoel
  • 2010*     Videoholica 2010 International Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria
    Collaborator: Scott Yoel
  • 2010*     Gender Issues, The Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Co, USA
  • 2010*     High Performance Rodeo: Midway, The Epcor Centre for Performing Arts,
    Calgary, AB, Canada, Collaborators: Craig Fahner and Neal Moignard
  • 2010*     Happening Festival of New Music and Media, The Rozsa Centre for
    Performing Arts, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Collaborators: Craig Fahner and Neal Moignard
  • 2009*     Tenuous Balance, Exposure Calgary Banff Photography Festival, The Gerry
    Thomas Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 2009*     Idea of Self, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO, USA
  • 2008*     Improvidéo 2008, Le Lobe, Chicoutimi, QC, Canada
  • 2008*     Le Rêve, La Biennale des Arts Numériques en Val d’Argent, Val d’Argent,
    France
  • 2007*     Enchanted, UMN Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Artist in residency programs

  • 2009 Kona Artist in residency program, Leblanc, J-R., Iron & Wood contemporary art gallery, Kona, Hawaii, 2009 March-April.
  • 2006 Short Experimental interdisciplinary artist in residency program, Leblanc, J-R. , Monteros, M. , Moss, M., The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2006 Troika Ranch, 2 weeks summer Artist in Residency, New York, NY, USA,

Lectures and conferences

  • 2012  Landscape Art – Beyond the Brush, Artist Talk, Leighton Art Centre, AB, Canada (October 14th)
  • 2012    Pop Sex, Artist Talk, The Works Festival,Edmonton, AB, Canada (June 23rd)
  • 2011    Body Rituals, Artist talk, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB. (February 26)
  • 2011    Pop Sex, Roundtable Discussion ,The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD,  Calgary, AB, Canada (January 08)
  • 2010  Art and Technology, Roundtable Discussion, Happening Festival of New Music and Media, The Rozsa Centre for Performing Arts, Calgary, AB, Canada (January)
  • 2007 The Portrait Now, Visiting Scholar series , University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
  • 2007 What is New Media, Research Presentation, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
  • 2006 Pixel Identity, Research Presentation, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
  • 2006 The representation of New Male Subjectivity, Visiting Artist, Concordia, Montréal, Canada.
  • 2006 Preparing for CAA, Workshop, State University of New York in Buffalo, Buffalo, NY,
  • 2005 Les Techno-Ramboys, Poster presentation, 1er Salon national de la recherche universitaire, Le Conseil national des cycles supérieurs, les 1er et 2 avril 2005 à la Grande Place du Complexe Desjardins à Montréal, Canada.
  • 2005 Roland Barthes’ Rhetoric of the image, Workshop, State University of New York in Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.
  • 2005 Art, Identité et Cyberspace, Conference Chair, Acfas 73, mai 2005, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Saguenay, Canada.
  • 2005 Colloque Axes de recherche, Invited speaker, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada.
  • 2005 Digital Imaging, Artist Talk, State University of New York in Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • 2005 Techno-Ramboys, Artist Talk, Université Concordia, Montréal, Canada.
  • 2005 Pixellisme identitaire, Artiste Invité, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada.
  • 2005 Les rites corporels, Artist Talk, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Saguenay, Canada.
  • 2004 Extended Studio Practices, Artist Talk, Université Concordia, Montréal, Canada.

Interviews with the media

  • 2014  Emplir le vide, interviewed by Michel Charron, French CBC, Calgary,
    August 06.
  • 2014  Cowboy un Rêve Canadien, 07 minutes Documentary, Production TV 5,
    Calgary, AB, National Broadcast date: September 2014.
  • 2013  Rendez-vous: Duel, 20 minutes Documentary, Production Léa Pascale for
    the French CBC, Calgary, AB, National Broadcast date: April 2013 on ARTV.
  • 2011  L’Art sonore en vedette à Moncton, interviewed by Sylvie Mousseau,
    Acadie Nouvelle, Moncton, NB, May 20, 2011, p.23.
  • 2011  Body Rituals, interviewed by Michel Charron, French CBC, Calgary,
    February 24.
  • 2011  Body Rituals, interviewed by Travis Renolds, Calgary Herald, Calgary,
    February 26.
  • 2011  Pop Sex, interviewed by Sandra Gagnon, French CBC, Calgary, January 9.
  • 2007  New Media, interviewed by Gabrielle Wilson, Opulence Magazine, Calgary,
    January.
  • 2006  Transforming Creative Arts, Dr. Jean-René Leblanc, On Campus Volume 4
    No.2, Calgary, September
  • 2006  Dr. Jean-René Leblanc, the New NBC Multimedia Lab and its impact
              on research and pedagogy,
    Shaw TV, Calgary, September, 20 minutes.
  • 2006  Artist Profile: Dr. Jean-René Leblanc, NUTV, Calgary, November,
    6 minutes
  • 2006  La Transdisciplinarité des Arts Numériques, interviewed by Michel
    Charron, French Radio Canada 103.9 FM in Calgary, Tuesday September 19,
    at 7h50, 10 minutes
  • 2005  Mathias, Patricia. Jean-René Leblanc se met à nu. Journal la Pige, 13
    février, Jonquière
  • 2003  De La Sablonnière, Johanne. Invité à la galerie l’œuvre de l’Autre :
              EVERGON.
    Journal le Quotidien, 29 septembre, Chicoutimi.
  • 2003  Bourassa, Josée. Les aires de séduction, une entrevue avec le
              commissaire Jean-René Leblanc,
    CBJ, Société Radio Canada, 24
    septembre, Chicoutimi.

Awards

  • 2008 Finalist, Le Rêve, International Digital Arts Competition, La Biennale des Arts Numériques en Val d’Argent, Val d’Argent, France.
  • 2005 Finalist, Top 20 best Doctoral projects in Arts and Literature 2005. 1st national conference of university research in Quebec, The National Council for Higher Education.
  • 2003 CIAM (New Media Center) Doctoral Scholarship.
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