artist statement

My practice confronts visual perception and challenges our interpretation of what we see. To rupture pre-existing assumptions, I exploit elements that influence vision, such as embodiment, reverie and ocular phenomena.

I research these areas by focusing on the moving image, which also becomes a lens for other media I employ such as animation, photography, drawing and installation. Theories within vision psychology, neuroscience and phenomenology inform my inquiries.

Blurring and deconstructing the space between the tangible and the imagined reveals new possibilities for interpretation. By complicating the seen, I work to provide creative viewing experiences that enable us to explore these possibilities; to investigate the layers of our perception. These experiences can propose means of communicating the incommunicable, of relating my vision to yours, or exploring how the affect of the seen transforms our perceived worlds.






Annie Briard is a Vancouver based visual and media artist from Montréal challenging visual perception and its ideologies through moving image and video focused work.

Briard has exhibited in solo and group shows across Canada and internationally, including galleries and festivals in New York, Rio, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Prague, Shanghai and Beijing. In 2012, Briard was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and was selected by the Centre International d'Art Contemporain to represent Canada at the WEYA symposium in Nottingham, England. The following year, she presented her interactive video installations in solo shows at Back Gallery Project, Black & Yellow and VIVO media arts centre in Vancouver, and Centre 3 in Hamilton. In 2014, Joyce Yahouda Gallery presented its second solo exhibition of her work, 'Sight Shifting'. Briard also produces and curates as part of the 2-person collaborative Lucida Lab. Her work is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal.

In conjunction with her practice, Annie Briard is an arts educator and the Director of CARFAC BC, also serving on boards for Montreal/Shanghai based Art Contraste, and Vancouver's Access Gallery. She holds a BFA in studio art from Concordia University and an MAA in media arts from Emily Carr University (2013).


Annie Briard est une artiste Montréalaise présentement basée à Vancouver. Sa pratique se penche principalement sur la perception et ses idéologies, sous l’optique de la vidéo.  

Ses œuvres font l’objet d’expositions individuelles et de groupe à travers le Canada et internationalement, incluant des galeries et festivals à New York, Rio, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Prague, Shanghai et Beijing. En 2009-2011, son travail a été présenté lors d’une tournée de 10 villes Chinoises pour l’exposition “Canadian Cameras at Work”. En 2012, elle entreprit une résidence d'artiste au Centre Banff et fut sélectionnée par la CIAC pour représenter le Canada au World Event Young Artists à Nottingham. En 2014, la galerie Joyce Yahouda présente leur seconde exposition individuelle de son travail. Briard  produit aussi avec le collectif Lucida Lab. Elle est représentée par la galerie Joyce Yahouda.

Sa pratique s’articule d’autant plus par son travail en éducation et en gérance de projets culturels; elle est Directrice de CARFAC BC et siège aux CAs de Art Contraste à Montréal/Shanghai, et Access Gallery à Vancouver. Elle détient un BFA de l’Université Concordia et une maîtrise en arts médiatiques de l’Université Emily Carr (2013).


exhibitions (SELECTED)


2016  (upcoming) "Vision Trouble", La maison des artistes, Winnipeg

2015  (upcoming) "Refract" (by Lucida Lab), The Factory Media Center, Hamilton

2014  "Blur" (by Lucida Lab), Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver

2014  "Sight Shifting", Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal 

2013  "The Woods", video bar curated by Elisa Ferrari, VIVO, Vancouver

2013  "Interactive", curated by Jim Riley, Centre 3, Hamilton

2013  "Wanderings", curated by Allison Mander, Black & Yellow Gallery
           & Back Gallery Project, Vancouver

2012  "The Woods", interactive stop-motion installation, G++ Gallery, Victoria

2012  "Perceptual moment #8", IE Gallery, Vancouver

2011  "the space in between", Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal

2009  "Branchements" commissioned sculpture/performance, permanent collection,
           Caisse des dépôts et placements du Québec, [CDPQ], Montreal

2008  "Arborescence Red" Nexus gallery, Montreal



2015   (Upcoming) Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver

2014   "From Here to There", Access Gallery, Vancouver

2014    Faculty exhibition, Arbutus Gallery, Kwantlen University, Surrey

2014   "Front Lines 2", (Lucida Lab), Robert Lynds Gallery, Vancouver

2014   "Du détail à l'oeuvre", curated by Yan Romanesky, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, 

2014   "De la part des vaincus", video programme curated by Dayna MacLeod, Galerie
            RDV, Nantes, France

2014   "Red Dot 360" (Lucida Lab), Waterfall building, Vancouver

2014   "Thru the Trap Door", installation curated by Amy Fung, exhibition  
           directed by Paul Wong, On Main Gallery, Vancouver

2014   "Not Sent Letters" spring edition, directed by Jeremy Todd,
           VIVO media arts centre, Vancouver

2014   "68" (Lucida Lab) curatorial program for Eco Fashion Week, Vancouver

2014   "All Nuit Long - Edgy Redux" video art program curated by Dayna McLeod,
            Studio 303 gallery, Montreal

2013   "Filmambiente" International Environmental Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro

2013   "Momento Mori", Project Gallery Toronto, Toronto

2013   "Green Screens", video exhibition, Film Society of Lincoln Centre, New York

2013   "Leaving Ground" video installation, Joyce Yahouda Gallery

2013   "Coordinates", Walter H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver

2013   "In This Together", Access Gallery, Vancouver

2013   "Cinethesia Feminist Film Festival", Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale, Il

2013   "Fruit from the Ashes", Unit 2, Toronto

2013   "Boxed In", The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery & The Craft Council of 
           Newfoundland and Labrador, St-John's

2012   "World Event Young Artists" Festival and artist residency,
            Nottingham, England

2012    "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", video screening, curated by
             ArtPort  Projects, Global Eco Forum, Barcelona

2012    "The Woods", Integrate Arts Festival, Victoria BC

2012    "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", video screening, curated by ArtPort
             Projects, Calle Museo, Valencia, Spain

2012    "Elks on Trains in Hyperspace", Philosopher's Knoll Gallery, 
            The Banff Centre, Banff AB

2012    "Filmideo", curated by Lowell Craig, Index Art Center, Newark

2012   "Inventory of Language", MAA students, Concourse Gallery,
            Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

2012   "Comment délaisser le sol et disparaître pour toujours",
            Art Souterrain festival + Nuit Blanche, Montreal

2012   "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", curated by ArtPort Projects,
            Matadero Madrid during ARCO, Madrid 

2011   "Occupy Art", IE Gallery, Vancouver

2011   "U-N-F-O-L-D" Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III, curated by ArtPort  
            Projects, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons University, New York

2011  “Screengrab” new media exhibition, eMerge Media Space, Townsville, Australia

2011   "Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III", curated by ArtPort Projects,
           Swiss Museum of Architecture, Basel,Switzerland

2011   "Invisible", The Long Haul, Montreal

2011   "Arborescence", Art Souterrain festival + Nuit Blanche, Montreal

2010-  Two year tour of "Canadian Cameras at Work" group exhibition
2011   curated by Travis Joern at Alliance Francaise galleries in Guangzhou; Hangzhou;
           Nanjing; Chongqing; Jinan; Xian; Tianjin; Shanghai; Dalian; Beijing, China

2010   "The Wall Project: Transformations" series I, II and III, curated by Joyce Yahouda,
           Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal

2009   "Canadian Cameras at Work" group exhibition curated by Travis Joern,
           Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China

2009   "Boudoir", Sensoria event curated by Karim Talaat, video screening,
           Prague, Czech Republic

2009   "Fallings" installation and performance, White Rabbit Arts Festival,
           Bass River (Bay of Fundy), Nova Scotia

2009   "AAVA showcase", Galerie Articule, Montreal

2009   "Pining" performance for Nuit Blanche, Plum gallery, Montreal


presS / Publication / CATALOGUES

"Thru the Trap Door" online catalog, On Main Gallery, December 2014.

"Strathcona Billboard Project: Changing Public Art for the Downtown Eastside", Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun, November 2014.

UAAC conference catalog, October 2014.

"De la part des vaincus" catalogue, RDV gallery, Nantes, France 2014.

North Shore News, "Blur at the Seymour Gallery", March 2014.

In Situ. Animé par Chantal L'heureux, entrevue avec Annie Briard. CIBL Radio101,5, Montreal, 16 Feb. 2014.

Hailey McCloskey, "Annie Briard’s Cyber Claymation Doll in “The Woods,” Vandocument, February 9, 2014.

"Interactive" publication edited by curator Jim Riley, September 2013.

Punctum arts visuels revue web, "Portefolio d'artiste: Annie Briard", August 22, 2013.

Vandocument, "Annie Briard @ Black & Yellow", August 8, 2013.

The Vancouver Sun, "Art this week: Paradise Lost and Annie Briard", July 23, 2013.

Annie Briard, “The Woods”, Interventions Journal, Volume 2 Issue 2, July 2013.

The Globe and Mail, "Telling Stories out of School", May 29, 2013.

Amy Fung, "The show", Post Pacific Post, May 15, 2013.

"Boxed In" catalogue, 2013.

World Event Young Artists catalogue, 2012.

Stacey DeWolfe, "Long Haul Turns 10", Montreal Mirror, May 19, 2011.

Nicolas Mavrikakis, “Art Souterrain”, Voir, Feb. 28, 2011.

Les Rendez-vous d’ARTV, “Art Contemporain : Annie Briard”, ARTV, March 2011.

CISM, Un Show de Motarts, entrevue avec Annie Briard, March 2, 2011.

District Montréal, La Nuit Blanche à Montréal : Annie Briard, Feb. 26, 2011.

In Situ. Animé par Chantal L'heureux, invitées spéciales Annie Briard, Marie-Christiane Mathieu, Nelly-Ève Rajotte. CIBL Radio101,5, Montreal, 2 Feb. 2011.

Stacey DeWolfe, "In Montreal : Annie Briard at Joyce Yahouda." Akimblog, 1 Feb. 2011

Jocelyne Lepage, "Galerie Joyce Yahouda: grâce et ingéniosité." La Presse, 29 Jan. 2011

Amanda Dafniotis, "Annie Briard finds the space in between at Joyce Yahouda Gallery." The Concordian, 18 Jan. 2011

Un Show de Motarts, “La rentrée hivernale II.” Animé par Éloi Desjardins, invité spécial Éric Bolduc. CISM Radio, Montréal, 18 Jan. 2011.

Stacey Dewolfe, "On Display", The Montreal Mirror, January 13, 2011.

Robyn Fadden, "Lady arts", The Hour,  January 13, 2011.

XX Files, host Valerie Walker, special guest Annie Briard. CKUT Radio, Montreal, 12 Jan. 2011.

Christopher Olson, "Heeere's Annie!" The Link, February 16, 2010

Canadian Cameras at Work catalogue, September 2009

White Rabbit Arts Festival catalogue, August 2009

Macadam Tribus, "Nuit Blanche: pour sortir de l'hivernation", Radio Canada, 28 Feb. 2009

Lise Treutler, "Arborescence RED: Annie Briard's snapshots of our relationship to the environment.", May 2008

Béatrice Bernard-Poulin, "Arborescence RED: Unusual fairytale theme breaks the green mold." The Concordian. April 2008