Vision and its affect are the driving force behind my practice. Working with lens-based media and moving images, I explore how visual perception shapes our interpretation of the surrounding world.
I am interested in the multiplicity of perception paradigms, which differ within the fields of psychology, phenomenology, neuroscience and film theory. There is space for creative experimentation within the gaps and intersections between these theories. Our sensorial system – physically fallible and influenced by memory, mood, ideologies – mediates what we know of the surrounding world. Sometimes, the limits between our internal, ideal and physical visions become blurred. How, then, does what I see relate and compare to what you see? What are the implications for our epistemological systems? How do these systems influence our ways of being in the world, of making decisions, rules, and communing with one another?
My practice challenges our interpretation of what we see by using past and present scopic technologies to compare phenomenological experience of the physical world to that of simulated imagery. By complicating the seen, I work to create viewing experiences that investigate the layers of perception. Results become polished experimental surfaces to be imbued with the viewer’s own vision, including moving image, immersive installations, testing prints, and interactive animations. I am specifically curious about the role of wonderment within visual experience, and the possibilities for affect within perception.
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).
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
2008 "Arborescence Red" Nexus gallery, Montreal
PUBLIC ART + PROJECTS
2015 (upcoming) "Any Day Now", public art billboard, produced by
Back Gallery Project + Art in Transit, unveiled by Capture Photography
2011 "Arborescence", public art project, Art Souterrain festival
+ Nuit Blanche, Montreal
2009 "Branchements" commissioned sculpture/performance, permanent collection,
Caisse des dépôts et placements du Québec, [CDPQ], Montreal
GROUP EXHIBITIONS + SCREENINGS
2015 (Upcoming) Canadian video programme for 'Miroir ô mon miroir' curated by Esse
magazine and l'Extension, Pavillon Carré de Baudoin, Paris
2015 (Upcoming) Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver
2015 (Upcoming) "Geometries of Knowing Part IV", (Lucida Lab) Audain Art Gallery, 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,
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
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
"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." Indyish.com, May 2008
Béatrice Bernard-Poulin, "Arborescence RED: Unusual fairytale theme breaks the green mold." The Concordian. April 2008
AWARDS + Residencies
2013 British Columbia Arts Council, Professional Development Project Grant
2013 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Research for a Better Life Award
2012 Artist in Residence, Banff Centre
2012 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2012 World Event Young Artists, residency + symposium, Nottingham, England
2012 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Bombardier Graduate Scholarship
2009 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2009 Societé des arts technologiques [SAT], Festival Elektra, Piknic Electronik: Bourse Euterke
2009 Artist in Residence, White Rabbit Arts, Halifax
2008 OBORO, video production grant
© by Annie Briard