Annie Briard is a Canadian intermedia artist whose work challenges how we make sense of the world through visual perception. Creating lens-based and light-focused works, she explores the intersections between perception paradigms in psychology, neuroscience and existentialism.

Her moving images, media installations, expanded and print photography works have been presented in several solo exhibitions in Canada, including "Paracosmic Sun" at Back Gallery Project (Vancouver, 2017), "Vision Trouble" at La Maison (Winnipeg, 2016), "Sight Shifting" at Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal, 2014), as well as group shows, festivals and fairs internationally, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Mur (Montreal), Three Shadows Photography Centre (Beijing), the Lincoln Film Centre New York, Matadero Madrid, the Switzerland Architecture Museum, among many others. Recently, she presented large-scale public art projects for a number of commissions including a monumental projection-mapped video (Facade Fest, Vancouver), a billboard (Capture Photography Festival), photographic murals and lightboxes, and in the past, video sculptures (Art Souterrain, Montreal) and interactive animations (Victoria; Hamilton). Sourcing inspiration from the affectation of new and/or altered sights, she regularly undertakes art residencies, which have included working in the Maritimes, New York, Spain, Los Angeles, and soon in Iceland. She also creates during long-haul hikes across the North American back country. Her work has been awarded production grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council, and has received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

Briard holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she is an Adjunct Instructor for the Faculty of Art. In conjunction with her practice, she occasionally curates exhibitions and public programs in relation to her research interests.

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Annie Briard est une artiste Montréalaise présentement basée à Vancouver. Sa pratique se penche sur la perception visuelle et ses idéologies en ce qui a trait au réel versus l’imagé et l’imaginaire, sous l’optique de l’image en mouvement, de la photographie et de l'art installatif.
 
Ses œuvres font l’objet d’expositions individuelles et de groupe à travers le Canada et internationalement, incluant des galeries et festivals à Paris, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Basel et Beijing. Elle a participé à des résidences
à New York City, au Centre Banff, en Espagne et en Angleterre, ainsi que des événements tels qu’Art Souterrain (Montréal) et Capture Photography Festival (Vancouver). Ses expositions individuelles récentes sont présentées à Back Gallery Project,  et au centre d’art médiatique VIVO à Vancouver; au Centre 3 à Hamilton; La maison des artistes à Winnipeg, et la galerie Joyce Yahouda à Montréal. Briard est récipiendaire de bourses de projets du British Columbia Arts Council et du Conseil des Arts du Canada. Sa récente exposition ‘Vision Trouble’ s’est méritée la couverture de la revue Liaison.
 
Sa pratique s’articule d’autant plus par son travail en enseignement et en gérance d’organismes culturels. Elle détient un BFA de l’Université Concordia et une maîtrise en arts médiatiques de l’Université Emily Carr.