Philippe Blanchard

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Philippe Blanchard is a Toronto-based artist, animator, teacher and curator. His diverse creative background (film production, digital visual effects, studio arts) has informed an interdisciplinary practice combining animation, installation, light shows, drawing, painting and printmaking. His recent projects include RGB Masks for AGO First Thursdays, New Troglodytes at Arprim (Mtl), an RGB Installation for the Power Plant, Quest for Fire, LAN Party, Mass Hypnosis, Perpetual Void and Time Tunnel: expanded animation installations featuring screen-printed imagery animated by coloured light.

Philippe Blanchard's animation work has been shown at Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal), Pop Montreal Festival, Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), The Kitchen (New York), RISD (Providence RI), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC), National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC), LACMA (Los Angeles), San Francisco Art Institute, Cal Arts (Valencia, CA), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Impakt Festival (Utrecht NL), Center for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), the Power Plant, the Ottawa Art Gallery, InterAccess, Angell Gallery and AGYU.

Philippe Blanchard also works as a commercial animation director, principally for Toronto-based studio Head Gear Animation. He has directed/animated spots for MTV, Oreo, Milk, Blistex, Sesame Street, and PBS.

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