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Genevieve Blais

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Genevieve Blais is a lens-based artist earning great praise for her work involving art historical and theoretical narratives. The artist’s twisted representation of familiar subject matter characterizes her fantasy world. Her captivating yet sinister work draws on themes of sexuality, mortality and symbolism.

Blais’ works have been commissioned by national institutions like the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ontario Science Center, exhibited nationally and featured on a range of publications across mediums from Beautiful/Decay, the Today Show to Photo+ in Korea. She currently lives and works in Toronto.


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Favourite artist(s) right now

Joel-Peter Witkin and Alexander McQueen

Beverage of choice

Champagne

How long have you been creating art?

Since I was two

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Collecting

Favourite musical artist / band right now

Tom Waits

Favourite medium

Film

Select Past Exhibitions
2015

Redhead Gallery, Toronto
Parabolic

2014

OCAD University, Toronto
Grad Show

2013

Hashtag Gallery, Toronto
The Wounded Deer

2012

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
EXPOSE

2011

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
HOLLOW

2010

Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver
Foundation Show

Press
2015

Toronto Star
Art School of Hard Knocks

2015

NORD Magazine
Artist Profile: Genevieve Blais

2014

Photography Blogger
Between Beauty and Horror – Fine Art Photography by Genevieve Blais

2014

Photo + (South Korea)
어두운 예술

2014

Beautiful/Decay
The Funeral Photographs of Genevieve Blais

2014

Terremoto
Genevieve Blais El Mito En El Arte

2013

Beautiful/Decay
Art Historical Reinterpretations by Genevieve Blais

2011

The Today Show
Remade Art History

Education
2015

OCAD University
Photography

2011

Emily Carr University
Fine Art

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