Philippe Boissonnet

Philippe Boissonnet creates installations of artworks that encompass
several forms of artistic expression: drawing, photography, sculpture,
holography, video and digital imagery. A selection of these installations
with holograms were brought together for his exhibition ‘Uncertain
Worlds’ (2014) at the HoloCenter – Long Island City Clock Tower
Gallery, New York. In 2017 he participated in ‘The Transparent Travel’
a performance of artists with their artwork in plexiglass rolling suitcases
in public spaces around Venice and Manhattan, curated by The Two

Boissonnet’s artwork has been exhibited in a number of group and solo
exhibitions in Canada, United States, Colombia, Mexico, Australia, Japan,
and Europe. In 1983 he received the Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation
award for his works combining drawing and photocopier images and
received a Shearwater Foundation award for his holographic art in 1998.

Philippe Boissonnet was born in France where he studied visual arts
in Angers (Fine Arts School) and Paris (University La Sorbonne). He
migrated to Montreal in 1985 where he completed his PhD in arts at
UQAM (2013). Since 1993, he has been a professor of visual and media
arts at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Boissonnet has been
part of several artist-in-residency programs such as The Fringe Research
Holographics Lab (Toronto, 1984–1985), the Dirección Nacional del
Antártico (Argentina, 2007) and the HoloCenter Pulse Laser Holography
Program at Ohio State University (USA, 2012).