Annie Briard | Alchemy of Waves A
- Annie Briard | 2019
- Alchemy of Waves A
- Inkjet print on backlit film, custom color-changing Lightbox
- 16 x 16 x 3 in. (Edition of 3)
b. in Montreal, Quebec. lives and works in Vancouver, BC.
Annie Briard is a Canadian artist whose work challenges visual perception. Through video, expanded photography and installation, she explores the intersections between perception paradigms in psychology, neuroscience and existentialism. Her inspiration is drawn from strange encounters with the visible and a desire to survey these with others.
Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions across Canada, notably at Back Gallery Project and VIVO (Vancouver), Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal), La maison des artistes visuels (Winnipeg), and Center 3 (Hamilton) as well as featuring in numerous group shows. Recent inclusions cover Access Gallery, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Capture Photography Festival (Vancouver), Art Souterrain (Montreal), The Rooms (St-John's), Three Shadows Photography Centre (Beijing). She has also participated in international festivals, fairs and screenings at the Lincoln Film Centre New York, Filmambiante Int'l Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro), Matadero Madrid, and the Switzerland Architecture Museum, among others. Her practice has been awarded funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Art Council, and several publications have discussed her recent work, found in the pages of Espace Art Actuel and on the cover of Liaison magazine.
She holds a BFA from Concordia University, and a Master's from Emily Carr University, where she currently teaches and manages the visiting artist program.
Alchemy of Waves are color-changing light boxes that slowly shift landscape photographs and their light rays through the full color spectrum, confronting us with the ways in which our fragile perception of light transforms our experience of the world around us.