CRAIG LE BLANC

Bio
                      Le Blanc completed his BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, NS, and his MFA at the University of Calgary. His work has been                           exhibited widely throughout Canada, including MOCCA, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova ScotiaThe Art Gallery of Calgary and the                                   Alberta Gallery of Art. His 2011 Edmonton Arts Council public art commission, Henri, was recognized by the Americans for the Arts as one of North                         America’s top 40 public art pieces for the year.  Le Blanc currently lives and works in Edmonton, AB.

Education
                       2010 - MFA, Computational Media Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
                       1997 - BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS
                       1996 - L’École Nationale Superiére des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
                       1995 - L’Universite de Ste. Anne, Pointe de L’Eglise, NS
                       1994 - Fine Arts - Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, AB

Selected Solo Exhibitions
                       2016 - She Loves Me. He Loves Me Not., dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB
                       2016 - She Loves Me. He Loves Me Not., The Reach Museum, Abbotsford, BC
                       2013 - Vanity Fare, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
                       2012 - Decade, Jarvis Hall Fine Arts, Calgary, AB
                       2008 - Man-ish, PM Gallery, Toronto, ON
                       2004 - Works from the Sophomore Jinx, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       2003 - Mock Surrender, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                                       Standing O, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       2001 - Taking the FUN out of FUNction, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       1997 - Le Spectacle, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS

Selected Group Exhibitions
                       2014 - A Record of Events, Harcourt House Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       2013 - What Makes a Man, DC3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB
                                       Play, DC3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB
                                       Game On! Art and Hockey, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
                       2012 - Young Contemporaries, Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB
                       2009 - Artletics: The Art of Sport, York University, Toronto, ON
                                       Sleepless Nights: Visions from Western Canada, Gallerí Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, IS
                       2008-2009 - Arena: The Art of Hockey  (Touring)
                                       Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON; Just for Laughs Museum, Montreal, QC; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, NS;                                               Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
                       2008 - Blue Blood, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
                                       Small, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
                       2007–2009 - Burning Cold (Touring) , Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON; Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON; Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON;                                                          Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC; Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, YT
                       2007 - Intramural League, PM Gallery, Toronto, ON
                                       Endgames, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB
                       2006 - Dive: David Diviney and Craig Le Blanc, The Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
                       2005 - Popular, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
                       2004 - Making it Like a Man, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
                       2002 - The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 2002, Edmonton/Calgary, AB
                                       Superb Executions and Great Hangings, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       2001 - Extra Necessities, 01, Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB
                       2000 - 113 Degrees West in the Crosshairs, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Public Art Commissions
                        2016 - Versus
                                        New Brighton Regional Athletic Park, Calgary, AB
                        2014 - Sadie
                                        Strathcona County Fire Station No. 6, Sherwood Park, AB
                        2010 - Henri
                                        Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, Edmonton, AB


Awards
                       2011 - Public Art Network (Americans for the Arts) - Year In Review
                       2004 - Enbridge Emerging Artist Award for the Visual Arts – Edmonton Mayors Award
                       2003 - Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award , Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton, AB
                       2000 - FAVA Video Scholarship - Film and Video Arts Association, Edmonton, AB
                       1995 - Donald Peters Memorial Scholarship - NSCAD, Halifax, NS
                       1995 - Prix d’Honneur - L’Universite de Ste. Anne, Pointe de L’Eglise, NS

Reviews
                        *Craig Le Blanc Gets Personal in Confessional Show at dc3 Art Projects
                          Columnist: Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal, Tuesday, November 15, 2016
                        *Artists Exploring Masculinity With Wit: What Makes A Man Poses Age-Old Question…
                         Columnist: Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal, Friday, September 13, 2013
                        *Craig LeBlanc Sizes Up The Cost of Masculinity
                          Author: Suzanne Zelazo, Canadian Art Magazine Online, April 30, 2013
                        *Craig Le Blanc’s Exhibition Deflates Masculine Culture
                          Columnist: Heath McCoy, The Calgary Herald, March 27, 2012
                        *DIVE, A Calculated Risk
                          Author: Diana Sherlock, Stride Gallery, 2006
                        *Dive: David Diviney and Craig LeBlanc
                           Author: Blair Brennan, Border Crossings Magazine, Issue #100, Fall 2006
                        *Craig Le Blanc’s Sports Illustrated
                           Author: Blair Brennan, Artletics, Harcourt House Press 2005
                         *Le Blanc Show Is Where Art And Sport Merge
                           Columnist: Gilbert Bouchard, The Edmonton Journal, Friday, October 08, 2004
                         *Making it Like a Man: Masculinities in Canadian Arts and Culture
                           Author: David Garneau, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, June 2004
                         *The National Arts Report, Mock Surrender (Vancouver May 1, 1982)
                           Correspondent: Adrienne Lamb, CBC Radio-Canada, December 2003
                         *Craig Le Blanc’s Standing O Lets Everybody Get A Taste Of Success
                           Columnist: Agnieszka Matejko, Vue Magazine, October 2003
                         *Art Is His Goal: Harcourt House's Artist-In-Residence Exposes His Double Life
                           Columnist: Mari Sasano, The Edmonton Journal, Saturday, October 25, 2003
                         *Playing With Perception
                           Columnist: Robert Enright, The National Post. Page R11, Saturday July 6, 2002
                         *Swing Shift: Craig Le Blanc Plays With Playground Perceptions
                           Columnist: Maureen Fenniak, Vue Magazine, Issue #293 May 31-June 6, 2001
                         *Emerging Artists Explore The Idea Of Play
                           Columnist: Gilbert Bouchard, The Edmonton Journal, April 2001

Publications
                          *The Ideal Sex: Social Constructs of Gender Perfection, 2017, Europe Now, Columbia University, NY, NY; Curated by Nicole Shea                                                                    (https://www.europenowjournal.org/2017/07/05/thick-thin-an-art-series-curated-by-nicole-shea/)
                          *She Loves Me. He Loves Me Not., 2016, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, Contributions by Bruce Johnson and Suzanne Zelazo
                          *How Canadians Communicate V: Sports, Athabasca University Press 2016, David Taras and Christopher Waddell, Editors
                          *Vanity Fare, The Art Gallery of Calgary 2013, Contributions by Suzanne Zelazo and Kayleigh Hall
                          *Making It Like a Man: Canadian Masculinities in Practice, Wilfred Laurier University Press 2011, Christine Ramsay, Editor
                          *Artletics, Harcourt House Press 2005, Contributions by Blair Brennan and Bryne McLaughlin