The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics
Artist: Mireille Perron
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Mireille Perron - Bio & CV


Mireille Perron was born in Montréal, Québec. Since 1982, her installations have appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe and the United States. She is the founder of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics. LFP promotes social experiments that masquerade as artworks/events. She has also written and published on a variety of subjects related to representation. Most recent examples of the range of her work include, The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics presents Ateliers of the Near Future, a collaborative exhibition, Stride Gallery, Calgary, 2010, Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice, Ronsdale Press, 2008, an anthology co-edited with Ruth Chambers and Amy Gogarty and Medical Tabulae: Visual Arts and Medical Representation, co-edited with Dr. Allister Neher,a thematic issue for RACAR vol.XXXlll,1-2,2008.

She now lives and works in an old converted dépanneur (grocery store) in Calgary, Alberta, where she teaches at the Alberta College of Art + Design

Curriculum Vitae   — download PDF

Content - Details of Activities:
      Summary of Professional History
      Employment Summary
      Exhibitions (Solo)
      Exhibitions (Group)
      Published Essays, Reviews & Books
      Lectures & Other Activities
      Grants & Awards

Summary of Professional History

I have been a practicing artist for more than thirty years. Since 1982, my work has been shown in more than fifty solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe.

I have also been working in art education for more than twenty-five years, at various levels of the system and, at times, concurrently with my own formal education. I have taught art theory, art history and various studio courses (sculpture, ceramics, art fundamentals, time-based intermedia art and alternative art practices). I have been teaching in the Liberal Studies Department -where I became a tenured faculty in 1996, Academic Head 2000/01, Chair 2001/2004 and I have been awarded a sabbatical leave for research 2004-2005.

Since 1985, I have published more than forty essays and reviews in various anthologies, magazines and exhibition catalogues and recently guest edited two anthologies.

I have participated in artist residencies (Braziers residency, Braziers, England, The Free Idea Zone, Santa Cruz, California, The Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta) academic conferences as a guest speaker (art history, cultural studies) and lectured many times about my own artwork (Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.)

I have also had the occasion to work as a guest curator.

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