Raymond Boisjoly – CV

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Raymond Boisjoly
b. 1981, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver

Education

  • 2008 Masters of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Over a Distance Between One and Many, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 2015 “From age to age as its shape slowly unravelled…”, VOX, Montreal, Canada
  • 2014 Interlocutions, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
    Station to Station, Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg, Canada
    Silent Trans-forming, Marvin Francis Media Gallery, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 2013 (And) Other Echoes, SFU Gallery, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    As It Comes, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2012 The Work That Work Leaves Undone, Forest City Gallery, London, Canada
    The Spirit of Inconstancy, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, USA
  • 2011 The Writing Lesson, Republic Gallery, Vancouver
    Indirect Angles of Encounter with Textual Events, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR, USA
  • 2010 The Ever-Changing Light, Access Gallery, Vancouver
    Impossible But True, in collaboration with Ryan Peter, Lucky’s Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2009 THIS IS THE FUTURE, the Rest is History, in collaboration with Ryan Peter, TARL House, Seattle, USA
  • 2008 ABCEEFHKORTTTUU!, in collaboration with Ryan Peter, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 To Make Wrong / Right / Now, Honolulu Biennial, Honolulu, USA
    Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2018 The Metamorphosis, in collaboration with Tamara Henderson, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    À Cris Ouverts, Les Ateliers de Rennes – biennale d’art contemporain, Rennes, France
    Daegu Photo Biennale 2018, Daegu Arts Center, Daegu, South Korea
    In Dialogue, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Canada
    Echoes, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada
    Qui parle?/Who speaks?, Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • 2017 The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
    WordMark, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    N. Vancouver, The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
    Sobey Art Award 2017, Art Museum, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
    AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    In Dialogue, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • 2016 Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Response, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme, QC, Canada
    Down To Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada
    An Agreeable State of Uncertainty, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    We are the people, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Ogden, UT, USA
  • 2015 Sobey Art Award Shortlist Exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
    Eye to Eye, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
    Pressure Point, Secret Eight Project Space, Calgary, Canada
    Moucharabieh, Triangle France, Marseille, France
    Lands End, Logan Center Exhibitions, The University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
  • 2014 Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, and St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada
    L’avenir (looking forward), La Biennale de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    The Militant Image: Picturing What Is Already Going On, Or The Poetics of the Militant Image, Camera Austria, Vienna, Austria
    Black Diamond Dust, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
    Unsettled Landscapes, SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas, Santa Fe, USA
    Sympathetic Magic, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
    The Source: Rethinking Water through Contemporary Art, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
  • 2013 Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC, Canada; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Fiction / Non Fiction, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada
    Pleinairism, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
    Special Collections: Acquisitions and Archives, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
    A Postcard from Victoria, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
  • 2012 Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    TO|FROM BC Electric Railway 100 Years, Centre A, Vancouver
    Tools for Conviviality, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
    Cut and Paste, Equinox Project Space, Vancouver
    Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
    Devouring Time, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA
    Never-Dying Worm, AHVA Library Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 2011 Raymond Boisjoly, Jordy Hamilton, Laura Piasta: Studies in Decay, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    All Things Equal, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, USA
    Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
    Re-Live, Live Biennale, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver
  • 2010 House Systems: Fort Club, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, USA
    Signal & Noise Media Art Festival, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver
  • 2009 Exercises in Seeing, in collaboration with Ryan Peter, Queen’s Nails Projects, San Francisco, USA
    The Secret of the Ninth Planet, Photo Epicenter, San Francisco, USA
    Transcontinental Divide, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, in collaboration with Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
    How Soon Is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Would You Like To Start Again At The Beginning?, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, USA
  • 2008 Local, organized by The Apartment at the Fillip office, Vancouver
    The Sooner The Better Late Than Never, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Being There & Elsewhere, Organhaus, Chongqing, China
  • 2007 Between You and the Thing Itself, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    Oh, What A Blow That Phantom Gave Me!, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2017 Reid Shier, ‘Raymond Boisjoly’, in Sobey Art Award 2017, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Sam Cotter, ‘Raymond Boisjoly’, in AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  • 2016 Daina Augaitis and Jesse McKee, eds., Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2016 Naomi Potter and Shauna Thompson, eds., Wonder and Resonance: Fiction/Non-fiction, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada
    Sarah Robayo Sheridan and Raymond Boisjoly, Over a Distance Between One and Many, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, Canada
  • 2014 Janet Dees, et al., Unsettled Landscapes, SITE Sante Fe, Santa Fe, USA
    Derek Dunlop and Daina Warren, Raymond Boisjoly: Station to Station // Silent Trans-Forming: A Conversation Between Raymond Boisjoly, Derek Dunlop and Daina Warren, Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 2013 Reid Shier, ‘Raymond Boisjoly’, in Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, Phaidon Press, New York, USA, and London, UK
  • 2012 Kathleen Ritter and Tania Willard, Beat Nation: Art, Hip-Hop and Aboriginal Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Makiko Hara, et al., To/From: BC Electric Railway 100 Years, Centre A, Vancouver
  • 2011 Jonah Gray, Raymond Boisjoly, Jordy Hamilton, Laura Piasta: Studies in Decay, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    Like Some Pool of Fire, Open Space Arts Society, Victoria, Canada
  • 2009 Paul Kajander, ‘Words from Vancouver’, in Divide Division: Transcontinental Divide/Division Transcontinentale, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, and Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
    Kathleen Ritter, ‘Raymond Boisjoly’, in How Soon Is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Emily Pothast, ‘Would You Like to Start Again at the Beginning?’, Scrawl No. 1, Crawl Space, Seattle, USA
  • 2008 Lindsey Boldt, ‘Would you like to start again at the beginning?’, The Sooner The Better The Late Than Never, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2018 Michael Peterson, ‘Echoes at Remai Modern in Saskatoon’, Akimbo, 2 May
    Tom McDonough, ‘Raymond Boisjoly: The Antimonies of Appropriation’, OSMOS Magazine, Issue 14, Winter
  • 2017 Murray Whyte, ‘Sobey Art Award nominees highlight our differences’, Toronto Star, 23 October
    Vincent Shilling, ‘Art Museum at University of Toronto Presents In Dialogue Exhibit by 11 Indigenous Artists’, Indian Country Today, 24 August
    Sarah Brown, ‘What Does the Remarkable Shortlist for the 2017 Sobey Art Awards Say About the Changing Canadian Art Scene?’, artnet news, 21 August
    Brad Wheeler, ‘Photographer Raymond Boisjoly explores art as an answer to colonial context’, The Globe and Mail, 26 July
    ‘Finalists Announced for 2017 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize’, Canadian Art, 25 July
    Janet Smith, ‘Raymond Boisjoly lands on shortlist for Sobey Award’, The Georgia Straight, 7 June
    Jonah Gray, ‘Wood Land School: A Brief Report’, C Magazine, Issue 133, Spring
    Andrew Witt, ‘Eccentric, Polymorphous, Abstract: Vancouver Art and other Mythologies of the Near-Future’, The Mainlander, 14 January
  • 2016 Candice Hopkins, Bridget Reweti, Léuli Eshraghi, Salote Tawale, Suzanne Kite, Jackson Polys, ‘Remembering the Future: Questions About Indigenous Art’s Way Forward’, Canadian Art, 8 August
    Andrew Berardini, ‘Native North America’, Mousse Magazine, Issue 54, Summer
  • 2015 Jesse McKee, ‘In Front of One’s Nose: Raymond Boisjoly and the Art of Learning’, Canadian Art, Fall
    Ellyn Walker, ‘Indigenous Land as Common Ground: Understanding Decolonization through Unsettled Landscapes’, Prefix Photo, Issue 31, May
    Jonah Gray, ‘Raymond Boisjoly: From age to age, as its shape slowly unraveled…’, C Magazine, Spring
  • 2014 Caia Hagel, ‘Unsettled Landscapes’, Border Crossings, Issue 132
    Kevin Griffin, ‘Access Gallery: the “perpetual teenager” gallery looks back’, Vancouver Sun, 18 December
    Tarin Hughes, ‘Sympathetic Magic’, C Magazine, Issue 120, Winter
    Michael Turner, ‘Black Diamond Dust: Industry and Labour’, Canadian Art online, 8 October
    Erica Mendritzki, ‘Raymond Boisjoly’, Border Crossings, Issue 131, September
    J. J. Kegan McFadden, ‘Notes with a Broken Camera, No. 3: Gas Station Speculations and the rest work of Raymond Boisjoly’, Blackflash, Issue 31.3, Fall
    Michael Turner, ‘Text-based Public Art in Vancouver,’ The Capilano Review, Issue 3.23, Spring
    Steven Leyden Cochrane, ‘Distorted Identity’, Winnipeg Free Press, January 5
  • 2013 Michael Turner, ‘A Postcard from Victoria’, The Capilano Review, Issue 3.21, Fall
    Mary-Beth Laviolette, ‘Pleinarism’, Galleries West, Fall
    Tarah Hogue, ‘Raymond Boisjoly: Remediation as Material Testimony’, Van City Art, 8 March
    Robin Laurence, ‘Human imperfection permeates Raymond Boisjoly art’, The Georgia Straight, 5 March
    Gina Badger, ‘Unsettled Objects (The Alchemy of Dispossession and Display)’, Switch On online, February 4
  • 2012 Kevin Rodgers, ‘Raymond Boisjoly: The Work That Work Leaves Undone.’, C Magazine, Issue 116, Winter
    Aaron Peck, ‘Aaron Peck in Vancouver’, Akimbo online, 12 June
    Erika Thorkelson, ‘Exploring Vancouver’s photographic future, digital and otherwise’, Vancouver Sun, 12 June
    Jen Graves, ‘A Totem Pole Made of Christmas Lights’, The Stranger, 10 January
  • 2011 Bryne McLaughlin, ‘Studies in Decay: Where Endings are Beginnings’, Canadian Art online, 1 December
    Robin Laurence, ‘Studies in Decay negotiates a new approach to realism’, The Georgia Straight, 29 November
    Jen Graves, ‘Low Definition’, The Stranger, 11 October
    Robin Laurence, ‘Raymond Boisjoly and Rebecca Chaperon: Artists draw inspiration from black metal and fairy tales’, The Georgia Straight, 14 September
    Jessica Powers, ‘The Recognitions: Raymond Boisjoly’, Artslant online, 12 July
  • 2010 Aaron Peck, ‘Vancouver’, Akimbo online, 6 May
    Robin Laurence, ‘Diverse shows span bridges, faxes, and TV static’, The Georgia Straight, 3 March
  • 2009 Chris Fitzpatrick, ‘I’ll find it if you stop talking’, Artslant, 28 December
    Jen Graves, ‘TARL Is the Future’, The Stranger, 24 December
    Richard Rhodes, ‘Year in Review: The Top 10 Exhibitions of 2009’, Canadian Art online, 17 December
    Jen Graves, ‘The Vancouver Problem’, The Stranger, 7 April
    Robin Laurence, ‘How Soon Is Now a thrilling mix that spans manga ceramics, tattooed pigs’, The Georgia Straight, 11 February
    Jen Graves, ‘Yes I Would’, The Stranger, 6 February
    Regina Hackett, ‘Fabulous works by B.C. artists require a Seattle response’, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 January

Published Writing by the Artist

  • 2016 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘Prince: An Artist and Fan Pays Tribute’, Canadian Art, 25 April
  • 2015 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘Both a Condensation and a Fraying of Thought’, C Magazine, Summer
  • 2014 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘Reading a passage from Roman yet since six lectures on sound and meaning’, in Far Away So Close I, Access Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2013 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘…, …, …, …, …, …, (Exile)’, Public., Issue 50, Spring
    Raymond Boisjoly, ‘The Name of the Road May Tell You Where You Are Going’, Ginger Goodwin Way, Or Gallery and Publication Studio, Vancouver
    Raymond Boisjoly, ‘Always new colours’, Duane Linklater: Secondary Explanation, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada
  • 2012 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘The Writing Lesson’, The Capilano Review, Winter
  • 2010 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘The story is in its telling’, Pyramid Power, Volume 1, Issue 7, Spring
  • 2009 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘Possibly Possibly: Notes on Paper’, Interrobang, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2008 Raymond Boisjoly, ‘Manipulated Images from Hubblesite.org’, Pyramid Power, Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring
  • 2006 Raymond Boisjoly, uncredited translation of ‘Au Lecteur’ from Les fleurs du mal (Charles Baudelaire) as ‘To The Reader’, Woo Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 3

Public Works

  • 2017 A Distance Transformed, City of Richmond, Richmond, BC
  • 2013 (Shadows) & (Reflections), Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada
  • 2013 Contributing artist, Digital Natives, organized by Other Sights, Vancouver
    Contingent Matters, The Aperture Project, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver
    All that was, will always have been, somehow never again, ACCESS Public Art, Access Gallery, Vancouver

Curatorial Projects

  • 2016 Thirstdays No. 08: SO WIDE SO LOW SO HIGH, in collaboration with Jordan Wilson, VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver
    Screens and Thresholds, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

Residencies

  • 2015 Dot Feature: Artist Residency for Risograph Printing, Or Gallery, Vancouver
    Curatorial Residency, 221a Artist-Run Centre, Vancouver
  • 2014 Lead faculty, “In Kind” Negotiations, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
  • 2013 Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
  • 2012 The Retreat: A Position of dOCUMENTA (13), The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
    Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, Niagara, Canada
  • 2011 La Commune. The Asylum. Die Bühne., The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
  • 2010 Self-directed residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

Teaching Appointments

  • 2015–2018 Assistant Professor, Audain Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver

Awards

  • 2011 VIVA Award, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver