Philippe Blanchard is a Toronto-based artist, animator and teacher. His diverse creative background (film production, digital visual effects, studio arts) has informed an interdisciplinary practice combining animation, installation, light shows, drawing, painting and printmaking. Recent projects include expanded animation installations at Open Studio, TAIS, Ontario Place (Toronto), and Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (Sudbury). He has recently exhibited at Sinan Mansions (Shanghai); Festival Chromatic (Paris); Centro de Artes de Guanajuato, San Pedro Museo de Arte in Puebla, the National Museum of Print in Mexico City (Mexico); Glendon Gallery (Toronto), Cambridge Galleries (Cambridge ON), and ARPRIM (Montreal), all work featuring screen-printed imagery animated by computer-controlled coloured lighting.
Philippe Blanchard's single-channel animation work has been shown at Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal), Pop Montreal Festival, Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), The Kitchen (New York), RISD (Providence RI), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC), National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC), LACMA (Los Angeles), San Francisco Art Institute, Cal Arts (Valencia, CA), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Impakt Festival (Utrecht NL), Center for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), the Power Plant, the Ottawa Art Gallery, InterAccess, Angell Gallery and AGYU.
Philippe Blanchard is currently Chair of Integrated Media and Experimental Animation, and Associate Professor at OCAD University in Toronto.