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Annie Briard (BFA, MFA) is a Canadian intermedia artist whose work challenges how we make sense of the world through visual perception. Creating lens-based and light-focused works, she explores the intersections and implications between perception paradigms in psychology, neuroscience, and existentialism.
Her moving images, media installations, expanded and print photography works have been presented in several solo exhibitions in Canada, including Paracosmic Sun, Back Gallery Project, Vancouver, 2017; Vision Trouble, La Maison, Winnipeg, 2016; and Sight Shifting, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal, 2014. She has also participated in group shows, festivals and fairs internationally, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Art Mur, Montreal; Three Shadows Photography Centre, Beijing; the Lincoln Film Centre, New York; Matadero Madrid; and the Switzerland Architecture Museum, among many others. Her public art projects have been commissioned by the Burrard Arts Foundation, Art Souterrain, and cities including Richmond, New Westminster, Victoria, and others.
In conjunction with her practice, she teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, and occasionally curates exhibitions and public programs in relation to her research interests. For the 2017 edition of Capture Photography Festival, she co-curated Alternate Sights with Erin Siddall.