Annie Briard is a Vancouver-based visual and media artist challenging visual perception and memory through moving image and photography focused work.

Briard has exhibited in solo and group shows across Canada and internationally, including galleries and festivals in New York, Rio, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Shanghai and Beijing. She has delivered engaging temporary public art in Montreal, Hamilton, Vancouver and Victoria, including video installations Arborescence and Comment délaisser le sol à jamais for Art Souterrain (2009, 2012), interactive animations The Woods and Winterplay (2012-2014) and in 2015 produced the stereoscopic 3D billboard Any Day Now for Art in Transit Toronto and Capture Festival Vancouver.

Briard was an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and was selected by the Centre International d’Art Contemporain to represent Canada at the WEYA symposium in England in 2012. The following year, she presented solo shows at Back Gallery Project, Black & Yellow and VIVO media arts centre in Vancouver, and Centre 3 in Hamilton. In 2014, Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal presented ‘Sight Shifting’, a solo exhibition of new works focused on perception and wonderment. Briard is currently preparing solo exhibitions for Winnipeg and Montreal as well as an artist residency in Spain.

In conjunction with her practice, Annie Briard is an educator at Emily Carr University. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MAA from Emily Carr University (2013). Her work is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery and Back Gallery Project.


Awards

2016 Capture Photography Festival Canada Line competition finalist, Vancouver
2014 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2013 British Columbia Arts Council, Professional Development Grant
2013 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Research for a Better Life Award
2012 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2012 World Event Young Artists, artist residency and symposium, Nottingham, England
2012 Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Bombardier Graduate Scholarship
2011 Screengrab media art award finalist, eMerge Media Space, Queensland, Australia 2009 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel grant
2009 Société des arts technologiques [SAT], Festival Elektra, Piknic Electronik: Bourse Euterke
2008 OBORO, video production grant

Education

2013 MAA, Master of Applied Arts, Media Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
2008 BFA – distinction, Interdisciplinary Studio Arts, Concordia University
2004 DEC, Fine Arts – honours, Dawson College

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 “Vision Trouble”, La maison des artistes visuels, Winnipeg
2016 “Staring at the Sun” Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
2014 “Sight Shifting”, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
2013 “The Woods”, VIVO media arts centre, Vancouver
2013 “Interactive”, Centre 3 for Print and Media Art, Hamilton
2013 “Wanderings”, Black & Yellow Gallery, Vancouver
2012 “The Woods”, interactive installation, G++ Gallery, Victoria
2012 “Perceptual Moment 8”, IE Gallery, Vancouver
2011 “The Space in Between”, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 “Spectral Transmissions”, 3-person show curated by Kristina Fiedrich, Gallery 295, Vancouver
2015 Miami Project Art Fair, with Back Gallery Project, December 1-6, Miami
2015 Art Toronto International Art Fair, with Back Gallery Project, Toronto
2015 Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Dawson College, Montreal
2015 “Any Day Now’, public art billboard, presented by Back Gallery Project
2015 Pattison Art in Transit, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver “Miroir, ô mon miroir…” curated by Esse magazine & L’Extension
2015 Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris
2014 “From Here to There” exhibition and auction, Access Gallery, Vancouver
2005 “Faculty exhibition”, Arbutus Gallery, Kwantlen University, Surrey
2014 “Du détail à l’oeuvre”, curated by Yan Romanesky, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
2014 “De la part des vaincus”, video programme curated by Dayna MacLeod, Galerie RDV, Nantes
2014  “Not Sent Letters” spring edition, curated by Jeremy Todd, VIVO, Vancouver
2014  “All Nuit Long – Edgy Redux” curated by Dayna McLeod, Studio 303 gallery, Montreal
2013  “Filmambiente” International Environmental Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro “Momento Mori”, Project Gallery, Toronto
2013  “Green Screens”, video exhibition, Film Society Lincoln Centre, NYC
2013  “Leaving Ground” video installation, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal
2013 “In It Together”, Access Gallery, Vancouver 
2013  “Coordinates”, graduate exhibition, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver
2013  “Boxed In”, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St John’s, NL
2013 “Cinesthesia Feminist Film Festival”, Varsity Center for the Arts, Carbondale, Il “Fruit from the Ashes”, Unit 2, Toronto
2012 “World Event Young Artists” symposium and residency, Nottingham, England
2012 “Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III”, ArtPort Projects, Global Eco
2012  Forum, Barcelona “Filmideo” video festival, Index Art Center, Newark
2012 “Comment délaisser le sol et disparaître …”, public art installation, Art Souterrain, Montreal
2012 “Inventory of Language”, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver
2012  “Cool Stories for a Hot Planet collection III”, ArtPort Projects, Matadero, Madrid
2012 “Screengrab”, eMerge Media Space, Queensland, Australia
2012 “Cool Stories for a Hot Planet III”, ArtPort projects, Switzerland Museum of Architecture

Collaborations

2014 Solo Exhibition, Blur, (Lucida Lab collaborative), Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver
2014 Group Exhibition, Geometries of Knowing IV, (Lucida Lab collaborative), Audain Gallery, Vancouver
2014 Group Exhibition, Front Lines 2 (Lucida Lab collaborative), Robert Lynds Gallery, Vancouver
2014 Curatorial Project, 68, (Lucida Lab collaborative), Eco Fashion Week, Vancouver

Residencies

2016 Artist in Residence, Linea de Costa, Cadiz, Spain 2012 Artist in Residence, Banff Centre
2009 Artist in Residence, White Rabbit Arts, Halifax