CRAIG LE BLANC
Craig Le Blanc’s works exhibit a long-standing interest in the relationship between the archetypical male, anti-idealism and façade. His work questions the burden of social perception upon gendered self-evaluation by means of divulging personal narratives in highly crafted forms. With his most recent body of work, Le Blanc strips the veil off his history of gender investigation, particularly social ideals associated with masculine identity and sport, and injects auto-biographical elements into the work.
Craig Le Blanc completed his BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, NS, and his MFA at the University of Calgary. His work has been exhibited widely throughout Canada, including MOCCA, the Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Alberta Gallery of Art. His most recent solo exhibition, She Loves Me. He Loves Me Not., was curated by Bruce Johnson and debuted at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC. His 2011 Edmonton Arts Council public art commission, Henri, was recognized by the Americans for the Arts as one of North America’s top 40 public art pieces for the year. Le Blanc currently lives and works in Edmonton, AB.