Lise-Hélène Larin, PhD, MFA, BFA
Part-time Instructor, Painting and Drawing
Early in her career, Lise-Hélène Larin (BFA Concordia University 1976, MFA Université du Québec à Montréal 1988, PhD Université du Québec à Montréal, 2011) did 2D animation at the National Film Board of Canada and for the French TV Network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for which she received many prizes and which allowed her to perfect her drawing technique.
Larin is a multidisciplinary artist whose tactile sculptures turned virtual. She creates non figurative 3D animated films that question sculpture, painting, photography as well as 3D animation. She uses multiple transparent screens to show her films. Her installations investigate interactivity using anamorphosis, a play on perception where the body must move around the piece to find the ultimate point of view and to read the (moving) image in a meaningful way. She received a prize of excellence for her research in 3D animation.
Since 2002, her 3D work was selected three times at Siggraph the biggest international conference on computer graphics and 3D animation. She was also part of a travelling show all over Europe and the United States. She recently showed her films at the Sony Centre in Berlin and also in Belgium and the USA.
Areas of expertise
Drawing, Sculpture and 3D Animation
3D Animation and the role of software in the creative process