Part-time Teacher, Photography, Studio Arts
Josée Pedneault is a visual artist living between Montreal and Chicago. Her work has been shown in international venues, such as Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2018), CONTACT Gallery (Toronto, 2015), TYPOLOGY (Toronto, 2015), Museo del Chopo (Mexico City, 2014) and Darling Foundry (Montréal 2012). Since 2011, she had been realizing large-scale public art commissioned artworks in the province of Quebec; notably Kinésie, a series of permanent interactive artworks for the new Centre Aquatique de Granby (2020), and Le Messager, a large-scale photograph installed at the primary school Les aventuriers at Laval., published by Free Pony Press, was released in September 2022. Josée Pedneault holds an MFA in studio art from Concordia University.
Informed by different fields of knowledge such as astronomy, cosmology, ecology, geography, and natural science, my artistic practice examines our relationships to the natural world. While most of my work is photo-based, my projects are presented as installations that combine images with objects, drawings, paintings, archival material, or small sculptures. Often shaped around scientific rationality, the fragmented layering and synthesis of the installations offer an open-ended poetic reading, a shift in perspective that prompts the viewer to produce new meanings and contemplates the manners in which the world is experienced and understood.
PHOTO200 – FOUNDATIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION: THEORY AND PRACTICE I (analogue B&W)
PHOTO201 – INTRO TO COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY (analogue colour)
PHOTO210 – FOUNDATIONS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION: THEORY AND PRACTICE I (analogue colour)
PHOTO211 – BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY 1
PHOTO300 – PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION:THEORY & PRACTICE II
PHOTO331 – DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
PHOTO398 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHOTO / SURVIVAL TACTICS (Professional practices)
PHOTO398 – SPECIALTOPICS IN PHOTO / PILES (Archives)
165 x 230 mm, 100 pages, Künstlerhaus Bethanien et Revolver Publishing, Berlin. With essay by Geoffrey Wildanger et Christina Wessely, 2020. Ed. 500
Artist book, 150 x 227mm, 208 pages, Free Pony Press, with essay by Safia Belmenouar, 2022. Ed. 400