Faculty

Josée Pedneault

Part-time Teacher, Photography, Studio Arts


Josée  Pedneault
Office: S-EV 2-615 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4262
Email: josee.pedneault@concordia.ca
Website(s): Josée Pedneault

Biography

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). She has completed several residencies in Berlin, Glasgow, Tokyo, Paris, Mexico and Reykjavik, amongst others. 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. In 2020, she published the book Glazial-Kosmogonie, a co-publication between Künstlerhaus Bethanien and Revoler Publishing, Berlin. Her most recent artist book Contre-jour, published by Free Pony Press, was released in September 2022. Josée Pedneault holds an MFA in studio art from Concordia University.


Research activities

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.

Glazial-Kosmogonie, solo exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2018
Kinésie I, Interactive art project, 1% public art à Centre Aquatique de Granby.

Teaching activities

COURSES TAUGHT

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)


Publications

Glazial-Kosmogonie

165 x 230 mm, 100 pages, Künstlerhaus Bethanien et Revolver Publishing, Berlin. With essay by Geoffrey Wildanger et Christina Wessely, 2020. Ed. 500

Contre-jour

Artist book, 150 x 227mm, 208 pages, Free Pony Press, with essay by Safia Belmenouar, 2022. Ed. 400

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