Bio August 2015
Inter-disciplinary artist, writer and educator Valerie LeBlanc (b. Halifax, NS) has presented throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, fiction, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s. In 2011, she screened her video poem: The Renovation, during her presentation at the Ruins Conference, Senate House London, UK. In 2012, she published the play: The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editions. Also in 2012, LeBlanc brought the MPB Street / Screen Encounter to Eyelevel Gallery’s World Portable Gallery Convention, Halifax, NS. Creating the MediaPackBoard (MPB) portable screening/performance apparatus in 2005, LeBlanc has used the device as impetus for events involving art centers and public audiences/participators. She has also curated the work of other artists into the MPB events. This year, in collaboration with several artist/writers and editor/curator Diana Sherlock, LeBlanc released the ePub: MPB-X. This critical discourse on portability in art and art dissemination is available for free download.

After beginning a Research PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in the Visual Arts) at the University of Sydney, AU in 2013, Valerie returned to Moncton, NB. In July 2014, in collaboration with Daniel Dugas, she carried out research for the project: FLOW – BIG WATERS in the Everglades National Park, Everglades, FL. Recording and researching several aspects of this unique biosphere, LeBlanc and Dugas are currently producing fictional soundwalks accessible to Park Visitors. The work is expected to be released throughout 2014 -15 and may additionally include a video installation.

Français
Originaire de Halifax, Valerie LeBlanc est une vidéaste, poète et essayiste. Cette artiste pluridisciplinaire a travaillé au Canada, aux États-Unis, en France et en Australie. Elle crée des poèmes vidéo depuis le milieu des années 1980, en favorisant le temps non spectaculaire et la beauté d’une esthétique ready-made. Elle a créé, en 2005,  le MediaPackBoard (MPB), un appareil de projection mobile pour la performance.

Valerie vient de publier ce printemps Living In Dangerously Smooth Times aux Éditions Basic Brugel.

WEB RESOURCES / PROFILE
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PRESENTATIONS / LECTURES / CONFERENCES
2016 Flow: Big Waters, Kistrech Poetry Festival, Kisii, Nairobi, KE
2016 Négocier l’impossible – Negociating the Impossible, Symposium d’art/nature, Moncton, NB
2015 Vidéo Poésie / Video Poetry, co-curator, EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB
2015 AnthropoScene, panel, Art and Nature in a Manufactured Era, University of Miami, FL
2015 Vidéo Poésie / Video Poetry, co-curator, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB
2015 The Readymade Institution, lecture, visiting artist program, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2014 The Swamp Pavilion, panel, Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL
2014 Developing Flow, Creative arts summer camp (MOCA), Dante Fascell Center, Biscayne National Park, FL
2013 Choosing to Make Poetry Films, panel, Co-Kisser Festival, MCAD, Minneapolis St-Paul, MN
2012 MPB Halifax 2012, Curators Talk and Panel, EyeLevel Gallery, WPGC, Halifax, NS
2012 The New Gallery, What We Take With Us, Artist conference, Calgary, AB
2011 The Renovation (video screening / presentation – 2007) Senate House, London, UK, Nov 4 & 5
2010 Moncton24, writer + reader, 24 hour writing event + performance gala, Moncton, NB
2009 Things All Happening at Once, visiting scholar lecture, Sydney College for the Arts, Sydney, AU
2008 MPB CURATES 2007, TRUCK Gallery, Developing Alternative Exhibition Spaces: Calgary, AB
2006 Prairie Tales 7, Trap\door Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
2005 Becoming Alchemy, AMAAS Conference, Media Artist Presentation, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB,
2005 Archiving: Facts and Artifacts in the Collective Memory Matrix, ACIFA, Canmore, AB
2005 Prairie Tales 7, NSCAD, Halifax, NS; Faucet Media Centre, Sackville + NB Film Coop, Fredericton
2005 To Save or Not to Save? International preservation projects dealing with online art, – empyre- soft_skinned_space, http://www.subtle.net/empyre/ Participant – Feb.
2004 Time Travel In This Moment, New Media Research Networks Conference, Charlottetown PEI
2002 We Are Getting Closer, Atlantic Cultural Space Conference, E-Lounge, Moncton, NB
2002 E lounge Discussions from the Atlantic Cultural Space Conference – Lea Deschamps, – empyre- soft_skinned_space, http://www.subtle.net/empyre/ Participant – Oct.

WRITING / PUBLICATIONS
2016 Leaving São Paulo, fotonovela, Basic Bruegel Editions, Moncton, NB
2016 Flow: Big Waters, Billie – Undercurrents in Atlantic Canadian Visual Culture, Fredericton, NB
2014 Tippy’s Recipe, Episode 21: The Box in the Road, The Nest: Cuttings Magazine, Sydney, AU
2014 MPB: Critical Discourse Surrounding Ideas of Portability in Art and Art Dissemination (BBE)
2013 What We Take With Us (photos and poetry excerpts), la revue Mot Dit, Carleton U., Ottawa, ON
2012 The Raft: Conversations with the 5th Character, play, Basic Bruegel Editions, Moncton, NB
2012 Reporting the Pulse, poem, revue Ancrages, Moncton24, Université de Moncton, NB
2012 Shareholders’ Report, essay to accompany video: Paper Moon, Cardboard Sea, JUiCYHEADS, online magazine, Bemus Pt., NY
2012 Summer is my Archetype (poem), éditions ellipse inc.magazine, Frye Festival, Moncton, NB
2012 Living in Dangerously Smooth Times, (soft cover book), Basic Bruegel Editions, Moncton, NB
2012 Tippy’s Recipe (weekly column), JUiCYHEADS, online magazine, Bemus Pt., NY
2011 Sculpture Space: Then and Now (short stories), JUiCYHEADS,online magazine
2011 Living in Dangerously Smooth Times, Amazon Digital Services, Kindle Edition
2010 TOTEMS, a bioengineering comedy (novel) unpublished
2009 Roots in the Past, Runners into the Future, EMMEDIA: 1980 – 2005 (essay)
2007 Intervention / Breaking Loops, Escaping into the Streets (essay) MPB Curates 2007
2004 Facts and Artifacts in the Collective Matrix, (essay) www.purplefireworks.com
2004 Time Travel in This Moment (essays + poetry) www.timetravelinthismoment.com
2002 The Incredible Weight Of Being Wireless (essay) ww.wearegettingcloser.com
2000 Opening the Trunk on the 9-5 (article) Mix Magazine, Toronto, ON

MEDIAPACKBOARD (MPB) PERFORMANCES
2015 MPB – Portable and Alternative Gallery, Visiting artist program, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2012 MPB Halifax 2012, EyeLevel Gallery, World Portable Gallery Convention, Halifax, NS
2011 MPB – End of Signal, performances, various locations, NB, NS – ongoing
2008 MPB EARTH, Truck Gallery and Artcity – offsite event, downtown Calgary, AB.
2007 MPB Curates 2007, itinerant screenings: Calgary, Drumheller, Edmonton, AB
2006 MPB screenings: Cannes, Vallauris, Antibes, France
2005 The Ghost Squid: screening + inkjet print, ACAD Faculty Exhibition, IKG, Calgary, AB
2005 Downtown: screening + performance, FICFA Gala + The Dieppe Market, Moncton.NB
2005 Downtown: screening + performance, Art City Gala, Calgary, AB
2005 Downtown: screening + performance, 24th Annual Edmonton International Fringe, Edmonton, AB
2005 MPB on the streets: live performance, public interaction, Fredericton, NB

VIDEO SCREENINGS / MEDIA PRESENTATIONS
2016 Cultural Flotsam, Monocultural Stutter, Illuminations, 5th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, GR
2016 Cultural Flotsam, 29th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, FR + Visual Container TV, Milan, IT
2016 FLOW: BIG WATERS, Kistrech Poetry Festival, Kisii University, Kenyatta University, Kenya, KE
2016 Cultural Flotsam, Liberated Words, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, UK
2016 FLOW: BIG WATERS, Liberated Words, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, UK
2015 In Conversation with AIRIE, PAMM Auditorium, Perez Art Museum Miami, FL
2015, I AM NSCAD, Annotation, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2015 Annotation, CRÉA, Moncton, NB
2015, Flow: Big Waters, FILE 2015, FIESP Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, BR
2015 AnthropoScene, Art and Nature in a Manufactured Era, videos, University of Miami, FL
2015 Subtropics Biennial, videos, Audiotheque studios, Miami Beach, FL
2015 AIRIE in the Garden, videos, Pinecrest, FL
2014 Flow, The Swamp Pavilion, Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL
2014 Annotation, 27e édition des Instants Vidéo, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR
2014 Gotta Minute Film Festival, Walking on Water, Edmonton, AB 
2013 MPB Was There Then, Co-Kisser Festival, MCAD, Minneapolis St-Paul, MN
2013 Missing Parade Notes, Bristol Poetry Festival, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK
2013 Under New Management – Video Store, Third Space Gallery, Saint John, NB
2013 Missing Parade Notes, 6th Edition of La Parola Immaginata (finalist) Treviglio, IT
2013 Under New Management – Video Store, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013 Under New Management – Video Store, Odd Gallery, Dawson, YK
2013 Downtown series, International Film Poetry Festival zone, Empros Theatre, Athens, GR
2012 Downtown series, Void Network Film Poetry Festival, Athens, GR
2012 Summerquote, Re.Compression – Particle + Wave, Media Arts Festival, Calgary, AB
2012 What We Take With Us, video installation, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB
2011 Paper Moon, Cardboard Sky, video, 24es Instants Video at Le 104, Paris, FR
2011 DOWNTOWN, video poetry series, featured on Moving Poems – online anthology
2011 Walking on water, video, She Devil 5, MACRO, Rome, IT
2011 Paper Moon, Cardboard Sky, video, OIL, Emmedia, Calgary, AB
2011 Paper Moon, Cardboard Sky, video, OK.Quoi?!,Contemporary Arts Festival, Sackville, NB
2011 CAMEO, a research / creation project, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
2011 CAMEO, amphithéâtre du pavillon Clément-Cormier, l’Université de Moncton, NB
2011 MPB Celebrates the End of Television as We Know it, performance, various public settings
2011 MPB was there then, video installation, Struts Gallery – Members’ exhibition, Sackville, NB
2011 What We Take With Us, video installation, Galerie E Dans L’A, Moncton, NB
2011 Downunder, video, Atlantic Canada Showcase, Halifax Independent Filmmakers, Halifax, NS
2010 Soundbury, soundmapping project, FAAS 2 Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury, ON
2009 Jellyfish Philosophy, Passion as Fashion, videos, OK, QUOI Festival, Sackville, NB
2008 Jellyfish Philosophy, Passion as Fashion, videos, Urban Screens, Melbourne, AU
2008 Existence, video installation + selected videos, Galerie d’art Cohen, l’Université de Moncton, NB
2007 Downtown, Galerie Sans Nom – Subterfuge, 30th anniversary exhibition, Moncton, NB
2007 The Renovation, 20es Instants Vidéo, Marseilles, FR
2007 La Dauphine and other shorts, EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB
2007 La Dauphine, during ‘EXPLORER’, A.I.R. Vallauris, FR
2007 La Dauphine, exterior projection townsquare, Vallauris, FR
2006 The Dahmer Tapes, The Window, The Graveyard, The Cloud,
Weird Geographies tour, New Brunswick Filmakers’ Co-operative, Frederiction, NB
2005 Bye Bye Three-Quarter Inch, Alberta Scene Albertaine, National Archives Theatre, Ottawa, ON
2005 Bye Bye Three-Quarter Inch, Prairie Tales 7th Annual Tour of Alberta Film & Video, touring
2005 EMMAX, audio collective performance, Arts Birthday, audio-streaming, The New Gallery, AB
2005 Motivations for Dedication (To Public Causes), documentary, Mayworks, Calgary, AB
2004 Time Travel in This Moment & Downtown, EMMEDIA, launch, Calgary, AB
2004 The Window, Weird Geographies, ED Video, Guelph, ON
2004 immediacy dominoes, Artcity – Passing Moments, EMMEDIA Celebrates 25 Years, Calgary, AB
2004 Time Travel in This Moment, New Media Research Networks Conference, Charlottetown, PEI
2004 Bye Bye Three-Quarter Inch, video, Faculty Exhibition, IKG, ACAD, Calgary, AB
2004 EMMAX, Not White Christmas / White NOISE, Bubonic Tourist & Birds and Stone, Calgary, AB
2003 DOWNTOWN, video series, Faculty Exhibition, IKG – ACAD, Calgary, AB
2003 Summerquote, Fugitive Images: The Global Visions Video Lounge, Art Gallery of Edmonton, AB
2003 Summerquote, Herland Festival, Calgary, AB
2003 Summerquote, Interior Exteriors, Saw Video, Ottawa, ON
2002 Location Location Location: We are getting closer, wireless webcam project across Canada:
Emmedia-Calgary, Videopool-Winnipeg, Sawvideo-Ottawa, Atlantic Cultural Space Moncton.
2002 Summerquote, EMMEDIA, Activist Menu Screening, Calgary, AB
2002 The Window, Video Cite, La Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB + Transe Atlantique, Halifax, NS
1994 In Transit, University of Calgary – Introduction to Sociology, Calgary, AB,
1993 Slices of Life, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, (mediathèque), Mtl, QC
1993 In Transit, EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB
1992 Inspiration Café, on site screening at Inspiration Café, Chicago, IL
1992 Salman’s Head, SAIC, Gulf War Anniversary, Chicago, IL
1991 Alchemy, End of a Phase, National Film Board Theatre, Toronto, ON
1991 Slices of Life, EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB
1991 Montréal a Dream, W.O.W., New York, NY
1991 Montréal a Dream, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB
1990 Homecoming, screenings at: The National Gallery of Canada, Rewind, Ottawa, ON;
SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON; The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
1989 Homecoming, The New Gallery, Media Blitz, Calgary, AB
1988 Homecoming, National Gallery of Canada, New Works by Canadian Artists, Ottawa,ON
1988 Homecoming, screenings: SAW Gallery, Identifying Tracks, Ottawa, ON; Gallery A Space, The Working Artist, Toronto, ON (touring exhibition)
1987 Homecoming, screenings at: Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, NS; National Film Board Theatre,
Halifax, NS; Alliance Conference, Montréal, QC; Atlantic Film & Video Producers’ Conference,
Charlottetown, PEI

EXHIBITIONS (VISUAL ARTS)
2014 Poetry Ghost Squid, photograph, Made in Calgary: The 2000s, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2014-15 Self Portrait, NB Acquisitions Exhibition 2013-14, touring
2014-15 Trophy, sculpture, La Grande Visite II, Education and Tourism, Heritage and Culture, NB
2009 passion as fashion, poetry printed on roadsigns, Plein Air, Atelier Imago, Moncton, NB
2009 Virtual Horror, photos +essay, The Future of Peace, UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB
2007 MPB.docs, photos, Use, LINK Gallery, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, UK
2006 BHP prints, Imago Artist Run Print Studio, 20 years of contemporary printmaking, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Centre Universitaire de Moncton, Moncton, NB
2005 The Ghost Squid, Inkjet print + MPB performance, Faculty Exhibition, IKG, ACAD, Calgary, AB
2002 Wearegettingcloser People Poster, printed banner, Faculty Exhibition, IKG – ACAD, Calgary, AB
2001 Optimism + The Web of Time and Memory, Inkjet, essay, Faculty Exhibition, IKG, Calgary, AB
2001 Omega Pax, Installation during TRUNK75, ACAD Parkade, Calgary, AB
2001 Trophy, Lighted sculpture, NB Art Bank Acquisitions Touring Exhibition – 1999 – 2000
2000 Ce n’est pas une pipe, sculpture, Galerie d’Art l’Université de Moncton, NB
1999 Rush, Eastern Edge, (TRUNK©), Contemporary Visual Festival, St-John’s, NF
1999 Rush, Hamilton Artist Inc., (TRUNK©) Hamilton, ON
1999 Moods, painting, Galerie Moncton, Moncton City Hall, Moncton, NB
1998 Courage and Hope, commemorative sculpture, Galerie Moncton, Moncton City Hall
1998 Atlas, installation, Galerie George Goguen, Radio Canada, Moncton, NB
1998 Peripheral Progress, installation, Galerie d’Art Université Moncton, Moncton, NB
1996 Perpetual Motion Machine, print and online work, Galerie Virtuelle IMAGO Virtual Gallery
1996 The Time of the Day, installation, TRUNK© Gallery, Moncton, Sackville, NB
1987 Love vs. Technology, installation, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, NS

VIDEOGRAPHY
2016 Illumination, Collaboration with Daniel H. Dugas, HD video, 2 min 39 sec
2016 Leaving São Paulo, video (with Daniel H. Dugas), HD, 19 min 51 sec
2016 Cultural Flotsam, HD, 2 min
2015 Monocultural Stutter, HD, 3 min. 26 sec
2015 FLOW:BIG WATERS (collaboration with Daniel H. Dugas), HD, 22 min
-2015 Exotic Vs Exotic, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 48 sec
-2015 Nike, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 52 sec
-2015 Pilgrimage, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 04 sec
-2015 Nocturnal Submersion, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 2 min 20 sec
-2015 Things, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 42 sec
-2015 Death in the Morning – feathers, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 57 sec
-2015 Sweet Water Strand, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 39 sec
-2015 Cumulative, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 02 sec
-2015 Yonder, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 47 sec
-2015 In the Swamp,FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 2 min 09 sec
-2015 Death in the Morning – water, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 57 sec
-2015 One Hour, FLOW:BIG WATERS, HD video, 1 min 25 sec
2014 The Web of Time and Memory, HD, 1 min: 18 sec
2013 Annotation, HD, 2:00 min
2012 Missing Parade Notes, HD, 4:00 min
2012 Missing Parade Notes (version fr), HD, 4:00 min
2011 Paper Moon, SD, 1 min:12 sec
2011 Va Danser, SD, 1 min: 40 sec
2011 MPB Was There Then, HD, 1 min: 7 sec
2010 What We Take With Us, (collaboration with Daniel H. Dugas), HD, 22 min
-2010 Walking on Water, What We Take With Us, HD, 1 min : 10 sec
-2010 Samoa, What We Take With Us, HD, 2 min : 31 sec
-2010 Winter’s Hold, What We Take With Us, HD, 1 min : 11 sec
-2010 Animals, What We Take With Us, HD, 1 min : 3 sec
-2010 Bunny Boilover, What We Take With Us, HD, 1 min : 3 sec
-2010 Kookaburra, What We Take With Us, HD, 44 sec
-2010 Dreaming Dread, What We Take With Us, HD, 2 min: 22 sec
-2010 Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport – What We Take With Us, HD video, 4 min
-2010 Red – What We Take With Us, HD video, 2 min 50 sec
-2010 Goat Island – What We Take With Us, HD video, 1 min 15 sec
-2010 Callan Park – What We Take With Us, HD video, 2 min 20 sec
-2010 Waga-Waga – What We Take With Us, HD video, 45 sec
-2010 Endlessly – What We Take With Us, HD video 2 min
2009 Air Swimming Voodoo, HD, 2 min: 12 sec
2008 Existence, SD, 3 min: 12 sec
2008 Existence : le passe et le present (version francais) SD, 3 min: 12 sec
2008 Jellyfish Philosophy, SD, 1 min: 35 sec
2008 Passion as Fashion, SD, 56 sec
2007 The Renovation, SD, 5:00 min
2007 Mystery Lives: A Surprising Comment, SD, 2 min: 55 sec
2007 Monster: A Mystery, SD, 5 min: 10 sec
2006 La Dauphine, SD, 18 min: 30 sec
2005 Motivations for Dedication (To Public Causes), documentary, SD, 48:00 min
2005 A Mystery: Featuring the Ghost Squid, SD, 5 min: 50 sec
2004 Bye Bye Three-Quarter Inch, SD, 6 min: 40 sec
2004 Bye Bye Three-Quarter Inch (split screen, extended version), SD, 10:00 min
2004 Greater Expectations, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 1 min: 40 sec
2004 Ping Pong, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 2 min: 42 sec
2004 Babbling and the Beauty of Accents, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 2 min: 6 sec
2004 Reported, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 2 min: 3 sec
2004 If Existence Had Wings, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 2 min: 17 sec
2004 Life Imitating Art, Time Travel in This Moment, SD,  2 min: 17 sec
2004 Futile Exercise, Time Travel in This Moment, SD,  1 min: 58 sec
2004 Identity Crisis: Medusa’s New Game, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 2min: 14 sec
2004 Immediacy Dominoes: Be Like Me or Begone, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 2 min: 48 sec
2004 Missing, Time Travel in This Moment, SD, 1 min: 26 sec
2004 The Window (remix from The Dahmer tapes 1992), SD, 2 min: 2 sec
2003 In Your Wildest Dreams, Downtown, SD, 1 min: 6 sec
2003 Watching, Downtown, SD, 1 min: 41 sec
2003 Splitting Image,  Downtown, SD, 1 min: 31 sec
2003 Pastimes, Downtown, SD,  1 min: 22 sec
2003 Nature, Downtown, SD, 1 min: 7 sec
2002 Summerquote, SD, 3 min: 52 sec
2001 Pilgrim’s Progress, SD, 4:00 min
2001 The Principal Dancer, SD, 6:00 min
1993 In Transit, SD, 24 min : 30 sec
1992 Precious Moments in Life, SD, #1, 4:00 min
1992 Precious Moments in Life, SD, #2, 4:00 min
1992 Precious Moments in Life, SD, #3, 4:00 min
1992 Café Inspiration, SD
1992 Salman’s Head, SD, 8:00 min
1991 Work and Love, Slices of Life, SD, 3:00 min
1991 Wish to Dream, Slices of Life, SD, 3 min: 30 sec
1991 Limit, Slices of Life, SD, 2 min: 30 sec
1991 Roundabout, Slices of Life, SD, 5 min: 30 sec
1991  Headlines, Slices of Life, SD, 2 min: 10 sec
1991 The Window, The Dahmer Tapes, SD, 2 min: 2 sec
1991 The Graveyard, The Dahmer Tapes, SD, 2 min: 2 sec
1991 The Cloud, The Dahmer Tapes, SD, 2 min: 2 sec
1990 Montréal a Dream, SD, 9:00 min
1987 Alchemy, End of a Phase, SD, 7:00 min
1987 Public Gardens, 16mm, 12 min
1986 Homecoming, SD, 7 min

TEACHING / EDUCATION / RESIDENCIES
2017 Artist in Residence Program at the Deering Estate, Miami, FL
2014 AIRIE, Artists In Residence In Everglades, Everglades National Park, FL
2013- University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Visual Arts, Sydney, AU
2001-07 Instructor, Media Arts + Digital Technologies, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB
Video Production + Related Creation Software, Digital Arts Seminars
2010 Faculty Online Training, Meritus University, NB, Canada (University of Phoenix, AZ)
2009 Research Residency – Visiting Scholar, Film & Digital Arts studio, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (SCA), What We Take With Us
2008 Robert McKee – Story Seminar, Los Angeles, CA
2007 HD Seminar, SAIT and University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2006 A.I.R. Vallauris, FR
2002 Anti-racism Response Certificate, Member ACAD Diversity Advisory Committee, Calgary, AB
1995 Radio Writing Workshop, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
1994 Radio Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
1991-93 Master of Fine Arts Degree, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
1989-90 Associate in the Media Arts, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
1986-87 Fine Arts Studies, Nova Scotia College of Art + Design, Halifax, NS
1982 Pilchuck Glass School residency, Stanwood, WA
1981-84 Diploma in the Visual Arts (GLASS), ACA – SAIT, Calgary, AB

CURATOR / ORGANIZER
2015 Text(e) / Image / Beat, co-curator, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB
2007 MPB CURATES 2007
2003 Focus on Diversity, Coordinator, ACAD Diversity Advisory Committee / EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB
2001 TRUNK75, ACAD Parkade, Calgary, AB
2000 The Port Elgin Tea Party, Drawings by teenage students at the Port Elgin Community
Association, exhibited at the Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB
1996-97 TRUNK©, Moncton, Sackville, Dieppe, NB

AWARDS
2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2006, Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant, Media Arts Program
2014, 2012, 2000, New Brunswick Arts Board, Creation Grant
2016, 2014, 2013,1999, New Brunswick Arts Direction, Career Development – arts by invitation
2013, University of Sydney, Post Graduate Research Support Scheme
2014, 2009, New Brunswick Arts Board, Career Development – artist in residence
2012, New Brunswick Arts Board, Documentation Grant,
2009, University of Sydney, Research Residency Visiting Scholar/Film & Digital Art Studio
2007, 2006, 2005, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Project Multidisciplinary Grant
2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, Alberta College of Art and Design, Faculty Research Award
2004, 1999, Canada Council, Inter-Arts, Travel Grant
2002, Canada Council Creation Grant, Spoken and Electronic Words Program
2000, Artists-in-Schools Residency Program, Arts Development Branch
1999, Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation Grant
1998, December 6th Committee – commemorative sculpture
1994, The Banff Centre / Chameleon Arts Society, Radio Project Grant
1992, International Students Scholarship, SAIC
1990, Alberta Culture Film & Literary, Arts Production Grant – Video
1987 Atlantic Film Festival, Merit Award for Concept

COLLECTIONS
The National Gallery of Canada (video – Homecoming + MPB Curates 2007, DVD + catalogue) / The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (photographs) / The Alberta College of Art + Design (video) / The National Park Service Collection / The New Brunswick Art Bank / The City of Moncton /

RECENT BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015 Man Changes Nature as Nature Changes Man, Art and science collaborate in “anthropoScene”, Anne Tschida Biscayne Times,Miami, FL p. 62-63
2015 Extreme Stratum, Exhibition essay for AnthropoScene: Art and Nature in a Manufactured Era, Felice Grodin, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2015 Deux artistes acadiens en Floride, Sylvie Mousseau, Acadie Nouvelle, NB, p. 25
2013 World Portable Gallery Convention 2012, Michael Eddy, Michael McCormack, EyeLevel Gallery, p 12, 65-70
2012 Ruins, Isabelle Gadoin & Catherine Lanone, Colloque de la SÉAC Numéro 43, Études britanniques contemporaines, Université de Poitiers/Université Paris 3, p 5 – 12
2012 Soundbury, Hors Lieux, une rétrospective, Thierry Bisonnette,, Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, p 23, 60 – 61
2012 Essay for: What We Take With Us, Tomas Jonsson,, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB

About Valerie LeBlanc

Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, pluri-­disciplinary artist and writer Valerie LeBlanc has worked in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her creations travel between poetry, performance, visual and written theory. Valerie LeBlanc has been creating video poetry since the mid 1980’s, and is the creator of the MediaPackBoard (MPB), portable screening / performance device. In the fall of 2012, she published her play The Raft, through Basic Bruegel Editions.

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