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Renée Lear was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

EDUCATION

2006         MFA, Visual Arts, York University, Toronto, Canada.
2000         BFA, New Media, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

2021         (Forthcoming) Every Shot from Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Cameraas an Animated GIF, MUTA, Lima, Peru.
2017          Every Shot from Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Cameraas an Animated GIF, Array Space, Toronto, Canada.
2017
         Every Shot from Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera as an Animated GIF, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, USA.
2013          Time not a video, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada.
2012          Transition Practice, Experimental Film Festival Portland, White Box Gallery, Portland, USA.
2011           Lost Signal Saturdays with Renée, Art and Drinks, Toronto, Canada. Video lounge/observia created and curated by John Oswald. 
2010          Transition Practice, A Month of Sundays, Multi-discipline Performance Series, Toronto, Canada.
2010           Live Video Mixing, Pleasure Dome New Toronto Works Show, Double Double Land, Toronto, Canada.
2008-09 Lighthouse (The Full Moon Series), Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada.
2007          I Deal Window, Nuit Blanche, Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada.
2007          Darling Window Under Wrap and Darling Window (400 photographs in 13 seconds), A Month of Sundays Multi-discipline Performance Series, Toronto, Canada.
2007         Live Video Mixing, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Canada.
2006         Public Window, Public Journal Launch, Magpie, Toronto, Canada.
2006         Lighthouse, Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada.
2004         DJ Tipper Mix, Labyrinth, Toronto, Canada. Live video mixing for UK DJ Tipper.
2004         NuBreed Mix, El Mocambo, Toronto, Canada.  Live video mixing for Australian band Nu Breed.
2003         Contingent Rhythms, Studio Exhibit, Ward–Wallace Studios, Toronto, Canada.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021         Moonstruck, the plumb, Toronto, Canada.
2020        Here You Can Only Gain Respect by Killing Other Men, New Toronto Works Tour presented by Pleasure Dome in partnership with: The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria, BC; Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, SK; Winnipeg Film Group, MB; PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK; Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC
; Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Online screening events.
2020         Here You Can Only Gain Respect by Killing Other Men, Pleasure Dome New Toronto Works, Toronto, Canada. 
2013
         Renée Taking a Sip of Water (Human and Video in Motion), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada.
2013          Landscape Series, The Wire Edits, The Invisible Monster Chapter 1: Slaves of the Phantom, top left corner one-ninth in Under New Management:  Video Rental Store, Access Gallery at: Vancouver; ODD Gallery, Dawson City; New Gallery, Calgary; Third Space Gallery, Saint John; Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia; Union Gallery, Kingston, Canada.
2011-12    Landscape Series, The Wire Edits, Exploding Head Shots, Otters in Three, The Invisible Monster Chapter 1: Slaves of the Phantom, top left corner one-ninth, TV Series, Art and Drinks, Toronto, Canada. Video lounge/observia created and curated by John Oswald.
2011           Commute, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto, Canada.
2008         Cosmopolis, Up Darling 4, Toronto, Canada.
2007         In the Hall of the Mountain King, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada.
2007         Live Video Mixing, Projectionist’s Expo, Adrift, Toronto, Canada.
2007         Window Gazing, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke,  Canada.
2006         Augusta Window (sunlight through the trees), Nuit Blanche, 64 Steps Contemporary Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.
2006         Sunset Through Augusta Window, 64 Steps Contemporary Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.
2006         The Invisible Monster Chapter 1: Slaves of the Phantom, top left corner one-ninth, Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts Gallery, York University, Toronto, Canada.
2006         The Invisible Monster Chapter 1: Slaves of the Phantom, top left corner one-ninth, 64 Steps Contemporary Art and Design, Toronto, Canada.
2005         Otters in Three, Goldfarb Center for Fine Arts Gallery, York University, Toronto, Canada.

COLLABORATIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY EVENTS, PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS

2020         
The Titillators Concert Video, Arraymusic, Toronto, Canada. Online event for the Rat-drifting music series.
2019          In the Fire, The Rhubarb Festival,  Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, Canada. Video projections with aerial performer Holly Treddenick.
2019         The Jenni House Waltz, Available Light Film Festival, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse,  Canada.  Video and dance performance with dancer Aimée Dawn Robinson and live music by Scott Maynard and Sam Gallagher. 
2018           Video-Dance Hybrid Improvisations, video and dance performances with dancer Aimée Dawn Robinson at the Jenni House Artist Residency, Whitehorse, Canada.
2018         
  Bestiary,  Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Canada. Single-channel videos and video installation  with ceramic artist Janet Macpherson.
2017          Every Shot from Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Cameraas an Animated GIF, Array Space, Toronto, Canada.  Video presentation with live soundtrack by musician Ryan Driver.
2017
         A Canadian Bestiary, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada. Single-channel videos and video installation  with ceramic artist Janet Macpherson.
2015          Ramble, SummerWorks Performance Festival, The Theatre Centre, Toronto, Canada. Live video mixing, with dancer Aimée Dawn Robinson and musician Scott Maynard.
2014          Hands-on (Hands) and The Work Edit, Toronto’s Festival of House Culture, Toronto, Canada.  Live video mixing and single-channel video projection with musician Justin Haynes.
2014          Grub-a-Dub (feat. Dr. Seuss), Tranzac Club, Toronto, Canada. Food, music and video event with musician Ryan Driver and chef Sam Higgs.
2013          The Ballads Reimagined, Saving Gigi, Toronto, Canada . Video projection installation with musicians Lisa Conway and Isla Craig.
2012           I’ll Sit Beside Myself, A Month of Sundays, Multi-discipline Performance Series, Toronto, Canada. Live video/music performance with musician Jennifer Castle.
2011           Rēcord/Rĕcord 2, The Sapphire Room, Peterborough, Canada. Video mixing with DJ Helen M.
2011           Rēcord/Rĕcord 1, Holy Oak Café, Toronto, Canada. Two-channel video projections with DJ Helen M.
2010          Monster Dinner Party: Beast Feast, The Piston, Toronto, Canada. Food, music, and live video event with musician Ryan Driver and chef Sam Higgs.
2008         Exploding Head Shots, Hub 14, Toronto, Canada. Single-channel video projection with musicians Ryan Driver and Justin Haynes.
2008        The Balloons of India, Hub 14, Toronto, Canada. Video mixing performance with musician Ryan Driver.
2008         King Kaboom!, Sun TV television broadcast. Live video projections for Deep Dark United music performance.
2007         In The Mix: Improvised Media Performance Series, Spin Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Video mixing performance with musician Ryan Driver.
2007         Images Festival / Wavelength, Sneaky Dee’s, Toronto, Canada. Live video mixing with musical artists Tinkertoy.
2005         Grub-a-dub, Tranzac Club, Toronto, Canada .  Monthly food, music, live video events with musician Ryan Driver and chef Sam Higgs.
2004         Window Array – Percussion Array and Hand Filters, Rat-drifting Experimental Music and Art Series, Arraymusic Studio, Toronto, Canada.  Live site-specific video mixing  with composer/musician  Martin Arnold.

SCREENINGS

2021         (Forthcoming) This Time You’re Safe, but I’ll Kill You Anyway…Sooner or Later, MOTELX, Lisbon, Portugal, EU.
2020        Here You Can Only Gain Respect by Killing Other Men, New Toronto Works Tour presented by Pleasure Dome in partnership with: The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria, BC on November 18, 2020; Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, SK, Winnipeg Film Group, MB, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK on October 28, 2020; Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC on October 16, 2020; Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA on December 16 – 20, 2020. Online screening events.
2020         Here You Can Only Gain Respect by Killing Other Men, Pleasure Dome New Toronto Works, Toronto, Canada.
2020         
Here You Can Only Gain Respect by Killing Other Men, Cosmic Rays Film Festival, Chapel Hill,  USA.
2019          Summer, YYZ Artist’s Outlet, Toronto, Canada.
2017     
   They Call This Everything and Careless Thoughts, Array Space, Toronto, Canada.
2014          Landscape #10, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2014          Landscape #10, A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise,  music and art festival, Netherlands.
2014          Landscape #12, Powerstation of Art, Shanghai, China.
2012          Landscape #6,  #10 & #12, Images Festival, Toronto, Canada.
2012          Landscape #12, The One Minute Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2012          Landscape #7, Canadian Film Centre “A World of Shorts”, NFB, Mediatheque, Toronto, Canada.
2011           Landscape #2, Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, England, UK.
2011           Landscape #7, Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.
2011           Landscape #7 & #12, The One Minute Series, Amsterdam Museum, deBuren, Brussels, and Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
2010          Commute, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, USA.
2010          Commute, A Month of Sundays, Multi-discipline Performance Series, Toronto, Canada.
2010          Commute, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada.
2010          Commute, Pleasure Dome New Toronto Works Show, Tranzac Club, Toronto, Canada.
2008         Exploding Head Shots, Hub 14, Toronto, Canada.
2007         Mummy Mix, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada.
2007         Otters in Three, Le Téléphone Rouge, Sherbrooke, Canada.
2005         The Kiss, Splice This! Super 8 Film Festival, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Canada.

COMMISSIONED WORKS

2020         The Titillators Concert Video, Arraymusic, Toronto, Canada.  
2018          Summer, official music video for the album Scrappy Art Rock You Can Dance To by Josh Thorpe.
2017
          Careless Thoughts and They Call This Everything, official music videos for the album Careless Thoughts by Ryan Driver,  released by Tin Angel Records, UK.
2017          The Migration Stops Here, Zugunruhe and Slip & Slide, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada.
2013          Time not a video, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada.
2013          Renée Taking a Sip of Water (Human and Video in Motion), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada.
2012          Crayola Green, single-channel video for the Sikkens Foundation and One Minutes Foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2010          Album artwork for Warm Weather with Ryan Driver by Eric Chenaux, released by Constellation Records, Montréal, Canada.