Ginette Legaré's artistic practice focuses on the instrumentalist and documentary possibilities of recovered objects through their potential to embody, displace, or suggest meaning. Over the years, her mixed media constructs and installations have explored the social, cultural and perceptual contexts that inform such objects' relationships with materiality. Legaré was born in Québec City and now lives and works in Toronto. She earned a BFA from Laval University and an MFA from York University. Her works have been exhibited in numerous solo, duo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, and in France, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan, and the United States. These have been the subject of reviews and comments, published in periodicals, newspapers and catalogues.
A full professor at the Ontario College of Art & Design University, where she served one term as Chair of the Sculpture/Installation Program, Ginette Legaré has also taught at York University and in the Sheridan Institute/University of Toronto Collaborative Art and Art History program. As well, she has been a visiting artist and lecturer in galleries and universities across Canada and abroad, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.
Ginette Legaré has also participated in various committees in cultural and public institutions, and is a former member of Cold City Gallery and of Mercer Union's board of directors, through which she organized and co-curated with Alain Reinaudo 'For Lack of Evidence', a group exhibition held in Toronto and at the Château de la Roche-Guyon, France. Ginette Legaré's work is featured in public and private collections in Canada and internationally. She is represented by the Birch Contemporary gallery, in Toronto.
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