Guillaume Brisson-Darveau lives in Montreal and holds a Master's degree in Visual Arts from Laval University (Quebec, Canada) He also began a Ph.D. program in Arts Studies and Practices last year at the UQAM (Montreal, Canada). His work was presented in Canada, Germany, Chile, Switzerland, Scotland, Spain and Japan. Notably as part of the exhibition Dobles de proximidad at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (2018, Chile), Art Souterrain (2017, Canada), the NEoN Digital Arts Festival (2016, Scotland) and through his collaborations at nachtspeicher23 (2018, Germany), Diagonale (2013, Canada) and Arprim (2012, Canada). He was involved in numerous artist residencies in Canada and abroad, such as Atelier Mondial (Switzerland, 2018), Est-Nord-Est (2016, Canada) and the Banff Center (2015, Canada). His work has received support by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec in the last years.
After graduating from London College of Printing in 2002, I was awarded a 2 year funded residency at Manchester School of Art, where I also worked as an Associate Lecturer until 2010. In 2011 I relocated to Japan, where my interest in printmaking developed. As joint recipient of a British Council International development award in 2015, I initiated a collaborative project at IMPACT 9 Printmaking Conference in China. The project traveled to Southern Graphics Conference International (SGCI) in Portland, USA in 2016. Later that year I was awarded a one year residency with VARC (Visual Artists in Rural Communities), in a remote part of Northumberland where I am still currently based.
Residencies at Hospitalfield in Scotland, Kala Art Institute in California and NES in Northern Iceland have informed a collaborative approach to research and developed an exploration in durational work in combination with printmaking. Works are held in public and private collections including Tate Britain, Yale Center for British Art, Stanford University, Chelsea College of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, State Library of Queensland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Recent work has been presented at Art Toronto, The London Art Fair and The University of Hawaii, where I was joint-recipient of the Awagami Paper Prize.