‘I composed this sculptural and light piece by associations of a neuronal network, transparent colors and painter's accessories, as to suggest a cartographic paradigm of my practice where the brain is the territory and the viewer’s eye the map'
Philippe Boissonnet creates installations of artworks that encompass several forms of artistic expression: drawing, photography, sculpture, holography, video and digital imagery. A selection of these installations with holograms were brought together for his exhibition ‘Uncertain Worlds’ (2014) at the HoloCenter – Long Island City Clock Tower Gallery, New York. In 2017 he participated in ‘The Transparent Travel’ a performance of artists with their artwork in plexiglass rolling suitcases in public spaces around Venice and Manhattan, curated by The Two Gullivers.
Boissonnet’s artwork has been exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Canada, United States, Colombia, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, Japan, and Europe. In 1983 he received the Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation award for his works combining drawing and photocopier images and a Shearwater Foundation award for his holographic art in 1998.
Philippe Boissonnet was born in France where he studied visual arts in Angers (Fine Arts School) and Paris (University La Sorbonne). He migrated to Montreal in 1985 where he completed his PhD in arts at UQAM (2013). Since 1993, he has been a professor of visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Boissonnet has been part of several artist‐in‐residency programs such as The Fringe Research Holographics Lab (Toronto, 1984–1985), the Dirección Nacional del Antártico (Argentina, 2007) and the HoloCenter Pulse Laser Holography Studio at Ohio State University (USA, 2012).