Luanne Martineau

Office location: Visual Arts Building A240

Areas of Research & Creative Activity
Martineau’s art practice explores the places in between art genres, engaging a long tradition of social satire within contemporary art. Combining various methods of craft and the legacies of 1960s fine art, Martineau blurs the boundaries between style and ideology as well as high modernist art and the baseness of the body.

Art 150 Introduction to Contemporary Art Theory: Practice and Criticism
Art 202 Drawing
Art 300 Drawing
Art 306 Studies in Drawing, Photo, Media and Interdisciplinary Practice, I.
Art 380 Curatorial Direction

Brief Biography
Luanne Martineau is an Assistant Professor of Drawing and Art Theory at the University of Victoria. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1970, Martineau studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Alberta College of Art & Design, completing her MFA at the University of British Columbia in 1995. Martineau joined UVic’s Visual Arts Department in 2002.

Selected Professional & Creative Achievements
Martineau was the recipient of the 2007 Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award for the Visual Arts, and in 2009 represented British Columbia for the Sobey Art Award of Canada. Martineau was a guest lecturer at the Tate Modern for the Banff Centre for the Arts and Middlesex University symposium Informal Architecture and has most recently exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Power Plant, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal.
Martineau is represented in the public art collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Oakville Galleries, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Selected Publications:

2010     Luanne Martineau, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Québec. Catalogue
Visceral Bodies, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC. Catalogue

2009     Peculiar Culture: The Contemporary Baroque of Luanne Martineau, Jake and  Dinos Chapman, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Catalogue
Sobey Art Award 2009, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS. Catalogue
How Soon Is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC. Catalogue

2008     Informal Architectures, Black Dog Publishing and Plug In Editions. Catalogue

2007     The Biennale de Montréal 2007, The Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal (CIAC), Montreal, Quebec. Catalogue

2006     FREAKOUT (temporal bodies), Flask Publications, Victoria BC. Artist Book.

2005     Just My Imagination MMB Collective and Museum London, London ON.   Catalogue

2003     For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver   BC. Catalogue

2002     Hammertown, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC. Catalogue
Lubberland 2, Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB. Catalogue
Kim Adams: Street Works, AGCINK, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary AB. Catalogue