Artist and Curator Bios
Interdisciplinary artist Pierre Tremblay is an Associate Professor in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. He teaches in the Film and the MFA Documentary Media programs. His artistic practice, combining new technologies and video, questions the world in flux, how we see and perceive. Recent projects include 300 Days of Indulgence – Negotiating with the Beyond, Continuum and Portraits in a Sentence. Exhibitions of recent note include Meta Incognita, at The Photographers’s Gallery – The Wall, London, England, Dans la nuit des images, at the Grand Palais, Paris, and le Mois de la Photo 2009, Montreal, along with festival screenings in Canada, Italy, Australia, China and Brazil. His work can be found in France at the Musee Carnavalet, Bibliotheque Nationale and the Musee Rodin. In his role at Ryerson, Tremblay has facilitated conferences and edited books that have brought scholars and artists from Ontario, Quebec and France together for cross-cultural exchange on a variety of new media topics.
Don Snyder studied photography with Walker Evans at Yale and Minor White in the graduate program at MIT. He was the first Curator of Photography at the Addison Gallery of American Art, where he presented exhibitions of many photographers associated with Black Star, Life, or Magnum, including Bruce Davidson, Eugene Richards, Inge Morath and Bill Burke. At Ryerson he established the Image Arts (IMA) Gallery at 80 Spadina Avenue, now celebrating its 22nd year, and he was twice Chair of the School of Image Arts. Snyder was also instrumental in the founding of Function, the School's annual publication of student work, essays and interview.
Recent curatorial projects have included exhibitions of work by photographers James Karales, Clemens Kalischer and Martin Weinhold; recent lectures have included presentations at the 2011- AAO Conference in Thunder Bay, at Le Fresnoy in France (2012) and the University of Quebec in Montreal, and at the A&A Lecture Series at the Ryerson Image Centre, both in 2013.