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Jean Pierre Larocque






Jean Pierre Larocque


BFA Concordia University (1986)
MFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (1988)


Prior to joining Concordia, Jean-Pierre Larocque has lived and worked in Montreal as a self-supporting artist for 10 years. From 1990 to 2000 he taught full-time at a number of institutions across North America including Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, the University of Athens in Georgia, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and California State University, Long Beach near Los Angeles. In 2004, Larocque was commissioned to create a large solo exhibition for the reopening of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics in Toronto. Entitled Jean-Pierre Larocque: Clay Sculpture and Drawings, the exhibition, accompanied by a catalogue, opened in 2006. A film of the project was presented at the International Festival of Films on Art later that year. His work was featured in Raw/Medium/Rare/Well Done, the ceramics exhibition in the FOFA Gallery in March 2009.
















Né à Montréal en 1953, Jean-Pierre Larocque suit une formation en dessin et en gravure à l’Université du Québec à Montréal au cours des années soixante dix. Plus tard il se consacre à la céramique qu’il étudie à l’Université Concordia pour ensuite obtenir une maîtrise de l’université Alfred de New York.

Ayant vécu et enseigné aux États-Unis pendant une dizaine d’années, l’artiste entreprend également de nombreux voyages en Europe et en Asie. Ses œuvres font parti de nombreuses collections publiques et privées en plus d’être exposées régulièrement en Amérique du Nord. L’exposition solo Trapping Shadows a inauguré le nouveau Gardiner Museum of Ceramics de Toronto en 2006. Jean-Pierre Larocque réside et travaille à Montréal.









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