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Jocelyne Prince: Atelier LePrince

Jocelyne Prince. El Greco ReVisited Live Event (2013). Photo Eric Corliss.

IKG Modular Gallery | Main Mall
January 11 to February 9, 2014
Artist’s Talk | January 15, 7:00 PM, Annex C
Live Event | January 22, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Mixed-media artist Jocelyne Prince is in residence in the Glass program at ACAD throughout the month of January 2014. In association with the residency, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery presents an exhibition of Prince’s work in the IKG Modular Gallery, Main Mall. The exhibition will include video and large-scale photographic documentation of some of Prince’s live performances, as well as a metal and glass site-specific sculpture that will evolve over the course of the residency. A live video feed from the Glass hot shop will also be on view, showcasing production and process work throughout the month. The exhibition and residency will culminate in a special performance event held in the gallery space and involving student participants.

Jocelyne Prince. El Greco ReVisited Live Event (2013). Photo Eric Corliss.

Jocelyne Prince grew up in St. Boniface, a Francophone community in Winnipeg. Following a distinctly aleatory path she received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and then hung out in punk clubs in Montreal looking to avoid most everything. She did go on to pursue an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibits her work in museums and alternative galleries and venues across North America, Europe and Asia. Upcoming and recent exhibitions and events include: Fiasco Toyama, Japan, El Greco ReVisited, Tacoma, WA, Oluf Høst Sunrise ReVisited, Bornholm, Denmark, Roda Blommor, Reyjmyre, Sweden (Art Lab), and Enacting the Screen, Brick + Mortar Video Festival, Greenfield, MA. She has received several grants and most recently was awarded a Howard Fellowship. Prince lives and works in Providence, where she is an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Glass and Digital + Media Departments. 

Jocelyne Prince: Atelier LePrince is the inaugural iteration of the IKG Modular Gallery, which aims to offer visiting faculty and artists a flexible, professionally appointed exhibition or event space, animate ACAD’s Main Mall, and engage students, faculty, staff and the public through alternative contemporary programming in visual arts, craft, emerging media and design.

The IKG would like to acknowledge the important support of the Alberta College of Art + Design, the Rawlinson Fund Visiting Artist/Designer Initiative, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, CADA and an anonymous donor. Gratitude is extended to Lucky Leone, Natali Rodrigues, Tyler Rock, Stephen Lamb, Dale Vanden Berg, Joe Kelly, Kyle Whitehead, Alex Moon, and students in the Glass program.