P. N. LeBlanc

Pierre N. LeBlanc, spokesperson ov thee C.G.C.

On October 28th, 1963 Gédéon Thibodeau was born. On December 24th of the same year, he was adopted and became Pierre Noël LeBlanc. At the age of thirteen he received his first 35mm camera, but he still had his sights set on becoming a scientist. In 1984 a particularly astute invertebrate biology professor told him that he had nothing resembling a scientific thought process, not even a bit. In 1984, Pierre becomes a student at the Visual Arts Department of the Université de Moncton (1984-88); he continued to follow his research and his passions at the MFA programme at Montréal’s Concordia University (1989-92).

In 1991, the Commission GEDEON Commission was born. The C.G.C. is the agent provocateur of Mr. LeBlanc’s cultural enterprises. It offers a philosophical space that allows for the incorporation of the ideas and the identities of the artist and his processes. The C.G.C. encompasses the artist’s influences, his inspirations coming mostly from literary, cinematographic and televisual spaces. The C.G.C. seeks the subversion of the cult of the personality, the ivory tower and the notion of the absolute originality of the creator of visual culture, and to give homage to Gilles Deleuze.

Since 1992, Pierre N. LeBlanc has taught Digital Imaging/New Media, Photography and Printmaking first at Concordia University, then at the Université de Moncton and today at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland and has a studio in Curling.