Philippe Boissonnet was born and studied visual arts in France. He came to Montréal in 1982 where he completed his M.A. (1983) and his Phd (2013) at University UQAM. Since 1993, he is a full-time professor of visual and media arts at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières where he is leading a research group of artists and professors (URAV, http://www.uqtr.ca/urav). He received the Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation Award (Canada, 1983) for his works combining drawing and photocopier images and he won the Shearwater Foundation Award for Holographic Arts (1998) for his works incorporating holograms into interactive installations.
Boissonnet’s artwork has been exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Canada, United States, France, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, Japan, Austria, Finland and England. His artworks encompass several forms of artistic expression: drawing, photography, sculpture, holography, video and digital imagery. He recently presented a selection of light and holographic works from the last 20 years at the Holocenter Vault Gallery (2014, New York).