Project Description

Dominique Blain

Dominique Blain was born in Montréal, Canada in 1957. As a French Canadian she works both in Quebec and California. Although Blain’s work deals with universal issues of history, war and imperialism her own historical and cultural perspective is never far from her subject matter. In her thoughtful manipulation of archival material she never compromises the original meaning, which gives great power and credibility to her work.

Having had both solo and group shows in Canada she began exhibiting in the states in the late 80’s. Recently she had a traveling solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, which was accompanied by a catalog and in 1992 was included in the 9th Biennale in Sydney Australia. Blain has a considerable bibliography including more than thirty catalogs and favorable reviews in important publications such as Artforum, ARTnews and The Los Angeles Times. Her work is represented in public collections throughout the States and Canada

EDUCATION
1996 Film Studies, New York Film Academy, New York, NY
1976-1979  Bachelor in Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

AWARDS
2009 “Les Elles de l’art” prize from Pratt & Whitney and Conseil des arts de Montréal
2009 Conception and Realization of the international prize “Woman of Courage” for Reporters without Borders and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 BLACKOUT, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2013  Blancs de memoire (Memory Bank), Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, Canada
2013 Dominique Blain: Mindscapes, Volta NY, New York, NY
2012 Missa, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
2009 Europe annee 0, Musee de l’Europe, Wroclaw, Pologne
2008 Europe annee 0, Musee de l’Europe, Bruxelles, Belgium
2007 Dominique Blain, Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Canada
2006 Dominique Blain, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
2006 Territoires, Musée Regional de Rimouski & Art Gallery of Sherbrooke University, Canada
2005 Dominique Blain, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
2004 Dominique Blain, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
2004 Monuments, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada
2002 Dominique Blain, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Dominique Blain, Bentley  Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 Fragments of Unity, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
2000 Inscape, University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 Dominique Blain, Montreal Telegraphe, Montreal, Canada
1999 Bearing Witness, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
1998 Dominique Blain, Mediation, Musee des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Quebec, Canada 1998 and Sala 1, Rome, Italia
1998 Dominique Blain, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1998 Chorus, The Museum of Science et Industry, Manchester, England
1998 Dominique Blain, Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
1997 Land, installation in situ, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland
1997 Chorus, installation in situ, Montreal, Canada
1997 Dominique Blain, Arnolfini, Bristol, Zone Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, Cambridge Darkroom, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
1997 Mediation, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
1996 Dominique Blain, Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1995 Inner Sanctum, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995 Dominique Blain, Western Gallery, University of Bellingham, WA
1995 Dominique Blain, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1994 Dominique Blain, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
1994 Dominique Blain, Southern Alberta Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British-Columbia, Vancouver, Colombie Britanique; Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, Nouveau Brunswick, Canada
1993 Suspended Beliefs, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993 The Primitive Room, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
1992 Dominique Blain, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
1992 Missa, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
1991 The Primitive Rooms, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Dominique Blain, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Dominique Blain, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, Canada
1989 Dominique Blain, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
1987 Dominique Blain, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, Canada
1985 Peaces, Studio 701, Montreal, Canada
1985 Dominique Blain, Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, France and Rome, Italia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 Ces artistes qui impriment, Grande bibliotheque et Centre d’archive de Montreal, Canada
2010 Femmes artistes, l’éclatement des frontières, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, Canada
2008 Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Montreal, Canada
2008 Moral Fiber: Textiles from the Nickle Collection, Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Canada
2007 Subversive Moves, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, ID
2005 Le cynisme, La Manif’ d’art de Quebec, Quebec, Canada
2005 Vox populi, Musee de la civilisation, Quebec, Canada
2003 Are you taking to me?, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal; Galerie d’art de l’Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada
2003 Doublures, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Quebec, Canada
2003 L’école des femmes, Musee d’art de Joliette, Canada
2002 Animal de compagnie, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
2002 Le corps et ses absences, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2002 L’art en marche, Bibliotheque et archives du Musee des beaux-arts du Canada, Canada
2002 Les siècles de l’image, Musee d’art de Joliette, Quebec, Canada
2001 De l’humain dans la collection, Musee régional de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
2001 La nature des choses, Centre d’exposition du Vieux-Palais, St-Jerome, Canada
2001 La transparence du reel ou l’engagement,  Musee regional de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
2000 The New Republic, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
2000 Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada
2000 La nature des choses, curated by Nathalie de Blois, Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
2000 The Fashion Statement, Galerie Art-Mur, Montreal, Canada
2000 La transparence du reel ou l’engagement,  Musee regional de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
1999 El cos, la llengua, les paraules, la pell, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelone, Italy
1999 Beyond the Print, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, AZ
1999 The New Republic, Canada House Gallery, London, England
1999 Double Trouble, Museo de Monterrey, Mexique, Museo Universitario Contemporaneo de Arte, Mexico
1999 Redefining the Still Life: Selection from the permanent collection, Galerie d’art Leonard & Bina Ellen, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
1999 Espaces Interieur, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
1998 Trames de mémoire, Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Oakville Galleries, Oakville and Mount St-Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada
1998 Monumental Propaganda, Kennisaw State University, GA
1997 Dominique Blain, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997 Présences, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada
1997 Monumental Propaganda, The Helsinski City Art Museum, Finland
1996 Trames de mémoire, Centre Expression, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
1996 Monumental Propaganda, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MS; Muckenthaler Art Center, Fullerton. California & Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MS
1996 Heaven, Articule, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1996 Thinking, Walking, Thinking, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
1996 Some Grids, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Notion of Conflict, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1995 Monumental Propaganda, Dunlop Art Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada; Smithsonian Institution International Gallery, Washington, DC
1995 Vested Power: Icons of Domination and Transcendence, Visual Arts Center, University, Fullerton, CA
1995 Issues of Empire, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
1994 Breda Fotograpfica ’94 / Los Angeles Mind Quakes, Klooster Kazerne, Breda, Netherlands
1994 Le lieu de l’etre, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
1994 Monumental Propaganda, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, AI Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia
1993 Iconography of Horror: Airwar and Art, Documenta Hall, Kassel, Germany
1993 Rendez-vous manqués 3, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
1993 Addressing the Body, curated by Jeanne Meyers, Terrain Gallery, San Francisco; Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993 Monumental Propaganda, Courtyard Gallery at the World Financial Center, Battery Park, New York, NY; Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
1993 Memories, Facts and Lies, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Prospect 93, Frankfurter  Kunstverein; Kunsthalle Frankfurt,  Germany
1993 Re-Thinking Columbus: Contemporary Artist’s Views in The Columbian
1993 Quincentenary: A Reappraisal, Lang Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1992 The Boundary Rider, Sydney Biennale, Australia
1992 LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Trans-Voices, New York and Paris Subways, New York Public Art Fund; Whitney Museum; American Center in Paris, France
1992 Art actuel. Presences québécoises, Marne-la-Vallee, France, La Ferme du Buisson et Chateau Biron, France
1992 Pour la suite du monde, Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
1991 Goya to Beijing, Art Gallery of Vancouver, British-Columbia, Canada
1991 Working Truth, Powerful Fiction, MacKensie Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
1991 Un Archipel de Desir, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
1990 Savoir-Vivre, Savoir-Faire, Savoir-Etre, Cent jours d’art contemporain, CIAC, Montreal, Canada
1990 Systems, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 Fictions Mirabel, Aeroport  international de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1989 Idiosyncratic Perspectives, Meyers Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1989 Les cent jours d’art contemporain, Cite de l’image, Montreal, Canada
1989 Montreal-Berlin, Hochschule der Kunst, Berlin, Germany

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Canada
Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Musée de l’Europe, Bruxelles, Belgique
Scottsdale Contemporary Art Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
États-Unis.
Galerie d’art de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
États-Unis.
Banque d’œuvres d’art du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Air Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Université Concordia, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Université du Québec, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Musée d’art de Joliette, Québec, Canada
Musée régional de Rimouski, Québec, Canada
Musée d’art de Lachine, Québec, Canada
Hydro-Québec, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Conseil des arts de Montréal, Québec, Canada

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS
2011 
Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  Adresse symphonique, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
2011 Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Pavillon Bourgie, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2011 Théâtre d’aujourd’hui, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
2010 Hospital de Papineau, Buckingham Quebec, Canada
2010 CLSC de Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
2010 Hospital de St-Eustache, Quebec, Montreal
2009 Hospital du Sacre-Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2009  Jewish General Hospital of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2007 Forest Hill School, St-Lazare, Quebec, Canada
2006 Quartier International de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2006 The Metis Gardens, Quebec, Canada
2005 Quebec, National Librairy, Montreal, Canada
2000 Sinclair Laird School, Montreal, Canada
1994 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Commemorative Sculpture for Barbara Frum, Toronto, Canada
1990 Maison des ecrivains (UNEQ), Montreal, Quebec, Canada

PUBLICATIONS
2009 Europa: to nasza historia, Musee de l’Europe, Wroclaw, Pologne, Krzysztof Pomian
2009 75 ans chrono Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, Pierre Landry
2008 C’est notre histoire, Musee de l’Europe, Bruxelles, Belgium
2007 Elsie, une oeuvre commemorative de Dominique Blain, Jardins de Metis & Musee de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
2007 Cynicisms? Manif 3, La biennale de Quebec, Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec, Patrice Loubier
2006 Area Mundi, Quartier International de Montreal, Louise Dery
2006 Territoires, Dominique Blain, Musee regional de Rimouski, Jocelyne Fortin
2006 Monuments: considerations sur l’art et la guerre autour de l’oeuvre de Dominique Blain, Galerie de L’UQAM, Louise Dery, Georges Leroux, Anne-Marie Ninacs, John R. Porter
2006 Dominique Blain, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, Real Lussier et Therese St-Gelais
2004 Les 20 ans du CIAC, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal
2003 Are you taking to me? Galerie de L’UQAM, Louise Dery
2003 Doublures, Musee national des beaux-arts du Québec, Johanne Lamoureux
2003 Piano a numeros, OHM Editions, Avatar, Jocelyn Robert
2001 Fragments of Unity, McIntosh Gallery, Catherine Elliot Shaw
2000 War Zone, Presentation House Gallery, Karen Henry et Karen Love
1999 Sur l’experience de la ville, Optica, Montreal, Marie Fraser
1999 El cos, la llengua, les paraules, la pell, Centre d’art Santa Monica, Barcelona; Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Louise Dery
1991 Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Auditorio deGalacia Santiago de Compostela, Tom Patchett
1991 Espaces Interieurs, Passage de Retz, Paris, Louise Dery
1998 Dominique Blain, Sala 1, Rome, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Louise Dery
1997 Dominique Blain, Arnolfini, Bristol, Peter Ride et Sunil Gupta
1997 The Post-Colonial Landscape, The Edmonton Art Gallery
1997 Dominique Blain, Mediation, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Louise Dery
1996 Nowhere, Louisiana Museum, Denmark, Bruce Ferguson
1995 Vested Power: Icons of Domination and Transcendence, Fullerton Main Art Gallery, California State University (CD Rom)
1995 Notion of Conflict: A selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Dorinne Mignot and Louise Déry
1994 Dominique Blain, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, Judi Freeman
1994 Dominique Blain, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Jessica Bradley
1994 Le lieu de l’etre, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Guy Mercier
1993 Frame of Mind, View Points on Photography in Contemporary Canadian Art, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Center for the Arts, Johanne Lamoureux
1993 Die vertikale Gefahr: Luftkrieg in der Kunst, Kassel, Kasseler Kunstverein Documenta-Halle Kassel, Jonas Verlag
1993 Prospect 93, Frankfurter  Kunstverein and Kunsthalle, Frankfurt,  Germany.
1993 The Boundary Rider: 9th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Anthony Bond
1993 Working Truths / Powerful Fictions, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada, Jessica Bradley
1993 Pour la Suite du Monde, Cahier: Propos et Projets, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal
1992 Violence, the Deadly Seduction, Societe d’esthétique du Quebec, Canada, Louise Poissant
1992 Diagonales Montreal, Editions Parachute, Therese St-Gelais
1991 Un Archipel de desirs, Musee des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada, Louise Dery
1990 Systems, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Ed Leffingwell
1990 Perspective 89, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Michele Theriault
1989 Montreal-Berlin 88-89, Lavalin Gallery, Montreal, Canada, Mattias Langner
1988 Memory Track, Walter Phillips Gallery, Helga Pakasaar
1988 The Canadian Contemporary Figure, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, Catherine E. Shaw
1987 Vedute, Editions Trois, Montreal, Rene Payant
1987 Dominique Blain, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, Therese St-Gelais
1985 Ecrans Politiques, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, France Gascon

REVIEWS
2009 Delgado, Jerome “Dominique Blain, engagee!” Le Devoir
2009 “Wystawa otwarta: Europa jest nasza historia” Gazeta, Wroclaw
2007 Martin, Pascal. «Si l’expo C’est notre histoire nous etait contee», Le Soir, Belgique
2007 Schelstraete,Inge. «De 27 gezichten van Europa», De Standaard, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Bossick, Karen.  «New art: Putting yourself in the picture», Wood River Journal
2007 Dana Plasse, Sabina. «Tearing down the walls», Idaho Mountain Express
2006 Anderson, Jack. «Life choices and politics examined in exhibit», Leader Post, Regina
2006 Goguen, Nathalie. «Une artiste internationale a l’UdeS». Le journal de Sherbrooke
2006 Martin, Laura. «Territoires occupes», La Tribune
2006 Giguère, Elise. «Art éthique» Voir Estrie
2006 Gauthier-Tetreault, Jessica. «Territoires engages», Le Collectif
2006 Daigneault , Gilles. «De quelques espaces pour la sculpture», Espace sculpture # 76
2005 Sussman Susser, Deborah. «Bentley projects», ARTnews
2005 Tremblay, Regis. «Vox populi,vox dei », Le Soleil
2004 Cote, Nathalie. «Dominique Blain», Para-Para, # 016, p. 2.
2004 Lavigne, Julie. «Doublures. Vetements de l’art contemporain», Para-Para # 013
2004 Baillargeon, Stéphane. «Cool, il fait –50C: quelques belles surprises des grands musées», Le Devoir
2004 Crevier, Lyne. «Citoyenne Blain», Ici
2004 Delgado, Jerome. «Lourd passe, avenir radieux», La Presse
2004 Delgado, Jerome. «Bedes d’art». La Presse
2004 Delgado, Jerome. «Contre le confort et l’indifference». La Presse
2004 Hellman, Michel. «Une annee de contrastes dans les galeries». Le Devoir
2004 Hellman, Michel. «Art engage, une serie d’œuvres satiriques destabilisent le spectateur au MACM Le Devoir
2004 Lehmann, Henry. «The global crimes inflicted on humanity by our own hand are the subject and target of Dominique Blain’s artwork: engaged in the struggle». The Gazette
2004 Mavrikakis, Nicolas. «Rentree arts visuels : afficher ses couleurs». Journal Voir
2004 Mavrikakis, Nicolas. «Visions mondiales», Journal Voir
2004 Petrowski, Nathalie. «Dominique Blain, la démineuse du musee», La Presse
2004 Redfern, Christine. «Unclothing injustice, skewed realities surface in Dominique Blain’s art». Mirror
2004 Tousignant, Isa. «Political pointless, activist artist Dominque Blain stuck in the museum». Hour
2003 De Gaulejac, Clement. «Les affranchi(e)s de l’enveloppe», Quartier libre, vol.10, #12
2003 Delgado, Jerome. «Parle avec elles». La Presse
2002 Montpetit, Caroline.  «Inventer la paix», Le Devoir
2002 Thomas, Mary. «Carpets at CMU Gallery…», Pittsburgh Post Gazette
2001 Cantin, David.  «La nature des choses », Le Devoir
2000 Lamarche, Bernard. «Terrain mine», Le Devoir
2000 Mills, Josephine. «War Zones», Parachute #97
1999 Lefebvre, Luce. «Une dramatisation du politique», ETC, no. 45, Spring.
1998 Argento, Dario.  «Arte mostre», Time Out Roma
1998 Exley, Roy. «Dominique Blain, Photographers’ Gallery», London, Parachute, no.91
1998 Manoney, Elizabeth. «Dominique Blain», Art Monthly, Mai1998, pp.37-38.
1998 Morgan, Chris. «Dominique Blain», Stills, Edinburgh, Katalog
1998 Thrift, Julia. «Dominique Blain», Photographers’ Gallery, Time Out
1998 Lamarche, Bernard et Baillargeon, Stephane. «L’engagement de soi», Le Devoir
1998 Walker, Caryn Faure.  «Arttranspennine 98», Art Monthly
1998 Vine, Richard. «Part 1 : Louisiane techno-Rave», Art in America
1995 Szporer, Philip. «War and Rememberance…», The Gazette
1995  Wesseleling, Janneke. «Eerlijk Canadees engagement…», Woensdag
1995 Shottenkirk, Dena. «Notion of conflict», C magazine, #47
1995 Farr, Sheila. «Marching to war», Seattle Weekly, (November 1st, 1995).
1995 Friedman, Ann. «Images in Conflict», The Bellingham Herald,”
1995 Koemans, Monique. «Installatie als hommage aan Kunst inverdrukking»,  Het Parool
1995 Frank, Peter. «Art Picks of the Week: Dominique Blain, Jane
Hammond, Subtle Differences», L.A. Weekly
1995 Zellen, Jody. «Promenade à Santa Monica», Art Press
1994 «MISSA or the theme of war in contemporary art», Collage
1994 Lum, Fred. «Frum Memorial», The Globe and Mail
1994 Conover, Kirsten A. «Stringing Viewers’ Thoughts Along an Activist’s Tightrope», The Christian Science Monitor
1994 Cannon, Kim. «Rothenberg, Blain exhibits deal with horrors of hatred», The Times Record
1994 McWilliams, Margot Brown. «Power of Suggestion», Portland Weekly
1994 «New at the Museum of Art: Works by French-Canadian Artist Dominique Blain on View», The Chronicle
1994 «Dominique Blain», Maine Times
1994 Greenleaf, Ken. «Galleries», Portland Press Herald
1993 Cotter, Holland. «The greening of Russia: Recycling Lenin Statues», The New York Times
1993 Turner, Jonathan. «9th Biennale of Sydney», ARTnews, April, p.144.
1993 Kandel, Susan. «Blain: Explores Fascism», The Los Angeles Times
1993 Frank, Peter. «Art Picks of the Week: Dominique Blain», L.A. Weekly
1993 Johnson, Patricia. «CAM displays «Primitive Room’», Houston Chronicle
1993 Chadwick, Susan. «Artist focuses on cruelty of colonialism in CAM exhibit», The Houston Post
1993 Chadwick, Susan. «A different take on colonial Africa», The Houston Post
1993 Hecht, Alex ed. «Press Picks Thursday to Thursday, the Best of the Week», Houston Press
1993 Pagel, David.  «Dominique Blain», Forum International, No. 19, October- November
1992 Hammond, Pamela. «Reviews», ArtNews, January.
1992 Bernstein, Claire. «Promenade a Nice», Artpress
1992 Grande, John K. «Dominique Blain», Artforum
1992 Muchnic, Suzanne. «Whither the Biennial Bandwagon?»The Los Angeles Times
1992 Kandel, Susan. «LAX : L.A. Is Written All Over It», The Los Angeles Times
1991 Artner, Alan. «Art», Chicago Tribune, (October 4 1993).
1991 Frank, Peter. «Art Picks of the Week; Dominique Blain», LAWeekly, Vol. 13 #46
1991 Lamoureux, Joanne. «French Kiss from a No Man’s Land», Arts Magazine, vol. 65
1991 Wasserman, Tina. «Dominique Blain», New City
1991 Zellin, Jody. «Dominique Blain», Art
1990 Albertazzi, Liliana. «Canada, Contemporanea», Vol. III, No. 2
1990 Bédard, Catherine. «Paysages Verticaux», Parachute #57
1990 Bryant, Elizabeth. «Silent Interiors’ speaks loudly of new gallery’s planned scope», Seattle Post
1990 Intelligencer, (November 16, 1990).
1990 Brunet-Weinmann, Monique. «Art Contemporain», Contemporanea, No. 23
1990 Frank, Peter. «Common Market; Boyd Webb, Dominique Blain; Antony Gormley», LA Weekly
1990 Glowen, Ron. «The Eloquence of Empty Rooms», Artweek, Vol. 21, No. 42, Kandel,  Susan
1990 Lamoureux, Johanne. «Fictions», Parachute #57
1989 Dion, Francois. «Les Cent Jours: formes conformes», Journal Voir, Montreal
1989 Gravel, Claire. «Les Cent jours», Le Devoir, Montreal
1989 Hume, Christopher. «Some Cool Images from the Great White North», The Toronto Star
1989 Lehmann, Henry. «Quebec City, Vertical Landscapes/Paysages Verticaux», Artpost 34, Volume 7, No. 1
1989 Lypchuk, Donna. «A First Person Perspective», Metropolis, Toronto
1989 Nadeau, Lisanne. «Territoires d’artistes: paysages Verticaux», Le Soleil
1989 Newman, Brenda. «Space Invaders», Mirrors, Montreal
1989 Schafer, Annette. «Montreal-Berlin Junge Kunstler im Austausch Die Kunst schafft eine politische Gegenwelt, Volksblatt
1988 Beaudet, Pascale. «L’artiste, l’ange et la politique», Vie des arts, Montreal
1988 Brunet Weinmann, Monique. «La civilisation en proces», Vie des arts, Montreal
1988 Campbell, James. «Dominique Blain», Artpost, no 28, Toronto
1988 Daigneault, Gilles. «Le charme discret de l’art politique», Decormag,  no 169
1988 Dubois, Christine. «Dominique Blain», Parachute no 50, Montreal
1988 Fraser, Marie. «Dominique Blain», Vanguard no 2, Vancouver, vol. 17
1988 Gravel, Claire. «L’ange exterminateur»,  MTL, Montreal
1987 Dumont, Jean. «Le sens est aussi dans la forme», La Presse, Montreal
1987 Duncan, Ann. «Mixed-media series political, provocative», The Gazette, Montreal
1987 Gravel, Claire. «Les images politiques de Dominique Blain», Le Devoir, Montreal
1986 Lessard, Denis. «Ecrans politiques», Vanguard no 2, Vancouver.
1986 Payant, Rene. «Dominique Blain», Parachute no 42, Montreal.
1985 Baele, Nancy. «The politics of art at Montreal show», The Citizen, Ottawa
1985 Daigneault, Gilles, Le Devoir, Montreal
1985 Daigneault, Gilles. «Le trimestre en hui», Vie des arts, Montreal
1985 Dumont, Jean. «Ecrans politiques», Le Devoir, Montreal
1985 Dumont, Jean. «Ecrans politiques», Montreal ce mois-ci
1985 Payant, Rene. «Dominique Blain Studio 701», Parachute no 40

CONFERENCES
2010 Art Matters, Canadian Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada
2007 Alberta College of Art & Desin, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2006 MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
2004 Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
2004 Université du Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2003 Stanford University, Paolo Alto, CA
2002 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Alberta School of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2001 The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
2000 University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
1999  Vancouver Art Gallery, British-Colombia, Canada
1998 Glasgow School of Art, Ireland
1997 Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
1997 Arolfini, Bristol, England, Ormeaux  Bath Gallery, Belfast, Ireland and Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
1995 Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
1995 University of Bellingham, Bellingham, WA
1994 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
1994 Southern Alberta Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
1994University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1994 Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Artsy Editorial: Savant Sociologist Dominique Blain Tackles Political Conflict
Gripped by topics off loss, war, and sociopolitical struggles, French Canadian artist Dominique Blain showcases her new body of work at Bentley Gallery in Phoenix. Blackout highlights sculptural work commissioned by the Musée des beaux-arts Montréal, as well as photographic work from Blain’s personal archives. 

 

CanadianArt: Dominique Blain Wins Prix Paul-Emile-Bordaus
In a ceremony on November 4, 2014, Montreal artist Dominique Blain received the Prix Paul-Émile-Borduas at Quebec’s parliament. The award recognizes significant annual achievements in cultural and scientific studies. Among her politically charged works, Blain’s piece titled Missa gained widespread veneration for its haunting motif of individuals lost in war.

Artsy Editorial: How Dominique Blain Blends Art and Protest
Whether it’s a sculpture created with fused military helmets, or a suspended phalanx of ghostly boots, Montreal artist Dominique Blain is renowned for her ability to utilize art as a social tool to dredge deeply-set societal issues. Blain often begins in her extensive archive to create photographic, sculptural, and site specific works. 

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