Project Description

Dominique Blain

b. 1957, Montreal, Canada
Based in Montreal, Canada

Since the 1980s, mixed-media artist Dominique Blain has been presenting photographs, videos, installations, sculptures, and site-specific projects, through which she addresses the seemingly unending history of war, exploitation, and imperialism.

“People often ask why I, a white North American woman from Montreal, get involved when I have no experience of war,” she says. “The question surprises me because I’m in a position to take a stand. […] I try to do visual work with the simplest of forms, so it’s accessible to everyone.” Blain works largely with archival photographs and objects, which she combines and alters with striking directness. The many forms of human exploitation recur throughout her work.

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.

Film Studies, New York Film Academy, New York, NY
Bachelor in Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Les Elles de l’art prize from Pratt & Whitney and Conseil des arts de Montréal
Conception and Realization of the international prize “Woman of Courage”
for Reporters without Borders and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Drift, Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, The Image Centre, University of Toronto, Canada
Displacements, Château de Chambord, France
Displacements, Center for contemporary creation Olivier Debré, Tours, France
Displacements, Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, France
Fields of Memory, Métis-sur-Montréal in collaboration with Les jardins de Métis and the Château Ramezay, Montrael, CA
Blackout, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Blancs de memoire (Memory Bank), Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal, Canada
TBA, galerie Antoine ertaskiran, Montrea, Canada
Dominique Blain: Mindscapes, Volta NY, New York, NY
Missa, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Europe annee 0, Musee de l’Europe, Wroclaw, Pologne
Europe annee 0, Musee de l’Europe, Bruxelles, Belgium
Dominique Blain, Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Canada
Dominique Blain, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
Territoires, Musée Regional de Rimouski & Art Gallery of Sherbrooke University, Canada
Dominique Blain, Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ
Dominique Blain, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Monuments, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Dominique Blain, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Dominique Blain, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Fragments of Unity, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, Canada
Inscape, University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Dominique Blain, Montreal Telegraphe, Montreal, Canada
Bearing Witness, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Dominique Blain, Mediation, Musee des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Quebec,
Canada and Sala 1, Rome, Italia
Dominique Blain, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Chorus, The Museum of Science et Industry, Manchester, England
Dominique Blain, Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
Land, installation in situ, Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland
Chorus, installation in situ, Montreal, Canada
Dominique Blain, Arnolfini, Bristol, Zone Gallery & Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle,
Cambridge Darkroom, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
Mediation, Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
Dominique Blain, Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Inner Sanctum, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Dominique Blain, Western Gallery, University of Bellingham, WA
Dominique Blain, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Art Gallery of
Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Dominique Blain, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
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
Suspended Beliefs, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Primitive Room, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
Dominique Blain, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
Missa, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
The Primitive Rooms, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Dominique Blain, Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Dominique Blain, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, Canada
Dominique Blain, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Dominique Blain, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, Canada
Peaces, Studio 701, Montreal, Canada
Dominique Blain, Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, France and Rome, Italia
The permanent collection: What the bat knows, Mackensie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Tribune(s), Regional Museum of Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Latent Energies, National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, Canada
Dialogue in Time, Regional Museum of Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Tribune(s), Regional Museum of Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Memorable, Art-Mûr, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Unapologetic: All Women, All Year, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Image…sent, Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, France
Resume, Collection of works of art of the University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Untitled/Protection, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Water Event- Yoko Ono, Phi Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we Going? National
Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Uprisings, Galerie de l’UQAM and Cinémathèque Québécoise, Paris, France
Picture(s) at an exhibition- Terre des femmes, Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Canada
Large-scale installations, National Museum of Find Arts of Quebe, Quebec, Canada
Contemporary art from Quebec, Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, Quebec, Canada
the Post-Photogenic Condition, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Canada,
Paper/Works, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Resistance, Manif d’art, Biennale de Quebec, Canada
A Montreal, quand l’image, rode, Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
10 ans d’urgence, ATSA & Conseil des arts de Montreal, travelling exhibitions, Quebec, Canada
Please Lie to Me, Galerie ArtMur, Montreal, Canada
Ces artistes qui impriment, Grande bibliotheque et Centre d’archive de Montreal, Canada
Femmes artistes, l’éclatement des frontières, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, Canada
Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War, Blackwood Gallery, University of
Toronto, Ontario, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Montreal ,Canada
Moral Fiber: Textiles from the Nickle Collection, Nickle Art Museum, Calgary, Canada
Subversive Moves, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, ID
Le cynisme, La Manif’ d’art de Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Vox populi, Musee de la civilisation, Quebec, Canada
Are you taking to me?, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal; Galerie d’art de 
l’Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada
Doublures, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Quebec, Canada
L’école des femmes, Musee d’art de Joliette, Canada
Animal de compagnie, Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
Le corps et ses absences, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
L’art en marche, Bibliotheque et archives du Musee des beaux-arts du Canada, Canada
Les siècles de l’image, Musee d’art de Joliette, Quebec, Canada
De l’humain dans la collection, Musee régional de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
La nature des choses, Centre d’exposition du Vieux-Palais, St-Jerome, Canada
La transparence du reel ou l’engagement, Musee regional de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
The New Republic, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia,
Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada
La nature des choses, curated by Nathalie de Blois, Musee national des 
Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
The Fashion Statement, Galerie Art-Mur, Montreal, Canada
La transparence du reel ou l’engagement, Musee regional de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
El cos, la llengua, les paraules, la pell, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelone, Italy
Beyond the Print, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts, AZ
The New Republic, Canada House Gallery, London, England
Double Trouble, Museo de Monterrey, Mexique, Museo Universitario Contemporaneo de Arte, Mexico
Redefining the Still Life: Selection from the permanent collection, Galerie d’art Leonard & Bina Ellen, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Espaces Interieur, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Trames de mémoire, Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Oakville Galleries, Oakville and Mount St-Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada
Monumental Propaganda, Kennisaw State University, GA
Dominique Blain, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Présences, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Monumental Propaganda, The Helsinski City Art Museum, Finland
Trames de mémoire, Centre Expression, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec,
Canada 1996 Monumental Propaganda, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art &
Design, Kansas City, MI; Muckenthaler Art Center, Fullerton. Californie &
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MI
Heaven, Articule, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Thinking, Walking, Thinking, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Danemark.
Some Grids, Los Angeles County Museum, CA
Notion of Conflict, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Monumental Propaganda, Dunlop Art Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada;
Smithsonian Institution International Gallery, Washington, DC
Vested Power: Icons of Domination and Transcendence, Visual Arts Center, University, Fullerton, CA
Issues of Empire, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Breda Fotograpfica ’94 / Los Angeles Mind Quakes, Klooster Kazerne, Breda, Netherlands
Le lieu de l’etre, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Monumental Propaganda, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, AI
Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia
Iconography of Horror: Airwar and Art, Documenta Hall, Kassel, Germany
Rendez-vous manqués 3, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, France
Addressing the Body, curated by Jeanne Meyers, Terrain Gallery, San
Francisco; Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Monumental Propaganda, Courtyard Gallery at the World Financial Center,
Battery Park, New York, NY; Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
Memories, Facts and Lies, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY
Prospect 93, Frankfurter Kunstverein; Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany
Re-Thinking Columbus: Contemporary Artist’s Views in The Columbian
Quincentenary: A Reappraisal, Lang Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
The Boundary Rider, Sydney Biennale, Australia
LAX: The Los Angeles Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Trans-Voices, New York and Paris Subways, New York Public Art Fund; Whitney
Museum; American Center in Paris, France
Art actuel. Presences québécoises, Marne-la-Vallee, France, La Ferme du
Buisson et Chateau Biron, France
Pour la suite du monde, Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Goya to Beijing, Art Gallery of Vancouver, British-Columbia, Canada
Working Truth, Powerful Fiction, MacKensie Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Un Archipel de Desir, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Savoir-Vivre, Savoir-Faire, Savoir-Etre, Cent jours d’art contemporain, CIAC Montreal, Canada
Systems, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fictions Mirabel, Aeroport international de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Idiosyncratic Perspectives, Meyers Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Les cent jours d’art contemporain, Cite de l’image, Montreal, Canada
Montreal-Berlin, Hochschule der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
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
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
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
Ste-Justine Children’s Hospital, Montreal , Canada
Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Adresse
symphonique , Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Pavillon Bourgie, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Théâtre d’aujourd’hui, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Hopital de Papineau, Buckingham Quebec, Canada
CLSC de Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
Hopital de St-Eustache, Quebec, Montreal
Hopital du Sacre-Coeur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jewish General Hospital of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Forest Hill School, St-Lazare, Quebec, Canada
Quartier International de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Metis Gardens, Quebec, Canada
Quebec, National Librairy, Montreal, Canada
Sinclair Laird School, Montreal, Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Commemorative Sculpture for Barbara
Frum, Toronto, Canada
Maison des ecrivains (UNEQ), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dery, Louise. Dominique Blain, AWARE, Montreal, Canada, 2023
Transports, Perspective 2022-1, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, France, 2022
Déplacements, Éditions Skira & Centre culturel canadien, Paris, 2019
Le soulèvement infini, Éditions de la galerie de l’UQAM, Louise Déry & Georges
DidiHuberman, 2019
Installations à grande échelle, Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec, Canada,
Bernard Lamarche, 2016
Art contemporain du Québec, guide de collection, Musée des beaux-arts du
Québec, Eve-Lyne Beaudry et Marie Fraser, 2016
La condition post-photographique, Le Mois dela Photo à Montréal,Canada, Joan
Fontcuberta, 2015
Résistance, et puis nous avons construit de nouvelles formes, Manif d’art de Québec 7.
Québec, Canada, 2014
Europa ausstellen, Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar Wien, Berlin, Allemagne, 2012
Art Québécois et Canadien, la collection du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, tome 1,
Québec, Canada, 2011
Spirale Magazine, portfolio N°238, Sylvie Lacerte, 2011
Ces artistes qui impriment, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec,
Canada, Gilles Daigneault, 2010
Éclatements des frontières, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec,
Canada, 2010
Femmes artistes du XXe siècle au Québec, Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec, Canada, 2010
Europa: to nasza historia, Musée de l’Europe, Wroclaw, Pologne, Krzysztof Pomian, 2009
75 ans chrono, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Pierre Landry, 2009
Delgado, Jerome, Dominique Blain, engagee! Le Devoir, 2009
Wystawa otwarta: Europa jest nasza historia, Gazeta, Wroclaw, 2009
Pomian, Krzysztof, Europa: to nasza historia, Musee de l’Europe, Wroclaw, Pologne, 2009
Landry, Pierre, 75 ans chrono, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, 2009
C’est notre histoire, Musee de l’Europe, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008
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, 2007
Elsie, une oeuvre commemorative de Dominique Blain, Jardins de Metis & Musee de
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada, 2007
Loubier, Patrice, Cynicisms? Manif 3, La biennale de Quebec, Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec, 2007
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, 2006
Dery, Louise, Area Mundi, Quartier International de Montreal, 2006
Fortin, Jocelyne, Territoires, Dominique Blain, Musee regional de Rimouski, 2006 Porter,
John R., Dery, Louise, Leroux, Georges, Ninacs, Anne-Marie, Monuments:
considerations sur l’art et la guerre autour de l’oeuvre de Dominique Blain, Galerie de
L’UQAM, 2006
Lussier, Real et St-Gelais, Therese, Dominique Blain, Musee d’art contemporain de
Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 2006
Sussman Susser, Deborah, Bentley projects , ARTnews, 2005
Tremblay, Regis, Vox populi,vox dei, Le Soleil, 2005
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, 2004
Les 20 ans du CIAC, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2004
De Gaulejac, Clement, Les affranchi(e)s de l’enveloppe, Quartier libre, vol.10, #12, 2003
Delgado, Jerome, Parle avec elles, La Presse, 2003
Dery, Louise, Are you taking to me?, Galerie de L’UQAM, 2003
Lamoureux, Johanne, Doublures, Musee national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2003
Robert, Jocelyn, Piano a numeros, OHM Editions, Avatar, 2003
Montpetit, Caroline, Inventer la paix, Le Devoir, 2002
Thomas, Mary, Carpets at CMU Gallery…, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2002
Shaw, Catherine Elliot, Fragments of Unity, McIntosh Gallery, 2001
Cantin, David, La nature des choses, Le Devoir, 2001
Lamarche, Bernard, Terrain mine, Le Devoir, 2000
Mills, Josephine, War Zones, Parachute #97, 2000
Henry , Karen et Love, Karen, War Zone, Presentation House Gallery, 2000
Fraser, Marie, Sur l’experience de la ville, Optica, Montreal, 1999
Dery, Louise, El cos, la llengua, les paraules, la pell, Centre d’art Santa Monica,
Barcelona; Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 1999
Lefebvre, Luce, Une dramatisation du politique, ETC, no. 45, Spring., 1999
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, 1998
Patchett, Tom, Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art,
San Diego, Auditorio deGalacia Santiago de Compostela, 1991
Dery, Louise, Espaces Interieurs, Passage de Retz, Paris, 1991
Dery, Louise, Dominique Blain, Sala 1, Rome, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 1998
Ride, Peter et Gupta, Sunil, Dominique Blain, Arnolfini, Bristol, 1997
The Post-Colonial Landscape, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1997
Dery, Louise, Dominique Blain, Mediation, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 1997
Nowhere, Louisiana Museum, Denmark, Bruce Ferguson, 1996
Vested Power: Icons of Domination and Transcendence, Fullerton Main Art Gallery,
California State University (CD Rom), 1995
Mignot, Dorinne and Déry, Louise, Notion of Conflict: A selection of Contemporary
Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 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 1, 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, 1995
Hammond, Subtle Differences, L.A. Weekly, 1995
Zellen, Jody, Promenade à Santa Monica, Art Press, 1995
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, 1994
Freeman, Judi, Dominique Blain, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, 1994
Bradley, Jessica, Dominique Blain, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, 1994
Mercier, Guy, Le lieu de l’etre, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 1994
Lamoureux, Johanne, Frame of Mind, View Points on Photography in Contemporary
Canadian Art, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Center for the Arts, 1993
Verlag, Jonas, Die vertikale Gefahr: Luftkrieg in der Kunst, Kassel, Kasseler Kunstverein
Documenta-Halle Kassel, 1993
Prospect 93, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, 1993
Bond, Anthony, The Boundary Rider: 9th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1993
Bradley, Jessica, Working Truths / Powerful Fictions, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada, 1993
Pour la Suite du Monde, Cahier: Propos et Projets, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, 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, 1993
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, 1992
Poissant, Louise, Violence, the Deadly Seduction, Societe d’esthétique du Quebec,
Canada, 1992
St-Gelais, Therese, Diagonales Montreal, Editions Parachute, 1992
Dery, Louise, Un Archipel de desirs, Musee des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada, 1991
Artner, Alan, Art, Chicago Tribune, October 4, 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, 1991
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
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, 1990
Leffingwell, Ed, Systems, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 1990
Theriault, Michele, Perspective 89, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1990
Langner, Mattias, Montreal-Berlin 88-89, Lavalin Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 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, 1989
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, 1988
Pakasaar, Helga, Memory Track, Walter Phillips Gallery, 1988
Shaw, Catherine E., The Canadian Contemporary Figure, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, 1988
Payant, Rene, Vedute, Editions Trois, Montreal, 1987
St-Gelais, Therese, Dominique Blain, Galerie Christiane Chassay, 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, 1987 Lessard, Denis, Ecrans politiques, Vanguard no 2, Vancouver, 1986
Payant, Rene, Dominique Blain, Parachute no 42, Montreal, 1986
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, 1985
Gascon, France, Ecrans Politiques, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, 1985
Art Matters, Canadian Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada
Alberta College of Art & Desin, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Université du Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Stanford University, Paolo Alto, CA
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Alberta School of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Vancouver Art Gallery, British-Colombia, Canada
Glasgow School of Art, Ireland
Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Arolfini, Bristol, England, Ormeaux Bath Gallery, Belfast, Ireland and Musee
national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco, CA
University of Bellingham, Bellingham, WA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Southern Alberta Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

“Dans L’atelier De… Dominique Blain | Du Québec… Au Château De Chambord.” La Presse, 21 Nov. 2021

Tremblay, Odile. “Les Ricochets D’une Bonne Histoire.” Le Devoir, 23 Oct. 2021

Média, Bp Arts. “L’Orangeraie : Au Théâtre, Puis L’Opéra À Être Conquis!” BP Arts Média, Feb. 2022

—. “L’orangeraie.” KinoCulture Montréal, Oct. 2021

“L’orangeraie : Le Goût Des Oranges Sanguines.” La Presse, 21 Oct. 2021

“Dominique Blain : Résister Pour L’art.” La Presse, 9 Oct. 2019

Paré, André-Louis. “Déplacement, Destruction, Protection : Regards Sur Le Patrimoine (À Propos D’une Table Ronde Sur L’exposition De Dominique Blain).” Espace Art Actuel, Nov. 2019, Delgado, Jérôme.

“«Joueuses/Joueurs»: Le Jeu Tordu De L’art.” Le Devoir, 28 Aug. 2019

Montpetit, Caroline. “Un Voyage Dans Le Temps En 9000 Cartes Postales.” Le Devoir, 8 May 2018

Artsy Editorial: Savant Sociologist 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-Émile-Borduas
Montreal artist known for socially and politically oriented work wins major provincial art prize, following in steps of Marcel Barbeau and Betty Goodwin.

Artsy Editorial: How to 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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