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.

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
TBA, galerie Antoine ertaskiran, Montrea, 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 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
1984
Dominique Blain, Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, France and Rome, Italia
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Paper/Works, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2014
Resistance, Manif d’art, Biennale de Quebec, Canada
2013
A Montreal, quand l’image, rode, Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France
2012
10 ans d’urgence, ATSA & Conseil des arts de Montreal, travelling exhibitions, Quebec, Canada
2011
Please Lie to Me, Galerie ArtMur, Montreal, Canada
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, MI; Muckenthaler Art Center, Fullerton. Californie & Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MI
1996
Heaven, Articule, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1996
Thinking, Walking, Thinking, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Danemark.
1996
Some Grids, Los Angeles County Museum, 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 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 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
Hopital de Papineau, Buckingham Quebec, Canada
2010
CLSC de Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
2010
Hopital de St-Eustache, Quebec, Montreal
2009
Hopital 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
Delgado, Jerome. Dominique Blain, engagee! Le Devoir, 2009
2009
Wystawa otwarta: Europa jest nasza historia, Gazeta, Wroclaw, 2009
2009
Pomian, Krzysztof. Europa: to nasza historia, Musee de l’Europe, Wroclaw, Pologne, 2009
2009
Landry, Pierre. 75 ans chrono, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec,
2008
C’est notre histoire, Musee de l’Europe, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2008
2007
Martin, Pascal, Si l’expo C’est notre histoire nous etait contee, Le Soir, Belgique, 2007
2007
Schelstraete, Inge. De 27 gezichten van Europa, De Standaard, Brussels, Belgium, 2007
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
2007
Loubier, Patrice. Cynicisms? Manif 3, La biennale de Quebec, Manifestation internationale d’art de Québec, 2007
2006
Anderson, Jack. Life choices and politics examined in exhibit, Leader Post, Regina, 2006
2006
Goguen, Nathalie. Une artiste internationale a l’UdeS, Le journal de Sherbrooke, 2006
2006
Martin, Laura. Territoires occupes, La Tribune, 2006
2006
Giguère, Elise. Art éthique, Voir Estrie, 2006
2006
Gauthier-Tetreault, Jessica. Territoires engages, Le Collectif, 2006
2006
Daigneault, Gilles. De quelques espaces pour la sculpture, Espace sculpture # 76, 2006
2006
Dery, Louise. Area Mundi, Quartier International de Montreal, 2006
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
2006
Lussier, Real et St-Gelais, Therese. Dominique Blain, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada, 2006
2005
Sussman Susser, Deborah. Bentley projects , ARTnews, 2005
2005
Tremblay, Regis. Vox populi,vox dei, Le Soleil, 2005
2004
Cote, Nathalie. Dominique Blain, Para-Para, # 016, p. 2., 2004
2004
Lavigne, Julie. Doublures. Vetements de l’art contemporain, Para-Para # 013, 2004
2004
Baillargeon, Stéphane. Cool, il fait –50C: quelques belles surprises des grands musées, Le Devoir, 2004
2004
Crevier, Lyne. Citoyenne Blain, Ici, 2004
2004
Delgado, Jerome. Lourd passe, avenir radieux, La Presse, 2004
2004
Delgado, Jerome. Bedes d’art, La Presse, 2004
2004
Delgado, Jerome. Contre le confort et l’indifference, La Presse, 2004
2004
Hellman, Michel. Une annee de contrastes dans les galeries, Le Devoir, 2004
2004
Hellman, Michel. Art engage, une serie d’œuvres satiriques destabilisent le spectateur au MACM Le Devoir, 2004
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
2004
Mavrikakis, Nicolas. Rentree arts visuels : afficher ses couleurs, Journal Voir, 2004
2004
Mavrikakis, Nicolas. Visions mondiales, Journal Voir, 2004
2004
Petrowski, Nathalie. Dominique Blain, la démineuse du musee, La Presse, 2004
2004
Redfern, Christine. Unclothing injustice, skewed realities surface in Dominique Blain’s art, Mirror, 2004
2004
Tousignant, Isa. Political pointless, activist artist Dominque Blain stuck in the museum, Hour, 2004
2004
Les 20 ans du CIAC, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2004
2003
De Gaulejac, Clement. Les affranchi(e)s de l’enveloppe, Quartier libre, vol.10, #12, 2003
2003
Delgado, Jerome. Parle avec elles, La Presse, 2003
2003
Dery, Louise. Are you taking to me?, Galerie de L’UQAM, 2003
2003
Lamoureux, Johanne. Doublures, Musee national des beaux-arts du Québec, 2003
2003
Robert, Jocelyn. Piano a numeros, OHM Editions, Avatar, 2003
2002
Montpetit, Caroline. Inventer la paix, Le Devoir, 2002
2002
Thomas, Mary. Carpets at CMU Gallery…, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2002
2002
Shaw, Catherine Elliot. Fragments of Unity, McIntosh Gallery, 2001
2001
Cantin, David. La nature des choses, Le Devoir, 2001
2000
Lamarche, Bernard. Terrain mine, Le Devoir, 2000
2000
Mills, Josephine. War Zones, Parachute #97, 2000
2000
Henry , Karen et Love, Karen. War Zone, Presentation House Gallery, 2000
1999
Fraser, Marie. Sur l’experience de la ville, Optica, Montreal, 1999
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
1999
Lefebvre, Luce. Une dramatisation du politique, ETC, no. 45, Spring., 1999
1998
Argento, Dario, Arte mostre, Time Out Roma, 1998
1998
Exley, Roy. Dominique Blain, Photographers’ Gallery, London, Parachute, no.91, 1998
1998
Manoney, Elizabeth. Dominique Blain, Art Monthly, Mai1998, pp.37-38., 1998
1998
Morgan, Chris. Dominique Blain, Stills, Edinburgh, Katalog, 1998
1998
Thrift, Julia. Dominique Blain, Photographers’ Gallery, Time Out, 1998
1998
Lamarche, Bernard et Baillargeon, Stephane. L’engagement de soi, Le Devoir, 1998
1998
Walker, Caryn Faure. Arttranspennine 98, Art Monthly, 1998
1998
Vine, Richard. Part 1 : Louisiane techno-Rave, Art in America, 1998
1998
Patchett, Tom. Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Auditorio deGalacia Santiago de Compostela, 1998
1998
Dery, Louise. Espaces Interieurs, Passage de Retz, Paris, 1998
1998
Dery, Louise. Dominique Blain, Sala 1, Rome, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 1998
1997
Ride, Peter et Gupta, Sunil. Dominique Blain, Arnolfini, Bristol, 1997
1997
The Post-Colonial Landscape, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1997
1997
Dery, Louise. Dominique Blain, Mediation, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 1997
1996
Nowhere, Louisiana Museum, Denmark, Bruce Ferguson, 1996
1995
Vested Power: Icons of Domination and Transcendence, Fullerton Main Art Gallery, California State University (CD Rom), 1995
1995
Mignot, Dorinne and Déry, Louise. Notion of Conflict: A selection of Contemporary Canadian Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1995
1995
Szporer, Philip. War and Rememberance…, The Gazette, 1995
1995
Wesseleling, Janneke. Eerlijk Canadees engagement…, Woensdag, 1995
1995
Shottenkirk, Dena. Notion of conflict, C magazine, #47, 1995
1995
Farr, Sheila. Marching to war, Seattle Weekly, November 1, 1995
1995
Friedman, Ann. Images in Conflict, The Bellingham Herald, 1995
1995
Koemans, Monique. Installatie als hommage aan Kunst inverdrukking, Het Parool, 1995
1995
Frank, Peter. Art Picks of the Week: Dominique Blain, Jane, 1995
1995
Hammond. Subtle Differences, L.A. Weekly, 1995
1995
Zellen, Jody. Promenade à Santa Monica, Art Press, 1995
1994
MISSA or the theme of war in contemporary art, Collage, 1994
1994
Lum, Fred. Frum Memorial, The Globe and Mail, 1994
1994
Conover, Kirsten A. Stringing Viewers’ Thoughts Along an Activist’s Tightrope, The Christian Science Monitor, 1994
1994
Cannon, Kim, Rothenberg. Blain exhibits deal with horrors of hatred, The Times Record, 1994
1994
McWilliams, Margot Brown. Power of Suggestion, Portland Weekly, 1994
1994
New at the Museum of Art: Works by French-Canadian Artist Dominique Blain on View, The Chronicle, 1994
1994
Dominique Blain, Maine Times, 1994
1994
Greenleaf, Ken. Galleries, Portland Press Herald, 1994
1994
Freeman, Judi. Dominique Blain, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, 1994
1994
Bradley, Jessica. Dominique Blain, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, 1994
1994
Mercier, Guy. Le lieu de l’etre, Musee national des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, 1994
1993
Lamoureux, Johanne, Frame of Mind, View Points on Photography in Contemporary Canadian Art, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Center for the Arts, 1993
1993
Verlag, Jonas. Die vertikale Gefahr: Luftkrieg in der Kunst, Kassel, Kasseler Kunstverein Documenta-Halle Kassel, 1993
1993
Prospect 93, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, 1993
1993
Bond, Anthony. The Boundary Rider: 9th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 1993
1993
Bradley, Jessica. Working Truths / Powerful Fictions, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada, 1993
1993
Pour la Suite du Monde, Cahier: Propos et Projets, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, 1993
1993
Cotter, Holland. The greening of Russia: Recycling Lenin Statues, The New York Times, 1993
1993
Turner, Jonathan. 9th Biennale of Sydney, ARTnews, April, p.144., 1993
1993
Kandel, Susan. Blain: Explores Fascism, The Los Angeles Times, 1993
1993
Frank, Peter. Art Picks of the Week: Dominique Blain, L.A. Weekly, 1993
1993
Johnson, Patricia. CAM displays Primitive Room, Houston Chronicle, 1993
1993
Chadwick, Susan. Artist focuses on cruelty of colonialism in CAM exhibit, The Houston Post, 1993
1993
Chadwick, Susan. A different take on colonial Africa, The Houston Post, 1993
1993
Hecht, Alex ed. Press Picks Thursday to Thursday, the Best of the Week, Houston Press, 1993
1993
Pagel, David. Dominique Blain, Forum International, No. 19, October- November, 1993
1992
Hammond, Pamela. Reviews, ArtNews, January, 1992
1992
Bernstein, Claire. Promenade a Nice, Artpress, 1992
1992
Grande, John K. Dominique Blain, Artforum, 1992
1992
Muchnic, Suzanne. Whither the Biennial Bandwagon?, The Los Angeles Times, 1992
1992
Kandel, Susan. LAX : L.A. Is Written All Over It, The Los Angeles Times, 1992
1992
Poissant, Louise. Violence, the Deadly Seduction, Societe d’esthétique du Quebec, Canada, 1992
1992
St-Gelais, Therese. Diagonales Montreal, Editions Parachute, 1992
1991
Dery, Louise. Un Archipel de desirs, Musee des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada, 1991
1991
Artner, Alan. Art, Chicago Tribune, October 4, 1991
1991
Frank, Peter. Art Picks of the Week; Dominique Blain, LAWeekly, Vol. 13 #46, 1991
1991
Lamoureux, Joanne. French Kiss from a No Man’s Land, Arts Magazine, vol. 65, 1991
1991
Wasserman, Tina. Dominique Blain, New City, 1991
1991
Zellin, Jody. Dominique Blain, Art, 1991
1990
Albertazzi, Liliana. Canada, Contemporanea, Vol. III, No. 2, 1990
1990
Bédard, Catherine. Paysages Verticaux, Parachute #57, 1990
1990
Bryant, Elizabeth. Silent Interiors’ speaks loudly of new gallery’s planned scope, Seattle Post, 1990
1990
Intelligencer, November 16, 1990
1990
Brunet-Weinmann, Monique. Art Contemporain, Contemporanea, No. 23, 1990
1990
Frank, Peter. Common Market; Boyd Webb, Dominique Blain; Antony Gormley, LA Weekly, 1990
1990
Glowen, Ron. The Eloquence of Empty Rooms, Artweek, Vol. 21, No. 42, Kandel, Susan, 1990
1990
Lamoureux, Johanne. Fictions, Parachute #57, 1990
1990
Leffingwell, Ed, Systems. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, 1990
1990
Theriault, Michele. Perspective 89, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1990
1989
Langner, Mattias. Montreal-Berlin 88-89, Lavalin Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 1989
1989
Dion, Francois. Les Cent Jours: formes conformes, Journal Voir, Montreal, 1989
1989
Gravel, Claire. Les Cent jours, Le Devoir, Montreal, 1989
1989
Hume, Christopher. Some Cool Images from the Great White North, The Toronto Star, 1989
1989
Lehmann, Henry. Quebec City, Vertical Landscapes/Paysages Verticaux, Artpost 34, Volume 7, No. 1, 1989
1989
Lypchuk, Donna. A First Person Perspective, Metropolis, Toronto, 1989
1989
Nadeau, Lisanne. Territoires d’artistes: paysages Verticaux, Le Soleil, 1989
1989
Newman, Brenda. Space Invaders, Mirrors, Montreal, 1989
1989
Schafer, Annette. Montreal-Berlin Junge Kunstler im Austausch Die Kunst schafft eine politische Gegenwelt, Volksblatt, 1989
1988
Beaudet, Pascale. L’artiste, l’ange et la politique, Vie des arts, Montreal, 1988
1988
Brunet Weinmann. Monique, La civilisation en proces, Vie des arts, Montreal, 1988
1988
Campbell, James. Dominique Blain, Artpost, no 28, Toronto, 1988
1988
Daigneault, Gilles. Le charme discret de l’art politique, Decormag, no 169, 1988
1988
Dubois, Christine. Dominique Blain, Parachute no 50, Montreal, 1988
1988
Fraser, Marie. Dominique Blain, Vanguard no 2, Vancouver, vol. 17, 1988
1988
Gravel, Claire. L’ange exterminateur, MTL, Montreal, 1988
1988
Pakasaar, Helga. Memory Track, Walter Phillips Gallery, 1988
1988
Shaw, Catherine E. The Canadian Contemporary Figure, McIntosh Gallery, London, Ontario, 1988
1987
Payant, Rene. Vedute, Editions Trois, Montreal, 1987
1987
St-Gelais, Therese. Dominique Blain, Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, 1987
1987
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2007
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2003
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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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