After studying at Concordia University (Montreal) in 1983-1984, Jean-Pierre Larocque moved to the United States to begin his career as a sculptor. He was also a professor at several American universities from 1993 to 2000, including the University of Michigan and Georgia, the California State University and the New York State College of Ceramics, at which he studied in 1988. Since the early 2000s, he has settled in Montreal, his hometown. In 2006, he presented Trapping Shadow, a solo exhibition created for the opening of the Gardiner Museum’s new garden in Toronto. In 2009, he became a teacher of ceramics at Concordia University in the visual arts department. Two years later, he exhibited Oeuvres récentes at Galerie d’Este (Montreal), a solo exhibition presenting his latest productions. In 2019, a retrospective is dedicated to him at 1700 La Poste (Montreal). His sculptures seem to be an encounter between the primitive and the fantastic, the result of many years of aesthetic research. In addition to his sculptural work, Larocque also devotes himself to drawing and engraving. His productions have been acquired by the Musée nationale des beaux-arts du Québec, the Detroit Art Institute and the Houston Museum. A documentary directed in 2019 by Bruno Boulianne and produced by the Isabelle de Mévius International Foundation is dedicated to him.
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