PERRON, Mireille (1957)

Mireille Perron holds a diploma in ceramics from John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue (1980) and a BA (1983) and MA (1988) in art history from the Université de Montréal. With experience teaching at various Canadian universities, she has been a tenured professor at the Alberta College of Art + Design since 1996. In addition to participating in more than fifty exhibitions in Quebec, across Canada, in the United States and in France, she has often been invited to take part in artist-in-residence programs. She also has published more than forty critical texts and essays and is the founder of The Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics (LFP), which promotes collective social experiments under the guise of artworks/events. In 2008, she published a work on this subject. As seen in the theatre of the absurd, her zany works bring together ceramic figurines of surrealist proportions and every variety of everyday object. Her decision to move her Calgary studio into an old corner store, converted into a “playful grocery store,” befits her views on the function of art. She is the author of several articles published in Espace magazine.

« Inhabiting Spaces » by Mireille Perron, ESPACE #95, p. 40.