Residence: Toronto, Canada
Pierre Bouchard is a Toronto-based glass artist. He graduated from Concordia University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Sciences specializing in Applied Mathematics, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine-Arts in the Inter-Related Arts program, and in 1995 with a Masters of Educational Technology. During his academic years Pierre discovers electroacoustic music, the prime instigator being Kevin Austin at Concordia University. He also studies under Francis Dhomont (Université de Montréal) and Bruce Pennycook (McGill University). Bridging the analog and the digital were always a concern of Pierre’s. He dreamt of the day where a complete sound studio would fit a single computer! In 1991 he moves to Toronto to produces commercial art and is introduced to the technique of sandblasting. His æsthetic thought soon transposes to sculpting glass. In 2000 he establishes The ClaySpace with partner Michelle Kosoy where his glass is first made public.
Date: November 23, 2008
Source: CEC / Concordia Archival Project (CAP)