Installation View, 2009. Image courtesy of the Artist. © Luanne Martineau

Luanne Martineau is an Assistant Professor of Drawing and Art Theory at the University of Victoria. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1970, Martineau studied art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and the Alberta College of Art & Design, completing her MFA at the University of British Columbia in 1995. Martineau’s wool sculptures and drawings explore the places in between art genres, engaging a long tradition of social satire within contemporary art. Combining various methods of craft and the legacies of 1960s fine art, Martineau blurs the boundaries between style and ideology as well as high modernist art and the baseness of the body. Martineau was the recipient of the 2007 Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award for the Visual Arts, and in 2009 represented British Columbia for the Sobey Art Award of Canada. A guest lecturer at the Tate Modern for the Banff Centre for the Arts and Middlesex University symposiumInformal Architecture, Martineau most recently exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Power Plant, and the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal.