Glenn
Gear

Photo: Glenn Gear
Glenn
Gear

Medium:

collage, drawing, film, installation, new media, painting, photography

Artistic Community:

Montreal, QC

Date of Birth:

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1970

Work

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Biography

Glenn Gear is an artist from Newfoundland now based in Montreal, QC. He is an animator, filmmaker and visual artist. Gear finds inspiration by exploring his identity as an urban Inuk with ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut. He frequently creates animated short films that utilize collage and archival materials related to these explorations. His current work centres on individual and collective history, exchange between Indigenous and settler populations, folklore, gender and archival material. His films have screened around Canada and the world.View Long Biography and Citations

Publications

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Title Year Author
Circumpolar Cinema: 10 Filmmakers to Watch: Glenn Gear June 2019 Emily Henderson
Review: The 5th Region March 11, 2019 Alberta Rose
City filmmaker to premiere animation of Inuit legend at native film festival October 16, 2016 Diane Crocker

Exhibitions

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Name Year Gallery
Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens September 13, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tillitarniit “It is said to happen from time to time” Inuit Arts Festival at Concordia Aug 2 - 4, 2018 Concordia University
Nipivut Our Voice July 2, 2018 Academy Cinema

Filmography

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Title Release Date Role
The 5th Region 2018 Animator
Chez Mademoiselle Fifi 2017 Production Designer
Kablunât 2016 Director, Producer, Writer, Animator

Public Collections

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Collection Location
National Film Board of Canada Montreal, QC, Canada