Visiting Artist: Jean-Pierre Larocque

Jean-Pierre Larocque is an artist working mainly with ceramic materials. He is also involved with Painting, Drawing and Print medias.  Prior to joining Concordia University in 2009,  Larocque lived and worked in Montreal as a self-supporting artist for 10 years.  From 1990 to 2000 he taught full-time at a number of institutions across North America including Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, the New York State College of Ceramics  at Alfred University, the University of Athens in Georgia,  the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and  California State University, Long Beach, Los Angeles. In 2004, Larocque was commissioned to create a large solo exhibition for the reopening of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics in Toronto. Entitled Jean-Pierre Larocque : Clay Sculpture and Drawings, the exhibition, accompanied by a catalog, opened in 2006. A film documenting the project was presented at the International Festival of Films on Art and received first prize at the Festival de films sur la Céramique in Montpellier, France. Larocque's work has been widely exhibited, and collected by many museums including the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, the Museum of Art & Design in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, andthe Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Jean-Pierre Larocque is a 2006 Painters & Sculptors Grant Recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation.