Glenn Gear

Glenn Gear

Adjunct Lecturer

Film and Media

Arts and Science

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Room 302

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Glenn Gear is an Indigiqueer filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist of Inuit and settler descent currently living in Montréal. He is originally from Corner Brook Newfoundland and has family ties to Nunatsiavut. His practice is grounded in a research creation methodology shaped by Inuit and Indigenous ways of knowing – often employing the use of animation, photo archives, painting, beading, and work with traditional materials such as sealskin. He has worked on projects with the National Film Board of Canada, collaborated with other artists, and created installations, online works, and live video/audio projections that explore the complex relationships between land, animals, history, and archives. His films have screened in festivals throughout Canada and around the world.

A growing area within his larger artistic practice is the sharing of his animation knowledge of low-budget and experimental techniques through mentoring opportunities and workshops, often in collaboration with Indigenous youth and first-time filmmakers.

He was the artist-in-residence for Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership 2020-2021, jointly held between Concordia University and the University of Winnipeg, and hosted in collaboration with the Aabijijiwan New Media Lab. He was also a visiting artist-in-residence at Queens University in November 2021 and September 2022. He was longlisted for both the 2021 Sobey Art Award as well as the 2023 Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award.

BFA Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland & Labrador

MFA Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec