Julie Gendron is an independent creative director, digital strategist and artist. She has a special interest in creating platforms, experiences and events that allow people to explore and create their own point of view, culture and communities.
She works on her own projects, independently and with art, design, non-profit and social enterprise clients. Some of her clients include the Canadian Coalition of Independent Media Art Distributors (CCIMAD), Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG), University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
She is a performance video, installation and photographic artist heavily influenced by sound, environmental abstraction, participation and unpredictability.
Julie completed her graduate work in the department of Art, Design and Technology at Concordia University specializing in Participatory Design. She has received awards and grants from the Japan Media Art Festival, Canariasmediafest (Spain), Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Creative BC, Centre interuniversitaire des arts mediatiques, Dora and Avi Morrow Award for Excellence in Visual Arts and BC Film. She has shared her work at various conferences and exhibitions in Canada, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Australia and the US.
She is on the board of directors for CARFAC BC. She served as the Programmer for VIVO from 2005-07. She was a founding member of the Intermission Artists Society (2000-06). She curates independently and teaches when her schedule permits it.