Josée Aubin Ouellette was born in Edmonton, Canada in 1986. She studied at The University of Alberta in 2007 and graduated with an MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2012. A selection of solo and group exhibitions includes: BODY BLOCKS, Govanhill Baths, for Glasgow International; Prospecthills, (film screening) with Erik Osberg, CCA Cinema, Glasgow; MILK, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton; Extreme Unction, with Erik Osberg, Generator Projects, Dundee (forthcoming); Mineral Supplements, SWG3 (2016); Glasgow
There is no There, Hamilton Artists Inc;
Future Station, The Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015) Skirt the parlour, and shun the zoo, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre (2013).
Ouellette’s practice encompasses sculpture, writing and performance. She is interested in how an object and material can be experienced physically and subjectively. In her most recent projects she has focused on ergonomics and how bodies and objects cooperate together in order to explore ideas concerning contemporary social and physical perceptions of dependency. This process often results in performative works centred around a body of writing, where human interaction is employed to animate her prop-like works. There is a utilitarian aspect to Ouellette’s sculptural objects, whose aesthetic or industrial function is not quite clear giving the work an unsettling and un-heimlich angle.