Noxious Sector Projects
312 S. Washington St.
Seattle WA 98104

David LaRiviere

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David LaRiviere received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta in 1989 and later, in 1996, an MA Fine Art degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London in London, England. After returning to Canada LaRiviere taught "Contemporary Art Issues" as a sessional instructor at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton and served as the President of Latitude 53 Society of Artists for two years. While at Latitude 53 he curated "Shiny", which later traveled to Gallery 101 in Ottawa. In 2000 LaRiviere moved to Peterborough, Ontario to become the Director of Artspace, a position that extended to five years when the centre was destroyed by floodwaters on the eve of his original departure date. During his years in Peterborough LaRiviere established an ongoing experimental sound project entitled "Full Metal Booty" with artists who became increasingly involved as volunteers and board directors with the centre. After re-establishing Artspace, he left Peterborough to live and work in Montreal over the following two years. Most recently, LaRiviere has relocated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to undertake the Artistic Director position at PAVED Arts. In this context his aspirations are to learn, collaborate, and embrace every aspect of what might constitute community.

LaRiviere's current art practice encompasses audio art, video, web art, performance and painting. His interest in a variety of media is influenced by a research path that includes a still developing interest in continental philosophy, particularly concerning the author function and the ongoing activity that carries forth the positive task of critique. Later this year LaRiviere's work will be featured in a two-person exhibition at the Truck Gallery in Calgary, and next year a solo exhibition at Neutral Ground in Regina.

With the generous support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board