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collage, drawing, film, installation, new media, painting, photography

Artistic Community:

Montreal, QC

Date of Birth:

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Glenn Gear is a Montreal, QC-based animator, filmmaker and visual artist hailing from Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Gear finds inspiration by exploring his identity as an urban Inuk with ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut. Gear's work often explores his ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut, creating alternative forms of storytelling through animation, archives, collage, installation, painting, and sound. His work also navigates the complex relationships between people, animals, and land, imbuing these shared spaces with humour, mystery, and hope. His films have screened throughout Canada and around the world. When not making new artwork, Gear facilitates workshops in animation production for Indigenous youth.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Circumpolar Cinema: 10 Filmmakers to Watch: Glenn Gear June 2019 Emily Henderson
Review: The 5th Region March 11, 2019 Alberta Rose


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens September 13, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tillitarniit “It is said to happen from time to time” Inuit Arts Festival at Concordia Aug 2 - 4, 2018 Concordia University
Nipivut Our Voice July 2, 2018 Academy Cinema


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
The 5th Region 2018 Animator
Chez Mademoiselle Fifi 2017 Production Designer
Kablunât 2016 Director, Producer, Writer, Animator

Public Collections

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Collection Location
National Film Board of Canada Montreal, QC, Canada