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

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Montreal, QC

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Glenn Gear is a Montreal, QC-based animator, filmmaker and visual artist hailing from Newfoundland. Gear finds inspiration by exploring his identity as an urban Inuk with ancestral ties to Nunatsiavut. He frequently creates animated short films that utilize collage and archival materials related to these explorations. His current work centres on individual and collective history, exchange between Indigenous and settler populations, folklore, gender and archival material. In 2019 Gear was featured as a filmmaker to watch, in the summer issue of the Inuit Art Quarterly's feature "Circumpolar Cinema." His films have screened around Canada and the world and have been included in festivals and exhibitions including Nuit Blanche and ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival.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