Genevieve Tremblay is a creative community catalyst working at the convergence of art and technology. Her interdisciplinary practice as a new media artist focuses on environmental themes and blends traditional methods with emerging and digital, mobile, virtual and mixed reality technologies. Early in her career, she was fortunate to work with several significant mentors, including new media pioneers, Jenny Holzer and Dara Birnbaum. These first hand experiences with pushing the boundaries of technology and moving art from formalized spaces into the public realm have continued to inform her work.
Tremblay’s curatorial practice and public scholarship integrate research, teaching, service, and public engagement. Her pioneering program initiatives at the intersection of arts, science and technology, have been funded through grants from 4Culture, The Rockefeller and Benton Foundations, Helen R. Whiteley Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Foundation, Stillman Drake Fund, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, UCSC Cultura and the US Embassy, Chile.
During her 2016 Artist Residency at The Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor Marine Labs, she was introduced to 3 like-minded Chilean artists-scientist, Fernanda Oyarzun, Belen Gallardo and Nelida Pohl. Together, they co-founded ASKXXI: Arts + Science Knowledge Building and Sharing in XXI Century, an international arts + science diplomacy program fostering US- Chile collaboration in arts, emerging digital/virtual technologies and the ecological sciences. The 2018 pilot program was sponsored by the US Embassy (Chile) and hosted at the Center for Research in Biodiversity and Sustainable Environments (CIBAS) at the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción. This unique inter-hemispheric exchange program now provides a collaborative platform for 21st Century artists, technologists, scientists and communicators development work focused on critical environmental challenges.
In her capacity as a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate, she is actively cultivating partnerships with foreign host institutions abroad to develop global arts/culture, emerging technology and education advancement initiatives. Genevieve is a GIX mentor at the Bellevue based Global Innovation Exchange, working with students across the disciplines of engineering, business, design and computer science pursuing their Master of Science in Technology Innovation (MSTI) and is the co-creator of the xTech + Impact Summit, hosted at GIX and sponsored by The Evans School for Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington. She is part of a global community as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEEs), modeling inspiring digital, social and immersive technologies (VR, AR, XR) that amplify learning, creativity, engagement and virtual collaboration.
Genevieve Gaiser Tremblay was born in Washington, DC. She completed her BFA in Intermedia at Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA in the Studio for Inter-related Media at Massachusetts College of Art.
BioZOOM, Art Not Terminal Gallery, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, 2019
Bienal Concepción Arte & Ciencia, Concepción, Chile, 2019
Reticula: Ecology and Art Reimagined for the XXI Century, Cultura UCSC, 2019
Criteria of Yielding, Mathematical Art Galleries, Joint Mathematical Meetings, 2018
Pages from a Frozen Sea, 2017
ArtHackDay: ERASURE, Black Box 3.0 International Festival, 2016
Seattle Art Museum: Party in the Park, The Deep See: Savoring the Salish, 2016Artist Residency: Helen Whiteley Center, Friday Harbor Laboratories, San Juan Island, WA 2016
Artist Residency: On Ramp Digital Fabrication Residency, 2016
Public Art Mural Project: Assembly Row, Mural Project, Somerville, MA, 2014
MWS Gallery, Winged Away, Seattle Center, Seattle, 2013
Center House Theater Lobby Gallery, The River Why, Seattle Center, Seattle, 2010
Mount Baker Cafe, Italian Portals, solo print exhibition, Seattle, 2008
Robert Allman Gallery, Talent and Technology, Seattle, 2001
Artist Foundation Gallery, MA Transportation Bldg, Over, Under, Sideways, Down, 1990
Thompson Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, “Pro-ject” (multimedia), Boston, 1989 Administration Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Non- Heroic Gestures, Boston, 1989
Boston Film and Video Foundation, The Big Scan, video screening, Boston
Gallery 28, New England College of Art and Design, 28 Artists, 1 Computer, Boston