Art historian (1860-1920).
Coder.

I studied art history between 2007 and 2019. I began my art history journey by completing a Bachelor's Degree at Université Laval, Québec (2009). As part of my Masters (2011), I worked on the presence of modern French art in Canada in the early twentieth century. Between 2011 and 2019, I worked on an inter-university Ph. D. My research focused on Montréal exhibitions between 1860 and 1914, especially the concept of a loan exhibit. It was financially supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship offered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). In the fall of 2012, I was responsible for the first class offered on the art market at Université Laval.

Prior to my involvement in art history, I spent 12 years working in media and new technologies. I was co-creator and programmer of the Web site Recettes du Québec from 2000 until its sale in 2006. At that time, this recipe site was reaching 1 million monthly unique visitors in French Canada. On the IT side, I started my university education in 1991 with a class on Turbo Pascal. As part of my work, I mostly used PHP/MySQL. I also did one-year programs in physics (Université de Montréal, 1992), demography (Université de Montréal, 1994), and classes in computer programming. I have always been curious about the links between art history and computer science. I created a database of Montréal exhibitions built around 6400 artworks, 2100 artists, and 550 collectors active in 300 exhibits between 1860 and 1920.

Between January 2011 and April 2012, I was a member of the Board for Galerie Tzara, a non-profit art gallery. Between 2007 and 2013, I hosted a blog on visual arts in Quebec City on which I published critical reviews of current shows. Finally, I created and hosted a radio program devoted to visual arts, La Démarche, on CKIA 88.3 FM between 2009 and 2010..

Once in a while, I open pop-up accounts on social media ; currently, I maintain @MrcGthr on Twitter™. I have a complex relationship with these means of communication.

last update: June 2020
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