One of the most prolific and righteously twisted voices in the Winnipeg comedy and arts scene, J.D Renaud was voted Winnipeg’s Favorite Comedian for 2013 by the readers of the Uniter, and has appeared on CBC Radio’s DNTO and The Confessional.
As a stand up, he’s performed multiple times in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Oddblock Comedy Festival, and all across the country some of our nation’s finest comedy clubs and dive bars.
He has produced four shows for the Winnipeg Fringe Theater Festival, three of which were one person shows. 2013’s ‘Self-Destructivism’ was nominated for the Harry S. Rintoul play-writing award. 2014’s ‘Damn Your Eyes’ earned five stars from the CBC, and was voted ‘Favorite Local Theatrical Production Of The Year’ by the readers of The Uniter. 2016’s ‘My Dreams Are Stupid’ played to sold out shows throughout it’s run, and only got four stars but was still pretty good.
His collage artwork, which he calls ‘One Sheets’, have been attracting considerable attention from fans of abstract pop art, and have sold internationally to private collectors and professional art institutions alike. His first solo gallery show was in August of 2014. In 2015 he was voted ‘Favorite Local Visual Artist’ the readers of The Uniter, and was the subject of the documentary short ‘Paper Cuts’ filmed for MTS Stories From Home.
He is originally from Oakville Ontario, and currently lives in Winnipeg Manitoba for some reason. Currently he is writing a new show for the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and curating ‘That’s It, Back To Winnipeg!’, a Simpsons themed art show, coming this spring to the Handsome Daughter.
ART SHOWS I DONE DID DO…
Northern Contemporary Gallery – Keep It Under 100 – Toronto – 2016
Hot Art Wet City – Eat Yo Self – Vancouver – 2016
Warehouse Artworks – One Art, Please – Winnipeg – 2016
Gas Station Arts Center – J.D. at the GSAC – Winnipeg – 2016
Edge Gallery and Urban Arts Center – Chaos Reigns – Winnipeg – 2016
The Super Wonder Gallery – Various Shows – Toronto – 2015-2016
Frame Art’s Warehouse – The Director’s Cut – Winnipeg – 2015
Frame Art’s Warehouse – One Sheet Silent Auction – Winnipeg – 2014