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 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 five shows for the Winnipeg Fringe Theater Festival. 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 ‘Favourite 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 ‘Favourite 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 creating new works for C4 Comicon in Winnipeg, and a new solo show titled ‘I Ruin Things For A Living’ at the Edge Gallery in November.
ART SHOWS I DONE DID DO…
That’s It, Back To Winnipeg – Group Show Curator and Contributor – 2017
The Village Diner – Solo Exhibition – Winnipeg – 2017
Envision Wolseley Art’s Festival – Winnipeg – 2017
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
Surf Chimps – Winnipeg Fringe 2012
Self-Destructivism – Winnipeg Fringe 2013
Damn Your Eyes – Winnipeg Fringe 2014
My Dreams Are Stupid – Winnipeg Fringe 2016
Story Hole – Winnipeg Fringe 2017