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J.D. RenaudJ.D. RENAUD

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.

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.┬áIn 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.

Currently he is curating ‘The Horror Show’, an exhibition of art based off horror cinema, set to open at The Handsome Daughter in January 2019.

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’ and 2017’s ‘Story Hole’ both played to sold out shows throughout their run, but they only got four stars. Still pretty good.

Now his live shows are just called ‘The Placeholder Show’. Keep it simple, son.

He is originally from Oakville Ontario, and currently lives in Winnipeg Manitoba for some reason.

 

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ART SHOWS I DONE DID DO…

 

Envision Wolseley Art’s Festival – Winnipeg – 2018

Winnipeg Waldos – Guest collaborator – Winnipeg – 2018

Suspended Animation – Group Show Curator and Contributor – Winnipeg – 2018

Edge Gallery – I Ruin Things For A Living – Solo Exhibition – 2017

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

LIVE SHOWS

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

The Placeholder Show – Winnipeg Fringe 2018