Jean-Pierre Gauthier was born in Matane, Quebec, in 1965, and has lived and worked in Montreal since 1986. His kinetic and audio installations refer to disorder, organicity and unpredictability. He was the winner of the prestigious Sobey Art Award in 2004 and a recipient of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in 2006. He has exhibited his audio and kinetic installations across Europe, Asia and North America. Since 1998, he has also collaborated with different musicians, including Michel F. Côté, Diane Labrosse, Martin Tétreault, Jean Derome and Mirko Sabatini, and these audio projects and installations have been presented in Italy, the United States and Canada. A retrospective of his work Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play recently toured to the Akron Art Museum, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Mendel Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Prairie Art Gallery. The artist is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. The artist wishes to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, Avatar, Mériol Lehmann, David Jacques and Edith Roy for their support.