1993BFA, Concordia University, Montreal
1985DEC, Dawson Institute of Photography, Montreal

Solo Exhibitions

2023Mascaradas, Galaria Casa Fluida, exhibition of Personae and Wigstock images, São Paulo, Brazil. Curator: Fernando Spaziani
2020Wigstock, online exhibition, featured exhibition of Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2015Role-Play: Performances & Beliefs, Arbor Gallery, Vankleek Hill, Ontario. Curator: Karl-Gilbert Murray
2014Personae, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, Australia: a featured exhibition of Head On Photo Festival
2014Personae book launch and exhibition, Gallery 115, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
2012Personae book launch and exhibition, FOFA Gallery: York Corridor Vitrines, Montreal
2011Sur(face), Espace 6 – Art Mûr, Montreal
2010Personae, La Galeria, Mexico City
2007Personae, Art Bar/Gladstone Hotel, Toronto – featured exhibition of CONTACT Photography Festival
2005Personae, Vu, Quebec City
2005Personae, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon
2005Personae, Galerie Observatoire 4, Montreal
2004Personae, Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg
1997Clothes Minded: New Work, Galerie Pink, Montreal

Group Exhibitions

2023Queertography, Paddington Reservoir Gardens: a selection of Wigstock images exhibited as part of Pride Amplified events, World Pride 2023, Sydney, Australia. Curator: Moshe Rosenzveig
2020AddOn, online group show, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2019AddOn, Festival Hub Paddington, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2018Face 2.0 - New View on the Portrait Genre, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fines Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2017Kindred, Connections Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2017Kindred, Écomusée du fier monde, Montreal, Québec
2017AddOn, Festival Hub Paddington, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2016AddOn, Festival Hub Central, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2015AddOn, The Depot Gallery, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2014Mascarade, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Rivière-du-Loup. Curator: Rébecca Hamilton
2012Bleu: passé, présent, futur, Rendez-vous photo du Richelieu, Maison de la culture Villebon, Beloeil. Curator: Robert Hébert
2012ARTSIDA fundraiser, Galerie Dentaire, Montreal – with auction at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal
2011Foto8 Summer Group Show, Host Gallery, London, England
2011The FACE: Portrait Evolution in Photography, Krasnoyarsk Museum, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
A traveling exhibition with stops in Omsk, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and St. Petersburg
2005aniGma, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia
2004Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, Los Angeles
2002Group exhibition of the artists represented by PODGallery, Levall Art Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia
2000ArtLexis Gallery, New York City
1998Impressions de – New York – Impressions, Galerie Mistral, Montreal
1997Drag City, The New Gallery, Calgary
1996Drag City, A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon
1996Drag City, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg
1996Annual Group Photo Show, Leslie-Lohman Gallery, New York City
1993Ex-Site, Axe Néo-7, Hull, Que.

Selected Publications and Reviews

2020"Wigstock made a spectacle of freedom" by RM Vaughan, Xtra Magazine, Canada
2015"International appeal of Beirut Art Residency" by Jimmy Dabbagh, The Arab Weekly, Beirut, Lebanon
2015"Personae: Interview of Pierre Dalpé" by Alison Stieven-Taylor, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Paris, France
2014Guest appearance on radio show "Evenings with Dominic Knight" to discuss Personae monograph (during Head On Photo Festival), ABC 702 Sydney, Australia
2014 "Pierre Dalpé releases Personae, his first book of photography" by Chris Dupuis, Xtra!, Ottawa
2012Personae monograph, with essays by Penny Cousineau-Levine, Dayna McLeod and Karl-Gilbert Murray, Les Editions Cayenne, editor Robert Hébert
2011"Pierre Dalpé fixe son objectif sur les alter egos" by Patrick Letendre, Fugues, Montreal
2011"Seeing double: MTL photographer Pierre Dalpé zooms onto hot secret identities & twin alter egos" by Richard Burnett, The Montreal Gazette Pop Tart Blog, Montreal
2010"Montreal gay photographer feted with a major exhibit in Mexico City" by Matthew Hays, Xtra!, Montreal
2009"Pierre Dalpé's Duplicitous Heart", No More Potlucks Magazine, Issue #4, Montreal
2008"Revealing alter egos" by Matthew Hays, Noise Makers 2008, Montreal Mirror, Montreal
2007Various on-line blog reviews, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
2005Review of "Personae" at Odd Gallery, The Klondike Sun, Dawson City, Yukon
2004"Question de perception" by Robert Nicolas, La Liberté, Winnipeg
2003"Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination" by Penny Cousineau-Levine, McGill-Queen's University Press, p. 165
2002Overview of Levall Gallery exhibition, Siberia Photo, Novosibirsk, Russia
2002"The Drag King Anthology", edited by Donna Jean, Kathleen Lebesco and Jean Bobby, Harrington Park Press
1997"Oh Boy?!?" by Lucinda Catchlove, Hour Magazine, Montreal
1996Now Magazine, Toronto
1993Review of "Clothes Minded" by Henry Lehman, CBC Radio's "Daybreak", Montreal
News story about "Clothes Minded", CBC Television's "City Beat", Montreal


2014Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: travel grant
2012Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: promotion grant
2011Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: travel grant
2010Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: studios and studio-apartments grant, Mexico City
2007Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: travel grant
2003Canada Council for the Arts: research and creation grant – emerging artist
1999Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec: research and creation grant

Residencies and Positions

2015Beirut Art Residency, 6 week research and creation residency, Beirut, Lebanon
2010Four-month self-directed studio residency in Mexico City
2002-presentWork at Creative Media Services, Concordia University, producing video and photographic promotional material for the university
1994-presentWork with Michael Flomen aiding in the creation, production and printing of large-scale, black and white, archival museum-quality prints
2003Six-week residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, Yukon
2000Taught intermediate black and white photography course at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Montreal
2000Photography and computer work-study during 5-week thematic residency at The Banff Centre, Banff
1999Nine-week self-directed residency at The Banff Centre, Banff

Collaborative Work

2003Collaborated with writer Michael Toppings on a web-based project which combined my 1990's backstage/nightclub images with his prose
1999Collaborated to create photographs incorporated in "Once Upon a Time", a video/dance performance piece produced by La Manga (from Mexico City) – presented at The Banff Centre

Visiting Artist Lectures

2005Centre de la francophonie, Whitehorse, Yukon
2005Galérie Observatoire 4, Montreal
2005Odd Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon
2004Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg


Private collections in Canada, United States, Mexico, UK, Japan and Russia