Exhibitionists·In Residence

Our favourite Exhibitionists in Residence: Where are they now?

Catch up with some of our favourite artists from Season 1, including Phazed, Martine Frossard and Carolyn Tripp, and find out how to get your art on TV this fall when CBC Arts' Exhibitionists returns for Season 2.

Catch up with our favourite artists from Season 1, and find out how to get your art on TV this fall!

A still from "Somewhere in between," a new short film by one of our top Exhibitionists in Residence, Martine Frossard. (Vimeo/Martine Frossard)

That's a wrap! The season finale of Exhibitionists's first season airs this weekend, and we couldn't have done it without the imagination and innovation of so many Canadian artists. 

Sunday, we're giving a special shout out to a few of our favourites, revisiting clips from the Top 15 animators and filmmakers who've worked with us as "Exhibitionists in Residence."

Maybe you remember their names — Scorpion Dagger, K!mmortal, BUCC n FLVR — or maybe their images have been burned into your brains since you were flipping channels until you flipped out over something like this.

So, where are they now? And what happened after they appeared on the show?

A few of our EIRs checked in with CBC Arts to share what they've got on the go, and how their TV moment got them there.

If you'd like to see your art on TV when Exhibitionists returns this fall for its second season, pitch us this summer! These testimonials could be the kick in the pants you need.

More details on how to get in touch with CBC Arts below, but first, where are our Exhibitionists in Residence now?

Carolyn Tripp

Remember when…

She paid tribute to the late, great David Bowie with a drawing of a pineapple?

Back in January, when Tripp's occult-inspired animation appeared on the show, she was game enough to draw the answers to our interview questions. We loved her work so much that she teamed up with CBC Arts producer Lise Hosein later this spring. The story? How Christian Bok taught a bacterium to write poetry. A concept that mind-bending required a visual aid, for sure, and Tripp's animation brought the microscopic art world of the story to life.

Where is she now?

Tripp tells CBC Arts that she's busy developing a new animation series. Look for it on her Vimeo this summer, but before its debut, Tripp is heading to Athens, Greece where her work is being screened at Art Athina, one of Europe's longest-running contemporary art fairs. "I think Exhibitionists increased my profile such that they were compelled to include my work this year," she tells CBC Arts.


Remember when...

He told CBC Arts how he got booted from Facebook?

Putting the exhibitionist in Exhibitionists, Phazed's GIF art has caused him trouble online as much as it's earned him a growing following. That's what happens when your favourite subjects are sex, drugs and video games, and when some of his more SFW rainbow-hued images appeared on the show in February, this Ottawa artist (a.k.a. Jean-Francois Painchaud) discussed where he sees the line between art and pornography.

Where is he now?

We forgot to mention another one of Phazed's favourite things: "I've been including my cat in most of my drawings now, starting a bit of a story of me and my cat in a sci-fi story that I am brainstorming," he reveals.

He had us at "cat."

Watch for a crowdfunding campaign for that project on Kickstarter and Patreon soon, and in the meantime, you can always keep following him on Facebook and Instagram as long as the censors allow. When he's not working his day-job at Jam Filled animation studio, he's creating more electric-rainbow GIFs, images that are earning him hundreds of new followers every week, he says.

Samuel Kiehoon Lee

Remember when...

This Toronto filmmaker took us on a through-the-looking-glass walking tour of his favourite city, Seoul?

Where is he now?

Still based in South Korea, Lee is as busy as ever, and when we reached him he said he was wrapping post-production on a music video for electronic band HEO. "Once that's done, I'll be back to work on my feature, Gyopo," Lee says. The film is about North American-born Koreans living in Seoul, like Lee — and it's a project he told about in February when his experimental films appeared on Exhibitionists. "Being an EIR gives artists a national platform to expose work. Come on! It's the CBC! How cool is that!"

Jeannie Phan

Remember when...

She taught us the art of being lazy?

Cozier than a warm duvet and as comforting as a double-cheese pizza, Jeannie Phan's GIFs are an introvert's paradise. In a hushed palette, this Toronto illustrator celebrates the joys of staying in. Cats, noodle soup, sweatpants: they're everywhere in her work, making you wish every day was a rainy day.

Where is she now?

Her illustrations are all about the couch potato life, but Phan is anything but. It's only been two weeks since she was on the show, but Phan tells CBC Arts she already has something new on the go. Writes Phan: "I just wrapped up a video shoot with Worker Bee Supply Co." (They're a Toronto-based screenprinting project that collaborates with local artists.) Her upcoming Worker Bee print will be "feline-related (of course!)." Expect it to go on sale this summer.

Niti Marcelle Mueth

Remember when…

She told us how she's bringing people together…with Beyoncé GIFs?

Where is she now?

The University of Montreal student continues to create new work celebrating the diversity of her hometown, images we aired on Exhibitionists in March, but Mueth tells us her latest passion is screen printing T-shirts. "I'm opening an online boutique," she says, which you'll be able to find through her website when it opens.

Hudson Christie

Remember when…

He got internet-famous because of a dink joke?

Christie's work went viral long before his stop-motion animation appeared on Exhibitionists in December 2015, The GIF that was "eaten by the internet," as Christie so awesomely puts it? This excellently goofy scene from a life-drawing class — which proved too NSFW for the show.

"I was actually visiting my parents while it aired," Christie says of his Exhibitionists episode, "so it was a very nice moment of pride for my folks and a very uncanny moment for me. Seeing yourself on TV gets pretty weird (just ask Cronenberg)."

Where is he now?

A National Magazine Award winner, Christie's illustration clients are a who's-who of media outlets, including The Walrus and the New York Times Review of Books, and he tells us he just wrapped his first assignment for The New Yorker.

Leslie Supnet

Remember when…

A move from Winnipeg to Toronto totally transformed her films?

On a March episode of Exhibitionists, we featured some of Supnet's more experimental work, abstract and otherworldly films that mark a shift from the more whimsical, narrative animated stories she'd been making for years in her hometown, Winnipeg.

Where is she now?

Still in Toronto, Supnet tells us her current project is a collaboration with experimental rock band (and fellow Winnipeggers), Burden. The band plays Toronto June 10, and original visuals created  by Supnet are part of the show.


Remember when...

She showed us how Filipino traditions are inspiring her empire of art?

A visual artist and a performer, Vancouver's K!mmortal has been an Exhibitionists all-star this season, first letting our cameras follow her from studio to stage, and then sharing her animation with the program as one of our artists in residence. After being on the show — twice — she tells us people from around the country e-mailed her to say they related to her story. 

Where is she now?

Writes K!mmortal: "I am currently working on a new album EP producing a lot of the songs myself, something I've never done. I'm hoping to release the album by the end of the summer." 

Martine Frossard


Remember when…

She let her drawings do the talking?

We were so inspired by Frossard's hand-drawn animations, many of which explore the search for identity, that we asked her to do an illustrated Q&A.

Where is she now?

"Just after appearing on Exhibitionists, I was contacted by several festivals around the world asking me to submit my films!" Frossard writes, and she's already been accepted by two: the Melbourne International Animation Festival and Mecal, in Barcelona, Spain.

"I think artists should apply to be an Exhibitionist in Residence not only because it gives (huge) visibility, but also because it's a real honour to have your work exhibited right next to accomplished artists you admire. (It was pretty crazy for me to be in the same show as Peaches!)" she writes.

And Frossard keeps creating new work from her home in Montreal. "I just finished a project, an animation video called 'Somewhere in between' created with my collaborator (and husband!) François Bonenfant," she says, and you can watch it above.

"We were interested in mixing videos and animations to merge our two fields of work.'Somewhere in between' is a trip inside the sleep of two women. In this very organic atmosphere, close to a dream, the two sleepers journey into paradoxical sleep. At the end, we don't really know if they've woken up."

Want to see your art on Exhibitionists? Just send us an e-mail! You could be an Exhibitionist in Residence next season.


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