Born in Cumberland, B.C. on May 30, 1970, Lance Blomgren is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at the University of Victoria, and the Masters of English program at Concordia University, Montreal. From 2001-2004, he taught English Literature and Creative Arts at CEGEP John Abbott College, outside Montreal. In 2005, he began working as the Co-Director/Curator of the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver. His writing has appeared in Matrix magazine (Montreal), Geist (Vancouver), Spur (Calgary), Slingshot (New York/Montreal), Ascent (Montreal), Fillip (Vancouver), Art Asia Pacific (New York), Terminal City (Vancouver), and in publications for Truck Gallery (Calgary)and eyelevel gallery (Halifax). He has shown text-based art projects for art galleries and events in Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Banff, Chicago and Berlin.

In addition to his text-based projects, Lance has also curated contemporary visual art for the Rad'a Gallery in Montreal, the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver and the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Yukon.


AWARDS: Relit Award: Shortlisted finalist (short fiction), 2004; bpNichol Chapbook Award, 1997.


Corner Pieces: Montreal, Conundrum Press, 2004.
Oasis: Montreal, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, 2001.
Walkups: Montreal, Conundrum Press, 2000, 2009.
Liner (with Joshua Lovelace), Intrepid Tourist Press, 1997.
Manual for Beginners (with Yvette Poorter), Intrepid Tourist Press, 1996.
Practice: Intrepid Tourist Press, 1994.

[BCBW 2016]