Luc Courchesne was born 1952 in Quebec City and studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, graduating with a Bachelor of Design degree in 1974, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, graduating with a Master's of Science in Visual Studies degree in 1984. His design work covers a wide range of projects in graphic, product and exhibition design. His art installation work includes Encyclopedia Chiaroscuro (1987), Portrait One (1990), Family Portrait (1993), Hall of Shadows (1996), Landscape One (1997), Passages (1998), Rendez-vous (1999), The Visitor : Living by Numbers (2001), Untitled (2002) and Where are you? (2005). He holds patents for the Panoscope360, a single channel immersive projection system developed in the course of his art and design projects. He exhibited extensively worldwide in venues such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; La Villette, Paris; the ZKM, Karlsruhe; Kiasma, Helsinki; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo. He was awarded the Grand Prix of the ICC Biennale 1997 in Tokyo and an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica 1999 in Linz, Austria. Courchesne is currently director of the School of Industrial Design, University of Montreal and a founding member of the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT).