Douglas Coupland

° 1961

Lives in West Vancouver (CA).

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist, visual artist and designer. Since his 1991 novel, Generation X, Coupland has published fourteen novels and short story collections as well as several works of nonfiction including a 2010 biography of Marshall McLuhan. He has written and performed for England’s Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2008 created a 13-episode TV series based on his 2006 novel, jPod. A 1984 art school graduate, Coupland’s visual work in the 1990s was the creation of the Internet aesthetic in conjunction with Wired magazine as well as his own website and blogs. In 2000 he resumed the making of physical works. In recent years his work has been central to numerous international solo and group shows. Coupland is a contributor to the New York Times, e-flux, DISonline, Artsy, Vice online and has a fortnightly column with the FT Weekend Magazine in London. Since 2015 he has been artist in residence at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris.


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