Julie René de Cotret is a French Canadian independent artist-curator, born in Montreal. She obtained her BFA from NSCAD, and her Masters in curatorial studies from the University of Toronto. She has exhibited and curated internationally: Canada, US, Sweden, Greece, UK, Switzerland, Korea, Germany. René de Cotret is co-founder of the artist residency program at the School of Environmental Science, University of Guelph, Ontario. She has been an active board member in Artist-Run Centres for the last 13 years and is currently chair of the board at GNO, Sudbury. René de Cotret has received numerous grants and has recently been awarded a Chalmers fellowship.