Artist / Filmmaker / Explorer
Cory Trépanier is a landscape painter, filmmaker and explorer based in Ontario, Canada. His fine art career spans two decades and has always been intertwined with his passion for the outdoors.
In 2001, he began filming his painting expeditions, leading to four televised documentaries: A Painter’s Odyssey, Into The Arctic: An Artist’s Journey to the North, Canadian Screen Award-nominated Into The Arctic II, and TrueWild: Kluane.
His fifth film, Into the Arctic: Awakening, had its first pre-release screening in Monaco before Prince Albert II. His films are broadcast in Canada and internationally.
In January of 2017, Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition — an unprecedented collection of 60 canvases and his Into The Arctic films — began touring for 4 years, with 11 museums on the itinerary to date. Created from over a decade of painting and exploring the Canadian North, it premiered at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. Highlighting the collection is the 15 foot wide Great Glacier, quite possibly the largest Arctic landscape painting in Canada’s history.
Trépanier has been featured in media around the globe, and his documentaries broadcast internationally, sharing his passion for the wild places that he explores and paints. Through his unique vision, expressed through art, films, public speaking and online media, Cory inspires others with our planet’s natural wonders.
Canadian Geographic named Trépanier one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a member of The Explorers Club, receiving the Canadian Chapters highest award, the Stefansson Medal. He is National Champion of the Great Trail.