Lance Blomgren was born in Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada. Currently based  in Vancouver, BC, Blomgren has also lived at various times in Courtenay and Victoria in British Columbia, as well as in Dawson City, Yukon, Montreal, Quebec, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

He is a graduate of the University of Victoria Writing Department and obtained a Masters of Arts English Literature from Concordia University in 2000. He is currently a Master’s candidate in the Curatorial and Critical Studies program at the University of British Columbia. He is the recipient of the bpNichol Chapbook Award, a short-listed finalist for the ReLit Award, and a long-listed nominee for the Journey Prize for fiction. His writings, text projects, artworks and curatorial projects have been published and presented in Canada and abroad.

Over the years Lance has additionally worked as a Volvo mechanic, crisis hot-line operator, competitive swimming coach and communications consultant.

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Projects and research have been generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts; University of British Columbia; the Audain Foundation; Yukon Territorial Government’s Advanced Artist Award and Touring Arts Fund; Concordia University; Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec; Field Foundation; John Abbott College; British Columbia Ministry of Tourism and Culture.