Jean-Pierre Séguin has been a professor in the department of arts and letters at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi since 1979. For a number of years, his pictorial and photographic research has been oriented toward representation systems and portrait making. His work has been in exhibitions in Canada and abroad, the most recent of which are
Artists Portraits, Galerie Graff, Montreal (2012);
Beards in Beads, OK Harris, New York (2009); Beaded Portraits, OK Harris, New York (2007); Figures, Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides, St-Jérôme (2006-07); 1040 tableaux, Langage Plus, Alma (2006); Métaphoretraits, CNE, Jonquière (2005); and Corps et Figures, Montréal Télégraphe, Montréal (2001). His works are included in numerous private and public collections.