JULIA ABRAHAM
NICOLE CLOUGH
LAUREN DZENIS
artist statement work cv
KIRA KASTNER
DUAA MANSOUR
ALEXANDRA SANDISON
DIANNE SHAWCROSS
MACY SIU
JOL THOMSON
RACHEL WALLACE

artist statement

I have always felt drawn towards nature, and as such, it has been a constant subject matter reoccurring in my art work. I see this repetition as an attempt to create homage to a force that, as an urbanite, I am so removed from. Copies and reproductions developed into idealizations on a subject that originally piqued my interest because of its imperfect character. My current body of work is investigating the role that I play within the dichotomy of nature and society. I aim to realize the dilemma in which nature’s own ability to inspire me has rendered it vulnerable to my artistic manipulations. Graffiti gestures, defacement and purposely obscured views juxtapose the organic and aim to confront the human interaction which is both evident and hidden within the compositions.

 

 

work

Obsured Adams Cutting 1

 

 

cv

Lauren Dzenis

EDUCATION

2009 B.A., Honours Fine Art History & Visual Studies, University of Toronto.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 “The Eyeball,” University of Toronto, Toronto
2006 “The Eyeball,” University of Toronto, Toronto
2006 “Hot Off the Press,” University of Waterloo, Waterloo

AWARDS

2006 C.J. Mills Award Honorable Mention for Excellence in Printmaking, University of Waterloo, Waterloo

WORK AND OTHER EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2008 Accessories Responsible, Zara, Toronto
2006 – 2008 Front Desk Volunteer, Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto