Portfolio : Lorna Bauer

 

Biography

 

Lorna Bauer lives and works in Montreal. She has presented her work in solo exhibitions at Galerie Nicolas Robert; Sporobole; YYZ Artist Outlet; Gallery Les Territoires; The University of Toronto Art Centre and in the Projection Access Space at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Recently, Bauer’s work was included in The Work Ahead of Us at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal; Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else at Trinity Square Video, Art Metropole and Convenience gallery (with Jon Knowles). Her video work has been screened at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Nuit Blanche Toronto (2007, 2009). Upcoming activities include a solo exhibition at Modern Fuel in Kingston. Bauer has been awarded two Conseil des Arts et Lettres studio residencies, one in New York City as part of the Quebec-New York State residency exchange (2012), and the other at the Couvent des Recollets, in Paris (2013).

 

Artist Statement

 

Lorna Bauer’s work is primarily based in photography and installation, but often it encompasses other media. The artist uses her work to question and explore – in a reflective way – the institution of photography. Her practice involves the deconstruction and reconstruction of forms including exploring the function of objects and its display. Her practice is equally engaged with visual strategies such as repetition and fragmentation. Bauer’s work considers the less visible aspects of making art, at times exploring the mechanisms of representation and mediation. Ultimately the artist realizes her artworks through studio experimentation, site research and trial and error.