Lorette C Luzajic

Lorette C Luzajic

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Lorette C Luzajic

If one word could sum up her work, it would be "curiousity." Using writing, photography, collage, painting, and all kinds of other pursuits, Canadian artist Lorette C. Luzajic explores art history, literature, religion, pop culture and human behaviour. Her work has been shown widely at home in Toronto and environs, in Edinburgh, Brisbane, Bristol, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and more. Recently, she worked and exhibited in North Africa at an international artists symposium, and showed in Merida, Mexico as well. She is the founding editor of The Ekphrastic Review, a journal dedicated to writing inspired by visual art.

View a documentary about her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbLL94Abd4k&t=39s

Education

-Bachelor of Applied Arts, Ryerson University, journalism

Events

Artist Statement

Every technical and philosophical facet of my art is committed to the application of mixed media, redefining the term to include concepts and ideas as well as tangible physical materials. This cross-genre pasticcio is born from and dependent on collage, which naturally experiments with subliminality, intercontextuality and the unexpected narratives that emerge from both playful and planned juxtapositions.

Each work is assembled from an unlimited assortment of tools, themes, genres, and inspirations. A work may be created from acrylic paint, gouache, found papers, chalk pastels, oil sticks, wax crayons, graphite, spray paint, poetry, overheard dialogue, religious ritual, music, mythology, television, and etymology.

My expression springs from my insatiable curiousity, bent humour, the intersection of the sacred and inane, and enchantment with the fruits of human innovation and creativity. To this end, an ongoing lifelong study of visual art history, the arts, and the humanities, is essential to my work.

From serene, minimalist abstractions to frantic pentimenti imbroglio, my work embraces appropriation and challenges constructs of genre, colour orthodoxy and technical craftsmanship. But the traditional importance of beauty in millennia of art history is a conviction I share. To obtain beauty in every work, I strive to evoke emotion, achieve mastery of composition, and discover new ways of seeing and defining what is beautiful.

Lorette C. Luzajic



Exhibitions

-Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition- fair-Toronto, Ontario
-Abstract Show-group-Twist Gallery-Toronto
-Wall of Pride-group show-Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph, Ontario
-Eclectic Curiosity, Solo exhibition, Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto
-La Eskelara Gallery- Merida, Mexico
-Mexico: un Poema- duet show- Le Cirque Galeria, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
-The Independents Show, Queen West Gallery, Toronto
-Dos Amigos, Chelem, Mexico
-Symposium Méditerranéen des Ateliers d'Art Contemporain- Tunisia
-Artist in Residence, Backhouse, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
-Flying Pony Gallery, Toronto
-Ryerson Art Space, Toronto
-International Museum of Collage, Santa Fe
-Toronto International Film Festival Art Exhibition, Toronto
-Small Art Big Hearts, Waddington's, Toronto
-Projector Gallery, Toronto
-Spoke Club, Toronto
-Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
-Pan American Food Festival, Toronto
-The Artist's Project, Toronto
-PechaKucha, Toronto
-Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York City
-Steam Whistle Gallery, Toronto
-Project Gallery, Toronto
-Tangerine Bank, Toronto
-Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
-Estuary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
-Ritz Carlton, Toronto
-Branksome Hall, Toronto
-Gallery 6PDX, Portland, Oregon
-Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario
-Castle Fine Art, Edinburgh
-Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago
-20 foot billboard, New Orleans
-Cooper's Fine Art Gallery, Toronto
-Gerrard Art Space, Toronto
-Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto