Lorna Bauer works mainly in photography, installation and most recently, glass and cast bronze. Bauer’s works are generally characterized as site related, leading to a final result that has responded to a specific place and context. Many of these works begin out of an interest in architecture, urban plan, and personal histories of a particular place. Her interests are wide and range from topics such as the Paris city plan, in particular the arcades and the underground mushroom cultivation in the Parisian catacombs, Haussmannisation, North American west coast utopian gardens from the 1960’s, to Walter Benjamin’s letters to his lover, describing the Island of Ibiza – while in exile. All of her projects deal with spaces, how they shape individual perceptions and the correlation between the natural and the built environment.
Bauer has recently presented her work at The Loon (Toronto), CK2 Gallery (New York), The Darling Foundry (Montreal), Model Projects (Vancouver) and at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal among other places. Bauer has participated in numerous national and international residencies, including stays in Paris, New York, The Banff Centre and most recently the Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida) working with the artist Josiah McElheny. She operates the artist project space L’escalier (together with Jon Knowles and Vincent Bonin).
Born in Toronto (ON). Lives and works in Montréal (QC).
Lives and Works in Montréal (QC)
2009 - MFA, University of Toronto, Toronto (ON)
2005 - BFA, Concordia University, Montreal (QC)
2017 - Artist in Residence at Despina-Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
2017 - Snehta, Athens (Greece)
2016 - Atlantic Center for the Arts with Josiah McElheny, New Smyrna Beach, FL (USA)
2016 - Québec Artist In Residence, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff (BC)
2014 - Production Residency, Sagamie, Alma (QC)
2013 - Couvent Des Récollets, Paris, France
2013 - Dazibao-Prim (with Jon Knowles), PRIM, Montreal (QC)
2013 - Production Residency, DAIMON, Gatineau (QC)
2012 - Québec - New York Residency, New York, NY (USA)
GRANTS AND DISTINCTION
2018 - Barbara Spohr Award, co-recipient with Laurie Kang
2016 - Research and Creation Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2016 - Travel Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2015 - Production Grant, Canada Art Council
2015 - Travel Grant, Canada Art Council
2013 - Research and Creation grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2012 - Production Grant, Canada Art Council
2011 - Research and Creation Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
2010 - Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2009 - Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto (ON)
2008 - Fellowship, University of Toronto, Toronto (ON)
2008 - Bernard Herman Scholarship, University of Toronto, Toronto (ON)
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Collection
Collection of Art In Buildings
TD Bank Collection
National Bank of Canada
Collection Prêt d'oeuvres d'art (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec)
PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
2014 - Guilbert, Charles. “Rotations” Ciel Variable, automne 2014.
2014 - Charron, Marie-Eve. “Trois expositions qui ont l’objectif àl’oeil”. Le Devoir. 21 juin 2014.
2013 - Horne, Stephen. “Grey is a Colour, Gray is a Color” Ciel Variable, printemps-été 2013.
2013 - Bonin, Vincent. “Perdre de Vue.” Exhibition essay, Grey is a Colour, Gray is a Color, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montreal, 2012.
2012 - Horne, Stephen. “The Quebec Triennial 2011” Border Crossings, February 2012.
2012 - Steele, April. “Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times/Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else” Magenta Magazine online, Winter 2012, vol 3, No.1, http://www.magentamagazine.com/9/exhibition-reviews/tpw-tsv.
2012 - Bock, Anja. “The Quebec Triennial: The Work Ahead of Us, Musée d’art Contemporain” Art Papers, January-February, 2012, p44.
2011 - Brisco, Willie. “Montreal Cerebral Art Scene Gets Its Due at the Quebec Triennial” ARTINFO, November 2011, http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/750987/montrealscerebral-art-scene-gets-its-due-at-the-quebec-triennial
2011 - Baird, Daniel. “The Quebec Triennial: Eyes Front.” Canadian Art, October 2011, http://www.canadianart.ca/online/reviews/2011/10/13/quebec_triennial
2011 - Petit, Matthieu. “Trompe-l’oeil.” Voir, April 2011.
Lanctot, Mark. “This Modernity.” La Triennale Québécoise 2011: Le travail qui nous attend Ed. M. Fraser, L. Johnstone, M. Lanctôt, F. LeTourneux, L. Simard. Montreal: Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, 2011. 97-106.
2011 - LeTourneux, François. “Cold Current.” La Triennale Québécoise 2011: Le travail qui nous attend ; Ed. M. Fraser, L. Johnstone, M. Lanctôt, F. LeTourneux, L. Simard. Montreal: Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, 2011. 107-114.
2011 - Knowles, Jon. “Above, Below, Before, After” Exhibition essay, What Is Not But Could Be If, What Could Appear In The Morning Mist, Sporobole, Sherbrooke, 2011.
2010 - Adler, Dan. “Lorna Bauer, YYZ Artist Outlet.” Artforum International, October, 2010, p286. “Bauer, Gorlitz & Olejnik: The Spaces Between” Canadian Art, May 2010, “see it,” http://www.canadianart.ca/online/see-it/2010/05/06/bauer-gorlitz- olejnik
2010 - Wren, Jacob. “Be But Could If Is Not What,” Exhibition essay What Is Not But Could Be If, YYZ Artist Outlet, Toronto, 2010.
2010 - Brown, Simon, “Three Texts,” Exhibition essay, What Is Not But Could Be If, YYZ Artist Outlet, Toronto, 2010.
2009 - Gagnon, Jean Philippe. “Cycle du retour, morcellement du réel et lumière par les failles. Portrait d’une œuvre de Lorna Bauer.” Archee Magazine July 2009, http://archee.qc.ca/sommaire_2009_07.htm.
2009- “Cycle of Return”. Canadian Art, Summer 2009, “see-it,” http://www.canadianart.ca/online/see-it/2009/06/25/lorna-bauer
2009 - Carr-Harris, Ian. “Lorna Bauer,” Catalogue essay, Master’s of Visual Studies Graduating Exhibition, Toronto, April, 2009.
+ Solo Exhibitions
2018 - Upcoming, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)
2018 - The Hand of Mee, Franz Kaka gallery, Toronto (ON)
2016 - A Courtyard (with Edwin Isford), curated by CK2, The Loon, Toronto (ON)
2016 - Soleil, Fonderie Darling, Montréal (QC)
2016 - A Courtyard, with Edwin Isford, curated by CK2, The Loon, Toronto (ON)
2016 - Blue Fountain, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)
2015 - Rent, with Jon Knowles, Model Projects, Vancouver (BC)
2015 - Soleil, Modern Fuel, Kingston (ON)
2014 - The Cinematographer, with Jon Knowles, La Mirage, Montréal (QC)
2014 - Rotations, with Jon Knowles, Dazibao, Montréal (QC)
2012 - Grey is a Colour, Grat is a color, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)
2012 - Dress Un Dress, with Jon Knowles, programed by Flavio Trevisan and Scott Sørli, Convenience Gallery, Toronto (ON)
2012 - Dress Un Dress, with Jon Knowles, curated by Michel Daignault, La Vitrine, Montréal (QC)
2010 - What Is Not But Could Be If, What Could Appear In The Morning Mist Sporobole, Sherbrooke (QC)
2010 - What Is Not But Could Be If, YYZ Artist Outlet, Toronto (ON)
2009 - Cycle of Return, Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal (QC)
2009 - Horizon, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Projection Access Space, Mississauga (ON)
+ Group Exhibitions
2017 - The Conditions of Production, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens, Greece
2016 - Past PRESENT Future, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto (ON)
2016- It even suggests that one can plan a complex, curated by Christophe Barbeau, In This Apartment Gallery, Québec (QC)
2016 - Bakers Dozen, curated by Jessica Kirsh and Stephani Creaghan, CK2 Gallery, New York, NY (USA)
2015 - Exposition d’été, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)
2014 - UPSHOT, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, (MB)
2014 - Upshot, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon (MB)
2014 - Almost Everything, The Eric Arthur Gallery, Toronto (ON)
2012 - Mouvement, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montreal (QC)
2012 - L'esprit de l'escalier, with Jon Knowles, Vincent Bonin and Yuki Higashino, Art Metropole, Toronto (ON)
2011 - Le travail qui nous attends, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (QC)
2011 Decisive moments, Somewhere else, Trinity Square Video, Toronto (ON)