Lorna Bauer

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. 

Born in Toronto (ON), Lorna Bauer lives and works in Montreal (QC). She has recently presented her work at Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens; The Loon, Toronto; CK2 Gallery, New York; The Darling Foundry, Montreal; Model Projects, Vancouver; the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal among other venues. She was featured in prestigious collective exhibitions, such as The Quebec Triennial: The Work Ahead of Us presented at the Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal. Bauer has also participated in numerous national and international residencies, including stays at Despina-Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; The Snetna Residency, Athens,Greece; The Couvent des Récollets, Paris; Quebec-New York Residency funded through the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec; The Banff Centre, Alberta and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, working with the artist Josiah McElheny. In 2018, she was awarded Barbara Spohr Memorial Award for Canadian artists working in photography and her work was featured in numerous specialized art magazines, including Art Viewer, esse arts + opinion, Ciel variable, Magenta Magazine, and local newspapers, such as La Presse, Le Devoir, The Montreal Gazette.  


Selected Artworks


+ CV

EDUCATION

2009 - MFA, University of Toronto, Toronto (ON)

2005 - BFA, Concordia University, Montreal (QC)

RESIDENCIES

2019

  • Banff Centre, BaiR, Banff (AB)

2018

  • Québec - Ontario Residency, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
  • Snehta international residency program, Athens, Greece

2017

  • Artist in Residence at Despina-Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Snehta, Athens (Greece)

2016

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts with Josiah McElheny, New Smyrna Beach, FL (USA)
  • 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)

COLLECTIONS

Collection Loto-Québec

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Collection

Collection of Art In Buildings

Medcan Collection

TD Bank Collection

Hudson Bay Compagnie Collection

Collection Majudia

National Bank of Canada

Collection Prêt d'oeuvres d'art (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec)

Desjardins Royal Bank of Canada

Clevenand Clinic

GRANTS AND DISTINCTION

2018

  • Barbara Spohr Award, co-recipient with Laurie Kang
  • Development Grant, Canada Art Council

2016

  • Research and Creation Grant, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
  • 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)

+ Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • Untitled Art, San Francisco (USA)

2018

  • Tools for Idlers, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)
  • The Hand of Mee, Franz Kaka gallery, Toronto (ON)

2016

  • A Courtyard (with Edwin Isford), curated by CK2, The Loon, Toronto (ON)
  • Soleil, Fonderie Darling, Montréal (QC)

  • A Courtyard, with Edwin Isford, curated by CK2, The Loon, Toronto (ON)
  • Blue Fountain, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)


2015

  • Rent, with Jon Knowles, Model Projects, Vancouver (BC)

  • Soleil, Modern Fuel, Kingston (ON)


2014

  • The Cinematographer, with Jon Knowles, La Mirage, Montréal (QC)

  • Rotations, with Jon Knowles, Dazibao, Montréal (QC)


2012

  • Grey is a Colour, Grat is a color, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montréal (QC)
  • Dress Un Dress, with Jon Knowles, programed by Flavio Trevisan and Scott Sørli, Convenience Gallery, Toronto (ON)
  • 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)
  • What Is Not But Could Be If, YYZ Artist Outlet, Toronto (ON)


2009

  • Cycle of Return, Galerie Les Territoires, Montréal (QC)
  • Horizon, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Projection Access Space, Mississauga (ON)

+ Group Exhibitions

2019

  • May West, Vicki Projects, Newburge (NY)

2018

  • Wild Inside, Clint Roenisch Gallery, curated by Pamela Meredith, Toronto (ON)
  • Quoetus Floreus, Galerie Nicolas Robert
  • Touch me, remind me who I am, Snehta Gallery, Athènes, Grèce

2017

  • The Conditions of Production, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens, Greece

2016

  • Past PRESENT Future, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto (ON)
    • It even suggests that one can plan a complex, curated by Christophe Barbeau, In This Apartment Gallery, Québec (QC)
  • 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)
  • Upshot, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon (MB)

  • Almost Everything, The Eric Arthur Gallery, Toronto (ON)


2012

  • Mouvement, Galerie Nicolas Robert, Montreal (QC)

  • 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)

  • Decisive moments, Somewhere else, Trinity Square Video, Toronto (ON)

+ Press and publications

2018

  • SHARPE, Emma (2018). « Lorna Bauer », Canadian Art, [En ligne], published december 18, https://bit.ly/2DkEGQc.
  • EL-SHEIKH, Tammer (2018). « Coetus Floreus at Galerie Nicolas Robert », Akimbo, [En ligne], published august 1st, https://bit.ly/2DkKdWW.

2017

  • SA, Alexandre (2017). « The hand of mee and the moonflower », Rio de Janeiro : Despina.

2016

  • CAMPBELL, James D (2016). « Lorna Bauer, Exhibition Review », Magenta Foundation Magazine, [En ligne], spring, https://bit.ly/2DhmfvG.
  • CLEMENT, Eric (2016). « Lorna Bauer : le sens du focus », La Presse, [En ligne], published april 9, https://bit.ly/2VRNUKX.
  • RODGERS, Kevin (2016). « Le murmure muet », Exhibition Essay, Soleil, [En ligne], https://bit.ly/2VQIBvs.

2015

  • HOU, Julian (2015). « Surfing the margins », Bartleby Review, édition 40, published in september.
  • Eddy, Michael. “ Senzo Titolo” Exhibition essay, Soleil, Modern Fuel, Kingston, Ontario. Higoshino, Yuki “The Food is Getting Cold” Exhibition essay, Soleil, Modern Fuel, Kingston, Ontario.

2014

  • GUILBERT, Charles (2014). « Des images au néant (et vice versa) », Ciel Variable, [En ligne], fall, https://bit.ly/2KKDtYH.
  • CHARRON, Marie-Eve (2014). « Trois expositions qui ont l’objectif à l’œil », Le Devoir,[En ligne], published june 21, https://bit.ly/2KMIb8h.

2013

  • HORNE, Stephen (2013). « Grey is a Colour, Gray is a Color », Ciel Variable, [En ligne], spring-summer, https://bit.ly/2IEWuJw.
  • BONIN, Vincent (2013). « Perdre de Vue », Exhibition essay, Grey is a colour, Gray is a color, [En ligne], https://bit.ly/2Go6DHJ.
  • GOODEN, Sky (2013). « Lorna Bauer Challenges the Limitations of Photography », Blouin Art Info, [En ligne], published March 13, https://bit.ly/2IqtdD6.

2012

  • HORNE, Stephen (2012). « The Quebec Triennial 2011 », Border Crossings, [En ligne], published in February.
  • STEELE, April (2012). « Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times/Decisive Moments, Somewhere Else », Magenta Foundation Magazine, [En ligne], winter, https://bit.ly/2PfgxPJ.
  • BOCK, Anja (2012). « The Quebec Triennial: The Work Ahead of Us, Musée d’art Contemporain », Art Papers, published in January-February, p. 44.

2011

  • BRISCO, Willie (2011). « Montreal Cerebral Art Scene Gets Its Due at the Quebec Triennial », Art Info, [En ligne], published in November, https://bit.ly/2Gortqb.
  • BAIRD, Daniel (2011). « The Quebec Triennial: Eyes Front. », Canadian Art, [En ligne], published in october, https://bit.ly/2Pk3Hju.
  • PETIT, Matthieu (2011). « Trompe-l’œil », Voir, [En ligne], published in April, https://bit.ly/2UHeE4B.
  • LANCTOT, M, M, FRASER, JOHNSTONE, L, F, LETOURNEUX et SIMARD, L (2011). « This Modernity, La Triennale Québécoise 2011: Le travail qui nous attend », Musée d’Art Contemporain.
  • KNOWLES, Jon (2011). « Above, Below, Before, After », Exhibition Essay, What Is Not But Could Be If, What Could Appear In The Morning Mist, [En ligne], https://bit.ly/2GknbjI.

2010

  • ADLER, Dan (2010). « Lorna Bauer, YYZ Artist Outlet », Art Forum Review, [En ligne], published in October, https://bit.ly/2IDqZPN.
  • (2010). « See it, Bauer, Gorlitz & Olejnik: The Spaces Between », Canadian Art, published in May.

2009

  • GAGNON, Jean Philippe (2009). « Cycle du retour, morcellement du réel et lumière par les failles. Portrait d’une œuvre de Lorna Bauer. », Archee Magazine, [En ligne], published in Jully, https://bit.ly/2Zky8uy.
  • (2009), « See it, Cycle of return », Canadian Art, summer.
  • CARR-HARRIS, Ian (2009). « Lorna Bauer », Catalogue essay, Master’s of Visual Studies Graduating Exhibition, published in April.