Recent, Current, and Upcoming Projects/Exhibitions:
Banksy Curatorial Project, Weston-super-Mare, UK Dismaland August 21st - October 4th, 2015
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Arts/Industry Program, Sheboygan, WI, Artist in Residence Summer 2015
McClure Gallery, Visual Arts Certre, Montreal, Canada Pendulum March 6th - 28th, 2015
California College of Art, San Francisco, CA Artist in Residence/ Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professor Fall 2014
Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, (Slovenia), Eternal September September 2nd - 24th, 2014
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge MA Artist in Residence 2014 - 2015
Maskull Lasserre was born in Canada in 1978, and spent his early childhood in South Africa. He has a BFA from Mount Allison University (Visual Art and Philosophy), and an MFA from Concordia University (Sculpture).
Lasserres drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.
Lasserre is represented in the collections of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, and Government of Canada amongst others. He has exhibited across Canada, in the United States and in Europe, including at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the GRASSI Museum in Germany. He is also a recent participant in the Canadian Forces War Artist Program in Afghanistan.