Recent, Current, and Upcoming Projects/Exhibitions:
Aksioma Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, (Slovenia), September 2nd - 24th, 2014 Eternal September
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge MA 2014 - 2015 Artist in Residence
Junior Projects Inc., New York July 17th to August 15th, 2014 Regular John (curated by Jim Lee)
Art in Odd Places, New York October 9th -12th, 2014 Obverse
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany 27th October 2013 until 16th February 2014 Auf Schritt und Tritt / At Every Turn
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.