Fabienne Lasserre is a New York based artist who works with suspended fragments to create sculptures that evoke feelings of discomfort and playfulness. Materiality is of primary concern: the artist uses wool, linen, felt, paper and paint to achieve a monumental yet complex surface. No firm resolution or conclusion is achieved, leaving the works suspended in a transient moment or state.
Lasserre was born in Canada and lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from Concordia University (Montreal) and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University (New York). She has exhibited widely in the United States and Canada, including solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, as well as in Toronto, Montreal and Québec City. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Oaxaca, Mexico, Santiago, Chile, Berlin and Kassel, Germany and London, England. Recently, her work was included in the Quebec Triennial at the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal. Lasserre has participated in artist residencies such as those from the Vermont Studio Center and Dieu Donné (New York) and has received prestigious grants from namely the Canada Council of for the Arts. In 2013, her work was presented in the 43rd National Salon of Artists in Medellin, Columbia as well as in the group exhibition Outside the Lines at the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston. Her recent works were shown in a group and two- person show in Brooklyn and New York respectively during the year 2013. In 2015 the artist presented Les Approches, her first solo exhibition at Parisian Laundry. Most recently, her work was presented in a two-person show at Safe Gallery, Brooklyn in 2016 and at Jeff Bailey Gallery in 2017. She currently teaches in the Painting Department at MICA.
Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Lecture Hall
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA