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Lauren McKinley Renzetti

Lauren grew up on the Sheridan Campus of Craft & Design in Mississauga. She attended Georgian College, McMaster University & Ryerson and holds an Honours BA in Fine Art & Theatre. She is an artist, art teacher and curator, teaching at the AGO, LucSculpture, ARTiculations, Art For Cancer Seneca College and Unicamp. Her curatorial work primarily happens at Neighbourhood Gallery in the east end of Toronto. She thinks daily art making is critical to our personal well being and our society, and she fosters this belief in others. She has work in collections all over Ontario including the TDBS, and the Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn. Lauren shows widely in Toronto, Southern Ontario and Bulgaria. Lauren is also a scenic painter in the film industry & finds wonder in this communal making very satisfying. Her main mediums in her own work are acrylic paint, relief or silkscreen printmaking, and assembled sculptures. Her subject matter tends to be abstract views of nature, from Landsats to Microscopic views. Currently she is investigating the sacredness of Australian Aboriginal Dot painting with realistic sacred symbols and objects.


Artistic Statement

Many elements are important to my, Making.
The Process being the most important.
I control, every step of the way.
Nothing is random.
I enjoy all stages -- revel in it.
The end result is Always a CHEZZAM,
Never a disappointment because it is also a step,
and reminder of the Process.
Art Making with others consists of open communication
and willingness for adaptation.
The end result is even better than a single person’s idea.

Skills

Collage, Graphic/Digital Art, Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking/Silkscreening


Artist Website

http://www.laurenmckinleyrenzetti.ca

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