international painting annual 1 exhibition-in-print
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Laura Payne
Guelph, Ontario


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My intrinsic tendency toward photorealism has gradually lead to an exploration of the manual/mechanical dichotomy I see present in much post-modern art and contemporary media. I'm not the first to address representational tradition during the digital age. James Elkins prediction of the proliferation of classical values over the twenty-first century has fueled my investigation of these occurrences. Looking at documentative photographs and film, I exploit the technical conventions of nineteenth and twentieth century documentation to determine social cues and bias perceptions of the past and present. Scrutiny of how graphic technologies are engaged, exploited and abused is catalyst to my current practice.


born: 1987, Ottawa


University of Western Ontario, BFA, 2010

selected awards/honors

1st Place, Faces & Figures Juried Exhibition, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California, 2010
3rd Place, The Wowza Effect Juried Exhibition, Susan Kristjansson Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario, 2010
People's Choice Award for the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition of Undergraduate Visual Arts Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2009
People's Choice Award for the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Undergraduate Visual Arts Studies, University of Western Ontario, 2008

selected publications

Students Zine: Issue One. Gorey, Ireland, 2010
Travis, Heather, "Student Art Display in UCC," Western News, Volume 45, No. 16. London, Ontario, 8th April 2009
The Gazette: Arts Issue, Volume 101, Issue 80, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 7th March 2008, Page 9

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Laura Payne, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts: Stereoscopy, Collingwood, Ontario, 2011
Laura Payne, University Community Centre & Open House Arts Collective: Campus Public Art Program Launch, London, Ontario, 2009

selected group shows

Laura Payne, Red Head Gallery: Insomnia Nuit Blanche Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, 2010
Laura Payne, Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre: Kunstkammer/Wunderkammer, Toronto, Ontario, 2010
Laura Payne, Pacific Art League: Faces & Figures Juried Exhibition, Palo Alto, California, 2010
Laura Payne, Susan Kristjansson: The Wowza Effect, Sarnia, Ontario, 2010

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