Daniel Laskarin


Office location: Visual Arts Building A244

Email: laskarin@uvic.ca

Areas of Research & Creative Activity: Sculpture, Intermedia installation, Public Art, Theory       

Brief Biography:
Daniel Laskarin turned to visual art after a career in helicopters, completing an MFA at UCLA in 1991.  His practice is object based, materially and philosophically rooted.  Much of his work investigates the ways in which art may give sensory experience to consciousness; the works are a way of “thinking the world.”  He uses diverse media in work that sometimes includes photography and video, optics, robotics systems, installation and sound.  As well, he has been involved with set design, public image projections and large-scale public commissions in Vancouver and Seattle.  He has exhibited in Canada, and internationally.  After teaching studio, history and theory at Simon Fraser University, and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design he joined the Victoria community and teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria.

Selected Professional & Creative Achievements:

2009  [        ]. Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC (2 person).
 sticks and stones. Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC.
2008 Agnostic Objects. Truck contemporary art in Calgary, Calgary, AB.
2006 Packing the Fleece and Other Things. Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC.
2004 Highpoint. Public art commission for the City of Seattle, High Point Community

 Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

2008 Estacionarte 08. Mexico City, Mexico.
The Constant Search for a Better Way, Simon Fraser University Gallery, BC.
2006 Unnatural Wonders. the Kinemacolor Building, Victoria, BC.
Trip In. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
2005  To Be Continued. Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg
2004 New Work. Department of Visual Arts, University of Victoria (3 person).
works shown: Onepointsix gallery, Vancouver BC.

Art 395 Visual Structures in the Imaginative Realm