Lauren Pelc-McArthur’s paintings are transitory and experimental at their core. The paintings often provoke optical effects which are difficult to see unless you are viewing the work IRL. The paintings include matte and glossy films, sections of ultra smooth surfaces beside rough impasto, iridescent pigments, along with techniques which nod to computer modelling.

Visual overload, sci-fi tropes, and psychedelic flotsam and jetsom are all mediated through screen aesthetics to build imagined spaces in states of flux. Systems, shifty humanoid forms, and micro-macro relations commonly populate her paintings.

Pelc-McArthur participated in residencies and exhibitions in the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. She was nominated for the 2018 RBC Prize for Painting and was the 2019 recipient of the Nancy Petry Award. She just successfully defended her MFA at Concordia.

b. 1989 Toronto, ON currently lives in Montreal, QC
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