Maskull Lasserre (born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta) spent his formative years in South Africa before returning to Canada. He has a BFA in Visual Art and Philosophy from Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick) and an MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec). He now works from a studio in Squamish, British Columbia.
Maskull’s work has been exhibited at Banksy’s Dismaland and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. He has held visiting artist positions at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, at Kohler Art/Industry and with the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan. His work appears on Canadian coinage and is represented in collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe including those of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec, and the Canadian War Museum. He has completed several public-art commissions and has taught sessionally at Concordia, York, and Emily Carr universities, as well as at the California College of Art. Maskull’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday by inducing strangeness in the familiar and provoking uncertainty in the expected. Each work is developed as a model to mediate the translation of experience between matter and mind.
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