Lauren Schaffer is an interdisciplinary artist who resides in Toronto. Through disruption of materiality, her work explores the connections between human and non-human. Closely observed location and sound circulate within the work, alluding to multiple scales of geography and time.
She has received an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 1995 and BFA in 1990 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. She was the recipient of the Grow Op Seed Award 2018, the Best Experimental Film winner in the Toronto Urban Film Festival 2015 and has received grants from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres (Quebec), the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Solo and two-person shows include Dirty Sweep at Anna Leonowens Gallery/NSCAD (Halifax) & Translating the World for Isabella at Zsa Zsa West (Winnipeg). Group shows include Grow Op 2018 (Toronto), Desire Lines (Toronto), In/Future (Toronto) and Material World at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax). Her work has been featured in Canadian Art, C Magazine and Espace Magazine and is held in various private, public and corporate collections.