Lorette C. Luzajic

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Lorette C. Luzajic is an award-winning Toronto-based artist whose work has been collected in more than 25 countries, including Canada, USA, Netherlands, Estonia, Belgium, Germany, France, Australia, Puerto Rico, Peru, Israel, Tunisia, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, Mexico, and more. Her work was recently featured in an ad for Carrera Y Carrera, a Madrid based luxury jewelry company. She was also part of an arts symposium in Tunisia, where she created works for the Ministry of Culture with other artists from all over the world. She recently won first place and a $5000 award in a painting contest with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Lorette's work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, hotels, offices, restaurants, a laundromat, a 20 foot billboard in New Orleans, the Berlin Metro, and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Lorette facilitates mixed media classes and workshops through Art Cart, an innovative program for artists with mental health and/or addiction challenges. Lorette has a bachelor of applied arts in journalism, and is the founding editor of The Ekphrastic Review, a journal dedicated to literature inspired by visual art.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I am driven by eclectic curiosity, and by the joy of juxtaposition. My work is a curiosity cabinet and an apothecary of magic potions and spells. It is poetry, and a surreal dream. It is the frantic pace of the city and the magnificent silence of the night. It is about love and death and the sacred and inane, and the absurdity and beauty in all things.