Lorette C. Luzajic is an award-winning Toronto-based artist whose work has been collected in more than 30 countries, including Canada, USA, Netherlands, Estonia, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Australia, Puerto Rico, Peru, Israel, Tunisia, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, Mexico, and more. Her work was featured in an ad for Carrera Y Carrera, a Madrid based luxury jewelry company. It has been used on the cover of two textbooks at university presses. It has been the subject of several books of poetry, and on the cover of other poetry anthologies. 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 won first place and a $5000 award in a painting contest with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. Lorette has been a jury member for the City of Barrie Arts Awards and for the International Boynes Arts Awards out of Australia. Her 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. She also teaches art appreciation and writing with visual art. She has a bachelor of applied arts in journalism, and is the founding editor of the flagship journal, The Ekphrastic Review, a journal dedicated to literature inspired by visual art.
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.
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Collage, acrylic, and gold leaf on gallery canvas.
Abstract cityscape on red. Edges painted black, edges 1.5 inches thick. Wired on back, ready to hang. Catches shifting lights differently throughout day with gold metallic leaf glinting beautifully as light moves.