about the artist
Painting and drawing modern relevant inner city and near north works reflecting shifting economic and environmental issues.
CORE KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES
Eco-Consciousness: Commitment to art making with groups and employers who engage with social consciousness, fairness, low impact and sustainable goals.
Art Teaching and Learning: Mentoring, co-curating, art -making and garden community building. Co- creating community arts programming with at-risk youth and adults. Combining creative life with art projects engaging in diverse knowledge about changing world views.
Back Country Travel: Developing skills to work, camp, hike, paddle in remote places to encourage awareness about the fragile ecosystems and peoples of this country.
2001-06 University of Toronto, BA. Focus: Canadian Literature, Canadian Art History, And Pre- Confederation Canadian History
2003 BA, University of Guelph
1996-2000 HBSc. Environmental Biology, University of Guelph
Focus: learning human impact on the natural environment through scientific practice 1997-2013, Studio Courses and Open Studio at TSA, OCADU, UT, Central Tech
2006-16 Self-Employed Visual Artist, based in Toronto
- Representation by Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto
- All areas of production and sales
- Full time studio practice
2015 Part-time field worker, Urban Harvest, Toronto, ON
- Planting, weeding, harvesting vegetable and flowers for organic seed production •Greenhouse work, occasional retail at Dufferin Grove Farmer’s Market
2013-14 Curator/Mentor, Cue, Margin of Era’s Exhibition 2013 Mayors Lunch Award
Cue is radical arts funder for underground youth artists from the greater Toronto area. Working in the Artscape Young Place, the crew worked to construct an offsite venue, while hosting interventions.
Non-traditional space is provided for installation, spoken word, music and visual art in all media.
2014 Resident artist, Paint and Paddle, based out of Sudbury, ON
- Co-facilitated an excursion on the French River
- Taught participants “plein air” painting techniques
2010-13 Farmworker, Plan B Organic Farms, Flamborough, ON
- General fieldwork: weeding, harvesting, packing produce for CSA boxes
- Retail sales at the Dufferin Grove Market
2013-14 Artist Facilitator, Wychwood Open Doors, Toronto, ON
- Created and facilitated art programs with at-risk adults
- Worked with groups and one-to-one mentoring
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 NOAA 61st Annual Juried Exhibition, beginning at theTimmins Museum year tour
2017 La Cloche Annual Juried Exhibition, Whitefish Falls ON (2nd Prize Pinaing)
2017 Célébration juried exhibition, Beaux-Arts des Amériques, Montreal QC
2017 Urban Jungle Vaughan juried exhibition, Vaughan City Hall Atrium Gallery, Vaughan, ON
2016 OMAH 2016 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed, Orillia 2013,14,16 Drawing, Annual Juried Exhibition, John B Aird Gallery, Toronto
2015 Art Toronto, CFA Gallery, Toronto International Centre
2014 Loveart Fair, CFA Gallery, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto
2014 Annual Juried Exhibition, Latcham Gallery, ON
2014 From Yesterday to Tomorrow, CFA Gallery, Toronto
2013 Summer Colour, CFA Gallery, Toronto
2013 Group Exhibition, Graven Feather Gallery, Toronto
2012,09,08 Queen West Art Crawl, Painting, Trinity Bellwood’s Park, Toronto
2012 QWAC ArtGives Fundraiser, Gallery 245, Toronto
2012 Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show, Toronto
2011,09,05 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, exhibitor (Student 2005)
2011 Parkdale Film+Video Showcase: REact: “G20 Fence” G20, OPIRG, York University 2011 Parkdale Film -Video Showcase, “Springsong” Revue Cinema, Toronto
2009,10 Engine Gallery, Group Exhibition, Toronto
2008 Celebration, Gallery 1313 10th Anniversary (curated by Glenhyrst Gallery)
2015 The Cabin Variations, CFA Gallery, Toronto
2011 All the Places We Have Been, Lauren Satok, The Bait Shop, Parkdale Toronto. 2009 Metal Garden, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2008 Off Grid, Gallery 1313,Toronto
COMMUNITY ARTS Murals
2008 City of Toronto -Restoration of mural in Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre
2009 Greenest City- Design and painting of permanent mural for the community
2015 Co-coordinator for children’s mural for the Mount Pleasant Village BIA.
Rue Studio, 2012, Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island, Self-directed 2-week Artist Residency.
Facilitator for an outdoor drawing workshop.
Rue Studio focuses on eco & social justice, accessibility and bridging communities. LIFT, 2011 Documentary, Film Writing Workshop
Don Blanche, 2010, Shelbourne ON, Interdisciplinary Experimentation artist residency
Akin Collective. Toronto. 2012 / 2015.
Shared studio space with students and art professionals
Participation in Akin Critiques and gallery crawls.
H.O.P.E. Garden Project / Greenest City, 2007-2012, Toronto.
Conducted-painting workshops for both youth and adult participants
People living with isolation, employment and immigration issues.
Volunteer animator for youth garden projects and fundraisers.
Artist youth struggling with street culture, or forms of marginalization.
Mentorship of “pollinator fence project” at the Evergreen Brickworks and Fort York
Gallery1313. Toronto, Ontario. 2007-10, Artist Run Gallery, member and Secretary, Board of Directors.
PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
Catalogue, Lauren Satok: New Work Published by CFA Gallery, 88 Scollard Ave Toronto, 2016 The Cabin Variations Catalogue Published by CFA Gallery and Sputnik Art and Design Toronto,
2015 Akin Colouring Book #1, 2014, Distributed by MOCCA, Art Metropole, Type Books, Articulations Love & Fame, Radical Poetry no.1 / [editor Pete Marlowe] Published: [Montreal: Love & fame, 1991]
Revue by Mathew Purvis, BlogTO on Lauren Satok “All The Places We Have Been”