BIO

Lauri Maitland is a fused glass artist, originating in Toronto and now residing in Eastern Ontario.  Starting out in the medium of charcoal and pastel, Lauri has taken the same attention to detail to her glass work. Focusing on multi-panel hand painted enamel and glass pieces, Lauri achieves a sense of depth and dimension that draws the viewer into the work itself.  The process involving painting, kiln fire and cold working takes place at her studio just outside Merrickville ON. Each work of art consists of approximately 5 layers of glass. The mixed medium of glass and enamel maximizes the light and depth that is inherent in the glass.  Lauri’s work evokes emotion by depicting familiar and intimate personal moments- using the natural attributes of the glass to enhance and elevate it. Lauri has exhibited exclusively in Ontario and many of her pieces are now in private collections across the province.  Lauri is member of galleries in the Toronto and Ottawa area and regularly participates in juried competitions with annual solo exhibitions.  

Education 

2021

Portraits in Glass Workshop- Bullseye Glass Co.

A Painterly Portrait in Glass with Tim Cary Workshop- Bullseye Glass Co.

2018

Alla Prima Portrait Painting- St Lawrence College

Advanced Life Drawing- Kate Green Studio

Advanced Acrylic Painting Technique- Kate Green Studio

Casting & Frit- Current Works of Glass Studio

Non-Traditional Pate de Verre- Da Artisti Studio and Gallery

Creating Dimension- AAE Glass, Florida

2017

Surface and Texture Mixed Media- Mary Pfaff Studio

Glass Enamel- Mark Hufford Studio

Abstract theory- St Lawrence College

Exhibition

2021 -Splash of Pixels Exhibit- Foyer Gallery/ Ottawa

           -Treasures that Prevail- Solo Show- Gerrard Art Space/Toronto

          -Fusion Magazine- Featured Emerging Artist- Canada Glass and  

            Clay Association

        – Beyond the Frame- Propeller Gallery- Podcast Artist     

              Toronto                                       

          - Riverdale Artwalk- Artist Network-(Juried on line Exhibition)

              Toronto

           -A View from Here- Artist Network- (Juried on-line 

             Exhibition)/Toronto

2020- Fusion Art- Waterscape Art Competition (Juried on-line 

              Exhibition)

           - Solo Exhibition: Rebalance

               Propeller Gallery/ Toronto/ August-September

                - Juried Exhibition: Art Walk in the Square

                   Artist Network/ Toronto/ September

                   *cancelled due to covid*

           - Juried Exhibition: Riverdale Art walk

                   Artist Network/ Toronto/ June

                   *cancelled due to covid*

            - Member Exhibition: Summer Heat

                    Foyer Gallery/ Ottawa/ July

                    *online only due to covid*

 2019- Solo Exhibition: Veiled Reflections

              Propeller Gallery/ Toronto/ August

            -Juried Exhibition: Summer small works

              Propeller Gallery/ Toronto/ July

            -Juried Exhibition: Everything Glass

              Da’Artisti Studio & Gallery/ Ottawa/ June

             -Juried Exhibition: Momentum

               Artist Network Gallery/Toronto/November

 2018- Juried Exhibition: Northern Tendencies

              Propeller Gallery/ Toronto/ December

            -Members Exhibition

             Gerrard Art Space/ Toronto/ December

 

  Professional

   2018- Teaching: Multi Glass Panel

             Current Works of Glass Studio/ Almonte

Gallery Representation

- Gerrard Art Space/ Toronto

- Foyer Art Gallery/ Ottawa

- Propeller Gallery/Toronto                                                                                

 

Association Membership

  - Glass Art Association of Canada

  - The Canadian Glass and Clay Gallery

   - Artist Network Toronto

    -Craft Ontario

Additional

  2018/2021- Private commissioned pieces