Laura Dutton

Laura Dutton

Biography: 

 
Laura Dutton is a Victoria-based visual artist working with video installation and photography. Her practice explores light as both material and subject matter while simultaneously investigating the physicality of the photographic object and the experiential subjectivity involved in the act of viewing. Her recent work focuses on the window as both a barrier and a portal to another realm. In this imagery, the space within the window frame—typically conceptualized as an absence in some larger structure— asserts its presence through an opaque materiality. Laura holds a BFA in Photography from Concordia University (2006) and an MFA from the University of Victoria (2011) where she currently teaches in the Visual Arts Department. Her work has been exhibited nationally in solo exhibitions at PAVED Arts in Saskatoon, VU Photo in Quebec City, and Xchanges Gallery in Victoria, as well as part of the inaugural year of the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver, ‘Ensuing Pictures’. She has been the recipient of two Canada Council Project Grants (2013, 2015), a BC Arts Council Grant (2012), the Canwest Global Scholarship in Film and Video (2010), and she represented Quebec in the 2006 BMO First Art! nation-wide competition.