Loren Williams is a visual artist working predominantly in photography.
The passage of time, natural history, museums and obsolete photographic technologies are the inspiration
and vocabulary of her practice. Frequently, there is a connection between the artwork and the site where it is presented. |
Current projects include a series of photographs following underground rivers in Montreal and an ongoing series about moths and other insects. Lanterna Magica is an upcoming installation of lightboxes in a laneway, a project based on the history and residents of rue St. André & rue de Mentana, in Montreal. The Aviary and The Bird Room are two bodies of work that focused on museum collections. La bibliothèque is a project which used books transformed into pinhole cameras to photograph the interior of a public library.
Originally from the Kootenays in British Columbia, Loren Williams moved to Montreal in 1993 and received her BFA honours in photography at Concordia University. She has received awards and grants from the federal and provincial art councils and has exhibited her work nationally, with solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums including Bibliothèque Centrale de Montéal, Redpath Museum (Montreal), Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (Halifax), Moser Fine Art Centre (Illinois), Galerie Vu (Québec), WARC (Toronto), Galerie Articule (Montreal) and the Montreal Mois de la photo 2001,1997.
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