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Todd Lawson

 

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First name
Todd
Middle Name
Simon
Last name
Lawson
City
Burlington
Medium
  • design
  • drawing
  • illustration
  • mixed media
  • painting
Artist Statement and Biography
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Todd Lawson’s artwork has graced many international commercial projects and has been displayed in art galleries throughout North America; including Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto, Utah, Vancouver and the UK since 2004. Born in Canada, Todd grew up in Southern and Central Florida. After a turbulent youth built loud angry music, sketchbooks, skateboarding and friends he left the south to return to Canada where he attended Sheridan College’s Illustration and Post-Graduate Illustration programs. He currently lives in Burlington, Ontario with his wife; fellow artist Elesavet and two twin daughters.

ARTIST STATEMENT: Todd’s artwork explores the similar visual aesthetics and complex narratives he grew up admiring, pulling roots from folk art, surrealism, pop art and low brow, while helping him to create paintings and dimensional work that tends to pull very strong influences from Americana’s past; comic books, cartoons, science fiction, pulp art, fantasy, classic toys and retro paranoid advertising. Always symbolic and often surreal, the work juggles story telling within a staged setting with emotional and sometimes awkward personal statements expressed through the various figurative characters who populate his worlds.

Education:
Sheridan College Illustration (Post Graduate, 1 yr)
Sheridan Collage Illustration (3yr)
Sheridan Collage Art Fundamentals (1yr)

PUBLIC SPEAKING
Opening speaker at 2015 RGD Creative Directions Conference
Guest speaker at Sheridan College, 2004

PRESS:
• APÉRO Catalogue | August 2019 ‘Depth’ issue, featured work: “I Am No House Wife“
• Encore Magazine feature | November 2004 Issue
• Hamilton Spectator Newspaper | artist/show interview
• View magazine | artist & show interview
• Antipoda | member & interview
• Noun | interview & feature

Exhibition History since 2004 available at: https://www.toddlawson.com/artwork/
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