Lauren Lavery (b. 1993, Vancouver, Canada)


2016 - Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

Writing and Published Works:

Review of Agony / Serendipity by Nicholas Campbell and Zoe Koke at Smart Objects, Contemporary Art Review LA, Los Angeles, USA

Review of from–about by Christan Vistan at Unit 17, ReIssue, Vancouver, BC

Amongst our Contemporary Ruins: future relics of our time at Equinox Gallery, Peripheral Review, Vancouver, BC

Review of I See/You Mean by Lucy R. Lippard (New Documents, 2021), ReIssue, Vancouver, BC

Exhibition essay for Swamp Sight, solo exhibition by Sarah Davidson, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver, BC

Review of Pawatamihk by Audie Murray at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, The Capilano Review, Vancouver, BC

ti-TCR 19: on ritual, editor of the web folio for The Capilano Review, Vancouver, BC

A Mediated Decay: Brutus Porous at Egret Egress, Cornelia Magazine, Buffalo, USA

OSOSO: Corbin Union at the Contemporary Art Gallery, co-written with Michael Loncaric, ReIssue, Vancouver, BC

The ghosts of the Anthropocene remember, and they remind us through ruins, discourse exhibition text for Inversion by Jill Ho-You, Martha Street Studios, Winnipeg, MB

The Butterfly Effect: Landscape and Myth in the Photographic Work of Zoe Koke, Blackflash Magazine, Saskatoon, SK

Review of remember when we were together forever at Cassandra Cassandra Gallery, Cornelia Magazine, Buffalo, USA

The Image, Some Dreams, and Art I’ve Seen, Nacre Journal, Toronto/New York

Disobedience: In Conversation with Alvin Luong for Public Parking, Winnipeg, MB

History is a Passive Translator, Peripheral Review, Toronto, ON

Exhibition Essay for How to Relax, solo exhibition by Jennifer Laiwint, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, ON

Accent, a collection of poetry in response to the exhibition, Accent by Shellie Zhang at Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough, ON

Maximalist Tendencies: An Interview with Patrick Cruz by Lauren Lavery – Published in Peripheral Review 2016, Publication Studio Guelph, ON

thirstDays No. 08: SO WIDE SO LOW SO HIGH, LUMA Quarterly, Issue 006, Volume 2

The Affect of Accursedness, Peripheral Review, Toronto, ON

Curated Exhibitions and Events:

2023 inside voice(s), please, co-curated with Sungpil Yoon at nap projects, Vancouver, BC

2019-2021 Sunday Summer Reading Series talks, Toronto, ON & Vancouver, BC

2016 – A Message without a Code, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC

Co-Curator of Marine Drive Canada Line Skytrain Station - Lucien Durey, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, BC

Professional Experience:

2022-2024 – Advisory & Acquisitions Committee Member, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

2021-present – Managing Editor, The Capilano Review, Vancouver, BC

2016-present – Editor-in-Chief, Peripheral Review

2021 – Communications & Development Assistant, UNIT/PITT, Vancouver, BC

2016 – Co-Curator of Marine Drive Canada Line Skytrain Station- Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, BC

2015-2016 – Front of House Intern – Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013-2014 – Volunteer – Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Talks, Seminar and Teaching Experience:

2023 – Moderator of artist panel discussion for Here and Now, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, BC

2021-23 – Visiting Artist and Writer for Undergraduate Courses (Langara College, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

2020 CLICK CLUB Canadian Publishers Panel Discussion, Seities Magazine, Calgary, AB

2019 Has the Community been Fed? Critical writing workshop as a part of the series organized by curator-in-residence Noor Bhangu, Latitude 53 Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2019 - Panel guest in PRESSING THE ISSUE, PART 2, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto

2019 - Panel guest in HAPPY HOUR WITH LOLA: An Intergenerational Reading+Drinking Group with Sally McKay & Catherine Osborne, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto, ON

2019-2022 - Art Instructor at Avenue Road Art School, Toronto, ON

2017-2019 - Master Visual Arts Instructor & Studio Technician - Town of Oakville, ON

2017 - Visual Arts Camps Director - Harbourfront Centre Camps, Toronto, ON

2017 - The Art in the Written Review, writing workshop with Kristina Fiedrich, Part of Vancouver Photo Book Fair Workshops & Capture Photography Festival, James Black Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015-2016 - Visual Arts Instructor - 4Cats Art Studio, South Surrey, BC

2015 - Indie Filmmaker’s Lab - The Pacific Cinematheque & SFU Woodwards, Vancouver, BC

Selected Exhibitions:

( ) to ( ) / place to place, collaboration with Stephanie Ng, Flux Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

The Transcendental Domestic, Tsawwassen Arts Centre, Delta, BC

Integument, Red Gate Arts Society, Vancouver, BC

Sentient Sun, Hearth Garage, Toronto, ON

2017- 2019
Publishing Against the Grain, curated by iCI (Independent Curators International) and Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto, ON

The Ratio of an Earthworm, organized by Patrick Cruz and Larissa Tiggelers, Toronto, ON

SHOW.17, Cambridge Art Galleries, Idea Exchange, Cambridge, ON

Dream Pool, Pushmi Pullyu, Organized by Patrick Cruz, Toronto, ON

The Limited Time Library, UNIT/PITT Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Radical Spirits: The Hearth Carnival – Sculpture Garden, Vancouver, BC

ANTICS, James Black Gallery, Vancouver, BC

There is no place for you on our soil, presented by HAUNT, SFU SCA Office, Vancouver, BC

Sixth Finger, presented by HAUNT, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Froot Zalad, Audain Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Residencies and Collaborative Projects:

2023 - Writer in residence at Iris Project Residency, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2022 - Artist in residence at the Sointula Art Shed, Sointula, BC

2021 - Participant in almanac 2021, Vancouver, BC

2017-2022 – Participant in undecimals, Vancouver, BC

2017– REPLY ALL: Writing Mentorship Program, part of Dialogues +, Y+ Contemporary, Scarborough, ON

2016 – Something has changed, at least for one of us, SenseLabs project initiated by Musagetes and rare Charitable Research Reserve, Cambridge, ON

Interviews and Publications:

2018 - Lauren Lavery and Stephanie Ng at Flux Gallery by Luther Konadu for Akimblog

Art Publications:

2022 - Peripheral Review 2022

2021 - ti-TCR 19: on ritual, web folio for The Capilano Review; Peripheral Review 2020-2021

2020 - Peripheral Review 2019

2019 - Peripheral Review 2018

2018 - Peripheral Review 2017, published by Publication Studio Guelph, ON

2017 – Peripheral Review 2016, selected writings and artworks published online in 2016, published by Publication Studio Guelph, ON.

2017 – purpur/Ternary Extant, zine collaboration with Brennan Kelly for undecimals 2017

2016 – Collected Ephemera (CE) #1: Landscape, zine in collaboration with Brennan Kelly – shown at Print Ready 7, Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC

Awards and Grants:

2022 – Canadian Periodical Fund, Canadian Heritage – Business Innovation Grant & Special Aid to Publishers

2019 - 2022 – Concept to Realization Project Grants – Canada Council for the Arts

2016 – C. D. Howe Graduation Award for Art, Sculpture – Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA)

2015 – F. W. Sullivan Visual Arts Award

2014 – Bice Caple Award; Volunteers of the Burnaby Art Gallery Award in Visual Arts


2018-2021 – Studio holder at Sibling, Toronto, ON

2016-2021 – Moderator of Instant Coffee: Toronto email listings

2017-2018 – Host of International Art English, visual arts talk show on CFRU 93.3FM, Guelph, ON (

2016-2018– Member of &, poetry collective, Guelph, ON

2014-2016 – Member and studio holder at Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, BC