Lazos, William

  • Home:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Title:
    Penny III
  • Media:
    Acrylic on canvas / acrylique sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    91.5 x 122 cm
  • Website:

One of my themes is portrait/figurative subjects. As a photorealist artist my concepts are uniquely Canadian. In my portrait series I only paint friends and rely on my own interpretations of their personality and environments. In my recent painting of Penny, a good friend, the model reclines at my cottage’s rocky shoreline. Gazing at the sun and lake, she relaxes at the calmness and tranquility of the water and  at the beauty of it’s natural surroundings.  My artwork evokes a personification of human desire and nature. They are social and cultural scenarios of everyday life.

2011 People’s Choice (Toronto)


1964

Born in Cairo, Egypt


1969

Moved to Toronto, Ontario


EDUCATION:

1984-88

O.C.A, Ontario College of Art


AWARDS:

1987

Stanley Furnival tuition scholarship


1992

Portraiture, National Fine Art Competition


1997

People’s choice award, juried exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2005

Real Paintings, Gallery Moos, Toronto, ON


2010

Transforming the Everyday into Light, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1995-97

Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, New York


2003-2010

Plus One Gallery, London, England


2011

Armory show, New York, New York


COMMISSIONS:
Painted over 220 murals in Toronto and beyond

1993

Murals for artist Frank Stella at the Princes of Wales Theatre


1998, 2002

Murals for Rebecca Baird, Q.W.H.C. and Greater Toronto Airport Authority

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