was born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta. He spent his early childhood in South Africa and returned to Canada where his family settled in the Ottawa area. He studied visual art and philosophy (BFA) at Mount Allision University, and sculpture (MFA) at Concordia University.
Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class, and value. Elements of nostalgia, allegory, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected.
Lasserre has been awarded several public sculpture commissions and has exhibited work across Canada and in the USA and Europe. He is represented in the collections of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Ottawa. He is also a recent participant in the Canadian Forces War Artist Program in Afghanistan.
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