Laura Dutton

About Laura Dutton

Laura Dutton is a Victoria-based artist working with video installation and photography. Her practice explores light as both material and subject matter while investigating the physicality of the photographic object and the experiential subjectivity involved in the act of viewing. Her recent works focus on the window as both a barrier and a portal to another realm.

Dutton holds a BFA in Photography from Concordia University, Montreal (2006) and an MFA from the University of Victoria (2011), where she currently teaches in the Visual Arts Department. Her work has been exhibited nationally in solo exhibitions at PAVED Arts, Saskatoon; VU Photo, Quebec City; and Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, as well as in numerous group exhibitions such as Ensuing Pictures, which opened the inaugural year of the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver. She has been the recipient of two Canada Council Project Grants, a BC Arts Council Grant, the Canwest Global Scholarship in Film and Video, and she represented Quebec in the 2006 BMO 1st Art! national competition.