Biography - Mathieu Laca
Born in 1982 in Laval, Quebec, Mathieu Laca’s work is professionally exhibited for the first time at the age of 17 at the Maison des Arts de Laval. In 2002, he is awarded the City of Laval Culture Prize and is selected by painter Marc Séguin to showcase his work in the group exhibition, Génération Montréal, featuring some of the most talented young artists from Montreal.
In 2005, he graduates from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. By 2010, Laca is featured in a number of solo exhibitions, including Quebec City’s L’espace contemporain. In 2011, his work is represented in Ottawa at the Patrick John Mills Art Gallery and in 2012-2013, in Montreal’s Modulum Gallery. Back to Ottawa in 2016, his sold-out show of portraits titled Visages gained impressive recognition at Alpha Art Gallery, followed by an equally successful display at Montreal’s Usine C with “Blanc” in 2017.
His work is held in public and private art collections across Canada, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Spain, Germany, Australia, and Israel. Laca lives and works in Laval, Quebec, Canada.