Daniel Laskarin

Daniel Laskarin
Visual Arts
Office: A216

MFA (University of California, Los Angeles) (Sculpture)

Area of expertise


Brief Biography

Daniel Laskarin turned to visual art after a career in helicopters, completing an MFA at UCLA in 1991.  His practice is object based, materially and philosophically rooted.  Much of his work investigates the ways in which art may give sensory experience to consciousness; the works are a way of “thinking the world.”  He uses diverse media in work that sometimes includes photography and video, optics, robotics systems, installation and sound.  As well, he has been involved with set design, public image projections and large-scale public commissions in Vancouver and Seattle.  He has exhibited in Canada, and internationally.  After teaching studio, history and theory at Simon Fraser University, and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design he joined the Victoria community and teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria.