Laura Millard’s current work combines large format colour photography and paint to record the complex patterns of air bubbles and currents found frozen in lake ice. Millard is interested in painterly and photographic responses to intricate phenomenon in the natural world, overlaying gestural traces indexed in the photograph and painted mark.
Her work has been exhibited in artist-run, commercial and public galleries across Canada including the Glenbow Museum, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Windsor, La Centrale, the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Kenderdine Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan. An artist, writer and educator, Laura Millard is An Associate Professor and Chair of the Drawing and Painting Department at the Ontario College of Art and Design and has taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Concordia University, Georgian College, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Millard has published essays on both contemporary and historical artists and has lectured on her work at numerous galleries and schools across the country including the Banff Centre, the University of Waterloo, the University of Victoria, the University of Western Ontario, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Mendel Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario.