Kristiina Lahde is an artist from Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1999. Kristiina Lahde was nominated for the Sobey Art Award Longlist
2013. Lahde's work is on the cover if the Spring 2013 issue of C Magazine
. A feature article by Kristin Campell is found within. Lahdes work is in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.
Kristiina Lahde is represented by MKG127, Toronto.
In my practice I alter and re-format familiar objects and materials. I select materials that are often disused or are rapidly approaching obsolescence. I alter these materials through a precise process of geometric re-organisation, in which measurement and pattern play a significant roll. I am drawn to materials that carry or contain information, materials of administration or tools for measurement. These common materials include envelopes, newspapers, telephone books and measuring tapes. I seek out an internal logic of things and this leads me to subjectively shift, expand, invert or simply transform the materials.
Recent exhibitions include:
2013More Than Two (Let It Make Itself) at The Power Plant
, Toronto. Curated by Micah Lexier.Paper Pusher at the Central Art Garage
, Ottawa.Semicolon Hyphen Bracket at MKG127
, Toronto.Beyond Measure
, A solo exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia.Criss-Cross at Open Studio
featuring work produced in the Artist in Residence Program at Open Studio, Toronto.The Spectacle of Play at The Art Gallery of Hamilton
, Hamilton, Ontario. To Jan 12 2014.
2012Beyond Measure at MKG127