Coriolis, 2011, steel, hardware, rock, 40ft. free-fall, 188 x 78 x 158 cm (74" x 31" x 62")  



Maskull Lasserre was born in Alberta, Canada in 1978. He spent much of his childhood in South Africa before returning to Canada. He has a BFA from Mount Allison University (Visual Art and Philosophy), and an MFA from Concordia University (Sculpture). He now works out of studios in both Montreal and Ottawa. Lasserre's drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday through allegories of value, expectation, and utility. Elements of nostalgia, accident, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected. Lasserre has exhibited across Canada and in the United States. In 2010, he participated in the Candian Forces War Artist Program in Afghanistan. He is represented in the collections of the Government of Canada (Transport Canada, Canadian Armed Forces DND, Canada Council Art Bank) and the City of Ottawa, amongst others. The Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal acquired this year for its permanent collection the sculpture entitled Bough. His work was seen recently in the group exhibition "Climate of Uncertainty" at the De Paul Museum in Chicago, in New York in "Swept Away" at the Museum of Art and Design, in Germany at the Museum Villa Rot in Burgrieden ("At Every Turn") and the Grassi Museum in Leipzig ("Step into the Limelight") as well as the Third Space, St. John NB, the Galerie Québecor and Articule in Montreal.


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Self Doubt (Macaque)   Epiphany

Self Doubt (Macaque), 2010, carved plywood plinth, bell jar,
147 x 33 x 33 cm (58" x 13" x 13")
Epiphany, 2010, bronze, violin, 25.5 x 78.75 x 20.5 cm
(10" x 31" x 8"), edition of 3
Resonance   Murder

Resonance, 2009, bronze, stainless steel, carved limestone,
piano, boulders, 130 x 84 x 114 cm ea. (51" x 33" x 45" ea.)
commissioned by the City of Ottawa for the Shenkman Art Center
Murder (background Rubric), 2009, 17 carved, burned wood, installation view, Rubric, Maison de la culture Côte-des-neiges,
Montreal (2009)
MIgration   Lexicon

Migration, 2008, carved woden coat hangers, 20.5 x 101.5 x
30.5 cm (8" x 40" x 12")
Lexicon, 2008, carved newspapers, mechanical press, 190 x 80 x
50 cm (74.75" x 31.5" x 19.75"), collection of the City of Ottawa
Four Foot Length   Road Still Series (Raccoon)

Four Foot Length, 2006, carved maple bough, paint, lumber,
hardware, 102 x 156 x 92 cm (40" x 61.5” x 36”), collection of
Cedarome Canada
Road Still Series (Raccoon), 2007


For a current list of works in inventory please click here


October 2016 - "Bordering the Fantastic" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
April 2014 - "Papier 14" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
November 2013 - " Maskull Lasserre "(solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
October 2012 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
April 2013 - "Papier 13" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
December 1 2012 - "Fable" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Toronto
November 2011 - "Vertigo" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
September 2011 - "Emerge Art Fair" (solo), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
July 2011 - "Corporel" (group). Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
December 2010 - "AQUA Art Miam"i (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth
October 2010 - "Toronto International Art Fair" (group), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain booth


James D. Campbell. " A Song and a Punch " Magenta July 6, 2012
Phillip Kennicott. "Adaptive artwork" Washington Post September 24, 2011
Interview with Maskull Lasserre at Don't Panic
Kat Hannaford. "Whittling Is Definitely an Artform in Maskull Lasserre's Case" (blog) 27 July 2011
Watch a short documentary about Lasserre on the web series Groundbloom (Robbie Wilkins) 27 April 2009
Marie-Ève Charron."Le poids du temps" Le Devoir (Montreal) 4 April 2009 (in French)
Watch a video profile on Lasserre by Tamar Kozlov on (28 March 2009)
Stacey DeWolfe. "Basic elements" The Mirror (Montreal) 8 January 2009
"Jake Moore and Maskull Lasserre: Reality Check" Canadian Art (online) 24 July 2008
Paul Gessell. "Artist carves out reputation for public sculptures" The Ottawa Citizen 24 July 2008


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