Maskull Lasserre born Calgary (1978), spent his early childhood in South Africa. He has a BFA in Visual Art and Philosophy from Mount Allison University (NB), and an MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University (QC) where he has also taught Special Topics in Sculpture. He has exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, and Banksy's Dismaland in the UK. He has held visiting artist positions at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the California College of Art, and with the Canadian Armed Forces as a war artist in Afghanistan. His work appears on Canadian coinage and is represented in both private and public collections in Canada, the US, and Europe. Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday by inducing strangeness in the familiar, and provoking uncertainty in the expected. Each work is developed as a tool, or research model, for examining meaning as it translates between matter and mind.