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Lucy Hare

Artist member since 2019
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Toronto, Ontario

Lucy Hare (she/her) is a visual artist practicing in Toronto, Ontario. Her works are usually intuitively abstracted organic forms and structures, imagined from her discoveries out in the natural world. She graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University in 2019, and subsequently balanced working full time with painting. During the pandemic, Hare started to experiment with creating psychedelic paintings that react to the environments they are shown in, and found that psychedelia was a niche where her work fit nicely. Lately, she has been using mark-making as a process of self-healing, and is working towards a trauma-informed body of work.

Lucy lives in Christie Pits with her two roommates. She enjoys watching film critiques more than actual films and is obsessed with movie scores. Though she is a bit of a homebody and likes to play chess every weekend, she's always down to try new food, explore Toronto, and grab a drink with friends. She is drawn to museums and galleries and is interested in geology and palaeontology, themes and images she often filters into her work.

Lucy's neurotic nature is frequently expressed in her abstract works. She often creates pieces that exude a certain mood that corresponds with her own while she paints and processes her frustration and mental stresses through her work. Her studio space is as messy as her brain, but somehow she manages to keep herself organized.


Work

Gilded
Lucy Hare
  • 6" x 6" x 1.5"
  • $75 buy — $25 try
Wonderdust
Lucy Hare
  • 8" x 8" x 1.5"
  • $80 buy — $25 try
Auricle Oracle
Lucy Hare
  • 8" x 8" x 1.5"
  • $80 buy — $25 try
Lost Lucidity
Lucy Hare
  • 12" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $300 buy — $25 try
Salt
Lucy Hare
  • 24" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $350 buy — $25 try
Plastic Elastic
Lucy Hare
  • 36" x 48" x 1.5"
  • $730 buy — $35 try
Remnants
Lucy Hare
  • 10" x 10"
  • $240 buy — $16 try
Electric Lettuce
Lucy Hare
  • 48" x 72" x 1.5"
  • $2200 buy — $100 try
Overgrowth
Lucy Hare
  • 9" x 12"
  • $175 buy — $10 try
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TTA Information Highway
Lucy Hare
  • 40" x 30"
  • $500 buy — $25 try
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Q+A

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

I collect a lot of macabre pieces and enjoy anything with a little gold leaf. I am drawn to witchy, spooky pieces and antiques.

Beverage of choice

It's always a black coffee, but I love some Kombucha or green tea.

I'm really good at making (a) ...

fool of myself.

What artists do you admire right now?

Lawren Harris, Brian Jungen, HR Giger, Georgia O'Keeffe, Dale Chihuly, Jim Henson, James C Christensen, Francis Bacon.

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Staring off into the great beyond, questioning the function of society, my own consciousness, time, space, or I'll be rewatching the same youtube videos over and over. Sometimes you may find me out in nature, absorbing the energy of my surroundings. Sometimes you will find me cackling in a cozy Toronto bar, clonking around in my black heeled boots and pretending I know what I'm supposed to be doing with my life.

Favourite medium

Watercolour is probably my favourite due to its immediacy and transportability, but I also love acrylic, encaustic, and egg tempera. I tend to focus on one medium for a while and then return to something else.

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Select Past Exhibitions
2019

OCAD, Toronto ON
Filth and Decadence

2019

OCAD, Toronto ON
GradEx 104

2019

WAAC, Toronto ON
Exuberant

2020

OCAD, Toronto ON
Art Prom

Accolades
2017

RBC Wealth Management
Make 150 Count

Press
2016

Demeter Press
Feminist Parenting

2020

Tine/Zine
Companionship

Education
2019

OCAD University
BFA- Drawing and Painting

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