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Rae Lavande Pellerin is a multi-media artist who grew up between Los Angeles, California and the small rural town of les Éboulements, Québec. She has recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Montreal’s Concordia University, and employs mainly photography, text, video and web-based mediums to create narratives drawn from her surroundings. Her works explore the intersection between the real and the fictional, and generally reference themes such as memory, family, history and human emotion. Her practice often alludes to the mystical and the folkloric, frequently containing elements of ritual and storytelling, and stems from a desire to discover physical and mental impressions left behind in places, objects, and minds. She is interested in the fragmentary knowledge we have about each other and ourselves, and her work is an attempt to bring forward poetry, complexity and history, while fostering connection and dialogue between individuals.
Her work has been featured in many Montreal galleries, including Galerie Donald Browne, Galerie Espace, Galerie SKOL and Galerie Un Un Huit Un. It has been showcased as part of the Art Matters festival as well as the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, and featured in publications such as Interfold Magazine, PhotoEd Magazine and Yiara Magazine, as well as the Concordia Photography Collective’s bi-annual perspective on student work. The crowdsourced nature of the project “Things that someone told me” was expanded upon in a live interview on CBC’s HomeRun, and her artwork is part of private collections within the United States and Canada.