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Laurel Terlesky is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist with a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Transart Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria. Her international presence includes exhibitions and on-screen works viewed through television, large-scale projection, and the internet.

Her artistic exploration revolves around the use of technology in communication and relationship-building. Terlesky delves into the nuances often overlooked, investigating tacit recognition and implicit awareness through physical encounters that engage the senses.

Utilizing touch-activated audio and motion-triggered lights, her installations delve into the permeable boundary of human skin and the exchange between interior and exterior awareness during tactile experiences. These installations prompt questions about embodiment, memory storage in the body, and the mediation of past, present, and future through touch. Terlesky’s artistic process seeks to bridge gaps, address disconnections, challenge false dualisms, and repair communication breakdowns, ultimately inviting viewers to reflect on the nature of human connection and the role of technology in shaping it.

Public Art by

Laurel Terlesky

Squamish Public Art Narratives of the Lost DT116 800x800

Narratives of the Lost

Laurel Terlesky, Bren Simmers

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