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Lauren Hall received a BA with honours in fine art from University of Waterloo, Ontario, in 2006.
Her sculptural installations are made from building and packaging materials such as pallet wrap, and polystyrene. Bubble wrap works as as simulacrum for rock, snow, and ice. She aims to explore travel, wonder and wilderness through abstracted substitutes for touristic sites.
Hall approaches her work as one might approach a set design for a school play. She considers stereotypes, clichés, and accepted ideas of the outdoors, as well as natural phenomena like cloud formation, calving icebergs, shadow, and fog.
In 2012 she will have a residency at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Nova Scotia, the latest in a series. Her work has been exhibited in Germany and Canada.