Tor Lukasik Foss is a native Hamiltonian artist whose creative practice spans over two decades and encompasses visual art, performance, and creative writing. His multidisciplinary practice investigates the eccentricities of the public sphere, social anxiety, and symbols which recur in urban and natural enviroments. He exhibits work both individually and as part of TH&B, an artist collective of which he is a founding member (along with Ivan Jurakic, Simon Frank, and Dave Hind), and performs under the pseudonym ‘tiny bill cody’. He has also been awarded the 2007 K.M. Hunter Award for Visual Arts, 2008 Visual Arts Award from the City of Hamilton, a 2009 Hamilton Music Award (Best Male Artist), multiple Ontario Arts Council Mid Career Visual Arts Grants and a 2014 Canada Council Project Grant. He lives with his family in central Hamilton and works as the Program Director for the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
For the last two years, Lukasik-Foss has been extrapolating a series of crest shapes, and exploring how they can signify geographic and poetic space and support a myriad of inscrutable surfaces, rendered through drawing, painting and wood assemblage.