Lauren Satok lives and works in North Ontario, Canada on Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater island in the world. The inhabitants are settlers and from indigenous descent, reflecting cultures of shared histories relating to the north.
The island is surrounded by Lake Huron, where Lauren Satok walks, treks the snow, gardens, and paints. Ideas of freedom and nature surface in her multifaceted work, where she questions present and future generations.
Through varying paint applications and styles she looks to past damages: land, water, prospects for sustainable living. Lauren's northern paintings of Canada are present day modern renderings of where to go with land, its people, and the need to protect it from destructive development.
“My personal art practice and lifestyle reflects my desire for people to live closer to the land and acknowledge a deep desire to protect the future of Indigenous people and nature through art making.”