Lorem Sunroop Kaur (b. 1997, Calgary, AB) holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Kaur is an interdisciplinary artist currently working in between Vancouver and Central Vally California. Her practice employs Eastern and Western iconography to decontextualize cultural materials, and create spaces that reclaim South Asian narratives. Using cultural hybridity as a lens, Kaur is able to translate the struggles of a lived expereience while allowing for the syntehsis of critical spaces and generative dialogue within the Punjabi Sikh Diaspora. Her practice is a distillation of familial and community history– through which she counteracts the legacies of colonial violence and theft. She hopes her work is a restorative force that can facilitate reconciliation and healing for her community.
Kaur has worked on a number of notable site-specific commissions including a mural project for The State of California’s “Your Actions Save Lives” campaign titled Basant (Spring); Stockton (2021), “Immaterial Triad; Lapis Lazuli” public art installation, Cedar Street Gallery; Berkeley (2021) “Platforms 2020: Public Works” public art campaign; work was installed at bus shelters around Vancouver (2020), and a collaborative mural project “Taike-Sye’ye’ for Vancouver Mural Festival, which centered around the tragic Komagata Maru Episode, Vancouver (2019).
Kaur is also the recipient of ARTogether’s mini-grant award (2021).