William Lazos

Fine Artist - Photorealist - Muralist

Williams Biography

William Lazos Portrait
1964 Born in Cairo, Egypt.
1969 Moved to Toronto, Ontario.
1984-1988 A.O.C.A. - Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1987 Stanley Furnival Tuition Scholarship, Ontario College of Art
1992 1st Place Portraiture, National Fine Art Competition.
1997 People's Choice Award, Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel.
2011 Kingston Prize People's Choice Award, Toronto Exhibition
Solo Exhibitions
2005 Real Paintings, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2010 Photorealist Paintings, Engine Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2018 A Naturalistic Approach, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1984-1986 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1987 An Exploration of Painting at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1988 Protorealism I, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1989-2010 Group Exhibition, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1989 3rd Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1995-1997 Group Exhibition, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, USA.
1997 Here's Looking At Me, Kid, Artists Look At Themselves, Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1997 High Resolution Hyper-Realism, Low Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1999 Annual Holiday Special: Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada.
2002 International Art Convention Airbrush Show, Milan, Italy.
2002-2003 From Fine Art to Kitsch: A Celebration of CNE Art Since 1879, Market Gallery, South St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2003-2004 Group Exhibition, Plus One Plus Two Gallery, London, England
2005 Realism, Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Holiday Glow, Engine Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2007 Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Reception Wall, Columbus Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2008 "Sex On The Beach And Other Earthly Delights" Gallery Moos, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2009 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada.
2009 Italy: The Artist's Muse, Royal Conservatory of Art, Hamilton, Canada.
2009 Gallery Hittite, Toronto, Canada.
2009-2010 Holiday Group Show, Engine Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
2010 Winter Show, Plus One Gallery, London, England.
2011 Armory Show , Canadian Pavillion, NYC, USA
2011 Art Chicago , Canadian Pavillion, Chicago, USA
2011 Kingston Prize
Firehall Theatre, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.
Institute For Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Gallerie D'Art Desjardins, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada.
2012 Affordable Art Fair, NYC, USA
2012 Art Hamptons, NYC, USA
2012 Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, Indiana, USA
2013 Kingston Prize - Firehall theatre, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
2013 Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2013 Plus One Gallery, Winter Show, London, UK
2013 Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives - Mars Venus & The Landscape, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
2015 Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives Exchange: PAMA Artists Select
2015 Love Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 Art Miami, Florida, USA
2015 Group Exhibition, Bau-xi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2015 Westland Gallery ,realism Revisited, London Ontario, Canada
2016 Real Paint, Contemporary Realism Paintings By William Lazos, Shaun Downey, And Chris Temple, Bau-xi Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2016 Red Dot Miami, Florida, USA;
2016 La Art, California, USA
2016 Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2016 Art Aspen, Georgia, USA
2016/2017 Art Boca Raton, Florida, USA
2017 Art Market San Francisco, California, USA
2017 Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2017 Art Hampton, New York, USA
2017 Art Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2018 Celebrating Canada, Art Commemorating Canada's 150th Year, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2018 Winter, Under the Sun, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lectures / Seminars / Teaching
1999-2002 Art Starts Community Centre
2002-2010 George Brown College
2004-2006 Toronto School of Art

Painted over 330 Murals in Toronto and beyond

1993 Six Murals for Artist Frank Stella At the Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1997 Mural for Artist Rebecca Baird, Queen West Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2002 Mural for Artist Rebecca Baird, Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2008 Painted cover for Toronto Life Magazine
2014 Five Portrait Collector Coins for the Royal Canadian Mint
2017 Six Murals for Photographer Edward Burtynsky, National Holocaust Monument, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Public & Private Collections
  City of Toronto Art Collection
  Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario
  Howard and Judith A. Tullman Collection, Chicago
  Standard Chartered Bank, London, UK
  Bruce R. Lewin, NYC
  Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa, Ontario
  Linden D. Nelson, Michigan
1996.06.01 Cohen, Joel H. "Larger Than Life."Airbrush Action pg.18-23
1997.04.24 Hume, Christopher. "None of This is Really Real."
The Toronto Star; Sec;C pg.14
1999.11.01 Withers, John P. "The Painting On the Wall"
Signs of the Times: pg. 98-99
2003.04.01 Airbrush Art + Action: pp. 4 - 16, 42, 43.
2009.12.01 "Poets and Artists" pp. 52-57
2010.03.01 "Poets and Artists" pp. 142-143
2010.08.01 "Poets and Artists" pp. 104-105