“A material exploration of queer bodies and identity through the dissection of dichotomies. Seeking to investigate facets of abjection and the self in relation to horror and humour, this collection attempts to materialize the relationship between the textile needle and queer familiarities while also exploring the physicality and labour of work. Developing personal understanding of queerness, this body of work looks to create both fear and joy by continuously dissecting the gender binaries. Dividing this exploration into two major explorations, one dissecting, "Body" and the other, "Space".”

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Gillian Lapuz is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Lapuz’ body of work revolves around investigating and developing facets of queer identity. His interest of connection and relationship has ventured into a material based practice that examines personal intersecting aspects of love, fear and humour. Inspired by the material process of developing work, Lapuz attempts to render queer imagery through print, textiles, illustrations and wearable art. Gillian completed his BFA undergraduate studies at OCADU majoring in Printmaking and minoring in Material Arts and Design: Textiles.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Material Art & Design
Minor Completed, 2021
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Printmaking & Publications
Major Completed, 2021

Textile Printmaking Drawing and Painting

2021, Body and Space
2020, RAW - Natural Born Artist
MOD Club
2019, Stuck Zine Release
The Beguiling
2018, First Year Student Exhibition
OCADU Great Hall
2017, Student Showcase
Ontario College of Teachers
2016, Student Exhibition
Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives
2021, OCADU Medal Winner Runner Up
2020, Printmaking Scholarship (Year 3)
2017, Regional Arts Program (RAP) Award