Lara Scarr

Graphic Designer & Visual Artist

Lara believes in the pairing of strong ideas and strategic thinking with beautifully crafted execution to produce visual concepts that are engaging, meaningful and memorable.

Lara is a west coast designer with an aptitude in visual art, branding, print and digital design. With a BA in visual art and psychology, a certificate in graphic design and digital photography, and years of experience in the art and design industry, she approaches each creative project with ambition and innovation.

“The Paint&Thread” series is a playful exploration of media, specifically media that tends to be classically stereotyped and therefore confined within creative possibility and audience type. I am attempting to break those boundaries and illustrate the potential deviant nature of fabric art; it can be edgy and strange, even alarming. And now I’m watching it carve and anomalous pathway into the art world."

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2012-2013 Digital Graphic Design Certificate. Vancouver Community College. Vancouver BC
2008-2010 BA Visual Arts/Psychology. Vancouver Island University. Nanaimo BC
2008 Digital Photography Certificate. Simon Fraser University. Vancouver BC
2006-2008 Visual Arts Diploma. Vancouver Island University. Nanaimo BC


2013 VCC Graphic Design FC Award
2012 VCC Digital Graphic Design Entrance Scholarship
2010 E.J. Hughes Visual Arts Award
2010 DA Design Award
2009 Art & Design 3-D Award of Excellence
2008 Amplis Manfrotto Photography Award
2007 Dean Allen Drawing Award


2012 May When Nature Called with Tani Hamagishi-Allen & Virginia Kwok. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2011 April Just Another Art Show with Tani Hamagishi-Allen. Fifty Fifty Arts Collective Gallery. Victoria BC
2010 October Colour: Fine Art Collectables with Tani Hamagishi-Allen. Parksville Community Arts Council. Parksville BC
2010 September Thread&Paint Revolution. Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery. Ladysmith BC
2010 July Thread&Paint Revolution. Boucherat Gallery. Victoria BC
2008 June Artscapes. Maple Mountain Galleria. Crofton BC
2007 February Synapses. Studio One Gallery. Vancouver BC

2012 August/September Summer Salon. View Art Gallery. Victoria BC
2011 December The Magical Gift Show. Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery.
Ladysmith BC
2011 November The Toy Show. View Art Gallery. Victoria BC
2011 October Robots And Monsters. Ayden Gallery. Vancouver BC
2011 October Small Works Show. Artfitterz Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2011 May Spring Salon. Points Art Gallery. Duncan BC
2011 March The Strip Show. Franklin Room Gallery. Vancouver BC
2011 January Resident Artists Exhibition. Artfitterz Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2011 January/February Co-Lab. The Fall Gallery. Vancouver BC
2010 November/December Snow, Eh?. View Art Gallery. Victoria BC
2010 November Small Works Show. Artfitterz Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2010 July 4 Artists: One Night. Victoria Community Arts Council. Victoria BC
2010 July Art in the House. Milner Gardens Gallery. Chemainus BC
2010 June Beyond Wonderland. Franklin Room Gallery. Vancouver BC
2010 March Explorations. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2010 January 486. VIU Campus. Nanaimo BC
2009 December Painting&Print 3. VIU. Nanaimo BC
2009 April Synergy. The Loft Studio Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2009 April Progressions 2. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2008 December Painting&Print 2. VIU. Nanaimo BC
2008 April Progressions 1. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2008 March 386 Installations. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo BC
2007 December Painting&Print 1. VIU. Nanaimo BC
2007 October Oh What A Lovely War Theatre Installation. VIU. Nanaimo BC

2011 August Gallery to Garden Exhibition. Gardenworks. Victoria BC
2010 December One of a Kind. Vancouver Exhibition Center. Vancouver BC
2010 August Arts on the Avenue. Street Exhibition. Ladysmith BC
2010 May One World Art Show & Haiti Relief Fundraiser. Science World. Vancouver BC
2009 October One of a Kind. Canada Place. Vancouver BC
2008/09/10 July Art & Photography In The Park. Milner Gardens. Chemainus BC
2006 November Eastside Culture Crawl. Artist Residence. Vancouver BC

2012 HerART. Community Art Alliance Fundraiser. Nanaimo BC
2011 V-Day. Anti-Violence Charity Auction and Gala. Nanaimo BC
2011 Vagina Monologues. Charity Auction and Performance. Nanaimo BC
2009 Eyes Open. Cancer Awareness Charity Auction. Victoria BC


2011 Academic Achievement: Lara Scarr. Journey Magazine
2011 Artist of the Month: Lara Scarr. Oops Magazine
2010 Artist Profile: Lara Scarr. The Navigator News
2010 Art News. More Living Magazine
2010 Oddities Featured in Art. Ladysmith Chronicle
2010 Artist Combines Three Loves for Unique Works. Nanaimo Daily News
2010 Thread&Paint Revolution.
2010 Thread&Paint Revolution. Entertainment segment on A Channel
2010 4 Artists: ONE Night. CACGV interview by Exhibit-V
2010 Thread&Paint Revolution.
2010 M Inside Full Story.
2010 Featured Artist.