Christie Lau creates delicate, whimsical artworks with an otherworldly quality. She deploys myths, fairytales, even Biblical tales as a framework for dealing with her characters.
Drawing from the Old Masters, who often painted Greek and Roman tragedies, Lau finds pathos in species caught in the tides of natural selection and a world that favors the efficient and the brave.
Lau depicts the efficiency and elegance of the natural order, combining patterns in nature with mythical legend. Lau finds beauty in the perpetrators of trickery and evil-as well as their humble victims, all part of a pattern of species rendered through evolution.
Lau graduated in 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. A member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the recipient of the Marjory Glassburn Francis Award, Lau was a leader in her class.
Lau has been working as an artist and exhibiting in group shows in Toronto and Pittsburg, PA for the past six years.