About the artist:
Stephen Lack (born 1946) is a Canadian painter and a film actor best known for his role as the lead character, Cameron Vale, in David Cronenberg's film Scanners. Lack was born in 1946 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University in 1967, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Universidad de Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in 1969. He lives and works in New York, and is the father of Asher Lack, front-man of the band Ravens & Chimes. Although he also produces drawings and sculpture, his primary medium is painting; he specialises in American scenes (urban, cultural and landscapes) in a style that has been described as Neo-Expressionist. His art has won a number of awards and residencies. He was artist in residence at Ancienne Manufacture Royale, Limoges, and Banff Institute of the Arts in 1988, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan in 1989, and Connecticut College and Skidmore College in 1999. He received awards in the "Painting" category from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1987 and 1993, and the Canada Council for the Arts in 1991. The best-known films in which he featured are Scanners in 1981 and Dead Ringers in 1988, but he has also featured in cameo roles and independent films. Credits include The Rubber Gun (1978, which he also co-wrote with Allan Moyle, winning Genie Awards for both Performance and Screenplay); Head On (aka Deadly Passion, 1980); Perfect Strangers; and All the Vermeers in New York (1990). Awards National Endowment for the Arts "Painting" 1993; 1987. Canada Council for the Arts; "Painting" 1991. Print Magazine Regional Design Award 1985 Related Studies Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California Ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal Quebec; Canada. Columbia University, New York City, N.Y. Lectures and Residences Illinois State School of the Arts: Guest Lecturer; 2010 School of Visual Arts; Manhattan; Masters Thesis Advisor 2005-2006 Dartmouth College; Hist. Dept. Guest Lecture. New Hampshire; 2000. Skidmore College, Summer Six, Saratoga N.Y. 1999 Connecticut College, 1999 Artist in residence. Design Dept. Ford Motor Co. Dearborn Michigan. Artist in residence 1989 Banff Institute of the Arts; Artist in Residence. 1988 Ancienne Manufacture Royale, Limoges France. Artist in Residence. 1988 Florida State University; Artist in Residence Program, 1985 Collections Australian National Gallery; Canberra, Australia Brooklyn Museum, New York Chase Manhattan Bank, New York Chemical Bank; New York Imperial Oil Canada Dept.of External Affairs Canada Progressive Corp. Ohio M.T.V. New York Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Ct. Prudential Corporation, N.J. Grey Art Gallery, New York University, N.Y. New York Public Library Collection,N.Y.C. U.Q.A.M. (Universite de Quebec a Montreal) Royal Bank of Canada New School for Social Research, N.Y.C. S.I.T.A.(Societe International de Transport Aeronotique) Switzerland Weatherspoon Gallery; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C. Voorhees Zimmerlee Museum, Rutgers Print Archives, New Brunswick N.J. New York Stock Exchange, N.Y. . Jerry Speyer Collection Krannert Art Museum, Champaign Ill. Ralph Lauren Collection Union Rescue Mission,Los Angeles Jerusalem Museum, Isreal. Rubell Family Collection, Fla. Elmhurst Museum, Ill. Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen.
Stephen Lack (born 1946) is a Canadian painter and a film actor best known for his role as the lead character, Cameron Vale, in David Cronenberg's film Scanners. Lack was born in 1946 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and gained a Bachelor of Arts in