Lani focuses her work on large-scale, mixed media paintings, depicting an entourage of virtualized female characters.
The strong, often defiant characters she creates, touch on themes of female identity and sexual fantasy, while posing subtle commentary on the confusing contradictions evoked by media environments and visual messaging.
Lani has exhibited in many cities in Canada as well as Mexico and the United States, including Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax, San Francisco, Baltimore, Portland, and San Jose Del Cabo. Making art since a young girl, Lani’s formal art training has been varied in both the techniques she has explored and the schools she has attended. Her degrees include a diploma of art from the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, B.C., and a BFA from the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design University in Halifax. She has also attended Concordia University in Montreal and completed a semester of independent study in Berkeley, California. She has an extensive background in sculptural ceramics, drawing, print making and in recent years, painting. Being a world traveler who most enjoys sun, sand and surf, Lani resides in Squamish, BC but also spends time in Baja and California.