Gladys Lou is a Hong Kong-Canadian artist and writer completing a BA in Art & Art History in the joint University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College program, with a double major in Psychology and a minor in Professional Writing and Communication. She works with experimental media and new technologies including video and sound to challenge the boundaries between visual art and performance. Passionate about storytelling, she combines art and writing to visualize emotions and explore the unconscious. Her work revolves around the themes of identity-seeking, mental health, and existentialism.
Gladys has participated in artist residencies at the Art Gallery of Mississauga and ACCIDA Brampton, and she has interned at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in the Time-Based Media department. Her art has been exhibited at the Blackwood Gallery, InterAccess, Peel Art Gallery, and her writing has been featured in Pleasure Dome’s eBook series. She was the winner of the 27th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards in the Multimedia Arts (Emerging) category. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship with a placement at the University of Washington, where she had studied Digital Arts and Experimental Media in spring 2022.