Lucas Morneau (they/he) is an interdisciplinary artist and curator living in the Siknikt region of Mi'kma'ki — Sackville, New Brunswick. Born and raised on the island of Ktaqamtuk (Newfoundland), Morneau completed their Bachelor of Fine Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Grenfell Campus in 2016 and completed their Master of Fine Arts at the University of Saskatchewan in 2018. Morneau was the winner of the BMO First Art Award for Newfoundland and Labrador in 2016, the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank New Generations Photography Award both in 2018 and 2021. Morneau is also the recipient of multiple grants from the Canada Council of the Arts, ArtsNB, and ArtsNL.
Morneau's work has exhibited across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, including recent solo exhibitions at the Kamloops Art Gallery in Kamloops, BC, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery in Sydney, NS, and the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, YK. Bouncing between mediums but most known their textile and photographic work, Morneau uses humour to deconstruct and critique hegemonic masculinity, the gender binary, and homophobia in Canadian and Newfoundland culture.
Photo by Annie France Noël