Lance Austin Olsen started painting at the age of 15, when he entered London’s Camberwell Art School, studying under well-known contemporary artists Frank Auerbach, Euan Iglow and R.B. Kitaj. In 1973, Olsen emigrated from the UK to Canada, making his home in Victoria BC, where he still resides.

A constant creative flow emanates of Lance as he bounces back and forth between his two passions, Art and Music, one medium often influencing the other.

Lance Austin Olsen has represented Canada in a number of International Biennials and has shown extensively in Canada and Europe.

No moss grows on this Artist, in this year alone Lance has upcoming solo shows in Victoria, London and Berlin, upcoming residencies in Tijuana and California and has just received a significant grant from the BC Arts Council to produce a new series of paintings based on a sound piece Lance created last year.


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