Photo of Lauchie Reid
Photo of Lauchie Reid
Lauchie Reid
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

Illustration, Fine Art, Painting and Drawing


Lauchie Reid is a Toronto _based painter and illustrator. As a founding member of Canadian art collective Team Macho, Reid developed a multi-_faceted and diverse approach to image making that expresses a love for outmoded techniques and aesthetics, a bizarre sense of humour, and a sadly sweet view of childhood, family and personality. Playing the role of documentarian, Reid explores the role of traditional portraiture as a relevant and timeless method of celebrating human achievement while rejecting the notion of reserving these rites to specific social classes. He has exhibited his work as a part of Team Macho in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Bordeaux, San Francisco, Amsterdam and most recently at the OPTICA Centre for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada (April 2013).


2000-2004 - Diploma, Illustration - Sheridan College

Selected Exhibitions

2015 - New Work, New Jerseys, Gitler & ______, New York, NY

2014 - Hyacinths & Thistles, NARWHAL, Toronto, ON

2013 - The Painting Project, Galerie UQAM, Montreal, QC

2012 - AXIS MUNDI, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

60 Painters, Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto, ON

2011 - The World Turned Upside Down, NARWHAL, Toronto, ON

3 Out of 5 Ain–t Bad, OPTICA, Montreal, QC

TorontoHeartsJapan, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

2010 - That Hideous Strength, NARWHAL, Toronto, ON

Hibernation Sickness, NARWHAL, Toronto, ON

The Dazzle, NARWHAL, Toronto, ON

Game Over 4, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

2009 - Life Drawing, NARWHAL, Toronto, ON

Post_it Note Show 4, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

Game Over/Continue, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA

Long Time Listener, First Time Caller, Giant Robot,

New York, NY

Foreign Legionnaires, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto

2008 - Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet, Pretty Lies, Sid Lee Collective,

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kitschy, Gay and Over in a Second, Magic Pony, Toronto, ON

Stay Gold, NARWHAL, Toronto, ON

Spread the Lead, Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY

2007 - Fancy Action Now, Magic Pony, Toronto, ON

Luminato outdoor mural, Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Knock Your Socks Off, Headquarters Galerie & Boutique,

Montreal, QC

Summer Sanctuary, Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY

2006 - Team Macho is a Tough Man, Magic Pony, Toronto, ON

Getting to Know You, Headquarters Galerie & Boutique,

Montreal, QC

2005 - Friends For Life, Magic Pony, Toronto, ON

Team Macho Draws Similar Conclusions, Harbourfront Centre,

Toronto, ON

Awards \ Grants

National Magazine Awards - Gold Medal - Illustration, Spot


CBC, The Walrus Magazine, Maclean's Magazine, EnRoute Magazinre, Bloomberg Business Week, Corus Entertainment, SHOUT! Factory, Reebok, Sid Lee