Of French origin, Laurent Craste has been living and working in Montreal for the past 22 years. His career has involved both a studio practice in contemporary ceramics and the teaching of ceramics at the college level.
He has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career (Winifred Shantz Award, grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Quebec Arts Council, Jean-Marie Gauvreau Award, etc.). His works are on display in many private and public collections (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Public Collection of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Claridge Collection, Majudia Collection, etc.). On the occasion of their entry into the permanent collection of the Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec in 2018, 15 of his works have been recognized as of exceptional interest and of national importance by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.
During his 20-year career, Laurent Craste has participated in more than 60 group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. He also presented more than a dozen solo exhibitions. In recent years, he has presented several solo exhibitions, including at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario, at the Hohmann Fine Art Gallery in Palm Springs, California, as well as at Peter's Project in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Recently, his work has also been exhibited in New York (Museum of Moving Image) and Paris (City of Fashion and Design).