Laura Jane Petelko is a Canadian photographic artist, currently based in Toronto, Canada.
Having studied in Vancouver, Laura Jane began her career in the arts there in the early 2000's documenting times of deep transformation and collaborating with women to use their own bodies as media and message. Petelko studied and worked as a master printer for west coast based photographic artists such as Harmony Korine, Kelly Wood, Roy Arden and Mark Gilbert.
Laura Jane was represented by Vancouver’s “Third Avenue Gallery” for several years before she moved back to Toronto. Currently, Laura Jane is evolving her two bodies of work, the nostalgic and sparse “Endless Gone” series which has been represented by Brussels based “Vogelsang Gallery” and featured at the 2018 opening of the New York City's Highline project by the late Zaha Hadid.
The more enigmatic “Soft Stories' which explores our longing for connection with nature and our sense of intimacy was featured by Scope Fair Miami in 2019 and in Bank Spaces magazine following her solo exhibition in Toronto, late 2019.
Her work has been known for it’s personal and intimate subject matter. Often dealing with the nature of ones identity and times of transformation. Laura Jane’s work has been recognized and exhibited in Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Miami and New York, With collectors in North America and Europe.