Maximillian Lawrence has worked with print making, sculpture, sound installation and light installation. Through his use of unique materials such as; acrylic nails, synthetic hair, beading, wire and electrical circuits, Lawrence explores modern day societies' fascination with consumerism. His work is a reflection on materialism and celebrity culture through a re-creation of American pop-icons. These studies of character provide the viewer with an insight into the complexities and contradictions within our society.
Lawrence studied at Cornell University and Rhode Island School of Design where he gained a B.F.A. in Painting. He is one of the founders of Space 1026, an artist-run collective focusing on silk-screening, print-making, painting, audio/video production and graphic design, which is based in Philadelphia. He has also had solo shows at REload Gallery in Philadelphia, the SFMOMA Annex in San Francisco, and the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, among many others both in the United States and Europe. In 2008 he served as symposium speaker and artist-in-residence at MTL Pop Montreal. He lives and works in Philadelphia.