James Marsden was born in the UK and grew up in British Columbia. He has travelled internationally, and lived in Toronto, Montreal and London, before returning to Vancouver in 2002. His practice consists of site specific installations, video work, Japanese screen printing, and tattooing. His pop culture aesthetic blurs the line between the grotesque and the beautiful, revealing a stunning narrative between mythology and the human form as it relates to the transformative qualities associated with gender and identity.
James Marsden currently works under the alias LAUDER, as a graphic designer specializing in print design, interactive web design and film production. He is also an instructor in the Communication Design Essentials Program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.