Mario Laplante received his B.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal Quebec. He graduated with an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He exhibits regularly and his work is represented in a number of public and private collections including La Bibliotheque National du Canada, Museum of Modern Art in New York, The New York Library, the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Iraq National Library, Baghdad, Iraq.