"I am an interdisciplinary creative and ardent traveler."
Laura loves unconventional story-telling. She looks for opportunity to connect seemingly different things, or else discover how they work together in a larger whole. She is largely inspired by nature, culture, food, and Gestalt theory. To Laura, the world is just a gigantic puzzle inviting us to complete a larger narrative.
Originally from Saint Petersburg, Florida, Laura left the Sunshine State to study at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in General Fine Arts, concentrated in fiber studies, and received a minor in Art History. She studied abroad in Peru and Turkey, in addition to independent travel in Asia and Europe, and received multiple scholarships for academic and portfolio excellence. Currently she's living and working in the lovely Sarasota, Florida.
"This is what coffee makes me do."
News and updates
Laura's artwork is currently on display and available for purchase at J&J Gallery in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. J&J Gallery is a new gallery in an up and coming area of Florida, and features international, local, famous and emerging artists.
If you would like to talk with Laura about her work in person, every first Friday of the month there is a spectacular music festival on the same street as the J&J Gallery that Laura will be present for (and very excited about). J&J also hosts events where the people can come meet the artists at the gallery, and the next one is scheduled for Friday, September 15th.
Laura will be having another show this fall at the Harmony Gallery at the Sarasota Orchestra in downtown Sarasota, Florida. The show will open on September 6th and will close on October 31st. There will be a reception on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:00-6:30pm. Come by and say hello!
For those of you who are into your online publications, Laura's work can be found at lightspacetime.art online gallery in May's Landscape Competition. Her work will also be appearing in 805lit's October issue, so be on the lookout!